Personal profile

Research interests

  • 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


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.

Research Group Contact Details


  • TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
  • Information & Communication Technology

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Research Output 1999 2018

CoverBLIP: scalable iterative matched-filtering for MR Fingerprint recovery

Golbabaee, M., Chen, Z., Wiaux, Y. & Davies, M. E. 4 Feb 2018 Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB 2018. 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Magnetic resonance
Nearest neighbor search

Cygnus A super-resolved via convex optimisation from VLA data

Dabbech, A., Onose, A., Abdulaziz, A., Perley, R. A., Smirnov, O. M. & Wiaux, Y. 13 Feb 2018 In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Very Large Array (VLA)
image reconstruction
high resolution

Pulse-stream models in time-of-flight imaging

Besson, A., Perdios, D., Wiaux, Y. & Thiran, J-P. 29 Jan 2018 2018 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing. 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Imaging techniques
Compressed sensing
Signal to noise ratio

A compressed-sensing approach for ultrasound imaging

Besson, A., Carrillo, R. E., Perdios, D., Arditi, M., Wiaux, Y. & Thiran, J-P. 2017 Proceedings of SPARS 2017. p. 1-2 2 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Signal encoding
multiple use

Adaptive-BLIP for Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting

Duarte Coello, R. D. J., Chen, Z., Golbabaee, M., Mahbub, . Z., Marshall, I., Davies, M. & Wiaux, Y. 1 Feb 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper