Dr. Papcun is a scientist who analyzes sounds, especially the sounds of speech, with regard to their forensic implications. He has been employed by Los Alamos National Laboratory, The Aerospace Corporation and the University of California Phonetics Laboratory. He has served as an expert witness in the United States, Canada and Australia. He has held security clearances at the Secret, Top Secret and Q levels. He has completed projects for the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency and the United States Secret Service. He will consider other challenging assignments.
Dr. Papcun's expertise includes analysis of recordings, enhancing the intelligibility of recordings, determining whether recordings have been altered, speaker identification, memory for voices, voice lineups, using voice to determine speaker veracity and voice morphing. He has done a special study of the communications of Flight 1549 that landed in the Hudson River.
Forensic Analyses Include:
- Johns Hopkins Award for Computing to Aid Persons with Disabilities
- R&D-100 Award for Technological Innovation
- National Defense Education Fellowship
- Ford Foundation Fellowship
Author and Instructor
"Voice Input/Output for Computers" Taught scientists, and engineers for companies and governmental agencies in the United States and abroad including IBM, Bell Laboratories, The United States Department of State, The United States National Bureau of Standards, Danish National Telecom, Phillips, Siemens and others.