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Artistic and research interests

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 an assistant professor and professor at the University of Turku, Finland, from 1994 to 1999. He is currently a professor of speech communication technology at Aalto University, Espoo, Finland. His research interests include analysis and parameterization of speech production, statistical parametric speech synthesis, spectral modelling of speech, speech-based biomarking of human health, and cerebral processing of speech. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and more than 200 peer-reviewed conference papers. He is an Associate Editor of J. Acoust. Soc. Am. He served as an Academy Professor assigned by the Academy of Finland in 2015-2019. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of ISCA.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctoral degree, Engineering and Technology, Helsinki University of Technology

Award Date: 7 Apr 1992

Licentiate degree, Engineering and Technology, Helsinki University of Technology

Award Date: 8 Mar 1988

Master's degree, Engineering and Technology, Helsinki University of Technology

Award Date: 25 Feb 1986

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