Marina Bosi

CCRMA Role: 
Faculty/Staff
Years Attended: 
04/1988 - 12/2010
Preferred Email (public): 
mab@ccrma.stanford.edu
About Me: 
Marina Bosi started her career as musician, teaching and performing at the Venice National Conservatory of Music, Italy, and spending about two years as a chargée de recherche at IRCAM, Paris.  She is currently Consulting Professor in the Music Department at Stanford University and is also a founding member and director of the Digital Media Project, a non-profit organization that promotes successful development, deployment, and use of Digital Media.  Previously, Dr. Bosi was Chief Technology Officer of MPEG LA®, a firm specializing in the licensing of multimedia technology; VP-Technology, Standards and Strategies at Digital Theater Systems (DTS); and was part of the research team at Dolby Laboratories working on AC-2 and AC-3 technology where she also led the MPEG-2 AAC development.  Dr. Bosi has been actively involved in the development of standards for audio and video coding and for managing digital content, contributing to the work of ANSI, ATSC, DVD Forum, DVB, ISO/IEC MPEG, SDMI, and SMPTE. 

A past President of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), Dr. Bosi also served the AES in various capacities including as a member of the Board of Governors and as VP of the Western Region USA and Canada.  Dr. Bosi is a member the Technical Committee on Audio and Electroacoustics of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, a senior member of IEEE, and a member of ASA.  Dr. Bosi received the AES Fellowship Award for her contributions to the standardization of audio coding, video coding, and secure digital content.  She received the AES Board of Governors Award twice:  for her co-chairmanship of the 96th AES Convention and again for her co-chairmanship of the 17th AES International Conference, the first scientific international conference dedicated to the topic of high quality audio coding.  Dr. Bosi was the editor of MPEG-2 Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) for which she received a Certificate of Appreciation from ISO/IEC.   She also has received several awards for her scholarship from both the French and Italian governments.  Dr. Bosi holds several patents and publications in the field and is author of the acclaimed textbook “Introduction to Digital Audio Coding and Standards” (Kluwer/Springer December 2002) translated into Chinese and Korean.