Welcome to Active 2006 Sixth International Symposium on
Active Noise and Vibration Control
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Keynote Speakers
Social Program
List of Titles
List of Abstracts
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Keynote Speakers
Keynote addresses will be made by:

Professor Sen Kuo, Northern Illinois University, USA

Sen M. Kuo received the B.S. degree from the National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, in 1976 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of New Mexico in 1983 and 1985, respectively. He is currently a Professor and Chair at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. In 1993, he was with Texas Instruments, Houston, TX. He is the leading author of four books: Active Noise Control Systems: Algorithms and DSP Implementations (Wiley, 1996), Real-Time Digital Signal Processing: Implementations, Applications, and Experiments with the TMS320C55x (Wiley, 2001), Digital Signal Processors: Architectures, Implementations, and Applications (Prentice Hall, 2004), Design of Active Noise Control Systems with the TMS320 Family (Texas Instruments, 1996). He has been awarded seven US patents and has published over 150 technical papers. He received the IEEE Chester Sall Award for the first-place Transactions (Consumer Electronics) paper award in 1993, and the Faculty-of-the-Year Award in 2001 for accomplishments in research and scholarly areas. His research focuses on active noise and vibration control, adaptive echo and noise cancellation, digital audio applications, real-time digital signal processing applications, and digital communications.

The title of the keynote lecture is Digital Signal Processing algorithms and implementations on active noise control systems.

Dr. Paolo Gardonio, ISVR, University of Southampton, UK

Paolo Gardonio graduated in Mechanical Engineering from University di Padova, Italy, in 1991 and received a PhD in Applied Mechanics from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, in 1995. He joined the ISVR in 1995 as a Research Fellow. He was promoted to Lecturer in 1999 and to Senior Lecturer in 2002. He has been involved in research projects and related activities financed by the European Commission.

The topic of the keynote lecture will be the choice of sensors and actuators for smart panels implementing Active Structural Acoustic Control. The principal design issues of both strain and inertial sensor/actuator will be reviewed with reference to both control performance and stability of decentralised feedback control systems.

Professor Scott Sommerfeldt, Brigham Young University, USA

Professor Sommerfeldt currently holds the position of Chair in the Dept. of Physics and Astronomy at Brigham Young University. He received his PhD in Acoustics from The Pennsylvania State University, in 1989. Prior to coming to BYU, Dr. Sommerfeldt held the positions of Research Associate in the Applied Research Laboratory and Assistant Professor of Acoustics at Penn State University, from 1989-1995. His areas of expertise are in acoustics and vibration, with primary research areas in active noise and vibration control and sound/structure interaction. He has over 50 publications in these areas. He received the 2004 Martin Hirschorn Prize (along with Kent L. Gee) for their paper published in the Noise Control Engineering Journal discussing global active noise control of small axial fan noise. Dr. Sommerfeldt is a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, and a member of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE), where he has served on the Board of Directors, as well as Chair of the Active Control Technical Committee.

The topic of the keynote lecture will be Global Energy-Based Active Noise Control and the use of Energy Density sensing methods.

Professor Jie Pan, University of Western Australia, Australia

Jie Pan is a professor of acoustics and the director of Center for Acoustics, Dynamics and Vibration at School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Western Australia. His expertise area includes room acoustics, structural acoustics, active noise and vibration control, and nonlinear control ocean vehicles. Professor Pan’s research outcome has been documented in more than 160 journal and conference papers, 2 book chapters and 6 patents. Using innovative methods, he and his research team have solved several major noise and vibration problems in Australia mining, shipbuilding, power and defense industry.

The topic of the keynote lecture will be active vibration and motion control of ocean vehicles.

Dr. Marty Johnson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA

Dr Marty Johnson is an Associate Professor in the Vibration and Acoustic Laboratories, Department of Mechanical Engineering, at Virginia Tech. He earned his PhD in 1996 from the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at the University of Southampton, UK, under the supervision of Professor Steve Elliott and moved to Virginia Tech in 1997 to work with Professor Chris Fuller. He has been a Faculty Member at Virginia Tech since 1999. His early research focused mainly on the active and passive control of sound transmission and he has more recently worked in the areas of virtual acoustics and inverse methods in acoustics. He is currently researching the use of teams of small microphone arrays for acoustic surveillance.

The title of the keynote lecture is How big is you head? A discussion of system complexity, inverse problems and acoustic arrays, which cover numerous topics such as system-complexity, active control, radiation modes, inverse methods, HRTFs and acoustic arrays.

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