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Olli Kalervo Aaltonen

  • Finland

1975 …2015
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Curriculum vitae

CURRICULUM VITAE 

Education:                         

1967                                                          Student         Turun Suomalainen Yhteiskoulu, Turku

1974                                                         M.A.                                   University of Turku            Phonetics

1997                                                         Ph.D.                                  University of Turku            Phonetics /

Cognitive   neuroscience/Clinical Neurophysiology              

 Military rank:

1995                                                         Captain 

Employment:

1974-1975                                      Research Assistant, Phonetics, University of Turku

1975                                                        Lecturer in Phonetics, University of Jyväskylä

1976-1978                                      Head of the Audiovisual Centre, City of Turku

1979-1980                          Research Assistant, Phonetics, University of Turku

1980-1995                                      Amanuensis, Phonetics, University of Turku

1996-1998                                      Researcher, Phonetics, University of Turku

1998-2000                                      Senior Research Fellow, Phonetics, University of Turku

1998-present               Senior Research Fellow, Psychoacoustics and –physiology, University of Helsinki

2001-2006                          Professor, Phonetics, University of Turku

2007-                           Full Professor, Phonetics, University of Helsinki

 

Major projects:

1990-present               Centre of Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Turku (funded e.g. by the University of Turku, Academy of Finland, Brain Research Unit at the University of Helsinki, TEKES and Nokia)

1999-2002                   Intelligent and user-oriented signal processing systems, User-oriented information technology -program, USIX (funded by TEKES and Nokia)

1999-2006                   Finnish phonetics and linguistics for speech recognition (funded by Nokia Research Center, Tampere)

2000-2006                   Language Technology in Finland (funded by the Ministry of Education, Finland)

2003-2007                   New methods and applications in speech technology, Interactive information technology -program, FENIX (funded by     TEKES)

2004                            Integrated Resources for Speech Technology and Spoken   Language Research in Finland (funded by the Academy of Finland, 77199)

2004-2007                   Multidisciplinary Studies of the Production and Perception of

                                    speech: Learning and Plasticity Effects in Speech perception

                                    and Production (funded by the Academy of Finland,  206352)

2008-2009                   Multidisciplinary workshop on the interaction              

  between speech perception and production (funded by the

  Finnish Cultural Foundation)

2009-2010                                      Multidisciplinary workshop on the interaction between speech

perception and production (funded by the Finnish Cultural Foundation)

 

Teaching experience:

1972-present               Hundreds of courses in different fields of phonetics (acoustics, articulatory phonetics, speech perception, suprasegmentals, phonetic transcription, biology of speech and language, evolution of speech, etc.)

 

Supervision of theses:

1978-present               Supervisor of tens of Master of Arts thesis in speech production and perception

 

1998-present               Supervisor of six Ph.D. theses in the University of Turku

2009-                           Supervisor of five Ph.D theses in the University of Helsinki

2009                            Opponent of a doctoral thesis in the University of Tampere

 

Research topics:

1970-present                       Vowel perception, brain plasticity and learning

1980-1985                                      Speech perception by hearing-impaired listeners

1983-1990                                      Physiology of the larynx

1985-present                       Speech and the brain

1995-present                       Development of speech perception by the infants                             

2000-present                       Automatic speech recognition

2004-present                       Speech synthesis

2005-present               Optical phonetics

 

Administrative experience:

1978-1995                                      Secretary to the School of Finnish and General Linguistics, University of Turku

1990-2006                   Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience (University of Turku): Member of the board of directors

1995-2006                          Head of the Department of Phonetics (University of Turku)

1999-2002                                      Intelligent and user-oriented signal processing system, User-oriented information technology-program, USIX, (funded by Tekes): Member of the board of directors

1999-2002                   Integrated resources for speech technology and spoken language research in Finland (funded by the Academy of Finland): Member of the board of directors

2000-present               Language Technology in Finland (funded by the Ministry of Education, Finland): Member of the board of directors

2001-2005                   Post-graduate school of Language Technology: Member of the board of directors

2003-2007                   New methods and applications in speech technology (Interactive information technology, FENIX, funded by Tekes): Member of the board of directors

2006-2009                   Post-graduate school of Language Technology: Member of the board of directors

2007-present               Head of Phonetics (University of Helsinki)

2010-                          Member of the Faculty Counsel of Behavioural Sciences 

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 1975 2015

Degree of Perceived Accent in Finnish as a Second Language for Turkish Children Born in Finland

Uzal, M., Peltonen, T., Huotilainen, M. & Aaltonen, O., Sep 2015, In : Language Learning. 65, 3, p. 477-503 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Articulographic investigations of motor mechanisms in speech perception

Lehtinen, M., Aaltonen, O. K., Aalto, D. & Pülvermuller, F., 16 May 2014, (Submitted) In : Phonetica : international journal of phonetic science.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

A short term study of Hungarians learning Finnish vowels

Peltola, T., Palo, P. & Aaltonen, O. K., 2014, XXVIII Fonetiikan päivät, Turku 25.-26. lokakuuta 2013: Konferenssijulkaisu. Jähi, K. & Taimi, L. (eds.). Turku: Turun yliopisto, p. 65-71 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientific

Inability in identifying a foreign accent in an unfamiliar language

Uzal, M. & Aaltonen, O. K., 2014, (Submitted) In : IRAL. International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Inter-linguistic comparison of vowel systems on the basis of weighted perceptual prototypes

Savela, J., Eerola, O., Airola, A., Salakoski, T. & Aaltonen, O. K., 25 Feb 2014, (Submitted) In : Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects 2008 2012

Multisensory Signals and Meanings (SigMe)

Saarinen, J. J., Aaltonen, O. K., Vainio, M. T., Järvikivi, J., Laurinen, P., Tiippana, K. M., Vainio, L. O., Salmela, V., Kurki, I. J. A., Aalto, D., Arnhold, A., Kilpeläinen, M. J., Korvala, J., Lehtinen, M., Nurminen, L. O., Peromaa, T., Saalasti, S. K. M. & Melike, U.

23/02/2011 → …

Project: Research Evaluation 2011

Puheentutkimuksen työpaja

Lehtinen, M. & Aaltonen, O. K.

01/05/200831/12/2010

Project: Research project

Activities 2005 2017

Väitöskirjatyön ohjaus

Olli Kalervo Aaltonen (Teacher)
12 May 2017

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - Other

Lausunto hakijan tieteellisestä pätevyydestä nonverbaalisen viestinnän ja vokologin dosentuuriin Tampereen yliopistossa

Olli Kalervo Aaltonen (Participant)
18 Sep 2015

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - Other

Kokeellisen puheen tutkimuksen dosentuuri Itä-Suomen yliopistossa

Olli Kalervo Aaltonen (Participant)
28 Apr 20148 May 2014

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - Other

Pre-examinar of doctoral thesis (Okko Räsänen)

Olli Kalervo Aaltonen (Pre-examiner)
10 Jan 2013

Activity: Examination typesPre-examiner of doctoral thesis

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience (Journal)

Olli Kalervo Aaltonen (Reviewer)
2 Sep 2013

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts