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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.

Research Group Contact Details


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

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Research Output 1999 2020

Parallel faceted imaging in radio interferometry via proximal splitting (Faceted HyperSARA): when precision meets scalability

Thouvenin, P-A., Abdulaziz, A., Jiang, M., Dabbech, A., Repetti, A., Jackson, A., Thiran, J-P. & Wiaux, Y., Jan 2020, (Submitted) In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Imaging techniques
Program processors

A faceted prior for scalable wideband computational imaging

Thouvenin, P-A., Abdulaziz, A., Jiang, M., Repetti, A. & Wiaux, Y., 2 Jul 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Open Access
state of the art

A Faceted Prior for Scalable Wideband Imaging: Application to Radio Astronomy

Thouvenin, P-A., Abdulaziz, A., Jiang, M., Repetti, A., Dabbech, A. & Wiaux, Y., 16 Dec 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
Radio astronomy
Imaging techniques
Convex optimization
Frequency bands

A forward-backward algorithm for reweighted procedures: Application to radio-astronomical imaging

Repetti, A. & Wiaux, Y., 18 Oct 2019, (Submitted). 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

composite functions
critical point
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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., 6 Feb 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
plane waves


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Abdulaziz, A. (Creator), Jiang, M. (Creator), Dabbech, A. (Creator), Heriot-Watt University, Jan 2020


Cygnus A image cubes at C band (4-8 GHz) obtained with Faceted HyperSARA

Thouvenin, P. (Creator), Abdulaziz, A. (Creator), Jiang, M. (Creator), Dabbech, A. (Creator), Repetti, A. (Creator), Jackson, A. (Creator), Wiaux, Y. (Creator), Heriot-Watt University, 2020