ASA School 2018

ASA Meeting Schedule

175th Meeting, Minneapolis Minnesota 7-11 May 2018
ASA School 2018
176th Meeting, Victoria, Canada, 5-9 November 2018
177th Meeting, Louisville, Kentucky, 13-17 May 2019
178th Meeting, San Diego, California, 30 Nov-6 Dec 2019
179th Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, 11 - 15 May 2020
180th Meeting, Cancun, Mexico, Fall 2020

Important Dates
Deadline for Applications – 1 February 2018
Notice of Acceptance – Early March 2018
Welcome Reception – 4 May 2018




The Acoustical Society of America is once again sponsoring an exciting event, ASA School 2018, where graduate students and early career acousticians in all areas of acoustics can learn about and discuss a wide variety of topics related to the interdisciplinary acoustical theme Living in the Acoustic Environment. ASA School 2018 will provide opportunities for meeting faculty and fellow students, discussing research topics, developing collaborations and professional relationships within acoustics, and mentoring.

ASA School 2018 is a two-day course consisting of presentations by prominent acousticians, roundtables, demonstrations, and discussion groups to expand on the lecture materials and to foster communication across disciplines and technical areas of acoustics. Social events, including a Friday evening welcome reception and Saturday evening dinner, are also scheduled to provide an informal setting for further discussions and social exchange. For additional information, download reports covering ASA School 2012 and ASA School 2016.

Preliminary Program
Participants and Requirements
Costs and Transportation
Application Forms 


Evening welcome reception: Friday, 4 May 2018.

ASA School: 5-6 May 2018,  All day Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding the ASA Spring Meeting in Minneapolis.

All ASA School events will be held at Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center located 30 minutes from Minneapolis.

Preliminary Program

The program includes 5 lectures each day with sufficient time for interaction between faculty and students.

Preliminary Program



Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp and Judy Dubno have served as co-organizers for ASA Schools in 2012, 2014, and 2016. Stan Dosso joined as co-organizer of ASA School 2016.


Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp

Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp is a Professor of Psychoacoustics and Noise Effects in the Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Engineering Acoustics of the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany.  Her research and teaching activities include Psychoacoustics, Acoustic Ecology, and Soundscapes. Dr. Schulte-Fortkamp has served as research professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston, Osaka University, and Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris. She is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America. Dr. Schulte-Fortkamp’s current activities for ASA include serving as the chair for Ad Hoc Committee on International Liaison and as a member of several ASA committees.  In 2011-2012 she served as ASA Vice President. Currently she is serving as Vice-President of the European Acoustics Association (EAA) and since 2013 as member of the board of the German Acoustical Society (DEGA). Dr. Schulte-Fortkamp is a Distinguished International Member of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE USA). In 2010, she was awarded with the Hear the World Foundation award and in 2012 she was the recipient of the European Soundscape Award.

Judy R. Dubno

Judy R. Dubno is a Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery of the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.  Her research on human auditory function has been supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIH/NIDCD) since 1981.  Dr. Dubno’s current activities include serving as a member of several ASA committees, the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Physics, the National Academies of Sciences Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Systems, and the Board of Directors of the Hearing Health Foundation.  She served as ASA President (2014-15), as a member of the NIDCD Advisory Council of the NIH, and as President and Secretary-Treasurer of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology.  She is a Fellow of the ASA and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and the recipient of the James Jerger Career Award for Research in Audiology.

Stan Dosso

Stan Dosso is a Professor of Ocean Acoustics and Director of the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria, Victoria B.C. Canada. His research interests center on the development and application of probabilistic inversion methods for acoustic remote sensing of seabed geoacoustic properties and source localization, and related inverse problems in earthquake seismology. He is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, Associate Editor (Underwater Sound) for the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, and chair of  the fall 2018 ASA meeting in Victoria.  He served as the President of the Canadian Acoustical Association (2003-07) and as Conference Chair for CAA Annual Meetings in 1999, 2010, and 2012. He was awarded the ASA’s Medwin Prize in Acoustical Oceanography in 2004, and the University Science Teaching Excellence Award in 2006. 


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Faculty includes 10 distinguished acousticians who will serve as lecturers and discussion leaders.


Megan S. Ballard (University of Texas at Austin): Underwater Acoustics: Field Work, Laboratory Measurements, and Computational Models 

Mark Bee (University of Minnesota): A Frog’s Ear View of the Cocktail Party Problem

Patricia Davies (Purdue University): Development of Models that Predict Effects of Noise on People and Their Use in Machine and Engineered System Design

Klaus Genuit (HEAD acoustics GmbH): Psychoacoustics and its Application

Veerle M. Keppens (University of Tennessee): Physical Acoustics and Condensed Matter: Listening to Materials

Timothy J. Leighton (University of Southampton): Bubble Acoustics: Climate Change, Spaceships, Dolphins, and the Apocalypse 

Andrew Norris (Rutgers University): Absorption and Scattering of Sound by Structures: New Ideas for Old Problems

Tyrone M. Porter (Boston University): The Evolution of Biomedical Acoustics: From Colloidal Stimulation to Tissue Ablation

Roberto Racca (JASCO Applied Sciences): Industrial Noise and the Gray Whales of Sakhalin: A Multi-Year Exercise in Estimation, Monitoring and Mitigation of Exposure for the Conservation of a Unique Group of Cetaceans

Lisa M. Zurk (Portland State University and DARPA): Physics-Based Signal Processing Approaches for Acoustic Sensing Applications


Participants and Requirements

ASA School 2018 is targeted to graduate students and early career acousticians (within 3 years of terminal degree) in all areas of acoustics. Attendance is limited to 60 participants.

Participants are expected to attend all School events and are also expected to attend the ASA meeting, immediately following on 7-11 May 2018, to deepen their understanding of a specific field of acoustics and become better acquainted with scientific work in other fields. ASA School attendees are required to be an author on an abstract for presentation at the ASA meeting in Minneapolis either as a lecture or poster presentation. A certificate of attendance will be presented to participants at the close of the School.


Costs and Transportation

The registration fee for ASA School 2018 is $50 and must be paid via PayPal. 

Hotel rooms for two nights (double-occupancy), meals, and course materials are provided by ASA.

Participants are responsible for their own travel costs including transportation from the Minneapolis airport or other locations to Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center in Chaska, MN.

Shared transportation to the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis after the School will be arranged for and paid by ASA.

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