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Research interests

  • 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.


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.

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

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Research Output 1999 2018

A Physical Model of Non-stationary Blur in Ultrasound Imaging

Besson, A., Roquette, L., Perdios, D., Simeoni, M., Arditi, M., Hurley, P., Wiaux, Y. & Thiran, J-P., 2018, (Submitted) In : IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


CoverBLIP: scalable iterative matched-filtering for MR Fingerprint recovery

Golbabaee, M., Chen, Z., Wiaux, Y. & Davies, M. E., 4 Feb 2018, (Accepted/In press) 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., 21 May 2018, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 476, 3, p. 2853–2866 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Very Large Array (VLA)
image reconstruction
high resolution

Diffuse time-of-flight imaging with a single-photon camera

Lyons, A., Boccolini, A., Tonolini, F., Repetti, A., Chen, Z., Leach, J., Henderson, R., Wiaux, Y. & Faccio, D., 2018, Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging 2018. Optical Society of America, CM2E.6

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

Optical resolving power
Image resolution
Imaging techniques

Facet-Based Regularization for Scalable Radio-Interferometric Imaging

Naghibzadeh, S., Repetti, A., van der Veen, A-J. & Wiaux, Y., 18 May 2018, (Accepted/In press) EUSIPCO 2018. IEEE

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

Open Access
Imaging techniques
Radio telescopes
Data storage equipment