KU Leuven, Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT)
Stadius Center for Dynamical Systems, Signal Processing and Data Analytics
Kasteelpark Arenberg 10
Phone: +32-16-32 18 99
Email: alexander.bertrand at esat.kuleuven.be
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Biomedical sensor arrays
Signal enhancement and artifact/noise reduction
Signal Processing for brain-computer interfaces (BCI) and neural implants
EEG signal processing
Audio and speech processing
Multi-channel signal processing & sensor arrays
Distributed signal enhancement
Wireless sensor networks (WSNs)
Wireless body area networks
Wireless acoustic sensor networks
Alexander Bertrand is Associate Professor at the Electrical Engineering Department (ESAT) of KU Leuven, Belgium. He received the Ph.D. degree in Engineering Sciences (Electrical Engineering) from KU Leuven, in 2011. He was a visiting researcher at University of California, Los Angeles (in 2010) and at University of California, Berkeley (in 2013).
His research involves signal processing algorithm design with a focus on biomedical sensor arrays, such as electroencephalography (EEG), neural implants, ultrasound probes, and distributed body- and neuro-sensor networks. Applications include brain-computer interfaces, cognitive control of hearing prostheses, and wearable neuro-monitoring with distributed neuro-sensor networks. He also conducts research in generic signal processing techniques, with a focus on multi-channel and distributed signal processing, spatial filtering, beamforming, adaptive filtering, and signal enhancement.
Dr. Bertrand is recipient of an ERC starting grant (2018), he received the 2012 FWO/IBM Award, the 2013 KU Leuven Research Council Award (Science & Technology), and was awarded several research fellowships and grants. He is currently Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (2nd term), a recurrent Associate Editor for the yearly International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE EMBC 2016-2019), and editor of the newsletter of the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP). He is also an elected member of the Sensor Array & Multi-channel (SAM) technical committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, and a board member of the Benelux chapter of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. In the past, he has served as lead guest editor for Signal Processing (Elsevier), as Area Chair for EUSIPCO (2017 & 2018), and as a Technical Program Committee Member for several international signal processing conferences and Workshops (EUSIPCO, IEEE GlobalSIP, IEEE SAM, IEEE EMBC, IEEE WASPAA, IEEE CAMSAP, etc.).