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Christian Giguère was trained as an engineer and has worked in the fields of acoustics, biomedical engineering and audiology for the past 20+ years. During this time, he has had the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research at more than six different universities (Laval, UBC, Toronto, Cambridge, Utrecht, Ottawa). His personal and collaborative achievements include the development of an anthropomorphic acoustic test fixture (ATF) to measure the attenuation of hearing protectors, a software tool for the analysis and control of HVAC noise in buildings, a mathematical model of sound transmission through the peripheral auditory system (AIM), the development of a System for Evaluating sound Localization Acuity (SELA), two software tools to analyze the efficacy of acoustic warning signals in noisy workplaces (Detectsound, AlarmLocator), the development of methods to establish hearing fitness standards for workers in noisy occupations, and a predictive model of speech recognition in noise for workers wearing hearing protectors. Since 1995, Dr. Giguère is faculty member with the School of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Ottawa. He is also cross-appointed at the School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE). Dr. Giguère is president of the Canadian Acoustical Association (CAA) and co-chair of the International Commission on the Biological Effects of Noise (ICBEN).
He has a B.Sc.A in Engineering Physics from Univertsité Laval (1983), a M.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (1986) and a M. Eng in Mechanical Engineering (1989) from University of Toronto and a Ph.D in Information Engineering from Cambridge University (1994)