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Jonathan Foote - Electronics: Almost as Much Fun as Drugs
Jonathan Foote attended public schools in Santa Monica, California, somehow without learning how to surf. He received Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. After working as a development engineer in Boston, he received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Brown University. He did postdoctoral research at Cambridge University in the UK from 1993 to 1996, and was a 1997 Fulbright Fellow at the Institute of Systems Science in Singapore. Since 1997, he has been a Senior Research Scientist at FX Palo Alto Laboratory. Dr. Foote's research interests include speech recognition, audio analysis and retrieval, multimedia signal processing, and panoramic video. Dr. Foote has published more than 40 papers and has received several US patents. He is also an artist and musician, and especially enjoys not surfing in his free time.
Eric Barbour - Electronic Music, The Hard Way - A Demonstration of
Synthesizers Made of Vacuum Tubes
Metasonix (based in Lakeport, CA) was founded in 1995 by Eric Barbour, also its chief designer. Barbour has a BSEE degree from Northern Arizona University, was applications engineer at Svetlana Electron Devices (one of the largest vacuum-tube manufacturers in the world) for five years, is a founding editor of VACUUM TUBE VALLEY magazine, and is a longtime contributor to GLASS AUDIO magazine.
Edwin Berlin - Capturing Motion for Character Animation
Edwin Berlin is an inventor and engineer with a BSEE from MIT.
At 24, he founded Cubicomp Corp., manufacturer of the first
3D animation system running on a PC. Now he designs hardware
and software for 3D graphics related applications through his
current company, Secret Software. He also designs and builds toys.
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