Dr. Sean Olive

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Gender Male
Industry Science
Occupation Audio Scientist
Location Oak Park, California, United States
Introduction Sean Olive is Senior Research Fellow for Harman International, a major manufacturer of audio products for consumer, professional and automotive spaces. He directs the Corporate R&D group, and oversees acoustic and psychoacoustic research for Harman. Prior to 1993, he was a research scientist at the National Research Council of Canada where his research focused on the perception and measurement of loudspeakers, listening rooms, and microphones. Sean received a Bachelors degree in Music from the University of Toronto, and his Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Sound Recording from McGill University in Montreal. His Ph.D. research was on room acoustic adaptation and the acoustical interaction between loudspeakers and rooms. Dr. Olive has written over 50 research papers on the perception and measurement of audio for which he was awarded the Audio Engineering Society (AES) Fellowship Award in 1996, two Publication Awards (1990 and 1995), the ALMA Titanium and Harman Achievement Awards. Sean is the past President of the Audio Engineering Society. For more info see www.linkedin.com/in/seanolive
Interests audio technology, tonmeister, sound recording, psychoacoustics, listening tests, loudspeakers, perception, acoustics, listening rooms, music, jazz, audio engineering, wine science