The research of the Biomedical and Astronomical Signal Processing (BASP) group 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.

BASP comprises postdoctoral researchers and PhD students, affiliated to Heriot-Watt University (HWU) and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

BASP Research Group Video

'Leveraging novel sensing techniques and optimisation algorithms to advance astronomical and medical imaging'

This video highlights the research currently performed in the 'Biomedical and Astronomical Signal Processing' group led by Prof. Wiaux in Edinburgh.

Member List

Head of Group

Prof. Yves Wiaux, Professor HWU and Academic Guest EPFL

Postdoctoral researchers

Dr. Zhouye Chen, HWU

Dr. Arwa Dabbech, HWU

Dr. Ming Jiang, EPFL (from November 2017)

Dr. Audrey Repetti, HWU

Dr. Pierre-Antoine Thouvenin, HWU (from September 2107)

PhD Students

Mr. Abdullah Abdulaziz, HWU

Mr. Adrien Besson, EPFL

Ms. Jasleen Birdi, HWU

Mr. Roberto Duarte Coello, HWU

Mr. Vijay Kartik, EPFL

Ms. Marica Pesce, HWU


Ms. Anna Auria (former PhD student EPFL)

Dr. Rafael Carrillo (former postdoc EPFL)

Dr. Alessandro Daducci (former postdoc EPFL)

Dr. Silvia Gazzola (former postdoc HWU)

Dr. Diana Khabipova (former PhD student EPFL)

Mrs. Valentina Masarotto (former PhD student EPFL)

Dr. Jason McEwen (former postdoc EPFL)

Dr. Alexandru Onose (former postdoc HWU)

Dr. Gilles Puy (former PhD student EPFL)

Open Positions

Postdoctoral and PhD student positions are regularly available to outstanding researchers in fields broadly related to the group’s activities. Please contact Prof. Wiaux of an expression of interest.