Signal Processing and Data Analytics, Stadius Centre for Dynamical Systems, KU Leuven, Belgium
Sabine Van Huffel, was born in Menen, Belgium, September 26 1958. She received the degree of Science in Computer Science Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in in Electrical Engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, in 1981 and 1987, respectively. She was a guest professor at Stanford University, CA, USA and at Uppsala University, Sweden, and a visiting fellow and scientist at the University of Minnesota, MN, USA.
Sabine Van Huffel has been a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Fund for Scientific Research Flanders (FWO) from 1987--1991. From 1999--2000 she was research director at FWO. She is since 2002 full Professor (Buitengewoon Hoogleraar) biomedical data processing with KU Leuven.
Sabine Van Huffel (Co)supervised 35 finished PhDs and 15 ongoing PhDs, mostly all interdisciplinary in co--supervision with medical colleagues. In addition, she mentored 22 postdocs since 1994.
The research topics of Sabine Van Huffel are fundamental/theoretical as well as application oriented and are performed in the domain of (multi)linear algebra, (non)linear signal analysis, classification and system identification with special focus to the development of numerically reliable and robust algorithms for improving medical diagnostics ( e.g. ovarian and brain cancer). Her expertise techniques comprise EEG--FMRI, MRSI--MRI integration, EEG--based epilepsy-- and neonatal monitoring, MRS and MRS Imaging (MRSI), event--related potential (ERP) analysis. In particular, The AMARES software is today a ‘standard’ technique for long echo--time MRS quantification.
She is the co--author with J. Vandewalle of the book “The Total Least Squares Problem”, SIAM, 1991, which became the standard book for TLS. She organized 4 workshops on TLS and errors--in--variables modelling, Belgium (1991, 1996, 2001, 2006), which resulted in 2 edited books (SIAM,1997) and (Kluwer, 2002) and 2 special issues (Signal Processing 2007, Computational Statistics & Data Analysis 2007).
Sabine Van Huffel has the following publications record: two monographs, about 304 articles in peer reviewed international journals, about 257 conference papers, 4 edited books, 7 edited journal special issues, 21 book chapters.
Sabine Van Huffel has been nominated IEEE Fellow (2009) “for contributions to total LS fitting & computational biosignal processing’’ . She is European Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering & Science (EAMBS) fellow since 2012. She received a Martin Black award for best 2010 paper in Physiological Measurements and hold the Award winner Belgian Industrial Research & Development (BiR&D) (2012) Interdisciplinary M.Sc. for the thesis program--Call 2010 entitled: `Smart Care’.
Sabine Van Huffel has been rectorial advisor (2005--2009) for equal opportunities and Diversity at KU Leuven. Currently she is the Chair (since 2011) & Panel member (since 2006) Commission Informatics & Knowledge Technology at FWO.
She is a member of Householder Prize Committee (2002--2011): selects 3--yearly best PhD in numerical linear algebra. Also a member of Barco and IBM Prize committees (annual selection best master thesis and best PhD thesis). She is the Cofounder and treasurer IEEE-- EMBS Benelux Chapter (2005--present). This year she is President (2011) and steering committee member (since 2006) of ISOTT of which she organizes this year’s 40th annual meeting. She is member of National Committee on Biomedical Engineering, IEEE, ISMRM, ESMRMB, EURASIP, SIAM and was chair of Numerics--in--Control, NICONET International Society (1998--2005). Sabine Van Huffel has been a member of the editorial board of 7 other journals.