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Durand Begault, PhD, FAES

Director, Audio Forensic Center

University of California, San Diego, PhD Computer Audio

Mills College, MFA Electronic Recording Media

University of California, Santa Cruz, B.A. Music-Heuristic Models

  • Adjunct Faculty, McGill University, 2003
  • Audio Engineering Society
  • Acoustical Society America
  • Fellowship Award, Audio Engineering Society

The Story of Acoustics, Video and Forensics

The Audio Forensic Center serves legal and law enforcement professionals with expert witness and forensic analysis of acoustics, audio and video media, and audio technology, including patents and due diligence. As Director, I have provided expert consulting and testimony since 1988 and have testified in over 80 cases. I use state of the art technology and scientific procedures in my work in support of legal professionals.

Seeking and Sharing Knowledge

I have over 100 publications in the fields of forensics, acoustics, human factors, and communication technologies, and four US patents for audio technologies. I received my PhD from UC San Diego in 1987 where I continued as a post-doc at the Computer Audio Research Laboratory. I am a Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society (FAES) and have served on multiple PhD committees and adjunct faculties. My musical hobbies include the harpsichord and jazz piano music, and electronic music exploiting spatial sound.