The Evolving Quality of Telephonic Speech

The IEEE Cleveland Section will be hosting a presentation titled “The Evolving Quality of Telephonic Speech” on the evening of December 11, 2013.

Space is limited
To reserve your seat please RSVP by December 9 at

During this presentation we will examine human speech and its cognition, five components of speech quality, and how each component is impaired by nature and technology. Then, we will review how speech quality has become better-and-worse as telephony has evolved from analog to digital to IP.  Finally, after reviewing Voice-over-IP and discussing Network Integration, we will describe techniques for providing High-Fidelity VoIP.

Dr. Richard Thompson was a Professor of Tele-communications at the University of Pittsburgh since 1989, after 20 years at AT&T Bell Labs.  He chaired Pitt’s Telecom Program for 17 years, had a secondary appointment in Pitt’s EE Dept., and was affiliated with Pitt’s undergrad Photonics Program.  He retired to emeritus status in 2012.  Rich’s primary research interest is Communications Switching, especially Photonic Switching and Voice over IP.  He has over 100 publications, including two Artech-House textbooks: Telephone Switching Systems and The Physical Layer of Com-munications Systems.  Rich has been an IEEE member since the AIEE-IRE merger (in 1963) and has been active in its Computer and Communications Societies internationally and locally (in Pittsburgh and Northern NJ).  After moving to Ver-milion, OH, he was named vice-chair of the Cleveland Section and Cleveland ComSoc Chapter.

Date & Time:
December 11, 2013
6:00pm - 7:30 pm

Beacon Place Conference Center
6055 Rockside Woods Blvd.
Independence, OH 44131

(enter building via main entrance at front of building and take elevator to conference center on lower level)

*Registration Opens @ 5:45
*Free Catered meal @ 6:00
*Opening Remarks

Who Is Invited?
Anyone interested in this topic, although priority will be given to pre-registered IEEE Cleveland Section members

One (1) CPD Hour Available
Bring your flyer for credit

The presenter has made a copy of the presentation available here.

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