
Applied Mathematics and Signal Processing
Research Associate
Professor at UCLouvain
Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics (ICTEAM) ELEN Department
Funded by the Belgian National Science Foundation  FRSFNRS
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Well, here is "yet another" scientific homepage ;) I collect in these pages data and recent news about my research and interests. These are also the result of collaborative works with other researchers. Feel free to discover these topics by browsing the menu here on the left, or on on Google Scholar.
Main fields of interest:
 Inverse problems solving by promoting a sparse signal models.
 1bit and highresolution Quantized Compressed Sensing (QCS).
 Quantized random projections: theory and application (e.g., for Physical Unclonable Function  PUF)
 Applied mathematics for Optics (Deflectometry), Astronomy (RadioInterferometry) and biomedical applications (XRay Imaging).
 New models for sensor design (e.g., cameras, optical sensors, tomography, hyperspectral imaging).
 Representation of data on "nonconventional" spaces (e.g., sphere, manifolds, or graphs).
PhDstudents and postdocs (in link with these fields)
 Valerio Cambareri (Postdoc, AlterSense Project, MISFNRS)
 Augustin Cosse (PhDstudent, coadvised with L. Demanet)
 Kévin Degraux (PhDstudent)
 Stéphanie Guérit (PhDstudent, coadvised with J. Lee)
 PierreYves Gousenbourger (PhDstudent, coadvised with P.A. Absil)
 Amirafshar Moshtaghpour (PhDstudent, coadvised with C. De Vleeschouwer)
 Benoît Pairet (PhDstudent, AlterSense Project, MISFNRS)
Former PhDstudents and postdocs
 Dr Adriana Gonzalez Gonzalez (20102016)
 Dr Prasad Sudhakar (20112014, Postdoc, DETROIT project)
 Alexandre Saint (20112012, engineer, DETROIT project)
 Muhammad Arsalan (2014, PhDstudent)
News
 July 5th, 2016: New paper submitted: "Time for dithering: fast and quantized random embeddings via the restricted isometry property", joint work with Valerio Cambareri.
 May 13, 2016: Public PhD defense of Adriana Gonzalez on "Solving Inverse Problems in Imaging using Robust and Regularized Optimization" (picture of the day). Congrats to Dr Gonzalez!
 May 9, 2016: New work: "A NonConvex Blind Calibration Method for Randomised Sensing Strategies", by Valerio Cambareri and I, submitted to CoSeRa16 (arXiv:1605.02615, updated on May 19th)
 April 17, 2016: "Error Decay of (almost) Consistent Signal Estimations from Quantized Gaussian Random Projections" accepted in IEEE Transactions in Information Theory (arXiv:1406.0022).
 March 18, 2016: I've just given my last (over 6) SOCN doctoral course on "Compressive sensing of lowcomplexity signals: theory, algorithms and extensions". Slides available on the same page or here (Part 0, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4).
 December 79, 2015: Invited speaker at the Second Workshop on Optimization for Image and Signal Processing (MAORI), Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris.
 November 1720, 2015: Visiting IRISA/INRIA, in the team of Remi Gribonval. Seminar on "Consistent Basis Pursuit for LowComplexity Signal Estimates in Quantized Compressed Sensing" and participation to the PhD "présoutenance" of Marwa Chaffi (CentraleSupélec, Rennes, France).
 November 2nd, 2015: The paper "Consistent Basis Pursuit for Signal and Matrix Estimates in Quantized Compressed Sensing", written by A. Moshtaghpour, L. Jacques, V. Cambareri, K. Degraux and C. De Vleeschouwer, has been accepted for publication in IEEE Signal Processing Letters! (see arXiv:1507.08268)
 July 30, 2015: New work: "Consistent Basis Pursuit for Signal and Matrix Estimates in Quantized Compressed Sensing" (or, "How to do QCS of lowrank matrices") by A. Moshtaghpour, L. Jacques, V. Cambareri, K. Degraux and C. De Vleeschouwer. Matlab demo code available here (this one uses the UnLocBox!).
 May 1720, 2015: Stay at UniBo, Bologna, Italy. Talk on "Quantized compressed sensing and quasiisometric embeddings" (pdf, url) and PhD jury participation for the thesis defense of V. Cambareri.
 April 24, 2015: New paper on "Small width, low distortions: quasiisometric embeddings with quantized subGaussian random projections" submitted. (arXiv:1504.06170)
 April 1214, 2015: Stay at EPFL and PhD jury participation for the thesis defense of William Guicquero.
 March 19, 2015: PhD jury participation for the thesis defense of D.D. Ariananda, TUDelft, Nederlands.
 January 2729, 2015: Invited by Prof. Holger Rauhut in his group (RWTH, Aachen, Germany). Giving a talk on "Compressed sensing, quantization and quasiisometric embeddings".
 January 8, 2015: Giving a short course on "What can we learn from Compressed Sensing in sensor design?" in FETCH2015 French winter school (UCL, Belgium).
 December 2014: New paper on "Nonparametric PSF estimation from celestial transit solar images using blind deconvolution" submitted by A. Gonzalez, with V. Delouille (SIDC/ROB, Belgium) and I. arXiv:1412.6279.
 December 2014: Honored to have been awarded a "Incentive Grant for Scientific Research (MIS)" by the Belgian FNRS. Project title: "AlterSense: Computational Sensing Strategies for LowComplexity Signal Models".
 November 19, 2014: Invited for a presentation entitled "Observing the transparency: Compressive optical deflectometry and refractive index imaging" (pdf slides), for the "Journée conjointe GDR STIC SANTE/GDR ISIS/Labex PRIMES" on "Représentations parcimonieuses, échantillonnage compressé et imagerie médicale" at INSA, Lyon, France.
 September 12, 2014: Giving a tutorial entitled "Compressed Sensing in Optics: Schlieren Deflectometry and Refractive Index Map Reconstruction" (pdf slides), for the "Journée thématique conjointe GDR/ISIS et GDR/SoCSiP" at Télécom ParisTech entitled "Acquisition/Echantillonnage comprimé : quelles réalisations/applications pratiques ?".
 August 2729, 2014: Organizing iTWIST'14 workshop in Namur, Belgium.
 June 23, 2014: Giving a tutorial entitled "Compressed sensing et récents développements en matière de quantification extrême des mesures (à 1bit)" at Institut Elie Cartan de Lorraine (IECL, Nancy, France) for the French "Journée Scientifique de la Fédération Charles Hermite" on "Parcimonie" (sparsity).
 June 1618, 2014: Giving a 2h course entitled "Quantizing compressed sensing: From high resolution to 1bit quantization schemes" at the "Joint ICTPTWAS School on Coherent State Transforms, TimeFrequency and TimeScale Analysis, Applications", ICTP, Trieste, Italy.
 June 3rd, 2014: New paper on "Error Decay of (almost) Consistent Signal Estimations from Quantized Random Gaussian Projections" submitted. arXiv:1406.0022
 May 1923, 2014: Talk on "When Buffon's needle problem helps in quantizing the JohnsonLindenstrauss Lemma" at ICCHA5, Vanderbilt U., TN, USA
 May 7, 2014: New submitted book chapter on "Quantization and Compressed Sensing" with Petros Boufounos, Felix Kramer and Rayan Saab. Preprint on arXiv:1405.1194
 April 7, 2014: Tutorial at Eurographics 2014 (Strasbourg, France) on "An Introduction to Optimization Techniques in Computer Graphics" with I. Ihrke, X. Granier, G. Guennebaud and B. Goldlücke. Title of my part: "Compressed Sensing: how to sample data from what you know".
 April 2, 2014: (for UCL students) 3 new master project propositions for 20142015. See the corresponding page
 March 21, 2014: Presentation at the Belgian "Cercle d'Astronomes Amateurs du Pays de Charleroi" (Centre de Culture Scientifique de l'ULB, campus de Parentville, Couillet). Popular scientific talk (in French) on "Du ciel aux images ! Comment acquérir et traiter des images (astronomiques)" (pdf slides).
 March 12, 2014: First presentation on "When Buffon’s needle problem helps in quantizing the JohnsonLindenstrauss Lemma" made at the Machine Learning Group, UCL.
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