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

Acoustic measurements at the Aalto Acoustics Lab

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 Elvander, Koivunen, Ollila, 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.

Digital Systems and Design, Bachelor of Science (Technology), Master of Science (Technology)

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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Acoustics and Audio Technology - Computer, Communication and Information Sciences, Master of Science (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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Research & Art Published:

Energy efficiency is a key theme in new projects funded by the Academy of Finland

The projects develop a smart surface, energy-efficient observation systems, detection of disruptive behavior online, neuromorphic i.e. artificial intelligence equipment that works like a brain, high-performance photonics from wood, and reduce chip waste.
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University Published:
Sähkötekniikan korkeakoulun vuoden alumni Pekka Tiitinen
Cooperation, Research & Art Published:

School of Electrical Engineering Alumnus of the Year 2022 Pekka Tiitinen: Electricity sector training opens up diverse career opportunities

Managing Director of ABB Finland encourages students to acquire broad experience of business life already during their studies – because experiencing a range of different work duties can teach you a lot.
Jussi Ryynänen, Tapio Lokki and Jorma Kyyrä
Appointments, University Published:

New heads of departments and deputy department heads appointed at the School of Electrical Engineering

Jussi Ryynänen, Tapio Lokki and Jorma Kyyrä will begin their terms as heads of departments in January 2023.
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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

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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