American Institute of Physics - Niels Bohr Library and Archives
Attended University of Toronto for an undergraduate degree in Engineering Physics in 1945 and completed a Masters thesis on servomechanisms in 1948. Employed as an Instructor for the Canadian version of the GI Bill, came to MIT in 1948. Worked with Leo Beranek in Acoustics lab and completed doctorate in 1952 with a dissertation about the perception of sounds shaped by resonant circuits. A research staff member of MIT from 1952-1954, he accepted a faculty position at MIT in 1955. Promoted to Associate Professor in 1957. Worked with G. Fant while on sabbatical in Sweden in 1962 and brought back x-ray films that formed the basis for early work with Joseph Perkell. Promoted to professor in 1963. Collaborated with Dennis Klatt on pioneering speech synthesis project, Klattalk, that formed the basis of DECtalk and many of speech synthesizers in use today. Served as President of the Acoustical Society of America 1976-1977. Awarded Clarence J. LeBel professorship in the department of ... Read More
American Institute of Physics - Niels Bohr Library and Archives
Attended University of Toronto for an undergraduate degree in Engineering Physics in 1945 and completed a Master's thesis on servomechanisms in 1948. Employed as an Instructor for the Canadian version of the GI Bill, came to MIT in 1948. Worked with Leo Beranek in Acoustics lab and completed doctorate in 1952 with a dissertation about the perception of sounds shaped by resonant circuits. A research staff member of MIT from 1952-1954, he accepted a faculty position at MIT in 1955. Promoted to Associate Professor in 1957. Worked with G. Fant while on sabbatical in Sweden in 1962 and brought back x-ray films that formed the basis for early work with Joseph Perkell. Promoted to professor in 1963. Collaborated with Dennis Klatt on pioneering speech synthesis project, Klattalk, that formed the basis of DECtalk and many of speech synthesizers in use today. Served as President of the Acoustical Society of America 1976-1977. Awarded Clarence J. LeBel professorship in the department of ... Read More
American Institute of Physics - Niels Bohr Library and Archives
Attended University of Toronto for an undergraduate degree in Engineering Physics in 1945 and completed a Masters thesis on servomechanisms in 1948. Employed as an Instructor for the Canadian version of the GI Bill, came to MIT in 1948. Worked with Leo Beranek in Acoustics lab and completed doctorate in 1952 with a dissertation about the perception of sounds shaped by resonant circuits. A research staff member of MIT from 1952-1954, he accepted a faculty position at MIT in 1955. Promoted to Associate Professor in 1957. Worked with G. Fant while on sabbatical in Sweden in 1962 and brought back x-ray films that formed the basis for early work with Joseph Perkell. Promoted to professor in 1963. Collaborated with Dennis Klatt on pioneering speech synthesis project, Klattalk, that formed the basis of DECtalk and many of speech synthesizers in use today. Served as President of the Acoustical Society of America 1976-1977. Awarded Clarence J. LeBel professorship in the department of ... Read More
Smithsonian Institution - National Museum of American History
The Smithsonian Speech Synthesis History Project, conducted by H. David Maxey from 1986 through 2002, created a collection of archival materials documenting the history and development of speech synthesis technology. Maxey collaborated with Dr. Bernard Finn, Elliot Sivowitch and Harold Wallace of the National Museum of American History's Division of Information, Technology, and Society.