Vesa Välimäki is a Full Professor of audio signal processing at Aalto University, Espoo, Finland. He is the Vice Dean for Research in the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering. He received his M.Sc. and D.Sc. degrees from the Helsinki University of Technology (TKK) in 1992 and 1995, respectively. In 1996, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Westminster, London, UK. In 2001-2002, he was Professor of signal processing at the Pori School of Technology and Economics, Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland. In 2006-2007, he was the head of the TKK Laboratory of Acoustics and Audio Signal Processing. During the academic year 2008-2009, he was a visiting scholar at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), Stanford University, USA. His research interests are in signal processing and machine learning applied to audio and music technology. Prof. Välimäki is a Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), a Fellow of the IEEE, and a Life Member of the Acoustical Society of Finland. He was the General Chair of the International Conference on Digital Audio Effects DAFx in 2008 and the General Chair of the International Sound and Music Computing Conference SMC in 2017. Currently, Prof. Välimäki is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society.