was born in Unye, Turkey , in April 1971. He recieved the B.Sc. and
M.Sc. degrees in electronics and telecommunications engineering
the Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 1993 and
1997, respectively. He obtained the Ph.D.
degree in Applied Sciences from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven,
Belgium in 2004.
His research interests include nonlinear circuits and systems, neural networks and their applications, in particular cellular nonlinear networks, multi-scroll chaotic attractors, spatio-temporal waves and synchronization.
URL : http://www.esat.kuleuven.ac.be/~mey/
A. K. Suykens was born in Willebroek Belgium, May 18 1966. He
received the degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering and the Ph.D.
degree in Applied Sciences from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, in
1989 and 1995, respectively. In 1996 he has been a Visiting
Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of California, Berkeley. He
has been a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Fund for Scientific
Research FWO Flanders and is currently an Associate Professor with
K.U.Leuven. His research interests are mainly in the areas of the
theory and application of neural networks and nonlinear systems. He is
author of the books "Artificial Neural Networks for Modelling and
Control of Non-linear Systems" (Kluwer Academic Publishers)
and "Least Squares Support Vector Machines" (World
Scientific) and editor of the books "Nonlinear Modeling: Advanced
Black-Box Techniques" (Kluwer Academic Publishers) and
"Advances in Learning Theory: Methods, Models and Applications"
(IOS Press). In 1998 he organized an International Workshop on
Nonlinear Modelling with Time-series Prediction Competition . He has
served as associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and
Systems-I (1997-1999) and since 1998 he is serving as associate
editor for the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks . He received an
IEEE Signal Processing Society 1999 Best Paper (Senior) Award and
several Best Paper Awards at International Conferences. He is a
recipient of the International Neural Networks Society INNS 2000 Young
Investigator Award for significant contributions in the field of neural
networks. He has served as Director and Organizer of a NATO Advanced
Study Institute on Learning Theory and Practice (Leuven 2002) and as a program co-chair for the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks IJCNN 2004.
URL : http://www.esat.kuleuven.ac.be/sista/members/suykens.html
P. L. Vandewalle was born
in Kortrijk, Belgium, in August
1948. He obtained the electrical engineering degree and a
doctorate in applied sciences, both from the Katholieke Universiteit
Leuven, Belgium in 1971 and 1976 respectively. From 1976 to 1978
he was Research
Associate and from July 1978 to July 1979, he was Visiting Assistant Professor both at the University of California, Berkeley. Since July 1979 he is back at the Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT) of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium where he is Full Professor since 1986 and the head of the SCD division at ESAT, that has more than 120 researchers. He is an Academic Consultant since 1984 at IMEC (Interuniversity Microelectronics Center, Leuven). From August 1996 to August 1999 he was Chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering and from August 1999 till July 2002 he was the vice-dean of the Faculty of Engineering, both at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. In the second semester of 2002-2003 he is on sabbatical leave ath the I3S laboratory of CNRS Sophia Antipolis, France. He teaches courses in linear algebra, linear and nonlinear system and circuit theory, signal processing and neural networks. His research interests are mainly in mathematical system theory and its applications in circuit theory, control, signal processing, cryptography and neural networks. His recent research interests are in nonlinear methods (support vector machines, multilinear algebra..) for data processing. He has authored or coauthored more than 200 international journal papers in these areas. He is the co-author of 4 books and co-editor of 5 books. He is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Circuit Theory and its Applications, Neurocomputing, Neural Networks and the Journal of Circuits Systems and Computers. From 1989 till 1991, he was associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems. He was elected fellow of IEEE in 1992 for contributions to nonlinear circuits and systems. In 1991-1992 he held the Francqui chair on Artificial Neural Networks at the University of Liège (Belgium) and in 2001-2002 he held this chair on Advanced Data Processing techniques at the Free University of Brussels. He is also Fellow of the IEE (UK). Since 2001 he is a member of the Advisory Board of the International Journal on Information Security (IJIS). Since January 2001 he is co-editor-in-chief of Journal A, the Benelux journal on Automation. He is Deputy Editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems part I Fundamental theory and applications (since January 2002). He received several best paper awards and research awards. He is a member of the Academia Europaea and of the Belgian Academy of sciences and of 2 committees of the Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Vlaanderen (Belgium).