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US Universities for Electrical/Computer/Audio engineering

Started by audioGuy30 August 8, 2007
I want to pursue a PhD in Electrical/Computer/Audio engineering and would
like a university that has active research for 3D audio (HRTFs). However,
I don't want the typical suggestions that I receive like UC Davis, U
Maryland College Park and MIT. I am aware of these programs. I am hoping
that maybe there are some less know, but good programs, that I can try.
The reason is I want to apply to as many universities as I can just in
case I get rejected to the 3 mentioned above (which is highly likely).


>I want to pursue a PhD in Electrical/Computer/Audio engineering and would >like a university that has active research for 3D audio (HRTFs).
However,
>I don't want the typical suggestions that I receive like UC Davis, U >Maryland College Park and MIT. I am aware of these programs. I am hoping >that maybe there are some less know, but good programs, that I can try. >The reason is I want to apply to as many universities as I can just in >case I get rejected to the 3 mentioned above (which is highly likely). > > >
I meant that is is not likely that i will get in UC Davis, U Maryland College Park and MIT. Didn't mean to sound conceited.
>I want to pursue a PhD in Electrical/Computer/Audio engineering and would >like a university that has active research for 3D audio (HRTFs).
However,
>I don't want the typical suggestions that I receive like UC Davis, U >Maryland College Park and MIT. I am aware of these programs. I am hoping >that maybe there are some less know, but good programs, that I can try. >The reason is I want to apply to as many universities as I can just in >case I get rejected to the 3 mentioned above (which is highly likely). > > >
I meant that is is not likely that i will get in UC Davis, U Maryland College Park and MIT. Didn't mean to sound conceited.
On Aug 8, 2:22 pm, "audioGuy30" <jfalle...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> >I want to pursue a PhD in Electrical/Computer/Audio engineering and would > >like a university that has active research for 3D audio (HRTFs). > However, > >I don't want the typical suggestions that I receive like UC Davis, U > >Maryland College Park and MIT. I am aware of these programs. I am hoping > >that maybe there are some less know, but good programs, that I can try. > >The reason is I want to apply to as many universities as I can just in > >case I get rejected to the 3 mentioned above (which is highly likely). > > I meant that is is not likely that i will get in UC Davis, U Maryland > College Park and MIT. Didn't mean to sound conceited.
Penn State has some kinda graduate program in acoustics. CCRMA (Stanford) and CNMAT (UC Berkeley) is a little *music* oriented, but they both do real science/engineering with real math. Northwestern's (Evanston IL) Computer Music program was doing stuff like that when I was there a quarter century ago. on this side of the pond (it might be better in Europe), it is still the case that most EE departments hold their nose up a little at audio and any related topic that isn't something they see in IEEE transactions (if it doesn't help target missles that kill America's enemies, it's really just toy engineering). a quarter century ago, i was trying to "pursue a PhD in Electrical/Computer/Audio engineering " (but not with HRTFs and 3D sound, just synthesis of musical tones) and i could barely get an advisor in my department and eventually my PhD fell by the wayside. you might have some of the same trouble in an EE department. you might want to get into one of these alternate program/departments. check out getting some scholarship from the AES, if you want. rots o' ruck. r b-j
On Aug 8, 1:39 pm, robert bristow-johnson <r...@audioimagination.com>
wrote:

> > on this side of the pond (it might be better in Europe), it is still > the case that most EE departments hold their nose up a little at audio > and any related topic that isn't something they see in IEEE > transactions (if it doesn't help target missles that kill America's > enemies, it's really just toy engineering). a quarter century ago, i > was trying to "pursue a PhD in Electrical/Computer/Audio engineering > " (but not with HRTFs and 3D sound, just synthesis of musical tones) > and i could barely get an advisor in my department and eventually my > PhD fell by the wayside. you might have some of the same trouble in > an EE department. you might want to get into one of these alternate > program/departments. check out getting some scholarship from the AES, > if you want. >
Unfortunately this is true. Some European universities are very good at this subject though, such as at EPFL. Check out http://lcavwww.epfl.ch. Julius