Career - Professional Activities

International Activities

April - May 2004

Taught two master classes and a delivered a public lecture on auditory scene analysis at the Department of Musical Sciences, New University of Lisbon, Portugal.

March 2-8, 2003

Taught in Helsinki Winter School in Cognitive Neuroscience, Lammi Biological Station, Finland

September 2000 - July 2001

Supervised Yuko Tagami, Exchange doctoral student from the University of Kyoto, Japan.

October - November 1999

Seven weeks of collaborative research with Minoru Tsuzaki of the ATR Human Information Processing Research Laboratories, in Kyoto, Japan and one week with Yoshitaka Nakajima at the Kyushu institute of Design in Fukuoka, Japan. Eight lectures/colloquia at universities and research laboratories in Japan.

October 1993

One-week series of graduate seminars at the University of Thessaloniki in Greece on "Auditory Scene Analysis".

February 1992

Initiated an electronic mail list called, AUDITORY, on the topic of Auditory Perception. Currently administered by Dr. Dan Ellis of Columbia University, it includes more than 1000 researchers and practitioners in universities, industries, and organizations in over 40 countries.

Current Memberships in Academic Societies

Royal Society of Canada (Fellow)
Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Sciences
Psychonomic Society
Society for Music Perception and Cognition

Service to the Profession

July 2001 - May 2003

Member of the Executive Board, Society for Music Perception and Cognition.

July 1992 - August 1996

Member of the Scientific Advisory Council for the XXVI International Congress of Psychology, Montreal, Aug. 16-21, 1996.

December 1992 - October 1994

Member of the Program Committee, Signal Processing Sub-Conference, 12th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, in Jerusalem, Israel. Oct. 1994.

1985 - 1988

Member of Sensory/Perceptual Working Group. NRC (USA). Committee on Basic Research in the Behavioral and Social Sciences. (1985). Contributing to the volume, The Behavioral and Social Sciences (1988).

Associate Editor for the journal, Music Perception

Occasional reviewer of manuscripts for the following journals

Canadian Journal of Psychology
Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance
Music Perception
Neuroscience Letters
Perception & Psychophysics
Psychological Bulletin
Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
Speech Communication
Theory and Psychology

Occasional reviewer of grants for the following agencies

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (Canada)
Ontario Mental Health Foundation (Canada)
National Science Foundation (USA)
Office of Naval Research (USA)
National Institutes of Health (USA)
Air Force Office of Scientific Research (USA)

Member of Grant Selection Committee for Psychology for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (1979)

Chairman of Program Committee, Lake Ontario Visionary Establishment, (LOVE) conference on human perception & cognition 1973; Member 1973-75

Organizing committee, International Conferences on Pattern Recognition, 1993-94

Scientific Advisory Council, XXVI International Congress of Psychology, 1994-96

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