Vesa Valimaki received the M.A. degree (1992), the Licentiate degree (1994), and the Ph.D. degree (1995), all in electrical engineering, from the Helsinki University of Technology (TKK), Espoo, Finland. In 1996, he worked for six months as 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. He served as a Professor at the Pori School of Technology and Economics, Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland, for the academic year 2001-2002. He works currently as a Professor of audio signal processing at the Aalto University. In the academic year 2008-2009, he spent several months as a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), Stanford University, USA. His research interests are in digital processing of audio and musical signals. He (co)authored more than 200 scientific publications. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Member of the AES and the Acoustical Society of Finland. From 2005 to 2009, he served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Signal Processing Letters. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing and of 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 served as the Chairman of the 11th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects in 2008.
Biography Updated on 10 November 2010