Hyundai Motor Group
Jaeheon Kim is a vice president of Automotive R&D Division at Hyundai Motor Group. He received his Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Seoul National University in Korea. After joining Hyundai Motor Group in 1998, he has been involved in various powertrain and vehicle projects, and has recently been leading the NVH development group for passenger vehicles including high-performance cars. He is expanding his field of interest from the enhancement of conventional technologies for vehicle noise/vibration control and sound quality to the convergence of diverse methodologies for emotional adaptive driving like as psychology, cognitive science, brain signal processing and artificial intelligence. Since 1999, he has served on several committees as a member of Acoustical Society of Korea(ASK) and currently is a vice chairman of ASK. He has also served as a member of the organizing committee for Internoise 2003 conference.
South China University of Technology, China
Bosun Xie was born in Guangzhou, China, in 1960. He received a Bachelor degree in physics and a Master of Science degree in acoustics from South China University of Technology in 1982 and 1987, respectively. In 1998, he received a Doctor of Science degree in acoustics from Tongji University.
Since 1982, he has been working in South China University of Technology and is currently the director and a professor at Acoustic Lab., School of Science. His research interests include binaural hearing, spatial sound, acoustic signal processing, and room acoustics. He has published two books on spatial sound, over 200 scientific papers and owns 13 patents in these fields.
He is a vice-chairman of Acoustical Society of China and a member of the audio Engineering Society (AES),.
Michelle C. Vigeant
Penn State University, USA
Dr. Michelle C. Vigeant is an associate professor in the Graduate Program in Acoustics and Department of Architectural Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. She received her Ph.D. degree in Architectural Engineering, focusing in Architectural Acoustics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Omaha, NE, USA in 2008. Before joining Penn State University, she worked at University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT, USA as an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, which included acting as an acoustical consultant for externally-sponsored Student Projects. Vigeant has implemented diverse research projects on the topics of office noise, aircraft noise, and concert hall acoustics, and has published several journal articles and conference proceedings. She also co-edited a book on room acoustics in 2010. Vigeant has been a member of the Acoustical Society of America since 2003 and has served on a number of committees. She is currently an elected member of ASA’s executive council. She has also served as a peer reviewer for manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Acoustical Society of America, Journal of Applied Acoustics, and other journals, along as a reviewer for National Science Foundation proposals. Vigeant has co-organized a number of special sessions, with the most recent sessions at ISRA Amsterdam 2019, ICA Aachen 2019, and ASA Boston 2017. Vigeant has received an NSF CAREER Award and a 3M Non-tenured Faculty Award.
Wonju Jeon is an Associate Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and leading the Multiscale Wave Mechanics Laboratory. Before joining KAIST in 2014, he worked for National Institute for Mathematical Sciences to bridge the gap between applied mathematics and engineering sciences for seven years. He received his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from KAIST in 2006, with a focus on mathematical theory of multiple-edge diffraction. His current research interest covers the acoustic black holes to absorb elastic waves in solids, acoustic meta-materials in moving fluid, acoustic meta-surfaces for near-perfect and near-broadband absorption of sound, sub-wavelength focusing meta-lens for biomedical imaging and therapy, acousto-optic interaction between infrared and hypersound, and mathematical homogenization theory beyond the long wavelength limit.
Mikhail A. Mironov
Andreyev Acoustics Institute, Russia
Dr. Mikhail Mironov is a Head of Theoretical Department at Andreev Acoustics Institute (AAI), Moscow, Russia. He received his degree on physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1968 and PhD at Andreev Acoustics Institute in 1984. All his scientific life – since 1968 to present – he works at AAI, starting as junior researcher in Theoretical Department. He has broad area of interests in acoustics: nonlinear acoustics, diffraction, flow acoustics, active control and so on, published more than 50 papers on different issues of acoustics. In 1988 and in 2002 he published the papers on acoustical black hole – a problem that is currently popular. He was professor in Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1998 – 2005. From 2016 he is professor in Bauman State Technical University, Moscow. He is associate editor of Russian Acoustical Journal (translated in English as Journal Acoustical Physics), board member of Russian Acoustics Society (RAS), member Acoustical Society of America (ASA).
University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart, Germany
Berndt Zeitler is a professor of Technical Acoustics and Building Acoustics in the Building Physics department of the Applied University of Sciences Stuttgart (HFT). Besides lecturing on acoustics at graduate and under-graduate levels, Berndt is the deputy Academic Director of the Institute of Applied Research (IAF) of the HFT, and leads the acoustics group, which has its main focus on airborne, impact, and structure-borne sound transmission in construction. Their research, often carried out in collaboration with other institutions, most frequently utilises the HFT’s state of the art building physics laboratory, comprised of several sound transmission test facilities, as well as a reverberation and a semi-anechoic chamber. One main goal of Berndt’s acoustics group is to advance prediction approaches and standardisation methods in building acoustics, which is why many of the researchers are members of the national and international standards committees.
Berndt Zeitler studied acoustics at the world renown Institute of Technical Acoustics (ITA) of the Technical University of Berlin. After completing his masters with honors, he continued at the ITA as a research assistant, carrying out research and teaching at graduate and under-graduate levels. Within the framework of his PhD Berndt compared different source substitution methods and applied them to the radiation of rails. Subsequent thereof, in 2005, he began at Rolls-Royce Germany as a Research Officer. Among other things he was responsible for acoustically optimizing the new two-shaft jet engines. One of which turned out to be the quietest two-shaft engine Rolls-Royce had built to date. Between 2007 and 2015 Berndt worked at the acclaimed National Research Council Canada in Ottawa, in the Building and Room Acoustics Group. Under his leadership (starting 2012), his group improved the Canadian National Building Code regarding sound insulation requirements, while preparing industry for this major change. Furthermore, the group developed design details in wooden construction to meet the very stringent Japanese and Korean impact noise requirements. Berndt then, in late 2015, returned to Germany after being appointed professor at the HFT Stuttgart.
Building Research Institute, Japan
Dr. Atsuo Hiramitsu is a head of Equipment Standards Division in Building Department Engineer at National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management (NILIM), Ibaraki, Japan and an associate professor for Cooperative Graduate School Program of Art and Design in University of Tsukuba. He was also a senior researcher of Urban Development Division in Urban Planning Department at NILIM from 2013 to 2015. Before that, he worked for Building Research Institute (BRI), Center for Better Living and Tekken Corporation, Japan. Currently he is involved in International Organization for Standardization (ISO) working groups in TC43/SC2 and a committee member of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of Japan (INCE/J) and the Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ) as well as a council member for the Act on the Measures by Large-Scale Retail Stores for Preservation of Living Environment in Ibaraki Prefecture.
He received his Ph.D. in engineering from Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan, 2013.
McGill University, Canada
Catherine Guastavino is an Associate Professor at McGill University (Montreal, Canada) where she holds a William Dawson Research Chair. She direct the Sounds in the City partnership, which brings together researchers, professionals who shape our cities and citizens, to look at urban sound from a resource-oriented perspective and nourish creative solutions to make cities sound better (www.sounds-in-the-city.org).Initially trained in mathematics and Music Technology, she received a Ph.D. in Psychoacoustics from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris, France) and post-doctoral training in cognitive psychology at McGill before joining the McGill School of Information Studies in 2005. She is a member of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT) where she served as Associate Director for Scientific and Technological Research from 2007 to 2009, and an associate member of the McGill Schulich School of Music. Her research interests include auditory perception and cognition, soundscape, spatial hearing and spatial audio, music psychology and multisensory perception. She co-authored over 170 peer-reviewed articles in areas ranging from psychology to acoustics, audio engineering, information science and urban design. Her research is funded by the National Science Foundation, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the Fonds de Recherche du Québec, as well as research and development grants with industry partners. She is also a member of the ISO working group on Soundscape (CAC/ISO/TC43/SC1).