Yves Wiaux


+44 (0)131 451 3342
Room 3.20
Earl Mountbatten Building
Heriot-Watt University
Roles and responsibilities

Yves Wiaux is a Professor at the Institute of Sensors, Signals, and Systems. He leads the Signal Processing Laboratory (SIPLAB) that gathers circa 10 Academics in the institute, and is Head of the Biomedical and Astronomical Signal Processing (BASP) group.

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 BASP group that Prof. Wiaux runs spans Data Science from theory and algorithms to application:

  • Theory - inverse problems, sampling, dimensionality reduction, signal recovery, uncertainty quantification
  • Algorithms : convex/nonconvex optimisation, Bayesian inference, greedy algorithms
  • Biomedical imaging Applications - magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound imaging, novel imaging modalities, etc.
  • Astrophysics - imaging techniques in radio and optical astronomy, data analysis.
Selected publications

See publications list on Google Scholar Citations


Prof. 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 BASP group. He was promoted to Professor at Heriot-Watt in Summer 2016. He is also an Academic Guest at EPFL and an Honorary Fellow at the University of Edinburgh.