Patrick Roe

Patrick roe portrait (with [ATTN PATRICK] in the subject)


Patrick Roe has lived since his early childhood in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. He received a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1986 from the ‘Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland (EPFL)’. He went on to be employed at the EPFL in the Electromagnetics and Acoustics Laboratory (LEMA) where he has worked as a senior researcher on several European projects in the areas of acoustics, active noise control and accessibility to ICT systems and services for people with disabilities. His latest project was the Coordination Action in R&D in Accessible and Assistive ICT (CARDIAC), of which he was the coordinator.

Before this he was the Swiss representative of the three COST219 Actions, which ran over 20 years (1986-2008), ending up as Chairman of the COST 219ter Action “Accessibility for All to Services and Terminals for Next Generation Networks”. Within the framework of this Action, he has been the main editor of several publications and books, the most recent of which is entitled “Towards an inclusive future – Impact and wider potential of information and communication technologies”. He is a Member of the AES (Audio Engineering Society) and is currently the Chairman of the Swiss Exam Committee for the Federal Sound Technician exams. His main hobby is music, which has led him over the years to produce two albums as a songwriter/singer.