AT Collections – Technical Committees
The thirteen technical committees of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) provide the focus for members’ technical interests. The technical committees play an important role in arranging technical sessions for the meetings promoting new developments in their respective fields, representing the Society in joint sponsorship of meetings with other organizations, and assuming responsibility for their particular coverage of subject matter in publications of the Society.
These Sound Perspectives essays from Acoustics Today provide insight into the interests of members of each technical committee.
Members of the Animal Bioacoustics Technical Committee have diverse backgrounds and skills, which they apply to the study of sound in animals
When faced with the question: What is the Technical Committee on Architectural Acoustics? (TCAA), I begin my reply with emphasis on the people involved.
The Technical Committee on Musical Acoustics (TCMU) is made up of scientists and engineers interested in the application of science and technology to the study of music and musical instruments.
Members of the Physical Acoustics Technical Committee have varied interests related to the physics underlying acoustic wave generation, propagation, and detection.
Members of the Psychological and Physiological Acoustics Technical Committee have varied interests related to all aspects of hearing.
Signal Processing Technical Committee members advance and disseminate improved methods for drawing inferences from acoustic measurements.
Our group, the Technical Committee (TC) on Speech Communication, includes scientists who study all aspects of speech acoustics from linguistics to the physics of vocal fold vibration.
The Technical Committee (TC) on Acoustical Oceanography (TCAO) was founded in 1991 and is made up of scientists and engineers interested the development and use of acoustical techniques to understand the physical, biological, geological, and chemical parameters and processes that occur in the ocean, broadly described here as “oceanography.”
The Technical Committee (TC) on Biomedical Acoustics (BA), one of the most diverse groups in the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), is composed of individuals whose interests cover a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic applications or, more generally, the interaction of sound with biological materials.
The structural acoustics and vibration field partners a technically diverse research community with a surprisingly broad spectrum of technical applications.
The Technical Committee on Noise (TCN) focuses on increasing and diffusing knowledge of noise generation and propagation, passive and active noise control, perception and the effects of noise, and the management of exposure to noise.
At the spring 2018 meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) in Minneapolis, MN, the Executive Council approved the formation of a new Technical Specialty Group (TSG) in Computational Acoustics (CA).
The Technical Committee on Underwater Acoustics is concerned with sound-wave phenomena underwater and with the interaction of sound with the boundaries of the oceans