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Bob Damper obtained his MSc in biophysics in 1973 and PhD in electrical engineering in 1979, both from the University of London. He also holds the Diploma of Imperial College, London, in electrical engineering. After a period lecturing in electrical engineering at the University of Abertay, he was appointed Lecturer in Electronics at the University of Southampton in 1980, Senior Lecturer in 1989, Reader in 1998 and Professor in 2003. He is a member of the ISIS Research Group where he pursues his research interests in signal and pattern processing, speech science and technology, rehabilitation engineering, neural computation, cognitive modelling, biologically-inspired robotics and philosophical and historical aspects of artificial intelligence. Current teaching duties are ELEC1006 Circuit Theory, COMP1005 System Administration Tools and Techniques and COMP2039 Artificial Intelligence. He has published over 300 research articles and reports. He was co-editor of Multimedia Technologies and Future Applications (1994), author of the undergraduate text Introduction to Discrete-Time Signals and Systems (1995), and edited the collection Data-Driven Techniques in Speech Synthesis (2001). Prof. Damper is a Senior Member of the IEEE (USA), a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Physicist, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (previously the Institution of Electrical Engineers) and of the Institute of Physics, a member of the Acoustical Society of America, and a member of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) since its inception. He is also a member of the ACM Special Interest Group on Computational Phonology. Bob is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Speech Technology, Intelligent Decision Technologies and Information Fusion.

Prof. Damper is active in legal work as an expert in forensic speech analysis. He is a member of the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics, and is listed in the UK Register of Expert Witnesses. Particular specialisms are transcriptions of contested audio recordings and professional opinions on speaker identity on audio recordings.

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Last updated by Bob Damper on 19 November 2010.