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Tapio Lokki
  Tapio Lokki, D.Sc.(Tech.)

Associate professor (tenured)
Department of Computer Science
Aalto University School of Science

Room: G235, ELEC building  (building #4 on the map)
Street address: Otakaari 5, FI-02150 Espoo, Finland
Postal address: P.O.Box 13300, FI-00076 Aalto, Finland
Phone: +358 40 578 2486,    
Email: Tapio.Lokki(at)aalto.fi  View Tapio Lokki's profile on LinkedIn


[29.1.2018] New web pages of Aalto Acoustics Lab has been published.

[12.10.2017] I'll be in a PhD committee at Aalborg University.

[30.9.2017] My blog (in Finnish) at Aalto blogs.

[23.5.2017] I'm honored to be an AES fellow.

[17.2.2017] New article on sensory evaluation of car audio is published.

[2.2.2017] Open PhD student positions! ESR02 and ESR13 are in my team.

[9.1.2017] Final report of a hearing protection proto for musicians.

[10.11.2016] I gave a plenary lecture in Acoustics2016 in Brisbane, Australia.

[6.10.2016] G Livelab is opened, I designed the virtual acoustics system for this venue.

[12.9.2016] I gave a keynote in ISMRA2016 in La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

[24.7.2016] A new article on acoustics of concert halls is published in JASA.

[6.6.2016] A brief interview at TEK120 - 120 osaajaa (in Finnish).

[30.5.2016] A blog text (in Finnish) that I wrote for the Academy of Finland.

[22.4.2016] Our team has released a free SDMtoolbox for Matlab.

[21.3.2016] A new article on emotional impact of music in concert halls is published in JASA. press release

[13.2.2016] How binaural audio can be used as a navigation aid, read our new publication and press release.

[30.11.2015] A blog text (in Finnish) on innovations in academia.

[24.11.2015] A presentation at Sensecamp'15 -- Spatial Audio in Denmark.

[19.11.2015] A new article on auditory distance perception in concert halls is published in JASA.

[29.10.2015] A pile of papers presented in IOA Auditorium Acousics in Paris.

[12.10.2015] A 2h lecture in SONORUS workshop in Göteborg, Sweden.

[24.8.2015] One-hour radio interview (in Finnish), link (Yle Areena).

[15.7.2015] A popular science event at Pori's SuomiAreena, videos (in Finnish).

[21.5.2015] A blog text (in Finnish) that I wrote for the Academy of Finland.

[1.4.2015] A new article The acoustics of vineyard halls, is it so great after all? published in Acoustics Australia.

[10.3.2015] A new article Auditory distance presentation in an urban augmented-reality environment published in ACM TAP.

[26.2.2015] Our new popular science article on concert hall acoustics in Europhysics News.

[6.1.2015] More international teaching this week in a BATWOMAN workshop in Detmold, Germany.

Research and Publications

Virtual Acoustics, i.e. concert hall acoustics, auralization, sound rendering, spatial hearing, HRTFs, room acoustics modeling, perception, psychoacoustics, virtual auditory environments, sounds in virtual reality, auditory displays, eyes-free user interfaces, reverberation algorithms, multichannel reproduction, reverberation enhancement ...
See more on Virtual Acoustics research team's web pages and team's publications in Google Scholar.

Current research projects


Other scientific activities



I'm one of the four responsible professors of the new master's programme in Acoustics and Audio Technology. In particular, I'm the responsible lecturer at the following courses:
In the past I was responsible lecturer at the following courses:
  • CS-E5500 - Acoustical Measurements, Fall 2017
  • CS-E5500 - Acoustical Measurements, Fall 2016
  • ME-E2430 - Acoustical Measurements, Fall 2015
  • ME-E2420 - Room Acoustics, Spring 2016
  • ELEC-E5630 - Acoustics and Audio Technology Seminar, Spring 2016
  • ME4-4200 Experimental User Interfaces, Spring 2014
  • ME4-4200 Experimental User Interfaces (for EIT ICT students, Fall 2013)
  • T-111.5501 - Seminar on Media Technology (visualization on acoustical measurements), see the results
  • T-111.5400 - Keinotodellisuus (Virtual Reality) (4 op) L (2008, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2003)
  • T-111.5600 - Special assingment in digital media (Digitaalisen median erikoistyö) (2-4 op) L (2007 ,2006)
  • T-111.5080 - Seminar, interactive digital theatre (4-8 op) L (2006)
  • T-111.590 - Seminar, 3D sound rendering. (2002)

Acoustics and Audio Technology  –   Master's programme CCIS  –   WebOodi  –  MyCourses


Other Activities

Some past projects and results

General Secretary of the European Acoustics Association (EAA) [2013-2016]
Academy of Finland [grant no. 257099]. The topic is "Concert hall acoustics -- From sensory profiles to new objective criteria". (01.09.2012 - 31.08.2016)
I was chosen to be a EspooAmbassador 2013, see more and a press article
Muusikon elektroninen kuulonsuojaus, funded by the The Finnish Work Environment Fund (01.09.2015 - 31.08.2016). See the final report.
Audio Augmented Reality, funded by the Nokia Technologies
ERC Starting Grant agreement no. [203636] / the European Research Council under the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013). (01.07.2008 - 30.06.2013)
[Grant no. 119092], the Academy of Finland (01.08.2007 - 31.07.2012)
BLAAST– a spin-off company based on our research
Management committee member in Cost Action TD0804 on Soundscapes
http://www.hipui.com Development of eyes-free user interfaces for mobile devices (2008-2011)
Intuition - Network of excellence in vIrtual reality aNd virTUal environments applIcaTIONs for future workspaces (2004-2008)
Uni-verse - A distributed interactive audio-visual virtual reality system (2004-2007)
Auralization in slow motion. DEMO
EVE - The Experimental Virtual Environment at HUT (1999-2006)
SARA - Spatial audio and room acoustics (2004-2007)
TAKU - Modeling, desing, and control of acoustics of closed spaces. Tekes funded project 1999-2002. Final report in Finnish and in English of the whole VÄRE program (VÄRE = Control of vibration and sound 1999-2002)
DIVA - Digital Interactive Virtual Acoustics (1997-2002)
HeCSE - Helsinki Graduate School in Computer Science and Engineering (1998-2002). The description of my Doctoral Thesis.
Marienkirche - A visual and aural demonstration film (Presented in SIGGRAPH'98, Electronic Theater).
Demo Sounds in VRML (1998)
NETVE - NETworked Virtual Environments (1997)

Hobbies: family, running, disc golf (download ringtones), used to play clarinet in (Retuperän WBK), ...

Old News

https://users.aalto.fi/~ktlokki/      updated January 29th, 2018