Review of Papers, Workshops and
AES Convention John Vanderkooy and AES Exec
Tuesday, 28 October
University RCC 204, Eaton Theatre, Rogers Communications Building 80 Gould Street, Toronto, ON Corner of Gould and Church, east of Yonge St (Dundas Subway)
"Dutch Treat" dinner 5:00 pm at the Pickle Barrel (corner of Edward
and Yonge, just north of Dundas, in the Atrium)
parking info and map, goto www.ryerson.ca/parking/
Toronto AES on
Vanderkooy is back once again to give us a review of the papers
presented at this year's AES convention in Los Angeles. For those who
couldn't attend the conventions, this is an excellent opportunity to
get an overview of the papers presented in an informative and
Various Workshop, Tutorials, Master class
and Exhibition Floor reviews from the convention will be provided by
Jeff Bamford, Bob Breen, Alan Clayton, Ron Lynch, Denis Tremblay and
Vanderkooy was born in the Netherlands and emigrated to Canada with the
family as a young boy. John received a B.Eng. degree in Engineering
Physics in 1963 and a Ph.D. in physics in 1967, both from McMaster
University in Hamilton, Ontario. After a two-year postdoctoral
appointment at the University of Cambridge in the UK, he went to the
University of Waterloo.
For some years, John followed his
doctoral interests in high magnetic-field low-temperature physics of
metals. His research interests since the late 1970's however, have
been mainly in audio and electroacoustics.
He retired in 2006
and is still an adjunct professor at the University of Waterloo. Over
the years he has spent sabbatical research leaves at the University of
Maryland, Chalmers University in Gothenburg, the Danish Technical
University in Lygnby, the University of Essex in the UK, the Bang &
Olufsen research centre in Struer, Denmark, Philips National Labs in
Eindhoven, and the Steyning Research Establishment of B&W
Loudspeakers, where he is returning again for the ninth time!
is a Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society, a recipient of its Silver
Medal and several Publication Awards. He served as editor of the
Journal for six years. Over the years he has contributed a wide
variety of technical papers in such areas as loudspeaker crossover
design, electroacoustic measurement techniques, dithered quantizers,
Together with his colleague Stanley Lipshitz
and a number of graduate students they formed the Audio Research Group
at the University of Waterloo, and it continues today although both of
them have formally retired. His current interests are active acoustic
absorbers and the acoustics of the trumpet.
September 25, 2014, Paul Sellers succumbed to his long fight with
cancer. Many of us may not have even known he was sick. His too-brief
battle with cancer was, until very recently, a private affair - and
news was slow to spread.
Paul worked as Manager of Audio
Operations at CTV, and was well-known to the Toronto AES section.
He received multiple Gemini nominations for Best Sound for ENG, Night
Heat, Littlest Hobo & Veronique Hot. He won Best Sound in
Documentary Format from the Canadian Film Sound Society for "Inuit
Christmas" and at the New York Arts Festival for "Nahoni". Mr. Sellers
was also recognized by the New York Arts Festival for Best Sound in
Variety Special with "Canadian in New York".