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MIT Associate Professor of Communications Engineering, 1947-1958
Concert hall acoustical design consultant; partner in BBN Inc.
Leo Beranek (1914-2016) was MIT Associate Professor of Communications Engineering 1947-1958, a founding partner of Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc., and was an internationally respected authority on concert hall acoustics. He worked on the original acoustical design of MIT's Kresge Auditorium in 1955, and has consulted on concert halls and opera houses throughout the world. He was a founding member of the Council for the Arts at MIT. His musical background includes work as a dance band drummer in the late 1930s and as an orchestral timpanist in the 1940s.