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Dr Yves Wiaux


Associate Professor

Phone: +44 (0) 131 451 3342
Yves Wiaux

Research profile

Roles and responsibilities

Dr Wiaux is an Associate Professor and is Director of the Biomedical and Astronomical Signal Processing (BASP) group at the Institute of Sensors, Signals, and Systems. 

He also has a visiting position in the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Edinburgh (UoE), aiming to foster collaborations between various institutes at Heriot-Watt and UoE.


The research of the Biomedical and Astronomical Signal Processing (BASP) group that Dr Wiaux runs spans the following areas:

  • Advanced signal processing - inverse problems, sparsity, wavelet techniques, compressed sensing, signal processing on the sphere;
  • Biomedical imaging - data acquisition and image reconstruction in magnetic resonance and ultrasound imaging;
  • Astrophysics - imaging techniques in radio and optical interferometry, cosmological data analysis.
Selected publications

See publications list on Google Scholar Citations


Dr Wiaux received the M.S. degree in Physics and the Ph.D. degree in Theoretical Physics from the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve) in Belgium, in 1999 and 2002 respectively. He was a Senior Researcher at the Signal Processing Laboratories of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland from 2003 to 2013, where he created and ran the Biomedical and Astronomical Signal Processing (BASP) group. In fall 2013 he moved as an Associate Professor at the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences of Heriot-Watt University where he currently runs the new BASP group. He also holds a Host Professor position at EPFL and a Honorary Fellow position at the University of Edinburgh.