Dr. Jonathan B. Allen received a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1966, and MS and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1968 and 1970 respectively. After graduation he joined Bell Laboratories in 1970, and has been in the Acoustics Research Department in Murray Hill NJ from 1974 to the present where he is a Distinguished member of Technical Staff.
Dr. Allen is interested in cochlear modeling, cochlear neurophysiology, human auditory psychophysics, human speech recognition, digital signal processing, room acoustics, and musical acoustics.
He is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), a Fellow (Jan., 1985) of the Inst. of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), a past member of the Executive Council of the ASA, the Adm. Committee (ADCOM) of the Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing Society (ASSP) of the IEEE, served as Editor of the ASSP transactions, Chairman of the Publication Board of the ASSP Society, General Chairman of the International Conf. of the ASSP (ICASSP-1988), and has served on numerous committees of both the ASA and the ASSP. In 1986 he was awarded the IEEE ASSP 1986 Meritorious Service Award. In 1986-88 he participated in the development of the AT&T multi-band compression hearing aid, that is now sold under the Resound name (see NASDAQ National Market listings). In 1990 he was an Osher Fellow at the Exploratorium museum in San Francisco. In 1991-92 he served as an international Distinguished Lecturer for the Signal Processing Society. In 1993 he was on the Dean's Advisory council for the University of Pennsylvania. In 1994 he spent 5 weeks as visiting scientist and lecturer at the University of Calgary. From 1987 to the present he is an Adjunct Associate Research Scientist in the Otolaryngology department of Columbia University. Dr. Allen has 9 patents and more than 48 publications.