Personal Website of
James A. Moorer
James A. Moorer is an internationally-known figure in digital audio and computer
music, with over 40 technical publications and four patents to his credit. In 1991,
he won the Audio Engineering Society Silver award for lifetime achievement. In 1996,
he won an Emmy Award for Technical Achievement with his partners, Robert J. Doris
and Mary C. Sauer for Sonic Solutions/NoNOISE¬ for Noise Reduction on Television
Broadcast Sound Tracks. In 1999, he won an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and
Sciences Scientific and Engineering Award (Oscar) . . . for his pioneering
work in the design of digital signal processing and its application to audio
editing for film. He is currently working at Adobe Systems, Inc. as Senior
Computer Scientist in the DVD Team.
From 1987-2001, Dr. Moorer has served as Senior Vice President for Advanced
Development at Sonic Solutions, and is responsible for the NoNOISE¬ package
for restoration of vintage recordings. From 1986 to 1987, Dr. Moorer consulted
for NeXT, Inc., on DSP software architecture for audio processing. From 1985
to 1986, he was the chief technical officer at the Lucasfilm Droid Works.
From 1980 to 1985, he was the digital audio project leader at Lucasfilm,
Ltd. From 1977-1980, he was the Reponsable Scientifique (technical advisor)
at IRCAM in Paris. From 1975 to 1977, he was the co-director of the Stanford
Computer Center for Research in Music and Acoustics. From 1968 to 1972,
he was a professional programmer at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence
Dr. Moorer holds a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University, granted in 1975
. Prior to that, Dr. Moorer earned an S.B. in Applied Mathematics from MIT in 1968,
and an S.B. in Electrical Engineering from MIT in 1967.
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