BASP - Biomedical and Astronomical Signal Processing

The research of the BASP group spans Data Science from theory and algorithms to application:

  • BASPTheory - 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.

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

BASP International Map

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. Arwa Dabbech, HWU

Dr. Ming Jiang, EPFL

Dr. Pierre-Antoine Thouvenin, HWU

PhD Students

Mr. Abdullah Abdulaziz, HWU

Mr. Adrien Besson, EPFL

Ms. Jasleen Birdi, HWU

Mr. Roberto Duarte Coello, HWU

Ms. Marica Pesce, HWU


Dr. Anna Auria (former PhD student EPFL)

Dr. Rafael Carrillo (former postdoc EPFL)

Dr. Zhouye Chen, HWU (former postdoc HWU)

Dr. Alessandro Daducci (former postdoc EPFL, now Assistant Professor U. Verona)

Dr. Silvia Gazzola (former postdoc HWU, now Assistant Professor U. Bath)

Dr. Vijay Kartik (former PhD student EPFL)

Dr. Diana Khabipova (former PhD student EPFL)

Mrs. Valentina Masarotto (former PhD student EPFL)

Dr. Jason McEwen (former postdoc EPFL, now Associate Professor UCL)

Dr. Alexandru Onose (former postdoc HWU)

Dr. Gilles Puy (former PhD student EPFL)

Dr. Audrey Repetti (former postdoc HWU, now Assistant Professor HWU)  

Open Positions

Postdoctoral and PhD student positions are regularly available to outstanding researchers in fields broadly related to the group’s activities.

For an expression of interest and details on the formal application process, please contact Prof. Wiaux, by email to including your CV and a short motivation letter.

Key information

Prof. Yves Wiaux