Vesa Valimaki received the M.Sc. degree (1992), the Licentiate degree (1994), and the D.Sc. degree (1995), all in electrical engineering, from the Helsinki University of Technology (TKK), Espoo, Finland. In 1996, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Signal Processing Group at the University of Westminster, London, UK. He held the position of a Senior Assistant at TKK from 1996 to 2001. From 1998 to 2001, he was on leave as a Postdoctoral Researcher under a grant from the Academy of Finland. From 1999 to 2002, he was serving as a Docent (cf. Adjunct Professor) at TKK. In 2001-2002, he was a Professor of signal processing at the Pori unit of the Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland. Since 2002, he has been a Professor of audio signal processing, first at TKK and from 2010 at the Aalto University, Espoo, Finland. During the academic year 2008-2009, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), Stanford University, USA. His research interests are in digital filter design and in digital processing of audio and musical signals. He (co)authored more than 200 scientific publications. He is a Fellow of the AES, a Senior Member of the IEEE, and a Life Member of the Acoustical Society of Finland. He has served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Signal Processing Letters, the IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, the Research Letters in Signal Processing, and the Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He served as the Lead Guest Editor of the special issues on model-based sound synthesis (EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing, 2004), signal processing for sound synthesis (IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, 2007), and virtual analog audio effects and musical instruments (IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, 2010). He was the Chairman of the 11th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects in 2008.
Biography Updated on 21 May 2012