Assistant Professor
Computer Science

Graduate & Research Center 239
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 706-2071
(541) 737-1300


  • Ph.D., Computer Science, Montana State University, 2015
  • M.S.E., Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University, 2008
  • M.M., Computer Music, Peabody Conservatory, 2008
  • M.M., Musicology, Peabody Conservatory, 2008
  • A.B., Music History, Washington University in St. Louis, 2004
  • B.S., Computer Science, Washington University in St. Louis, 2004


Patrick Donnelly is an assistant professor in Computer Science at Oregon State University – Cascades. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Montana State University in 2015 with a dissertation focused on segmentation and multi-label classification of musical instrument timbre from polyphonic audio. As a postdoctoral researcher in the Emotive Computing Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame he researched the automatic analysis of teachers' instructional practices using acoustic signal processing and machine learning. Prior to joining OSU-Cascades he taught Computer Science at Chico State University.

Research Interests

His primary research interests are deep learning from non-speech audio, educational data mining from audio, large imbalanced datasets, and machine learning in the musical domain.