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    Aug 25, 2015
    (d.)

Bio/Description

He received his B.S.E.E. degree from Mississippi State University, which he returned to complete after service in the U.S. Army 1944-46, and his S.M. and Sc.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from M.I.T. After 33 years with AT&T Bell Laboratories, he joined Rutgers University in 1990. At AT&T he was Director of Information Principles Research and had responsibilities for departments conducting research in digital communications, signal processing, robotics, linguistics, acoustics, and networked information systems. At Rutgers, he served dual roles as Vice President for Research and as Director of the Center for Advanced Information Processing (CAIP). In 2005 he retired as Board of Governors Professor Emeritus. His personal research has centered in voice communications, computer techniques and electro-acoustic systems. He has contributed to signal coding algorithms for telecommunications and voice-mail systems, and to evolving techniques for automatic speech synthesis and recognition. He originated auto-directive microphone arrays for teleconferencing, and pioneered the use of digital computers for acoustic signal processing. He has published approximately 200 technical papers in scientific journals. He is author of the research text Speech Analysis, Synthesis and Perception (Springer Verlag), which has appeared in five printings and two editions, and has been translated into Russian. He holds over 50 U.S. patents in his specialty fields. He has received scientific awards which include the U.S. National Medal of Science 1996 and the IEEE Medal of Honor 2005. He has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and to the National Academy of Sciences. He has been awarded Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Paris-Sud and from the Polytechnic University of Madrid.
  • Date of Death:

    Aug 25, 2015
  • Gender:

    Male
  • Noted For:

    Originator of auto-directive microphone arrays for teleconferencing, and pioneered the use of digital computers for acoustic signal processing
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