Aalto University    

Visa Koivunen, Academy Prof. (D.Sc. (EE))



IEEE Fellow, IEEE Eta Kappa Nu, Member Eta Board of Governers Chapter
Signal Processing,
Dept of Signal Processing and Acoustics,
Aalto University, Finland (formely known as Helsinki University of Technology)


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Short bio


Some recent publications (somewhat outdated, sorry)



Principal Investigator in SMARAD (Smart and Novel Radios Research Unit) Center of Excellence in Research nominated by Academy of Finland, 2001-2007 and 2008-2013

Associate Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine


IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Technical Committee (SAM-TC), member


Statistical Signal Processing Research Group

My research interests include:

Estimation and detection.
Statistical Inference for Big Data.
Multiantenna Communications
Cognitive Radios, flexible spectrum use
Diversity methods in Radar, MIMO radar, Cognitive Radar
Wireless localization, ranging
Array Processing, Conformal Arrays, sparse arrays, non-idealities
Machine Learning for signal processing, optimization.
Non-cooperative signal processing, defence applications.


Teaching at Aalto: :

Random Processes for Communications (Fall semester, in finnish)
Statistical Signal Processing S-88.4200 (Spring semester, in english)
Submarine data for Statistical Signal Processing course assignment

I have been working at:
Visiting Fellow, Princeton University, 2007, 2010-

Visiting Fellow, Nokia Research Center, Helsinki, 2006-2012


Adjunct Professor, 2003-2007
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

Signal Processing Laboratory, Tampere University of Technology.

Laboratory of Computer and Information Science, Helsinki University of Technology.


Signal Processing Research Lab (SPRL) of Prof. Saleem A. Kassam, Dept. of EE, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
GRASP Lab, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Dept. of EE, Univ. of Oulu, Finland (alma mater).


Non-academic stuff:

Ready to chair a thesis defence. Sometimes even professors look decent:

in Winter Wonderland


My second job as a ski instructor , just in case! In my office and another office view , another cloudy day