Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics

Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics

The Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics (SPA) combines competence in different areas of research fields varying from ICT technology to core electrical engineering and its basic phenomena.

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Research

The research conducted in the unit is of highest international quality, in many of these areas, and the cooperation tight with several ICT and other high-tech companies.

With these companies, we boost practical applications that create societal impact.

Acoustics

Virtual Acoustics

Professor Tapio Lokki

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Audio signal processing

Professor Vesa Välimäki

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Sound in Virtual Reality

Professor of Practice Sebastian J. Schlecht

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Speech Technology

Speech recognition

Professor Mikko Kurimo

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Speech Interaction Technology

Professor Tom Bäckström

Speech Interaction Technology

Signal Processing

Signal processing

Professors Koivunen, Ollila, Skyttä, Vorobyov

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Metrology

Metrology Research Institute

Professor Erkki Ikonen

Studies

The Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics contributes to the common Bachelor programmes of the School of Electrical Engineering, contribute arranging the Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences, especially majors Acoustics and Audio Technology and Speech and Language Processing. We also provide post-graduate education through all of our research groups, as can be seen in our Doctoral dissertations.

Aalto Bachelor's Programme in Science and Technology - Digital Systems and Design

Digital Systems and Design educates specialists in various fields of digital systems. This major gives you competence in engineering design, as well as project planning and management, employing tools from embedded systems, control theory, and signal processing.

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Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Acoustics and Audio Technology

The major in Acoustics and Audio Technology equips students with a fundamental understanding of human hearing, audio perception, and physics of sound. The skills they acquire enable, for example, reducing noise pollution, planning harmonic environments and designing coherent sound experiences.

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Become a doctoral student at the School of Electrical Engineering

Doctoral education will prepare you for the most demanding expert positions in your field in the academia, companies and public administration. Start here if you’re interested in doctoral studies!

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Support and administrative personnel in SPA

News

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Michael McCrea receives Best Paper Award on NordicSMC conference

The results of the study will be beneficial in sound environments at virtual and augmented reality.
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Visit Aalto Acoustics Lab in the spring 2022

You can book your visit via the sign-up form.
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Research & Art Published:

One of the most important characteristics of a researcher is tolerance for uncertainty

Assistant Professor Tomasz Kucner is researching, how and what robots can learn from the human behavior.
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Donate Speech campaign awarded as the best European audio project in 2021

Professor of Speech and Language Processing Mikko Kurimo believes that other small languages and countries can model the successful and award-winning concept
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The Aalto Acoustics Lab

Acoustics Lab is a multidisciplinary research center of the Aalto University. It has outstanding facilities for sound-related research, including three anechoic chambers, a listening room, sound-proof listening booths, a large amount of loudspeakers and headphones, and high-quality microphones and other measurement equipment.

Read more: Aalto Acoustics Lab

Events

Intro to Scientific Computing 2022

Intro to Scientific Computing 2 - 4 February 2022

Are you starting your doctoral studies and you are unsure about the computational resources available for you? You are working from remote, but would you like to have more resources for your data science tasks? Would you like to learn about High Performance Computing (HPC) in practice? Join our hands-on course for data science workflows with HPC.
Sähkötekniikan alan opiskelijoita. Kuva: Unto Rautio / Aalto-yliopisto
Online event

Sähkötekniikan päivä at Aalto University

Welcome to the virtual event to learn about studying and career opportunities in the field of electrical engineering.

Head of department

Tapio Lokki

Tapio Lokki

Professor
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Where to find us

Maarintie 8

Maarintie 8

Maarintie 8

Health Technology House

Otakaari 3 & Rakentajanaukio 2

Otakaari 3. Aalto University Campus and Real Estate.

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Otakaari 5
Open for members 24/7.

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