Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics

Paavo Alku

Professor

Contact information

Postal address
Otakaari 5
Mobile phone
+358504003048
Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Description

Paavo Alku received his M.Sc., Lic.Tech., and Dr.Sc. (Tech.) degrees from Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland in 1986, 1988, and 1992, respectively. He was an Assistant Professor at the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, in 1993, and the University of Turku, Finland, from 1994 to 1999. He is currently a Professor of speech communication technology at School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University. His research interests are analysis and parameterization of speech production, parametric speech synthesis, spectral modeling of speech, speech enhancement, and cerebral processing of speech.

Honors and awards

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics
Jan 2011

ISCA Award for the best student paper of Interspeech 2011 ISCA Award for the best student paper of Interspeech 2011: Hannu Pulakka, Ulpu Remes, Santeri Yrttiaho, Kalle Palomäki, Mikko Kurimo, and Paavo Alku, “Low-Frequency Bandwidth Extension of Telephone Speech Using Sinusoidal Synthesis and Gaussian Mixture Model”.

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics
Jan 2016

IEEE Award for the best student paper in ICASSP’16 IEEE Award for the best student paper in ICASSP’16 (IEEE Int. Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing): Lauri Juvela, Bajibabu Bollepalli, Manu Airaksinen, Paavo Alku, “High-pitched excitation generation for glottal vocoding in statistical parametric speech synthesis using a deep neural network”.

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics
Jan 2016

ISCA Award for the best student paper of Interspeech 2016 ISCA Award for the best student paper of Interspeech 2016: Manu Airaksinen, Bajibabu Bollepalli, Lauri Juvela, Zhizheng Wu, Simon King, Paavo Alku: “GlottDNN - A full-band glottal vocoder for statistical parametric speech synthesis”.

Award or honor granted for academic career
Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics
Jan 2015

Academy Professor

Award or honor granted for academic career
Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics
Jan 2020

IEEE Fellow

Research groups

Speech Communication Technology

Publications

Speech Communication Technology, Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics
Publishing year: 2020 JOURNAL OF LANGUAGE TEACHING AND RESEARCH
Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics, Speech Communication Technology
Publishing year: 2020 IEEE Access
Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics, Speech Communication Technology
Publishing year: 2020 International Journal of Psychophysiology
Jorma Skyttä Group, Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics, Speech Communication Technology
Publishing year: 2019 2019 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2019 - Proceedings
Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics, Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis, Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Speech Communication Technology
Publishing year: 2019 Speech Communication
Speech Communication Technology, Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics, Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis
Publishing year: 2019 Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
Speech Communication Technology, Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics
Publishing year: 2019 Proceedings of Interspeech
Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics, Speech Communication Technology
Publishing year: 2019 Speech Communication
Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics, Speech Communication Technology
Publishing year: 2019 Computer Speech and Language
Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics, Speech Communication Technology
Publishing year: 2019 Proceedings of Interspeech