Department of Signal Processing is part of the Faculty of Computing and Electrical Engineering. Signal processing has been chosen as one of the strategic top fields of research specially supported by TUT. The Signal Processing Algorithm Group (SPAG) is a Finnish Centre of Excellence in Research appointed by the Academy of Finland and Ministry of Education.
We offer studies combining signal processing of e.g. audio, images and biological signals, and hardware and software systems related with them. Different digital signals such as speech in mobile phones, sound in CD and mp3 devices, images and video in digital cameras or television as well as signals in measurement systems can be analyzed and processed with means of signal processing.
170 people work in the Department of Signal Processing. Our teaching personnel consists of about 30 people from which 10 are professors. Around 35 of our personnel is working on a M.Sc. thesis and roughly 70 on a Ph.D. thesis. In addition to the researchers, we hire yearly several students as research assistants or summer workers. Our researchers are employed extremely well for e.g. Nokia or research institutes.
About one half of our personnel, researchers and students come from countries outside of Finland. Every year dozens of international specialists of signal processing visit our Tampere International Center for Signal Processing (TICSP). The Department has an international and relaxed atmosphere.