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BURS - 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Reception
5:00 - 5:30 PM
4094 Janet Ayers Academic Center

Keynote Address
Dr. Karlheinz Brandenburg
5:30 - 6:30 PM
4094 Janet Ayers Academic Center
headshot of Dr. Brandenburg
2017 Keynote Speaker Dr. Karlheinz Brandenburg
"Audio and Acoustics Signal Processing: The Quest for High Fidelity Continues"

The BURS committee is excited to welcome Dr. Karlheinz Brandenburg, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. rer. nat. h.c. mult., Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT, Chair of Electronic Media Technology at the Institute of Media Technology at the Technische Universität Ilmenau, and Director of the Institute for Media and Mobile Communications at the Technische Universität Ilmenau. Brandenburg is an electrical engineer and mathematician who is a world-renowned figure in the fields of digital audio and computer science.   His 1989 dissertation on audio coding and perceptual measurement techniques forms the basis of MP3 and AAC audio encoding schemes which have transformed the music industry.  Prior to joining the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits in Erlangen as head of the Audio/Multimedia department in 1993, he worked with AT&T Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey, U.S. on ASPEC and MPEG-1 Layer 3.   Since 2000, he has held the position of full professor at the Institute for Media Technology at Technical University of Ilmenau.   He is a Fellow of both IEEE and the Audio Engineering Society, and is the recipient of awards so numerous that we present only a small fraction here: Internet Hall of Fame, IEEE Consumer Electronics Award, Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, IEEE Engineering Excellence Award, and several awards from the Audio Engineering Society.  He has been granted at least 27 US patents as a co-inventor.  Belmont is honored and pleased to host so distinguished a speaker, whose areas of research touch on fields as diverse as music business, computer science and physics.

photo of students and Brandenburg during their study abroad trip


Belmont students of Drs. Sarita Stewart and Scott Hawley visited Dr. Brandenburg’s institute for Maymester Study Abroad in 2016






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BURS Sessions by Department

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2:00 PM

Social Work  
Inman Health Sciences Bldg. 211

3:30 PM

Audio Engineering I
Janet Ayers Academic Center 5005

English I
Janet Ayers Academic Center 2140

Foreign Languages
Janet Ayers Academic Center 2144

History
Janet Ayers Academic Center 2142

Honors Artist Studio I
Inman Health Sciences Bldg. 140

Honors LEAD
Inman Health Sciences Bldg. 240

Honors Research I
Inman Health Sciences Bldg. 142

Music
Janet Ayers Academic Center 2141

Philosophy
Janet Ayers Academic Center 5003

Political Science I
Janet Ayers Academic Center 1044

Public Relations I
Janet Ayers Academic Center 1037

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theatre I
Inman Health Sciences Bldg. 340

Theatre II
Inman Health Sciences Bldg. 341

3:45 PM

Biology I
Janet Ayers Academic Center 2092

BMB and ENV
Inman Health Sciences Bldg. 241

Chemistry
Janet Ayers Academic Center 5004

Physics
Janet Ayers Academic Center 5004

4:00 PM

Neuroscience
Inman Health Sciences Bldg. 242

6:30 PM

Sociology
Janet Ayers Academic Center 2141

7:00 PM

Audio Engineering II
Janet Ayers Academic Center 4098

Communication Studies II
Janet Ayers Academic Center 1034

Biology II
Janet Ayers Academic Center 2092

Biology III
Janet Ayers Academic Center 2096

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biology IV
Janet Ayers Academic Center 2091

English II
Janet Ayers Academic Center 2140

Honors Artist Studio II
Inman Health Sciences Bldg. 140

Honors Research II
Inman Health Sciences Bldg. 142

Mathematics & Computer Science
McWhorter 429

Political Science II
Janet Ayers Academic Center 1044

Psychological Science I
Janet Ayers Academic Center 5003

Psychological Science II
Janet Ayers Academic Center 5004

Psychological Science III
Janet Ayers Academic Center 5008

Psychological Science IV
Janet Ayers Academic Center 5009

Religion
Janet Ayers Academic Center 2142

7:20 PM

Asian Studies
Janet Ayers Academic Center 2090

7:30 PM

Public Relations II
Janet Ayers Academic Center 1037