We are delighted to announce the following distinguished speakers who will be presenting Plenary and Keynote Lectures. These on-site distinguished lectures will be live streamed on the online congress platform.


Dr. Hiroshi Sato
Title: Sound in Life and Acoustics for Society

Dr. Hiroshi Sato is a Deputy Director General of Department of Information Technology and Human Factors at National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). His research area is human-centered evaluation and design of environment such as speech communication in rooms, classroom acoustics, low-frequency noise and floor impact sound. He is a director of Acoustical Society of Japan and chairing the committee for public address system for emergency. He contributes standardization work significantly in the area of building acoustics and ergonomics/human factors as national chair of ISO technical committees and leading the project of Wellbeing in the technical committee for Ageing Societies (ISO/TC 314). He is also active in the area of emotion recognition and prediction in daily life and leading the national project for cognitive interaction in service fields as a part of Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program (SIP) Phase 2: Big Data and AI-Enabled Cyberspace Technologies.

Dr. Judith L. Rochat
Title: Committing to Full-Spectrum Noise Equity

Dr. Judy Rochat is a Principal Associate at Cross-Spectrum Acoustics, with almost 30 years of experience in transportation noise and vibration, including highway, rail, and aircraft projects and research, working in both the public and private sectors. She received a B.A. in Applied Mathematics from the University of California, San Diego and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Acoustics from the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Rochat is the current President of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA and the Transportation Associate Editor for the Noise Control Engineering Journal. She is also the former Chair of the Transportation Research Board Noise and Vibration Committee and is a member of the Acoustical Society of America and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.


Dr. Joseph M. Cuschieri
Title: Underwater Acoustics and Marine Systems

Joe got his PhD “A Parametric Study of Impact Noise” from the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR), at the University of Southampton in the UK.  He went to ISVR after completing his BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Malta. Soon after he completed his PhD. Joe moved from Southampton to South Florida, USA to take a position as Assistant Professor in the Ocean Engineering Department at Florida Atlantic University. After spending 20 years as a Professor of Ocean Engineering, with two years as Associated Dean of Research, and focusing his research on underwater systems, Joe decided to leave academia and join industry where he continued to work on Underwater systems. He currently holds the position of a Lockheed Martin Fellow and his work is focused on marine system noise, structural acoustics, acoustic sensors and signal processing. Joe is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, is a Member, Board-Certified of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA and a Fellow of the Institute of Acoustics.

Dr. Danielle Moreau
Title: Exploring Real-World Geometry Effects on Airfoil and Bluff-Body Flow Noise

Dr. Danielle Moreau is an Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at UNSW Sydney. She obtained her PhD at the University of Adelaide in 2010 on the topic of virtual sensing for active noise control. Danielle’s current research is in the field of aeroacoustics and explores the production and control of flow-induced noise. Her major research contributions have been in (i) wall-mounted finite airfoil aeroacoustics, (ii) airfoil trailing edge noise production and control and (iii) bluff body flow noise. Danielle has co-authored two textbooks: ‘Active Control of Noise and Vibration’ (Taylor and Francis) and ‘Flow Noise: Theory’ (Springer). She serves as Chief Editor of Acoustics Australia and an Associate Editor of Applied Acoustics.

Dr. Judicaël Picaut
Title: The Short Story of Urban Acoustics

Dr. Judicaël Picaut is a senior researcher at the Gustave Eiffel University (France) and develops activities in the field of environmental acoustics, and more specifically on the development of alternative approaches for noise mapping. He leads the Environmental Acoustics Research Unit and is one of the co-founders of the Noise-Planet project, which has developed several innovative and open source approaches, such as NoiseCapture (smartphone application) and NoiseModelling (simulation tool).

Dr. Bianca I. Schuchardt
Title: Challenges and Opportunities of Urban Air Mobility – How Much Noise is Acceptable?

Dr. Bianca I. Schuchardt works as aeronautical research engineer at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Braunschweig, Germany, and has been engaged in urban air mobility (UAM) research since 2011. She started with the investigation of flight mechanics and handling qualities of helicopters and vertical take-off UAM vehicles. In 2019 she changed her research focus towards the investigation of flight guidance concepts for UAM and UAS (unmanned aerial systems). At the DLR Institute of Flight Guidance she is leading the project “HorizonUAM – Urban Air Mobility Research at the German Aerospace Center”. She is also coordinating the UAM topics within the NASA-DLR cooperation on “Air Traffic Management Exploration (ATM-X)”. Dr. Bianca I. Schuchardt received a diploma and a doctoral degree in aeronautical engineering from the Technical University of Braunschweig. For her dissertation she was awarded with a Zonta Amelia Earhart Fellowship in 2013.