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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 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

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science (Technology)

Licentiate of Science (Technology)

Master of Science (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

Keywords

  • Acoustics
  • Audio
  • Digital filter design
  • Music technology
  • Signal Processing
  • Sound and Music Computing

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Research Output

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

Stables, R., Hockman, J., Välimäki, V. & Fontana, F., 1 Feb 2020, In : Applied Sciences (Switzerland). 10, 3, 1048.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    12 Downloads (Pure)

    Automatic tuning of high piano tones

    Shah, S. & Välimäki, V., 1 Mar 2020, In : Applied Sciences (Switzerland). 10, 6, 14 p., 1983.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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  • 9 Downloads (Pure)

    Perceptual Loss Function for Neural Modelling of Audio Systems

    Wright, A. & Välimäki, V., 4 May 2020, ICASSP 2020 - 2020 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP). IEEE, 5 p. (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

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  • Real-time guitar amplifier emulation with deep learning

    Wright, A., Damskägg, E. P., Juvela, L. & Välimäki, V., 1 Feb 2020, In : Applied Sciences (Switzerland). 10, 3, 766.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    13 Downloads (Pure)

    Special issue on digital audio effects

    Välimäki, V. & Fontana, F., 1 Apr 2020, In : Applied Sciences (Switzerland). 10, 7, 2449.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialScientific

    Open Access
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    10 Downloads (Pure)

    Projects

    NordicSMC Aalto

    Liski, J., Välimäki, V., Pulkki, V., Wright, A., Fierro, L., Wirler, S. & Fagerström, J.

    01/01/201831/12/2023

    Project: Other external funding: Other foreign funding

    NordicSMC Aalto tilakust.

    Välimäki, V.

    01/01/201831/12/2023

    Project: Other external funding: Other foreign funding

    NordicSMC: Nordic Sound and Music Computing Network

    Prawda, K., Välimäki, V. & Fagerström, J.

    01/01/201831/12/2023

    Project: Other external funding: Other foreign funding

    ICHO: Immersive Concert for Homes

    Alary, B. & Välimäki, V.

    01/09/201630/09/2020

    Project: Academy of Finland: Other research funding

    Active Acoustics: Smart Audio objects at the Interface of the Material and the Digital

    Thuillier, E., Välimäki, V. & Esqueda Flores, F.

    01/01/201731/08/2018

    Project: Academy of Finland: Other research funding

    Prizes

    Best Paper Award, at 2007 International Conference on Digital Audio Effects

    Vesa Välimäki (Recipient), Heidi-Maria Lehtonen (Recipient) & Timo I. Laakso (Recipient), Sep 2007

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

  • Best Paper Award at the SMC-19 conference

    Vesa Välimäki (Recipient), 31 May 2019

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

  • Best Paper Award of the Journal of the AES

    Benoit Alary (Recipient), Archontis Politis (Recipient), Sebastian Schlecht (Recipient) & Vesa Välimäki (Recipient), 2 Jun 2020

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

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  • Fellowship Award, Audio Engineering Society (AES)

    Vesa Välimäki (Recipient), 2012

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

    IEEE Fellow

    Vesa Välimäki (Recipient), 1 Jan 2015

    Prize: Award or honor granted for academic career

  • Activities

    Examiner in a doctoral defense at Helmut-Schmidt University, Hamburg, Germany

    Vesa Välimäki (Examiner)
    24 Oct 2019

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

    Keynote talk at the 5th Workshop on Intelligent Music Production (WIMP 2019)

    Vesa Välimäki (Keynote speaker)
    6 Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote or plenary lecture

    Sound and Music Computing Conference

    Vesa Välimäki (Member)
    29 May 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesChair of conference, workshop, panel, session or tutorial

    Juan Estreder

    Vesa Välimäki (Host), Jussi Rämö (Host)
    8 Oct 201831 Jan 2019

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting a visitor

    Opponent in a doctoral defense at Tampere University of Technology

    Vesa Välimäki (Examiner)
    24 Oct 2018

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