Publication Date

Fall 2018

Degree Type

Master's Project

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Science

First Advisor

Sami Khuri

Second Advisor

Katerina Potika

Third Advisor

Mike Wu


Computer Music


In this project, we explore using a musical space to represent the properties of amino acids. We consider previous mappings and explore the limitations of these mappings. In this exploration, we will propose a new method of mapping into musical spaces that extends the properties that can be represented. For this work, we will use amino acid sequences as our example mapping. The amino acid properties we will use include mass, charge, structure, and hydrophobicity. Finally, we will show how the different musical properties can be compared for similarity.