Underwater Acoustic Modeling Analyst

Signal Systems Corporation

Location: Millersville, MD

Signal Systems Corporation (SSC) is looking to hire a motivated expert in acoustics modeling to conduct research and development work on a variety of exciting new technologies, in both the commercial and defense sectors.

As a small engineering company, SSC leverages its institutional and individual expertise in distributed acoustic sensors, active noise control, acoustic surveillance, machine learning, audio enhancement and interference rejection to provide engineering solutions for both government and commercial customers in underwater, sonic and ultrasonic domains. We are a research-centered company valued by our customers for our rigorous engineering approach and ability to transition original research into real-time applications.

SSC is a great place to work for engineers looking to cultivate their talents and grow professionally. At SSC, personal initiative and a willingness to engage in tasks throughout the engineering process are highly valued. Competitive salaries, generous benefits and flexible work schedules make SSC an ideal environment for self-motivated engineers.

SSC is located in Millersville, MD near BWI Airport. Our central location enables SSC employees to live in the Baltimore or Washington, DC metro areas, as well as scenic Annapolis and Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Responsibilities and Duties

As a senior researcher at SSC, you will work leading a small team (1-5 engineers) to develop state-of-the-art real time acoustic modeling capabilities for underwater sonar applications. Job tasks will include using modeling to predict system performance and to improve signal processing and data fusion products.

Qualifications and Skills

Successful candidate should have significant knowledge of underwater acoustic modeling, and be skilled with MATLAB. Experience in U.S. Navy acoustic modeling programs, Python, Scientific FORTRAN, experience in embedded C/C++, Bayesian statistics and data fusion are of particular interest.

Candidates should have at least a Master’s degree in one of the following majors: Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mathematics or Statistics.

This position requires the ability to obtain and hold a US Government security clearance. Eligibility requirements include US citizenship.

Signal Systems Corporation is an EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

 

To apply, send your resume to: SignalSystemsJobs@gmail.com

Research Associate/Post-Doc/Research Engineer

Sound Spaces team, Institute Jean le Rond d’Alembert, Sorbonne University

Location: Paris, France

A contract research position is available to work with the immersive audio team at the Sound Spaces team, Lutheries – Acoustique – Musique group, Institut Jean le Rond d’Alembert, Sorbonne University, Paris, France (http://www.lam.jussieu.fr/index.php?page=Espacesonore). The successful candidate will work with a dynamic team on several collaborative projects. The principal project concerns virtual reality reconstructions of Notre-Dame cathedral, covering both post-fire and various periods in history. Adjacent projects involve more general aspects of spatial auditory perception, room acoustic simulations, and dynamic source directivity in VR applications. The principal associated projects are :

 

The Research Associate will be involved in a range of activities, working with a team of about a dozen acoustic researchers and doctoral students. Activities include immersive audio scene creation, archeoacoustic reconstructions of historic sites, development of a portable spatial audio guide application, and carrying out evaluation listening tests both in the lab and in the field.

Responsibilities clearly include producing high quality research, which shall be published in international journals and conferences. The position is for 1 year with potential extension up to a maximum duration of 3 years.

The successful candidate will be expected to have strong knowledge of immersive and interactive audio. Experience with binaural systems and Ambisonics is of particular importance to this position. Additional experience in room acoustics will be highly beneficial.

Some out of hours work may be required to meet project deadlines and travel requirements.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • Degree in spatial audio, room acoustics, or associated domain essential.
  • A background in spatial audio
  • Programming skills (MatLab proficiency is a minimum requirement)
  • Experience in creating experimental prototypes such as measurement systems or spatial audio testing facilities
  • Experience with listening test design, implementation and analysis
  • Experience presenting research findings at international conferences and symposia
  • A suitable record of accomplishment in publishing academic articles in international journals and conferences
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team on multiple projects
  • Experience with interactive audio systems, such as virtual and augmented reality headsets, Unity 3D and other VR and AR technologies is desirable

 

Expected starting date March 2021.

Salary is based on experience, following the university scale.

Candidature/applications should comprise the following 3 items:

  • Letter of motivation
  • CV/résumé including list of publications
  • List of 3 references that can be contacted

Candidate’s letter of motivation should highlight how their skills will benefit the above projects as well as demonstrate how they will be able to acquire new skills for improved integration into the research team.

Closing date: 30-Nov-2020

For candidature and enquiries: please contact Brian FG Katz (brian.katz@sorbonne-universite.fr)

 

 

Registration

Current ASA Meeting - Acoustics Virtually Everywhere (AVE)

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179th Meeting
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5-6 June 2021

180th Meeting
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7-11 June 2021
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The 179th Meeting of the
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7-11 December 2020
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REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Registration will be possible up to 11 December.  The Registration fees are USD as follows:

CATEGORY Early Bird Regular
  by 9 November  after 9 November
ASA Members $299 $399
ASA/ Members One-Day Attendance1 $150 $250
Nonmembers $450 $550
Nonmembers One-Day Attendance1 $225 $325
Nonmember Invited Speakers One-Day Attendance1 $0 $0
Nonmember Invited Speakers-Full Week* $225 $225
ASA Student Members (with current Student ID)2        $100 $125
Nonmember Students (with current Student ID) 2 $200 $225

*A nonmember invited speaker who pays the full-week registration fee, will be given one free year of membership upon completion of an application form.
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Registration Policies:
1. One-day registration: For participants who attend the meeting for one day only. If you will be at the meeting for more than one day either presenting a paper and/or attending sessions, you must register and pay the full registration fee.
2. Students: All students must show a current student id (issued for 2020) or verification of current student status from their university on university letterhead in order to be eligible for student fees. If proof of student status is not available, the full registration fee must be paid.
3.The refund policy for registration cancellation is as follows:
Before 9 November: 100% refund
9 November to 20 November: 50% refund minus a $25 fee
After 20 November: $0

Other Information

Current ASA Meeting - Acoustics Virtually Everywhere (AVE)

International Year of Sound 2020



179th Meeting
Acoustics Virtually Everywhere
7-11 December 2020

Meeting Cancelled 180th Meeting Cancun, Mexico 9-13 November 2020
ASA School 2021
Seattle, WA
5-6 June 2021

180th Meeting
Seattle, Washington
7-11 June 2021
Postponed to December 2023
181st Meeting, Joint Meeting with the Australian Acoustical Society, WESPAC and PRUAC
Sydney, Australia
6-10 December 2021
182nd Meeting
Denver, Colorado
23-27 May 2022
ASA Meetings Harassment Policy / Reporting via STOPit Smart Phone App - Download
Future Meetings
Co-Sponsored Meetings
Special Sessions Planning
Past Meeting Programs
Record of Past Meetings
POMA Meeting Information






Acoustics Virtually Everywhere
The 179th Meeting of the
Acoustical Society of America

7-11 December 2020
(Note new dates)

Other Information

Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics (POMA)

All authors of Acoustics Virtually Everywhere meeting papers are encouraged to submit a pdf manuscript to ASA’s Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics (POMA). Things to note:

• No publication fee is charged, but presentation of the paper at the meeting is mandatory.
• POMA does not have a submission deadline. Authors may submit manuscripts before or after the meeting; note, however, that review will not take place until after the meeting.
• POMA has Word and LaTeX manuscript templates and cover pages are now generated automatically at the time of publication.
• Published papers are being both indexed in scholarly venues and highlighted on Twitter and Facebook.

Visit http://asa.scitation.org/pma/authors/manuscript for additional information, including recent changes to the manuscript preparation/submission process.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING ABSTRACTS ONLINE

Complete instructions for the preparation and submission of abstracts is provided online.

Acknowledgment that your abstract has been received will be sent by e-mail. Please note that if you do not receive an email message your abstract has not been entered into the database.

  1. Online Abstract Submission site is accessed here.
  2. You must first create an account and set up a username and password if you have not already done that in connection with submission of abstracts for prior ASA meetings.
  3. After logging into the submission site, click the “Submission” tab.
  4. To begin a new abstract click “Create a New Submission” in the sidebar located on the left-hand side of the screen.
  5. If at any time during the submission process you need technical support click the “Get Help Now” button at the top of the screen.
  6. Abstracts are limited to 200 words (approximately 1500 characters).
  7. The body of the abstract can be cut and pasted into the submission site. Note that LaTex coding must be entered using the Special Character palette which appears on the Title/Body Screen.
  8. Authors must designate the technical area in which they are submitting abstracts. Authors who have been invited to present in a special sessions must indicate that the abstract is invited and the title of the session in which they have been invited to participate. Contributed authors have the option to request placement in a special session but such placement is not guaranteed.  Special sessions are listed by the sponsoring Technical Committees.  First select the Technical Committee and then the special session from the dropdown lists online. Please refer to the special session list above https://acousticalsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/sessions_for_calls.docx.
  9. Enter all authors and their affiliations in the order they should appear in the abstract. Note: Only one affiliation may be included for each author.
  10. Carefully check the proof of your abstract. Make sure all special characters and formatting are displaying properly and that the authors and affiliations are listed in the proper order.
  11. When all the required information for your submission is entered, the “Submit Abstract” button will appear at the Proof and Submit stage. Click the “Submit Abstract” button to submit the abstract.
  12. Upon submission of your abstract you will receive an e-mail confirmation.
  13. To view or edit an existing submission click “View Submissions” in the sidebar located on the left-hand side of the screen.
  14. To edit an existing submission you must select “Return to Draft” and then select “Edit.” All abstracts that are returned to draft must be resubmitted to be entered into the system. If not, the submission will remain in the Drafts table

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

An abstract of not more than 200 words is required for each paper, whether invited or contributed. Abstracts longer than 200 words will be truncated. Authors must submit abstracts online.

All abstracts must be submitted by 10 August. This deadline will be strictly enforced. Abstracts submitted via postal mail or e-mail will not be accepted. Abstracts will be rejected if they do not comply with the instructions.

Invited Abstracts, Contributed Abstracts, Session Format

Authors should be prepared to accept assignment to lecture or poster sessions.

Authors of invited papers must indicate the title of the special session in which they have been invited to participate at the time the abstract is submitted.

Authors of contributed papers may request placement of their abstracts in special sessions. The request will be honored, if possible, but there is no guarantee such abstracts will be scheduled in the requested sessions.

If no special session placement is requested, contributed papers will be scheduled in sessions with abstracts of similar technical content.

Abstract Acceptance

Submitted abstracts will not necessarily be accepted for the meeting. Acceptance is based on the following factors: adherence to the guidelines given here, clarity of writing, originality of the contribution, appropriateness of the subject matter to the ASA, correctness of the content, and the significance of the contribution. The ASA reserves the right to reject any submitted abstract without giving extensively documented reasons.

The presentation, and therefore the abstract, must be relevant to the field of acoustics, and focus on scientific developments, applications, standards, or education. Statements of political advocacy or explicit advertisement of products or services must be avoided.

Abstract Disclosure Statements

Authors who submit abstracts, known as the Corresponding Author, will be asked to answer the following questions during the submission process on behalf of all authors of the abstract:

1). Verify compliance with the “Ethical Principles of the Acoustical Society of America for Research Involving Human and Non-Human Animals in Research and Publishing and Presentations” by all authors listed on the abstract [Click here for the full Ethical Principles of the ASA].

2). Author Disclosure 1
All contributing authors of this abstract concur with the submission of this abstract, with their names being included and with the order in which the names are listed.

3). Author Disclosure 2
The author list is complete-no name has been omitted of any person who has contributed substantially to the intellectual and creative aspects of the work. Please select a response.

Abstract Limitations

Authors contributing papers in Speech Communication are also encouraged to select poster-style presentation which is the default for Speech Communication sessions.

While authors may indicate a preference for presentation style, it may not always be possible to honor the request. Authors should be prepared to accept assignment of their abstracts to either lecture or poster presentation.

Acknowledgment of Receipt of Abstracts Submitted Online

Corresponding Authors will receive an e-mail message confirming that their abstracts have been received. Acceptance notices will be sent to authors by October.

Other Events

Current ASA Meeting - Acoustics Virtually Everywhere (AVE)

International Year of Sound 2020



179th Meeting
Acoustics Virtually Everywhere
7-11 December 2020

Meeting Cancelled 180th Meeting Cancun, Mexico 9-13 November 2020
ASA School 2021
Seattle, WA
5-6 June 2021

180th Meeting
Seattle, Washington
7-11 June 2021
Postponed to December 2023
181st Meeting, Joint Meeting with the Australian Acoustical Society, WESPAC and PRUAC
Sydney, Australia
6-10 December 2021
182nd Meeting
Denver, Colorado
23-27 May 2022
ASA Meetings Harassment Policy / Reporting via STOPit Smart Phone App - Download
Future Meetings
Co-Sponsored Meetings
Special Sessions Planning
Past Meeting Programs
Record of Past Meetings
POMA Meeting Information






Acoustics Virtually Everywhere
The 179th Meeting of the
Acoustical Society of America

7-11 December 2020
(Note new dates)

Other Events

Hot Topics

A “Hot Topics” session sponsored by the Tutorials, Short Courses, and Hot Topics Committee will cover the fields of Architectural Acoustics, Musical Acoustics, and Psychological and Physiological Acoustics.

Effective Negotiation and Difficult Conversations Skills and Strategies

This workshop is aimed at helping participants to develop their skills and learn strategies for effective negotiation and for navigating difficult conversations in general. The ability to communicate effectively towards achieving desired outcomes is a valued skill that can be learned and practiced. Those who invest in practicing and improving these skills benefit greatly, as well as the teams and communities in which they participate. This session will present negotiation strategies and have attendees practice navigating difficult conversations towards achieving productive results.

The workshop is presented by Dr. Lily Wang, Associate Dean for Faculty and Inclusion in the College of Engineering at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and Past-President of the Acoustical Society of America. Dr. Wang was selected for the Big Ten Academic Alliance’s Academic Leadership Program in 2013-14 and has led faculty and graduate student professional development sessions since 2013. She does not claim to have achieved mastery of these skills; difficult conversations will still be difficult, but as presented in this workshop, practice and self-reflection can help each of us to improve our collaborative principled negotiation skills.

The workshop schedule will be announced later. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please contact Tessa Bent (tbent@indiana.edu).

Ouch! That Stereotype Hurt!

Research shows that we all have implicit biases. This hands-on workshop will help participants to understand the impacts of stereotypes as well as assist them in acquiring skills for speaking up when encountering bias incidents. This workshop contributes to the Society’s commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion among its members.

The workshop schedule will be announced later. If you have any questions, please contact Tessa Bent (tbent@indiana.edu).

Open Meetings of Technical Committees

Technical Committees will hold open meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. These are working, collegial meetings. Much of the work of the ASA is accomplished by actions that originate and are taken in these meetings including proposals for special sessions, workshops, and technical initiatives. All meeting participants are cordially invited to attend these meetings and to participate actively in the discussions.

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