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James Johnston

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Audio Fields:

  • Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Hearing - Architectural Acoustics
  • Other: Basic Research - Acoustics, Psychoacoustics and DSP

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  • Chief Researcher


Retired chief scientist, research scientist, and analog circuit designer (both solid and hollow state).

Currently maintaining interest in spatial audio, signal processing, and human spatial and timbral perception.

AES Awards

In 1997, James Johnston was presented with the AES Fellowship Award for significant contributions in the area of bit-rate reduction audio coding.

Non-AES Awards & Award Nominations

IEEE Fellow
IEEE James L. Flanagan Signal Processing Award
IEEE Donald Fink Tutorial Paper Award

Education Background

BSEE and MSEE Carnegie Mellon University
DSP Education from AT&T Bell Labs 1975-2002.

Employment History

Bell Labs - Labd Tech/AMTS/MTS
AT&T Bell Labs - MTS/Sr. MTS
AT&T Labs Research - Sr. MTS/Technology Consultant/Technology Leader
Microsoft - Audio Architect
Neural Audio - Chief Scientist
Purchasers of Neural Audio -Chief Scientist

Related Experience

Live sound (band and theatre)
Loudspeaker and venue design

Why Am I An AES Member?

Because I am.

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