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Some recent publications (outdated, sorry)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 (SPCOM-TC), member


Statistical Signal Processing Research Group

My research interests include:

Statistical signal processing: estimation and detection.
Communications signal processing
Cognitive Radios, flexible spectrum use
Multiantenna systems in wireless comms and radar
Smart Antennas, MIMO Systems, Multicarrier systems
Array signal processing, multivariate statistics, Blind methods.
Machine Learning for signal processing, optimization.
Non-cooperative signal processing, defence applications.

Currently, the research topics are:

Cognitive radios, Spectrum Sensing, Dynamic Spectrum Allocation, Interference Management

Multiuser MIMO, MIMO Radar, Waveform Diversity

navigation and localization systems

DoA estimation, Sensor arrays, space-time processing

Transceivers for high data-rate wireless comms systems

Estimation, detection and optimization theory for multivariate signals


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


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:


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