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Hongchan Choi

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Hongchan Choi

Adjunct Professor
Adjunct Faculty
Ph.D., Stanford University, 2016
M.A., Stanford University, 2011
M.M. Dongguk University, South Korea, 2007
B.E., Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea, 2000
Graduation Year: 
Dissertation Title: 
The design of a collaborative music system: rethinking music creation and production platform through web technology


Hongchan Choi is a musician and an engineer who has been pioneering music technology for the open web platform. 

Hongchan studied with Jonathan Berger, Chris Chafe, and Ge Wang for his doctoral research at CCRMA between 2010 and 2014. After completing his doctoral thesis “Collaborative Musicking on the Web” in 2014, Hongchan joined Google Chrome where he currently leads various web music technology projects as a Technical Lead and Manager. 

Outside of Google, he serves as a co-chair of W3C Audio Working Group driving a collective effort of multiple industry professionals to design advanced audio capabilities for the web platform. He also continues to engage with academia as an Adjunct Professor at CCRMA, Stanford university.