Daniel Aalto, PhD, MSc

Associate Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Communication Sciences & Disorders


Associate Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Communication Sciences & Disorders
(780) 492-8938
6-129 Clinical Sciences Building
11304 - 83 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2G3




PhD - Mathematics - Aalto University, Finland, 2010

Lic. Sc (Tech.) -  Engineering Mathematics - Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, 2008

MSc (Tech.) -  Engineering Physics and Mathematics - Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, 2005

Areas of interest

Oral sensorimotor system; computer modelling of head and neck functions including speech, swallowing, chewing, breathing; development of assistive technology to improve the predictability of surgical treatments; experimental validation of computer models of speech, swallowing, and chewing; adoption of advanced simulation techniques to surgical planning workflows.


Sound Studies Initiative

Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute

Head and Neck Research Network

ADT Foundation

Acoustical Society of America


Including soft tissue movement in the auricular prosthesis design - an iterative case report

Author(s): L McHutchion, D Aalto
Publication Date: 4/23/2020
Publication: The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Volume: In press
External Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prosdent.2020.01.045

Detecting skeletal deformity of infants with craniosynostosis - perception of general public

Author(s): E Robertson, P Boulanger, P Kwan, G Louie, D Aalto
Publication Date: 3/25/2020
Volume: 13
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 122-129
External Link: https://doi.org/10.1177/1943387520911873

Simulated volume loss in the base of tongue in a virtual swallowing model

Author(s): J. Wang, AK Ho, G. Papadopoulos-Nydam, JM Rieger, Y. Inamoto, S. Fels, E. Saitoh, C. Guo, D. Aalto
Publication Date: 3/4/2018
Publication: Computer methods in biomechanics and biomedical engineering: imaging & visualization
Volume: 7
Issue: 4
Page Numbers: 389-395
External Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/21681163.2017.1382392

Large scale data acquisition of simultaneous MRI and speech

Author(s): D. Aalto, O. Aaltonen, R-P. Happonen, P. Jääsaari, A. Kivelä, J. Kuortti, JM Luukinen, J. Malinen, T. Murtola, R. Parkkola, J. Saunavaara, T. Soukka, and M. Vainio
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Applied Acoustics
Volume: 83
Page Numbers: 64-75
External Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003682X14000528