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Executive Director, National Center for Voice and Speech, University of Utah, USA

Ingo R. Titze



Ingo R. Titze is a vocologist with formal education in physics (PhD), electrical engineering (MSEE),  and music. He directs the National Center for Voice and Speech at the University of Utah, where he holds adjunct appointments in Surgery, Biomedical Engineering, and Music. He is a Fellow and Honoree of the American Speech Language Association, a Silver Medalist of the Acoustical Society of America, and served as the first elected President of the Pan American Vocology Association. He has authored four books, edited three books, and published over 400 journal articles. Dr. Titze continues to be an active singer.



Keynote Talk title: 40 years of history in vocal-fold physiology conferences


Professor, Dept. of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, The University of Arizona

Brad Story


Brad Story is a Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona. His research is concerned with development of computational, physically-based models that simulate the observed structure, movement, and acoustic characteristics of specific components of the speech production system. He has taught courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in Speech Science, Speech Perception, Acoustics, Hearing Science, and Anatomy and Physiology. Dr. Story is a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, recipient of the Rossing Prize in Acoustics Education and Willard R. Zemlin Lecture in Speech Science, and has served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. He has authored over 100 publications in the area of voice and speech science.



 Keynote Talk titleRecent advances in modeling voice production


Professor of Music Acoustics, Division of Speech, Music & Hearing, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Sten TernströmThe research interests of Sten Ternström center on technical aspects of voice acoustics, especially singing. This includes researching measurements of voice, usually for clinical purposes, and implementing them in practical forms. Lately, his hot topics have been how to address the methodological challenges of the great variability in voices; as well as various analyses of the electroglottogram. Sten Ternström also likes to stay current with acoustics and sound processing for music and audio, and teaches several courses on those topics. His PhD thesis was on the acoustics of choir singing, and this has been a sporadically recurring theme, especially in his outreach activities.

Sten Ternström received his MScEE in 1982, PhD in 1989 and became professor in 2003, all at KTH. He has been p.i. or co-p.i. in some twenty research projects, including including site and project coordination of two EU FET-Open projects on voice. He is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and serves on several editorial boards, frequently reviewing for journals and conferences in speech, voice and audio.


Keynote Talk title: Who's normal, and how can we know ?


Professor, Laboratory of Optical Diagnoses and Imagery, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada

 Caroline Boudoux

Caroline Boudoux obtained her PhD in 2007 from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technoogy (USA) in biomedical optics. After a post-doctoral fellowship at Ecole Polytechnique (France), she joined the Engineering Physics department of Polytechnique Montréal (Canada). Caroline Boudoux has been the head of the Laboratory of Optical Diagnoses and Imagery at Polytechnique Montréal since 2008. She focuses on the development of new imaging modalities an their clinical translation, and is specialized in the use of fibre-optic components for non-invasive observation of internal organs. All of Professor Boudoux’s work employs photonics, and encompasses optical coherence tomography, endoscopy, optical machining, non-linear microscopy, and confocal microscopy. Rookie entrepreneur, she also co-founded Castor Optics, Inc., a start-up commercializing double-clad fiber couplers.



Keynote Talk title: Biomedical optics and recent advances in imaging modalities


 Assoc. Prof. Jan G. Švec

Associate Professor, Voice Research Lab, Department of Biophysics, Faculty of Science, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech republic

Jan G. Švec, Ph. D. is an internationJan Svecally renowned Czech physicist performing basic research on production of human voice. He holds a MSc degree in fine mechanics and optics and PhD degrees in biophysics as well as in medical sciences. He has worked as a research scientist at the Center for Communication Disorders, Medical Healthcom, Ltd. in Prague, the Czech Republic, at the National Center for Voice and Speech in Denver, CO, USA and at the University of Gröningen, the Netherlands. Currently he is at the Palacký University Olomouc, the Czech Republic and serves also as an associate research scientist at the Voice and Hearing Centre Prague. He designed videokymography, the method for high-speed visualization of vocal-fold vibrations, which is used for advanced diagnosis of voice disorders. His broad research interests include acoustics, biomechanics, voice measurement methodology, as well as singing voice. He collaborates with numerous research teams in Europe and USA and lectures world-wide. From 2004 to 2011 he served as the chairman of the Voice Committee of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP).


Keynote Talk title: Voice and Medicine





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