Vesa Välimäki
Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics

Vesa Välimäki

Professor

Contact information

Postal address
Otakaari 5
Mobile phone
+358505691176
Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Description

Prof. Vesa Välimäki's research focuses on digital signal processing algorithms and applications in audio and acoustics. His work is associated with ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and digitalization of the world. He is the Vice Dean for Research in the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering. His research group belongs to the Aalto Acoustics Lab, a multidisciplinary center of high competence with excellent facilities for sound-related research. His research group is part of the Nordic University Hub project NordicSMC (Sound and Music Computing), which will receive funding from Nordforsk in 2018–2020, with a possible additional three years (2021–2022).

Prof. Välimäki is a Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and a Fellow of the AES (Audio Engineering Society). He has been a Senior Area Editor of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing since 2015. He has arranged several special issues for international scientific journals, such as for the Applied Sciences (2015-16 and 2017) and for the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (2015 and 2018-2019). He was the General Chair of the 14th Sound and Music Computing Conference SMC-17, which was held on the Otaniemi campus of Aalto University (Espoo, Finland) in July 2017.

Current research interests include

  • Artificial reverberation
  • Audio filter design (equalizers, delay filters)
  • Augmented reality audio
  • Digital sound synthesis
  • Headphone and loudspeaker signal processing
  • Virtual analog modeling for music technology

Areas of expertise

Acoustics Audio Digital filter design Music technology Signal Processing Sound and Music Computing 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics Signal processing Optics, acoustics

Honors and awards

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

IEEE Fellow for contributions to synthesis and processing of audio signals

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics
Jan 2014

IEEE Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), United States

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics
Jan 2012

Fellowship Award, Audio Engineering Society (AES)

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics
Sep 2007

Best Paper Award, at 2007 International Conference on Digital Audio Effects Bordeaux, France, Sept. 2007 (co-authors: Heidi-Maria Lehtonen and Timo I. Laakso)

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Audio Signal Processing
May 2019

Best Paper Award at the SMC-19 conference The First Best Paper Award at the International Sound and Music Computing Conference SMC-19 in Malaga, Spain, was given on Friday, May 31, 2019 to the paper by Eero-Pekka Damskägg, Lauri Juvela and Prof. Vesa Välimäki, “Real-Time Modeling of Audio Distortion Circuits with Deep Learning”.

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Audio Signal Processing
Sep 2018

Second Best Paper Award at the international DAFX-18 conference Dr. Sebastian Schlecht (International Audio Labs, Germany), Benoit Alary (Aalto), Prof. Vesa Välimäki (Aalto), and Prof. Emanuel A. P. Habets (International Audio Labs, Germany) won the second best paper award with the paper ”Optimized velvet-noise decorrelation”.

Research groups

Audio Signal Processing

Publications

Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics, Audio Signal Processing
Publishing year: 2020 Applied Sciences (Switzerland)
Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics, Audio Signal Processing
Publishing year: 2020 Applied Sciences (Switzerland)
Audio Signal Processing, Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics
Publishing year: 2020 Applied Sciences (Switzerland)
Audio Signal Processing, Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics
Publishing year: 2019 Proceedings of the EAA Spatial Audio Signal Processing symposium
Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics, Audio Signal Processing, Department of Media
Publishing year: 2019 AES: Journal of the Audio Engineering Society
Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics, Speech Communication Technology, Audio Signal Processing
Publishing year: 2019 44th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2019; Brighton; United Kingdom; 12-17 May 2019 : Proceedings
Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics, Speech Communication Technology, Audio Signal Processing
Publishing year: 2019 Proceedings of the 16th Sound & Music Computing Conference SMC 2019
Audio Signal Processing, Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics
Publishing year: 2019 Proceedings of the 16th Sound & Music Computing Conference SMC 2019
Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics, Audio Signal Processing
Publishing year: 2019 Journal of the Audio Engineering Society
Audio Signal Processing, Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics
Publishing year: 2019 Proceedings of the 16th Sound & Music Computing Conference SMC 2019