AES Member Profile

Robert C. Maher

Robert C. Maher

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Audio Fields:

  • Educational Institutions - Educator
  • Recording Industry - Music Recording/Mix Studio
  • Recording Industry - Archiving/Restoration
  • Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Hearing - Architectural Acoustics
  • Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Hearing - Musical Acoustics
  • Product Design & Manufacturing - Software
  • Product Design & Manufacturing - Research & Development
  • Libraries, Governments, Cultural Institutions - Forensics

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  • Educator
  • Acoustic Consultant
  • Author/Journalist/Technical Writer
  • Consultant
  • DSP Engineer
  • Forensics
  • Researcher
  • Software Engineer


Dr. Rob Maher joined the Montana State ECE faculty in August, 2002. His research and teaching interests are in the area of digital signal processing, with particular emphasis on applications in digital audio, audio forensic analysis, digital music synthesis, and acoustics.

Dr. Maher is a Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society, a Senior Member of IEEE, an associate member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and a member of ASA, ASEE, Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, and Sigma Xi (MSU chapter co-chair).

AES Awards

In 2008, Rob Maher was presented with the AES Fellowship Award for research contributions in, teaching of, and service relating to digital audio signal processing.

Education Background

BSEE, Washington University in St. Louis. MSEE, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Ph.D., EE, University of Illinois-Urbana

Employment History

Dr. Maher was a faculty member with the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, from 1989-1996 (tenured in 1995). He joined EuPhonics, Inc., of Boulder, Colorado, in 1997, and was named Vice President of Engineering. When EuPhonics was subsequently acquired by 3Com Corporation in November, 1998, Dr. Maher remained with 3Com-U.S. Robotics as Engineering Manager for Audio Product Development until July, 2001. He also started a successful audio software engineering consulting company (2000-present), and he has been an Adjunct Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering with the University of Colorado-Boulder (2001-2002).

In 2002, Dr. Maher joined the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT. He served as Department Head for 10 years (Aug. 2007-July 2017), and he has now returned to the faculty as regular full professor.

Why Am I An AES Member?

The Audio Engineering Society provides key information, outstanding professional contacts, and ongoing support for my career. AES perfectly blends audio theory, experimentation, and practical engineering implementation.

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