Homepage of Pasi Pertilä

Picture Senior Research Fellow, Doctor of Science (Technology)

Tampere University of Technology

Department of Signal Processing

Audio Research Group (ARG)

Contact information
E-mail: pasi . pertila @ tut . fi Address
Tel: +358 40 8490 786 Korkeakoulunkatu 1
room: TC318 P.O.box 553
33101 Tampere, Finland
List of Publications
Book Chapters
  1. Pertilä P., Brutti A., Svaizer P., Omologo M.,Multichannel source activity detection, localization, and tracking, in Audio Source Separation and Speech Enhancement, Eds. Emmanuel Vincent, Tuomas Virtanen, Sharon Gannot, ISBN: 978-1-119-27989-1, 512 pages [HTML]
  2. Pertilä P., Microphone array-based speech enhancement using neural networks, in Parametric Time-Frequency Domain Spatial Audio eds. Ville Pulkki, Symeon Delikaris-Manias, Archontis Politis, Wiley 2017 [HTML]
  3. Delikaris-Manias S., Pertilä P., Time-Frequency Domain Spatial Audio Enhancement, in Parametric Time-Frequency Domain Spatial Audio eds. Ville Pulkki, Symeon Delikaris-Manias, Archontis Politis, Wiley 2017 [HTML]
Journal articles
  1. Parviainen, Pertilä, "Self-localization of Dynamic User-Worn Microphones From Observed Speech", Applied Acoustics, Volume 117, Part A, February 2017, Pages 76-85, 2017, [PDF] [URL]
  2. Pertilä, Nikunen, "Distant Speech Separation using Predicted Time-Frequency Masks from Spatial Features", Speech Communication, 2015, vol.68, pp. 97-106, [URL]. [PDF] [Audio samples], [Audio slides]
  3. Pertilä, Hämäläinen, Mieskolainen, "Passive Temporal Offset Estimation of Multichannel Recordings of an Ad-Hoc Microphone Array", IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, 2013, vol.21, no. 11, pp. 2393-2402. [PDF] [publisher URL]
  4. [bib]
  5. Pertilä "Online Blind Speech Separation using Multiple Acoustic Speaker Tracking and Time-Frequency Masking", Computer Speech and Language, Volume 27, Issue 3, May 2013, Pages 683-702, Special Issue on Speech Separation and Recognition in Multisource Environments [doi] [PDF], samples [URL] Summary [URL] [bib]
  6. Mäkinen, Pertilä. "Shooter localization and bullet trajectory, caliber, and speed estimation based on detected firing sounds". Applied Acoustics, 2010, [URL].
  7. Pertilä, Korhonen, Visa. "Measurement Combination for Acoustic Source Localization in a Room Environment," EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing, vol. 2008, Article ID 278185, 14 pages, 2008. doi:10.1155/2008/278185. [HTML] [PDF]
Conference articles
  1. Parviainen M., Pertilä P., Obtaining an Optimal Set of Head-Related Transfer Functions with a Small Amount of Measurements, SIPS, 2017.
  2. Pertilä, Cakir, "Robust Direction Estimation with Convolutional Neural Networks-based Steered Response Power", ICASSP, 2017. [PDF], presentation slides [PDF]
  3. Pertilä, Brutti, "Increasing the environment-awareness of rake beamforming for directive acoustic sources", 15th International Workshop on Acoustic Signal Enhancement (IWAENC), Xian, 2016. [PDF], [Poster], [bib].
  4. Pertilä, Nikunen, "Microphone Array Post-Filtering Using Supervised Machine Learning for Speech Enhancement", In proc. 15th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech'14), Singapore, 2014, [PDF] | samples [URL] | [bib].
  5. Parviainen, Pertilä, Hämäläinen, "Self-localization of Wireless Acoustic Sensors in Meeting Rooms", Fourth Joint Workshop on Hands-free Speech Communication and Microphone Arrays (HSCMA'14), 2014. Paper [PDF]
  6. Pertilä, Tinakari, "Time-of-arrival estimation for blind beamforming", DSP 2013 Paper [PDF], Slides [PDF], Errata [PDF]
  7. Pertilä, Mieskolainen, Hämäläinen, "Passive Self-Localization of Microphones Using Ambient Sounds", Eusipco 2012 [bib] [PDF]
  8. Nikunen, Virtanen, Pertilä and M. Vilermo, "Permutation Alignment of Frequency-domain ICA by Maximization of Intra-source Envelope Correlations", Eusipco 2012 [PDF]
  9. Pertilä, Mieskolainen, Hämäläinen, "Closed-Form Self-Localization of Asynchronous Microphone Arrays", The Third Joint Workshop on Hands-free Speech Communication and Microphone Arrays HSCMA'11 [PDF].
  10. Pertilä, Hämäläinen, "A Track Before Detect Approach for Sequential Bayesian Tracking of Multiple Speech Sources", in Proc. IEEE 35th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP) 2010. [PDF] [URL] [bib].
  11. Mäkinen, Pertilä, Auranen "Supersonic Bullet State Estimation Using Particle Filtering", in Proc. IEEE Conference on Signal and Image Processing Applications (ICSIPA'09), 2009.
  12. Löytynoja, and Pertilä "A Real-Time Talker Localization Implementation Using Multi-PHAT and Particle Filter," The 2009 European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO-2009).
  13. Pertilä "Array Steered Response Time-alignment for Propagation Delay Compensation for Acoustic Localization," Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, October 26th - 29th, 2008. [URL]
  14. Korhonen, and Pertilä, TUT Acoustic Source Tracking System 2007. Multimodal Technologies for Perception of Humans. International Evaluation Workshops CLEAR 2007 and RT 2007, Baltimore, MD, USA, May 8-11, 2007, Revised Selected Papers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science series, Volume 4625/2008, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, pp 104-112. [Download]
  15. Pertilä, Parviainen, Robust Speaker Localization in Meeting Room Domain, ICASSP'07, April 15-20,2007. [Abstract] [Download]
  16. Parviainen, Pirinen, Pertilä, A Speaker Localization System for Lecture Room Environment, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Machine Learning for Multimodal Interactio, vol.4299/2006, 2006, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg (MLMI'06). [Download]
  17. Pertilä, Korhonen, Pirinen Parviainen. TUT Acoustic Source Tracking System 2006. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Multimodal Techniques for Perception of Humans, First international evaluation workshop on Classification of Events, Activities and Relationships, Clear'06, Southampton, UK, April 2006. pp. 127--136. [ Download ]
  18. Pertilä, Parviainen, Korhonen Visa, Moving Sound Source Localization in Large Areas. "2005 International Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communication Systems" (ISPACS'05) December 13-16, Hong Kong, pp. 745--748. [Download]
  19. Korhonen, Pertilä, Visa, Particle Filtering in High Clutter Environment, "Proceedings of the Finnish Signal Processing Symposium", 2005, FINSIG 2005, Kuopio, Finland, pp. 12-15. [PDF]
  20. Pirinen, Pertilä Parviainen, The TUT 2005 Source Localization System, "in Proceedings of the Rich Transcription 2005 Spring Meeting Recognition Evaluation", (MLMI'05) 2005, Edinburgh, UK, pp. 93--99.
  21. Parviainen, Pertilä, Korhonen, Visa, A spatiotemporal approach for passive sound source localization - real-world experiments, in International Workshop on Nonlinear Signal and Image Processing (NSIP2005), 2005. "in Proceedings of International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies 2004" (NSIP'05). Sapporo, Japan, 26-29 October 2004. pp. 1150-1154.
  22. Pertilä, Parviainen, Korhonen, Visa, "A Spatiotemporal Approach to Passive Sound Source Localization" in Proceedings of International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies 2004 (ISCIT'04).
  23. Pirinen, Yli-Hietanen, Pertilä, Visa. "Detection and compensation of Sensor Malfunction in Time Delay Based Direction of Arrival Estimation" in Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems. (ISCAS'04), 2004.
  24. Pertilä, Pirinen, Visa, Korhonen, "Comparison of three post-processing methods for acoustic localization" in Proceedings of AeroSense 2003, volume 5090, Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications V. (2003 SPIE).
  25. Pirinen, Pertilä,Visa, "A new method for outlier removal in time delay based direction of arrival estimates" in Proceedings of AeroSense 2003, volume 5090, Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications V. (2003 SPIE).
  26. Pirinen, Pertilä, Visa, "Toward intelligent sensors - reliability for time delay based direction of arrival estimates" in Proceedings of the 2004 International Conference on Acoustics Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP'03) (2003 IEEE).
Technical Reports
  1. Pertilä, P. 2007. Sound source localization in a Bayesian framework. In: Koivisto, P. (ed.). Digest of TISE Seminar 2007, Nokia, Finland, 5 June 2007 6 pp. 64-69.
  2. Pertilä, P. 2005. Sound source localization - a spatiotemporal approach. In: Koivisto, P. (ed.). Digest of TISE Seminar 2005, Terälahti, Tampere, Finland, 30 May 2005 4 pp. 9-11.
  3. Pertilä, P. 2006. Sound source localization system. In: Koivisto, P. (ed.). Digest of TISE Seminar 2006, Siivikkala, Ylöjärvi, Finland, 31 May 2006. TISE publications 5 pp. 28-33.
PhD Thesis
  • Pertilä, P. Acoustic Source Localization in a Room Environment and at Moderate Distances, Ph.D. thesis, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland, January 2009. The introduction part of the thesis [URL].
MSc Thesis
  1. Pertilä, P. Äänilähteen passiiviset paikannusmenetelmät, (Passive Localization of a Sound Source). p.61, May 2003.
Popular Articles
  1. Pirinen, T., Pertilä, P. & Korhonen, T. 2007. Seinille kasvaa korvat. Prosessori 2007 2, pp. 46-47.
  2. J. Hakulinen, M. Hansen, E. Mäkinen, P. Pertilä, J. Rantala, H. Soronen, M. Turunen, Piirtäjä: T. Hujala. Ihminen kodin kaukosäätimenä - Tamperelaisen Mediamuseo Rupriikin pilotissa kerätään tietoa nykytekniikoiden sopivuudesta jokapäiväisiin askareisiin. Tavoitteena on tuottaa suomen kielellä kommunikoiva älykäs ympäristö. Prosessori Tammikuu / 2009
Academic Activities
  1. IEEE Member, Chapter Officer of Signal Processing and Circuits & Systems Chapter, IEEE Finland Section [URL]
Supervised MSc/BSc Thesis
  1. Tinakari, A., "Riippumattomien komponenttien analyysi äänilähteen paikantamisessa", BSc Thesis, Tampere University of Technology, 2012
  2. Adavanne, S. "Room Surface Estimation Using Reflection Coefficients Measured In-situ". Master's Thesis., Tampere University of Technology, p. 2011.
  3. Mäkinen, T., Impulssimaisten äänilähteiden havainnointi ja suuntiminen mikrofoniasetelman avulla, (Detection and direction estimation of impulsive sound sources using a microphone array), Tampere University of Technology, p.76, 09/2008.
  4. Löytynoja, A., Real-time Particle Filter Based Talker Localization Using Pure Data, Tampere University of Technology, p.58, 01/2009.
  • Lecturer at "SGN-4200 Digital Audio" course, during academic year 2012-2013
  • Assistant at introduction to signal processing course 2003.
  • Assistant at introduction to signal processing (for linguists) course 2002.
  • Assistant at Digital Audio course during semesters 05-06, 06-07 (SGN-4200).
  • TUT W3C Web Technology Day: Location and Positioning [html]
  • TÄPLÄ (Ambient intelligence based on sound, speech and multisensor interaction) develops methods for ubiquitous applications based on sound, speech, gestures, machine vision and their rich multimodal use, see Project description. (TÄPLÄ - Teknologiat Ääneen, Puheeseen ja moniaistisuuteen perustuvaan Läsnä-Älyyn. [Projektin sivut.])