Daniel Aalto, PhD, MSc

Asst Prof/Research Scientist, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Communication Sciences & Disorders


Asst Prof/Research Scientist, 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


ECE 644 - Digital Image and Video Processing

Sampling and Quantization. Digital transforms for multimedia signal processing: DFT, DCT, DST, K-L transform, principal component analysis, subband analysis, wavelet and multi-resolution representation. Image processing: histogram processing, image filtering and enhancement, halftone and dithering for binary image processing, color transforms, color image processing. Video processing: basic video models, spatial-temporal processing of video, morphing and wipe detection, video segmentation and content analysis. Applications: medical imaging, satellite imaging, seismology.

Winter Term 2021

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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