Entry Requirements
2019 International Student Challenge Problem in Acoustic Signal

The Acoustical Society of America Technical Committee on Signal Processing in Acoustics is again sponsoring an International Student Challenge Problem in Acoustic Signal Processing. This problem presents a real-world signal processing challenge encountered in the field of acoustics. It is intended to be easily understood by students with a basic understanding of signal processing. A unique solution to the Student Challenge Problem is not expected. Students are encouraged to explore various approaches. Submissions will be judged on clarity, creativity, rigor, and insight. The competition is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Problem Description
The problem and solution requirements are described in the Spring 2019 issue of Acoustics Today (vol 15, issue 1). A copy of the article can be found at International-Student-Challenge-Problem-in- AcousticSignal-Processing-2019-Brian-G.-Ferguson-1.pdf Data files referred to the article are also available for download from a link within the pdf.

Entry Requirements and Deadline Dates
Your solution should detail your approach and reasoning to solve the problem, as well as your best estimates of the above parameters.

Send your solutions to asa@acousticalsociety.org by 30 September 2019 with the subject line “Student Challenge Problem 2019 Entry.” Submissions should be a single electronic document in MS Word or PDF format.

Entries must include the entrant’s name, preferred postal mailing address, e-mail address and mobile phone number, and be accompanied by proof of the entrant’s status as a university student, e.g., current student ID card or letter from the university confirming student status. Entries can be submitted by a group, in which case proof of status and contact information must be submitted for all members of the group. Entrants need not be members of the ASA. Winners will be selected by a panel appointed by the Chair of the Technical Committee on Signal Processing in Acoustics.

Entrants will be notified by of the competition results by 1 November 2019. Finalists and prize winners (monetary prizes: first place $500; second $300; third $200) will be announced at the 178th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in San Diego, CA, from November 30 to December 4, 2019. Attendance at this meeting is NOT a requirement for participation in the Student Challenge Problem.

By entering this competition you are granting ASA the right to post your answer on any of its web sites including, but not limited to, AcousticalSociety.org and AcousticsToday.org.

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