Richard M. Stern
Professor of ECE, LTI, CS and BME, Lecturer of Music
In addition to being Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Richard M. Stern is also a member of the Language Technologies Institute, Computer Science Department, and Biomedical Engineering Department. He has focused his research on spoken language systems, where he is particularly concerned with the development of techniques that enable automatic speech recognition systems to become more robust with respect to changes in environment and acoustical ambience. In addition to his work in speech recognition, Dr. Stern remains actively involved in auditory perception, where he is best known for theoretical work in binaural hearing.
Dr. Stern was also a former music major at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For more than thirty years he has presented solo and chamber music recitals on historical instruments as a founding member of the 415 Players Baroque Ensemble, and in appearances as a guest artist with Chatham Baroque. He has appeared with School of Music faculty members and other local musicians with the Pittsburgh Bach Choir, the Pittsburgh Chamber Music Project, the Ionian Chamber Players, the Renaissance City Winds, and other ensembles, and on the Pittsburgh Symphony's Community Concert Series, Shadyside Concerts, Music in a Great Space, and other recital series. Stern is the only person on the faculty to have attended Woodstock.