Dr. Flanagan joined Rutgers after extended service in research and research management at AT&T Bell Laboratories. He was previously Director of Information Principles Research, with responsibilities in digital communications and information systems. He holds the Doctor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He previously received the Master of Science degree from MIT, and the Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi State University, following service in the U.S. Army.
Dr. Flanagan has published approximately 200 technical papers in scientific journals. He is the author of a research text Speech Analysis, Synthesis and Perception (Springer Verlag), which has appeared in five printings and two editions, and has been translated in Russian. He holds 50 U.S. patents in his specialty fields.
Dr. Flanagan has served in officer and board positions for a number of technical societies, government and academic organizations - including the Department of Defense, National Research Council, National Institute of Standards and Technology, American Institute of Physics, IEEE, Acoustical Society of America, and several universities
B.S. - Mississippi State University
M.S. - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
D.Sc. - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Currently interested in evolving techniques for automatic speech synthesis and recognition. Other interests include voice communications, computer techniques and electroacoustic systems.
Awards and Recognitions
National Medal of Science
L.M. Ericsson International Prize in Telecommunications
Edison Medal of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Medal of the European Speech Communication Association
Gold Medal of the Acoustical Society of America
Marconi International Fellowship
A Fellow of IEEE, the Acoustical Society of America, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Awarded Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Paris-Sud and from the Polytechnic University of Madrid
Member of the National Academy of Engineering, and the National Academy of Sciences