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Marina Bosi

Marina Bosi

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  • Educational Institutions - Educator

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  • Educator


Dr. Marina Bosi, has served the Society as President, Treasurer, VP of the Western Region, Chair of the San Francisco Section, and in various key leadership roles on the Board. She spearheaded the first International Conference on High-Quality Audio Coding and co-chaired the 97th Convention. As president of the AES, Marina oversaw several first-ever initiatives with focus on digital media technology.
A pioneer in the development of digital audio coding, Marina has enjoyed a distinguished career
focused on digital media technology, rights management, and licensing. At Stanford University she
created the first North American university course on perceptual audio coding and MP3 technology.
A Fellow of AES, in which she has been active
for over 25 years, Dr. Bosi has played key roles in the development of standards for audio and video
coding and for managing digital content, contributing to the work of ANSI, ATSC, the DVD Forum,
Dr. Bosi was Chief Technology Officer at MPEG LA working closely with the CEO to identify
strategic business opportunities involving multimedia technologies and was a Founding Director and
the Treasurer of the Digital Media Project, a non-profit organization promoting successful development,
deployment, and use of Digital Media. Dr Bosi was Vice President - Technology, Standards,
and Strategies at DTS and she was part of the Dolby Laboratories research team which created Dolby
AC-2 and AC-3 (Dolby Digital) technology. While at Dolby, Dr. Bosi also led the multi-company,
international team which developed MPEG-2 Advanced Audio Coding (AAC), an audio coder used
worldwide in iTunes and other applications.
Marina Bosi received her degrees in Physics from the University of Florence, Italy, and Music from
the Conservatory of Florence, Italy, and is a graduate of Stanford Business School Stanford Executive
Program. Dr. Bosi holds several patents and publications and is author of the acclaimed textbook
Introduction to Digital Audio Coding and Standards (Kluwer/Springer December 2002) which has been
translated into Chinese and Korean for sale in those overseas markets. She has received several awards
including the AES Silver Medal in recognition of "outstanding achievements in the development and
standardization of audio and secure digital rights management", the AES Board of Governors Award,
and the ISO/IEC 1997 Project Editor award.

AES Awards

In 1995, Marina Bosi was presented with the AES Board of Governors Award for her co-chairmanship of the 97th AES Convention in San Francisco in November 1994.

In 2000, Marina Bosi was presented with the AES Board of Governors Award for co-chairmanship of the AES 17th International Conference in Florence, Italy, September 1999.

In 2003, Marina Bosi was presented with the AES Fellowship Award for her contributions to the standardization of audio and video coding and digital secure content.

In 2019, Marina Bosi was presented with the AES Silver Medal Award in recognition of outstanding achievements in the development and standardization of audio and video coding and of secure digital rights management.

Non-AES Awards & Award Nominations

ISO/IEC MPEG AAC 1997 Project Editor award
Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei

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