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.

Metrology Research Institute

Metrology Research Institute focuses on optical radiation measurements and related activities. We do not forecast the weather!

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Signal processing

Our goal is to do world-class signal processing research by focusing on fundamental signal processing theory and methods.

Aalto-yliopisto, liput / kuvaaja: Aino Huovio

Communication acoustics: spatial sound and psychoacoustics

Capturing, transmission, reproduction, synthesis, and perception of sound - these are the fields that interest us in the communication acoustics team.

Aalto University / Communication acoustics / photo: Ville Pulkki

Audio signal processing

The Audio Signal Processing Research Group is working on wideband sound technology, which is extensively applicable for example in mobile phones, music technology, and noise control.

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Speech technology

The Speech Technology research group works on developing new methods and approaches to discovering and processing patterned information within speech and audio signals.

Aalto-yliopisto, liput / kuvaaja: Aino Huovio

Speech communication technology

Speech communication technology aims at describing, explaining and reproducing communication by speech.

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Speech recognition

Our goal is to generally improve the speech recognition methodology with the help of the new algorithms developed in Aalto University. Speech recognition offers challenging benchmarking tasks for efficient algorithms that can process and learn to represent large quantities of data.

Speech Interaction Technology

Our objective is to improve spoken interaction, in applications such as telecommunication as well as when using speech interfaces.

Virtual Acoustics

The Virtual Acoustics Research Group is concentrating on room acoustics – how it could be measured, simulated, and auralized as well as how humans perceive different rooms, in particular the team is world-know on the research of concert halls.

virtual acoustics research group doing measurements in a concert hall

Support and administrative personnel in SPA

News

teleconferencing study. Image Aalto university / Aino Huovio
Research & Art Published:

How are your teleconferences going? Participate in a research project by sharing your experiences on Twitter!

Speech processing researchers at Aalto University want to help improve communication tools based on user experience data.
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Studies Published:

Nominate your choice for the Award for Quality Teaching 2019-2020

Nominate your choice for the Award for Quality Teaching at the School of Electrical Engineering.
Professor Tapio Lokki / Aalto University / School of Electrical Engineering / Acoustics / Image: Patrik Strenström
Research & Art Published:

Professor Tapio Lokki knows the best concert halls in the world

Tapio Lokki, Professor at the Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics, is known for his significant research work on concert hall acoustics.
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Honoured Published:

Professor Visa Koivunen receives association EURASIP's most prestigious honor

Professor Visa Koivunen from the Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics, is the second recipient of this recognition from Finland

Events

Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Speech and Language Technology, Lauri Juvela, MSc (Tech.)

Title of the thesis is "Neural waveform generation for source-filter vocoding in speech synthesis"
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Speech and Language Technology, Bajibabu Bollepalli, MSc

Title of the thesis is "Improving the quality of text-to-speech (TTS) using deep learning -- Emphasis on vocoders and speaking style adaptation"

Head of department

Where to find us

Maarintie 8

Maarintie 8, Espoo

Maarintie 8

Health Technology House

Address: Otakaari 3 & Rakentajanaukio 2.
Open: Mon-Thu 7.45-20.00, Fri 7.45-18.00.

Otakaari 3. Aalto University Campus and Real Estate.

Computer Science building

Address: Konemiehentie 2, Espoo.
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 7.45 - 20.00 Fri 7.45-18.00 and Sat 11.00-18.00.

The Computer Science building / Tietotekniikan talo is mainly used for IT and electrical engineering teaching and research.

Tietotekniikan talo, Computer Science Building

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Address: Otakaari 5
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