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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.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science (Technology)

Licentiate of Science (Technology), Information Technology

Master of Science (Technology), Information Technology

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Research Output

Analysis and classification of phonation types in speech and singing voice

Kadiri, S. R., Alku, P. & Yegnanarayana, B., 2020, In : Speech Communication. 118, p. 33-47 15 p.

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  • Analysis and Detection of Pathological Voice using Glottal Source Features

    Kadiri, S. & Alku, P., Feb 2020, In : IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing. 14, 2, p. 367-379 8926347.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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    ASVspoof 2019: a large-scale public database of synthetic, converted and replayed speech

    Wang, X., Yamagishi, J., Todisco, M., Delgado, H., Nautsch, A., Evans, N., Sahidullah, M., Vestman, V., Kinnunen, T., Aik Lee, K., Juvela, L., Alku, P., Peng, Y-H., Hwang, H-T., Tsao, Y., Wang, H-M., Le Maguer, S., Becker, M., Henderson, F., Clark, R. & 20 others, Zhang, Y., Wang, Q., Jia, Y., Onuma, K., Mushika, K., Kaneda, T., Jiang, Y., Liu, L-J., Wu, Y-C., Huang, W-C., Toda, T., Tanaka, K., Kameoka, H., Steiner, I., Matrouf, D., Bonastre, J-F., Govender, A., Ronanki, S., Zhang, J-X. & Ling, Z-H., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Computer Speech and Language. 64, 101114.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Automatic assessment of intelligibility in speakers with dysarthria from coded telephone speech using glottal features

    Nonavinakere Prabhakera, N. & Alku, P., Jan 2020, In : Computer Speech and Language. 65, 17 p., 101117.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • Automatic intelligibility assessment of dysarthric speech using glottal parameters

    Nonavinakere Prabhakera, N. & Alku, P., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Speech Communication. 123, p. 1-9

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • Projects

    Speech-based biomarking of heart failure

    Alku, P.

    01/09/202031/08/2024

    Project: Academy of Finland: Other research funding

    Interdisciplinary research on statistical parametric speech synthesis

    Alku, P.

    01/01/201524/01/2020

    Project: Academy of Finland: Other research funding

    Interdisciplinary research on statistical parametric speech synthesis

    Juvela, L., Airaksinen, M., Bollepalli, B., Bäckström, T., Pohjalainen, J., Kakouros, S., Gowda, D., Jokinen, E. & Alku, P.

    01/01/201531/12/2017

    Project: Academy of Finland: Other research funding

    Computational modeling of language acquisition

    Laine, U., Räsänen, O., Remes, U., Seshadri, S., Das, S., Kakouros, S., Rasilo, H. & Alku, P.

    01/01/201431/12/2016

    Project: Academy of Finland: Other research funding

    Prizes

    Academy Professor

    Paavo Alku (Recipient), 1 Jan 2015

    Prize: Award or honor granted for academic career

    IEEE Award for the best student paper in ICASSP’16

    Lauri Juvela (Recipient), Bajibabu Bollepalli (Recipient), Manu Airaksinen (Recipient) & Paavo Alku (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

  • IEEE Fellow

    Paavo Alku (Recipient), 1 Jan 2020

    Prize: Award or honor granted for academic career

    ISCA Award for the best student paper of Interspeech 2011

    Hannu Pulakka (Recipient), Ulpu Remes (Recipient), Santeri Yrttiaho (Recipient), Kalle Palomäki (Recipient), Mikko Kurimo (Recipient) & Paavo Alku (Recipient), 2011

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

  • ISCA Award for the best student paper of Interspeech 2016

    Manu Airaksinen (Recipient), Bajibabu Bollepalli (Recipient), Lauri Juvela (Recipient), Zhizheng Wu (Recipient), Simon King (Recipient) & Paavo Alku (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

  • Activities

    Evaluation of promotion to Associate Professor

    Paavo Alku (Examiner)
    21 Oct 2019

    Activity: Examination typesStatement of assessment of professorship

    Promotion to Reader

    Paavo Alku (Examiner)
    31 Jan 2018

    Activity: Examination typesStatement of assessment of professorship

    Opponentship at KTH

    Paavo Alku (Examiner)
    23 Feb 2018

    Activity: Examination typesPre-examination of dissertation or acting as opponent to doctoral students

    Promotion to full-professor

    Paavo Alku (Examiner)
    21 Sep 2018

    Activity: Examination typesStatement of assessment of professorship

    Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (Journal)

    Paavo Alku (Editor)
    1 Sep 201831 Dec 2021

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesMembership of an editorial board