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Vesa Välimäki


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1992 …2020

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Artistic and research interests

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 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. He is a Board Member of the Heureka Science Centre.

Prof. Välimäki is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society.

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

External positions

Expert in acoustics (part-time)

1 Aug 201931 Dec 2020

Member of board

1 Jan 201831 Dec 2019

Member of board

1 Jan 201631 Dec 2017


  • Acoustics
  • Audio
  • Digital filter design
  • Music technology
  • Signal Processing
  • Sound and Music Computing
  • Digital Audio
  • Musical Acoustics
  • Headphones
  • Loudspeakers
  • Sound
  • Sound reproduction
  • Equalizers
  • Music signal processing
  • Audio effects processing
  • Acoustic signal processing
  • Artificial reverberation
  • Augmented Reality Audio
  • Acoustic measurements
  • Sound synthesis


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