ASA Louisville Best Paper Awards


A number of ASA Technical Committees offer Best Paper Awards to students and early career members who present at ASA meetings. More information about these awards can be found on the ASA website’s Funding Sources page. Below, the results of the Best Paper Awards for each Technical Committee that participated at the ASA Louisville 2019 meeting are listed:

Acoustical Oceanography

First: Luis Donoso, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

1aAO7. Low frequency acoustical scattering from dynamic schools of swim bladder fish

Second:  Athanasios G Athanassiadis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1aAO10. The sound of light: towards ocean acoustic sensing with an optical breakdown transducer,

Animal Bioacoustics

Poster presentation: Jay W. Schwartz, Emory University

3aABb2. What is a scream? Acoustic characteristics of a human call type.

Oral presentation: Anastasiya Kobrina, SUNY at Buffalo

3pAB2. The effects of age and sex on rates of hearing loss for pure tones varying in duration

Architectural Acoustics

First: Michael Hoeft, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

3pAA1. Broadband design of multilayer micro-slit panel absorbers for improved transparency using Bayesian inference

Second: Kieren Smith, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

5aAA8. Characterization of restaurant soundscapes based on logged sound levels and occupancy measurements

Biomedical Acoustics

First: Billy Y.S. Yiu, University of Waterloo

2aBA2. Live color encoded speckle imaging platform for real time complex flow visualization in vivo

Second: Frederick William Damen, Purdue University

2aBA5. Spatial analysis of cardiac strain using high frequency four dimensional ultrasound in mice

Third: Joseph Majdi, George Mason University

5aBA3: Tissue Doppler imaging to detect muscle fatigue

Engineering Acoustics

No awards made

Musical Acoustics

First: Montserrat Pàmies-Vilà, University of Performing Arts Vienna

1pMU4. Reproducing tonguing strategies in single-reed woodwinds using an artificial blowing machine

Second place: Jade Case, Rollins College

2aMU3 . Nonlinear generation of sum frequencies in Sitka spruce


Mylan R. Cook, Brigham Young University

3pNS4. Improved automated classification of basketball crowd noise

Jonathan R. Weber, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

1aNS1. Quiet time impacts on the neonatal intensive care unit soundscape and patient outcomes

Gregory Scott Farber, SoundPrint

4aNS3. Soundprint and the ASA’s International Noise Awareness Day campaign – results, what worked, and going forward

Physical Acoustics

No awards made

Signal Processing in Acoustics

First: Vaibhav Chavali, George Mason University

2aSPa5: Statistical characterization of cross terms in snapshot-averaged multiplicative processors

Second:  Michael Mortenson, Brigham Young University

4aSP8: Extending bandwidth for sound power measurements

Speech Communication

First: Bing’er Jiang, McGill University

4pSC28: A deep neural network approach to investigate tone space in languages

Second: Drew McLaughlin, University in St. Louis

3pSC12: Task-evoked pupillary response to completely intelligible accented speech

Structural Acoustics and Vibration

First: Colby W Cushing, University of Texas at Austin

2aSA10. Measuring anisotropy in underwater inertial metamaterials

Second: Tyler Jake Flynn, University of Michigan

3aSAa11. Data-driven approaches for damage-type classification in vibrating square plates

Underwater Acoustics

First: Brandon M Lee, University of Michigan

4aUW10. Machine learning methods for estimating probability density functions of transmission loss: robustness to source frequency and depth

Second: Matthew C. Zeh, Univ. of Texas at Austin

4aUW11. Model-data comparison of sound propagation in a glacierized fjord with a variable ice top-boundary layer