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 2017

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 conferencePoster

A distributed algorithm for wide-band radio-interferometry

Abdulaziz, A., Onose, A., Dabbech, A. & Wiaux, Y. 30 Jan 2017 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Radio telescopes
Parallel algorithms
Imaging techniques
Power spectrum
Inverse problems

Beamforming-deconvolution: A novel concept of deconvolution for ultrasound imaging

Chen, Z., Besson, A., Thiran, J-P. & Wiaux, Y. 2 Feb 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster


Fast nonnegative least squares through flexible Krylov subspaces

Gazzola, S. & Wiaux, Y. 6 Jan 2017 In : SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Iterative methods
Image reconstruction