ASA School 2014

Important Dates
Deadline for Applications - 3 February 2014
Notice of Acceptance - Late February 2014
Welcome Reception - 2 May 2014

ASA School 2014 gratefully acknowledges its sponsors.

   HEAD acoustics, Inc.  Scantek, Inc.
Acoustical Society of America    
Acoustical Society of America Foundation Fund HEAD acoustics, Inc. Scantek, Inc.


The Acoustical Society of America is once again sponsoring an exciting event, ASA School 2014, 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 2014 will provide opportunities for meeting faculty and fellow students, discussing research topics, developing collaborations and professional relationships within acoustics, and mentoring. ASA School 2014 is a two-day course consisting of lectures 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.

School Information (Full Version in PDF Format)

  • Dates/Locations

    3-4 May 2014, Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding ASA Fall Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island.

  • Organizers

    Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp


    Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp is a Professor of Psychoacoustics and Noise Effects at the Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Engineering Acoustics, Technische Universität Berlin Germany. She has been a research professor at MIT Boston, Osaka University, and Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris. She is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and an Associate Editor of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. Her research activities include Psychoacoustics, Acoustic Ecology, and Soundscapes. Among others, she is co-chair of the European Committee COST Action TD 082011-201204 “Soundscape of European Cities and Landscapes”and a member of ISO/TC 43/SC 1/WG 54 - Perceptual assessment of soundscape quality” as well as chair of the WG3 in the BMBF Project DyNASS- Dynamic Arrangements of Urban Safety Culture. She is a Distinguished International Member of INCE USA. In 2011-2012 Professor Schulte-Fortkamp was serving as Vice President of the Acoustical Society of America. In 2012 she received the European Soundscape Award.

    Judy R. Dubno


    Judy R. Dubno, Ph.D., 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 the Tinnitus Research Consortium, Board of Directors of the Hearing Health Foundation, and as co-chair of the NIDCD Working Group on Accessible and Affordable Hearing Health Care for Adults with Mild to Moderate Hearing Loss. She previously served as Vice President of the Acoustical Society of America (2010-2011), 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 Acoustical Society of America and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the recipient of the 2011 James Jerger Career Award for Research in Audiology.

  • Faculty

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

    • Michael J. Buckingham (Scripps Institution of Oceanography) - Ambient Noise in the Ocean
    • Grace A. Clark (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) – The Art of Signal Processing is Both Critical and Often Overlooked
    • Lawrence A. Crum (Univ. of Washington) - Therapeutic Ultrasound: A Revolution in Medicine
    • Stan E. Dosso (University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) - Studying the Sea with Sound: Ocean Acoustic Inverse Theory
    • Mark F. Hamilton (Univ. of Texas at Austin) – Nonlinear Acoustics
    • Christy K. Holland (University of Cincinnati) - Diagnostic and Therapeutic Ultrasound: Better with Bubbles
    • Marcia J. Isakson (Univ. of Texas at Austin) – Underwater Acoustic Propagation Modeling: An Overview
    • Peter M. Narins (University of California Los Angeles) - Exploring Animal Bioacoustics: Adventures of an Expeditionary Biologist
    • Daniel A. Russell (The Pennsylvania State Univ.) - Acoustics of Sports Equipment
    • Aaron M. Thode (Univ. of California San Diego) - Listening and Locating Whales Using Passive Acoustics
  • Participants and Requirements

    ASA School 2014 is targeted to graduate students in all areas of acoustics and early career acousticians (within 3 years of terminal degree). 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 5-9 May 2014, 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 Providence either as a lecture or poster presentation. A certificate of attendance will be presented to at the close of the program.

  • Costs

    The registration fee for ASA School 2014 is $50.

    Hotel rooms for two nights (double-occupancy), meals, and course materials are provided by ASA. Participants are responsible for their own travel costs.