Jort Florent Gemmeke was born in 1980 in Alkmaar, The Netherlands. He graduated from the University of Amsterdam with Master of Science degree in Physics. After graduation he pursued a PhD at the Radboud University Nijmegen. From 2011 to 2014 he was working as a postdoctoral researcher at the KU Leuven, Belgium in the ESAT-PSI speech group. From 2015 to 2017 he worked at Google on acoustic event detection. Currently, he works at Apple.