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Tomi  Kinnunen

Tomi Kinnunen


School of Computing, Faculty of Science, Forestry and Technology | +358 50 442 2647

Tomi H. Kinnunen is a Professor at the University of Eastern Finland. He received the Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Joensuu in 2005. From 2005 to 2007, he was an associate scientist at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) in Singapore. Since 2007, he has been with UEF. In 2010-2012, he was funded by a post-doctoral grant from Academy of Finland focusing on speaker recognition. He has been a PI or co-PI in three other large Academy of Finland funded projects on speaker recognition and voice anti-spoofing, and a partner in H2020-funded OCTAVE project focusing on voice biometrics for physical and logical access control. He chaired Odyssey 2014 workshop and served as an associate editor in Digital Signal Processing. From 2015 to 2018, he served as an associate editor in IEEE/ACM Trans. on Audio, Speech and Language Processing and from 2016 to 2018 as a Subject Editor in Speech Communication. Between 2015 and 2016 he visited 6 months at National Institute of Informatics (NII), Japan, under a mobility grant from Academy of Finland, with focus on voice conversion and spoofing. Since 2017, he has been Associate Professor at UEF, where he leads Computational Speech Group ( He is known as one of the co-founders of ASVspoof challenge (, a non-profit initiate that seeks to evaluate and improve security of voice biometric solutions under spoofing attacks.

Research interests:
– Speaker and language recognition (in wide sense; includes automatic and perceptual methods)
– Spoofing and countermeasures for speaker recognition
– Voice transformation
– Application of my research to other bioacoustic signals


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