March 26, 2008
Richard Stern, Professor of ECE, Computer Science, and Biomedical Engineering, was elected a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) "for contributions to binaural hearing and speech recognition."
The premiere international scientific society in acoustics, the ASA was founded in 1929 by members of the Bell Telephone Laboratories in New York. In its first year, it garnered 450 members. Approximately 7000 members strong today, the ASA is one of the three societies comprising the American Institute of Physics.
Election to Fellowship may be granted to "any Member or Associate who has rendered conspicuous service or made notable contributions to the advancement or diffusion of the knowledge of acoustics or the fostering of its practical applications."
Stern's citation will be published in the Acoustical News USA section of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, the leading source of theoretical and experimental research results in the broad interdisciplinary subject of sound.
Stern was also named one of the first Distinguished Lecturers of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA). Established last year, the ISCA's Distinguished Lecturers Program sends speakers to different parts of the world to give lectures to promote research activities on speech science and technologies. Being an ISCA Distinguished Lecturer "represents a commitment to service in addition to the recognition of academic achievement," the association stated.
The purpose of ISCA is to promote international activities and exchanges in all fields related to speech communication science and technology.
Richard Stern, Professor of ECE, CS, and BME, was elected a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and was named a Distinguished Lecturer of the International Speech Communication Association.