Vesa Välimäki

Vesa Välimäki

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Dept Signal Process and Acoust

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 is funded by NordForsk during the six-year period 2018–2023.

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 is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society (2020-). He has arranged several special issues for international scientific journals, such as for the Applied Sciences (in 2016, 2017, and 2020) and for the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (2015 and 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
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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

IEEE Fellow

for contributions to synthesis and processing of audio signals
Award or honor granted for academic career Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics Jan 2015

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 2014

Fellowship Award, Audio Engineering Society (AES)

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

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 Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics Sep 2007

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 May 2019

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

Best Paper Award of the Journal of the AES

Journal of the Audio Engineering Society Best Paper Award 2019 for the paper "Directional Feedback Delay Network"
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics Jun 2020

Research groups

  • Audio Signal Processing

Publications

Third-octave and Bark graphic-equalizer design with symmetric band filters

Jussi Rämö, Juho Liski, Vesa Välimäki 2020 Applied Sciences (Switzerland)

22nd international conference on digital audio effects DAFx 2019 (2-6 september 2019, Birmingham, United Kingdom)

Ryan Stables, Jason Hockman, Vesa Välimäki, Federico Fontana 2020 Applied Sciences (Switzerland)

Special issue on digital audio effects

Vesa Välimäki, Federico Fontana 2020 Applied Sciences (Switzerland)

Neural Modelling of LFO Modulated Time Varying Effects

Alec Wright, Vesa Välimäki 2020 Proceedings of the International Conference on Digital Audio Effects

Perceptual Loss Function for Neural Modelling of Audio Systems

Alec Wright, Vesa Välimäki 2020 ICASSP 2020 - 2020 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)

Real-time guitar amplifier emulation with deep learning

Alec Wright, Eero Pekka Damskägg, Lauri Juvela, Vesa Välimäki 2020 Applied Sciences (Switzerland)

Automatic tuning of high piano tones

Sneha Shah, Vesa Välimäki 2020 Applied Sciences (Switzerland)

Feedback Control in an Actuated Acoustic Guitar Using Frequency Shifting

Etienne Thuillier, Otso Lähdeoja, Vesa Välimäki 2019 Journal of the Audio Engineering Society

Extracting music and noise from the ear canal using a headset

Jussi Rämö, Vesa Välimäki, Sampo Vesa, Riitta Väänänen, Matti Hämäläinen 2019 Proceedings of the AES International Conference

Graphic Delay Equalizer

J. Rämö, V. Välimäki 2019 44th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2019; Brighton; United Kingdom; 12-17 May 2019 : Proceedings