AES Announces 2012 Awards

October 3, 2012


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San Francisco - Oct 3, 2012 - Each year the Audio Engineering Society presents special awards to members who have made outstanding contributions to the society in such areas as research, scholarship and publications. Additionally, members whose accomplishments have advanced and enhanced our industry are recognized for their endeavors. This year's awards will be presented during the opening ceremonies of the 133rd AES Convention on Oct. 26 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

2012 Recipient of the AES Board of Governors Award:
■ Jay Fouts, in recognition of his work on behalf of the Audio Engineering Society over more than half a century
■ Kyungwhoon Cheun, in recognition of co-chairing the 43rd AES International Conference in Rohang, Korea, September-October 2011
■ Ricardo Escallon in recognition of co-chairing the 2010 Latin American Conference in Bogota, October 2010
■ Cesar Lamschtein, in recognition of chairing the 2011 Latin America Conference in Montevideo, August-September 2011
■ Gunther Melendez, in recognition of chairing the 2012 Latin America Conference in Guatemala, August 2012
■ John Oh, in recognition of co-chairing the 43rd AES International Conference in Pohang,Korea, September-October 2011
■ Ville Pulkki, in recognition of chairing the 45th AES International Conference on Application of Time-Frequency Processing in Audio in Helsinki, Finland, March 2012
■ Jeff. M. Smith, in recognition of chairing the 46th AES International Conference on Audio Forensics in Denver, June 2012
■ Michael Santucci, in recognition of chairing the 47th AES International Conference on Music Induced Hearing Disorders in Chicago, June 2012
■ Marcela Zorro, in recognition of co-chairing the 2010 Latin American Conference in Bogota, October 2010

AES Fellowship Awards:
■ Juha Backman, for his contribution to bringing about high-quality audio for mobile devices
■ David Bialik, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to AES activities in the field of radio broadcast engineering
■ Poppy Crum, for her work in neuroscience and psychoacoustics, allowing a better understanding of how we listen to audio
■ Carlos Indio Gauvron, in recognition of outstanding contribution to the dissemination of audio knowledge in Latin America
■ Garry Margolis, in recognition of his many years of activities in audio engineering,having worked in areas as diverse as loudspeaker development and digital audio coding.
■ Jorge Moreno, in recognition of his many years of work in researching new technologies in audio measurement as well as his dedication to audio education in Latin America
■ John Storyk, in recognition of his more than four decades of work in the areas of room design, acoustical treatment, and modification.
■ Woon-Seng Gan, for contributions to signal processing, education, and research leadership in the field of Audio Engineering

AES Distinguished Services Medal:
■ John Vanderkooy, in recognition of his many years of work as AES Journal editor and as a member of the Board of Governors

Honorary Membership Award:
■ Ronald E. Uhlig, in recognition of his pioneering engineering achievements to enhance the film sound experience for the audience



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