Mark F. Bocko

University of Rochester

Program Leader: Audio and Music

Personal Information

Distinguished Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor of Physics & Astronomy
Director, Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences (CEIS)
Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Director of the Audio and Music Engineering Program

Mark F. Bocko earned his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Rochester in 1984 working in the field of gravitational wave detectors and the quantum limits of weak force detection in the group of David H. Douglass. After a brief post-doctoral appointment in the same laboratory, he joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the UR in 1985. His research interests have included gravitational wave detector development, quantum limits of measurements, image and bio-sensors, chaos, low-noise electronics, superconducting electronics, and quantum computing. His current research is on audio and acoustic signal processing and spatial hearing. Professor Bocko has taught courses on multiple topics in Electrical Engineering and he has  won five teaching awards at the University of Rochester, including being named the Mercer Brugler Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University from 2008-2011. He was named Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2013 and he has served as Chair of the ECE Department since 2004.