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Speech processing

Individual course

Max amount of FITech students: 10

Persons without a valid study right at a Finnish university or university of applied sciences have preference to this course.

Course contents

  • Basics of audio signal processing
  • Basics of psychoacoustics and perceptually motivated signal processing
  • Acoustic theory of speech production
  • The functions, acoustics and modelling of the larynx and the vocal tract
  • Phones and phonation
  • Time-frequency analysis of speech signals
  • Principles of speech coding
  • Linear prediction and its application in processing of speech signals
  • Speech synthesis and speech recognition

After the course, the student is able to describe and make use of basic phenomena in speech communication, and describe and apply common speech processing methods, especially processing in the time-frequency domain.

Teaching methods

The course can be completed online, but there will a compulsory exam in Otaniemi.

  • Lectures (Otaniemi): Mondays 9-12 and Thursdays 14-16.
  • Exercise sessions (Otaniemi): Fridays 14-16.
  • Exam (Otaniemi) 16.10. 9-12.

The course can be passed in Finnish or Swedish on request.

More information on Aalto University’s course page.

You can get a digital badge after completing this course.

Responsible teacher

Aalto University
Tom Bäckström

Further information about the studies

Aalto University
Tiina Porthén

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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AI and machine learning,
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Basics of digital signal processing
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