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Douglas O’Shaughnessy

Professeur INRS



National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS)
Place Bonaventure
Montreal, Quebec H5A 1K6, Canada



Douglas O’Shaughnessy received his PhD from MIT in 1976 and has been a professor at the National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS), Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and adjunct professor at McGill University, Montreal, since 1977. He is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, the IEEE, and the International Speech Communication Association and author of Speech Communications: Human and Machine. For 12 years, he was an associate editor of The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA) and is now an associate editor of JASA-Express Letters (2008-present). He was the founding editor-in-chief of the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP) Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing. He is a member of the IEEE Fellow Committee.