Pennsylvania State University 1981 – 1983
Thesis research involved the development of adaptive signal processing and pattern recognition techniques for the analysis and classification of speech signals. Thesis title: Clustering of the Least Squares Lattice PARCOR Coefficients: A Pattern-Recognition Approach to Steady-State Synthetic Vowel Identification.
University of Hartford 1977 – 1981
B.S., Mechanical Engineering (concentration in acoustics)
Studied flute performance at the Hartt College of Music for two years as a Music/Acoustics major before receiving a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with a concentration in acoustics. Coursework included musical acoustics, psychology of music, music theory, orchestration, ear training, private flute lessons, and participation in instrumental performing ensembles.