I’m broadly interested in the intersections between Artificial Intelligence and Creativity, specifically in algorithmic music composition, generative art, and procedural content generation for games. I’m currently working on controlling generative deep learning models to compose music with a given emotion. I received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Universidade de São Paulo (USP), and a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR).


  • Oct 2021
    My Ph.D. dissertation is now available to the public.
  • Aug 2021
    I successfully defended my Ph.D. dissertation: “Controlling Neural Language Models for Affective Music Composition”.


lferreira at ucsc dot edu
Augmented Design Lab
Jack Baskin School of Engineering, UC Santa Cruz
1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95064