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Artistic and research interests

I lead the communication acoustics research group, having 3 postdocs, 4 PhD students and 3 MSc students (Jun 2018). The work of my group concentrates on methods to capture and reproduce sound in a way that humans will perceive the spatial characteristics in a desired manner, i.e., spatial audio. About 40 % of my group is working on time-frequency-domain parametric spatial audio reproduction methods, 20 % on acoustical measurements of head-related acoustics and room acoustics, and about 40% of the group on psychophysical perception of spatial sound and corresponding functional signal-driven models of human auditory pathway in the brains.

A major effort from me was translation, updation and broadening of finnish book "Kommunikaatioakustiikka" by Matti Karjalainen. The book was published by Wiley in Jan 2015. I am teaching every year corresponding MSc-level course, and the course slides and other material can be found here.

In my PhD studies (1995-2001) I was working on amplitude panning techniques for multi-channel loudspeaker set-ups. I developed then Vector-Base Amplitude Panning (VBAP), which is quite known nowadays. Download free VBAP software here. After the PhD (2001) I developed with my group Directional Audio Coding (DirAC) method for spatial audio reproduction, coding and synthesis, which has been commercialized by Fraunhofer IIS. A contributed book co-edited by me, Archontis Politis and Symeon Delikaris-Manias is a wide compilation of the technique and related techniques. The book has been published by https://www.wiley.com//legacy/wileychi/pulkki/ and it contains matlab implementations of the techniques.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science (Technology), Electrical Engineering

Master of Science (Technology), Engineering Physics

Keywords

  • Acoustics
  • Signal processing
  • Audio
  • Spatial sound

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Research Output

Applications of Spatially Localized Active-Intensity Vectors for Sound-Field Visualization

McCormack, L., Delikaris-Manias, S., Politis, A., Pavlidi, D., Farina, A., Pinardi, D. & Pulkki, V., Nov 2019, In : Journal of the Audio Engineering Society. 67, 11, p. 840-854 15 p.

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A Sparsity Measure for Echo Density Growth in General Environments

Tukuljac, H. P., Pulkki, V., Gamper, H., Godin, K., Tashev, I. J. & Raghuvanshi, N., 1 May 2019, 44th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2019; Brighton; United Kingdom; 12-17 May 2019 : Proceedings. IEEE, p. 226-230 5 p. 8682878. (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing).

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    Blind Room Volume Estimation from Single-channel Noisy Speech

    Genovese, A. F., Gamper, H., Pulkki, V., Raghuvanshi, N. & Tashev, I. J., 1 May 2019, 44th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2019; Brighton; United Kingdom; 12-17 May 2019 : Proceedings. IEEE, p. 231-235 5 p. 8682951. (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing).

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    Improving Binaural Ambisonics Decoding by Spherical Harmonics Domain Tapering and Coloration Compensation

    Hold, C., Gamper, H., Pulkki, V., Raghuvanshi, N. & Tashev, I. J., 2019, 44th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2019; Brighton; United Kingdom; 12-17 May 2019 : Proceedings. IEEE, p. 261-265 5 p. (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing).

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    Machine-learning-based estimation and rendering of scattering in virtual reality

    Pulkki, V. & Svensson, U. P., 1 Apr 2019, In : Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 145, 4, p. 2664-2676 13 p.

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    Projects

    HUMOR: HUMan Optimized xR

    Pulkki, V. & Llado Gonzalez, P.

    01/01/202031/03/2022

    Project: Business Finland: Other research funding

    Human brain mechanisms of multimodal spatial hearing

    Pulkki, V.

    01/09/201907/07/2022

    Project: Academy of Finland: Other research funding

    Hybrid modeling of acoustics for virtual reality audio engines

    Falcon Perez, R., Götz, G., Pulkki, V., Bountourakis, V., Pajunen, L., Hyvärinen, O., Paasonen, J. & Wirler, S.

    01/09/201831/08/2022

    Project: Academy of Finland: Other research funding

    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

    Human brain mechanisms of multimodal spatial hearing

    Pulkki, V., Pöntynen, H. & Hyvärinen, O.

    01/09/201607/07/2020

    Project: Academy of Finland: Other research funding

    Prizes

    AES Fellowship

    Ville Pulkki (Recipient), 2012

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

    Best journal paper award

    Ville Pulkki (Recipient), 2002

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

    Best peer-reviewed paper award

    Leo McCormack (Recipient), Symeon Delikaris-Manias (Recipient), Angelo Farina (Recipient), Daniel Pinardi (Recipient) & Ville Pulkki (Recipient), 24 May 2018

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

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  • Board of Governors Award, October 2012 Audio Engineering Society, USA

    Ville Pulkki (Recipient), 2012

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

    Nuoren tutkijan palkinto Tekniikan edistämissäätiö, Finland

    Ville Pulkki (Recipient), 2004

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

    Activities

    Machine-learning-based estimation of reverberation time using room geometry for room effect rendering

    Ricardo Falcon Perez (Speaker), Georg Götz (Contributor), Ville Pulkki (Contributor)
    9 Sep 201914 Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesConference presentation

    Helsinki University, Docentship of Jarmo HIetanen

    Ville Pulkki (Examiner)
    23 Aug 2018

    Activity: Examination typesStatement of assessment of docentship

    Microsoft Research

    Ville Pulkki (Visiting researcher)
    6 Aug 201810 Aug 2018

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisit abroad

    Opponent in PhD defense of Despoina Pavlidi, University of Crete

    Ville Pulkki (Examiner)
    26 Feb 2018

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

    DTU Electrical Engineering

    Ville Pulkki (Visiting researcher)
    2 Jan 20184 Jul 2018

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisit abroad