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Northwestern University

2013-2014

Ann Bradlow

Ann Bradlow

Professor and Chair, Linguistics, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Ann Bradlow is Professor and Chair of Linguistics at Northwestern University. Her research and teaching interests are in acoustic phonetics and speech perception with a particular focus on cross-language variation and bilingualism. Several of Professor Bradlow’s research projects have been funded by the National Institute for Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. She is currently an elected member of the Executive Council of the Acoustical Society of America.

Professor Bradlow is currently Associate Editor of the journal Phonetica and she has served as a grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and other organizations.  She has supervised countless students during postdoctoral work, PhD and MA thesis projects, and undergraduate research projects. She completed her PhD in Linguistics at Cornell University and holds an AB in Linguistics from the University of Chicago. Bradlow held postdoctoral fellowships in Cognitive Psychology at Indiana University and in Auditory Neuroscience at Northwestern University. She joined the Linguistics Department at Northwestern University in 1998.

Sumitrajit (Sumit) Dhar

Sumitrajit (Sumit) Dhar

Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders, School of Communication

Sumitrajit (Sumit) Dhar is Chair and Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Sumit studied Audiology and Hearing Science at the University of Mumbai, Utah State University, and Purdue University. His research is on the macromechanics of the inner ear and their reflection in otoacoustic emissions - sounds generated in the inner ear and recorded using a small microphone in the ear canal. The long term goals of Sumit's research are to understand the workings of the inner ear and to leverage that understanding to develop sensitive tests of hearing. He has received several National Institutes of Health grants to support his research.

In 2010, Professor Dhar won the President’s Award from the Illinois Academy of Audiology “for extraordinary efforts in promoting the education of audiologists and for the outstanding advocacy for the profession.” He has served as Chair of the American Academy of Audiology’s National Education Committee and he is currently Director of the Graduate certificate in Language, Music, and Communication program within the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems. Dhar has received recognition for his teaching with the Clarence Simon Award for Teaching and Mentoring. He has been on faculty at Northwestern since 2004.

Kevin Lynch

Kevin Lynch

Professor and Chair, Mechanical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Kevin Lynch is Professor and Chair of Mechanical Engineering in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University, where he is also co-director of the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO). He is also a member of the Neuroscience and Robotics Lab (NxR). His research focuses on robot manipulation and locomotion, self-organizing multi-agent systems, bio-inspired sensing and control, and functional electrical stimulation for restoration of human function. Professor Lynch’s research group collaborates with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago on neural engineering and human-robot systems.

Lynch is a Senior Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, an IEEE fellow, and the recipient of the IEEE Early Career Award in Robotics and Automation, Northwestern's Professorship of Teaching Excellence, and Northwestern's Engineering Teacher of the Year award. He serves on the Northwestern Faculty Senate, the University Committee, and the Technological Institute Engineering Life Science building committee. He earned a BSE in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University and a PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University. Professor Lynch has been on faculty at Northwestern since 1997.

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