Lieven De Lathauwer

Academic Background

I obtained the Master's degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Applied Sciences from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, in 1992 and 1997, respectively. From 1997 to 2000 I was a post-doctoral researcher with the research group SCD-SISTA. From 2000 to 2007 I had a permanent research position with the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, research group CNRS-ETIS. Since September 2007 I am Associate Professor with the K.U.Leuven. I am affiliated with both the Group Science, Engineering and Technology of Campus Kortrijk and with the group SCD-SISTA of the Electrical Engineering Department (ESAT). I am Associate Editor of the SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications and the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing.

My Research in a Nutshell

The central theme of my research is the use of multilinear algebra for solving engineering problems.

Concepts of linear algebra are generalized to higher-order tensors. This includes investigating how key matrix decompositions, like the singular value decomposition, can be generalized to tensors. Numerical algorithms are derived. Tensor tools are used to develop new techniques for signal processing and data analysis, such as algorithms for independent component analysis and multi-way factor analysis. Some specific applications (mainly in biomedical engineering and wireless communication) are studied in more detail.

Keywords: linear and multilinear algebra, numerical algorithms, statistical signal and array processing, higher-order statistics, independent component analysis and blind source separation, harmonic retrieval, factor analysis, blind identification and equalization.

My publications are available on-line. [IEEE-copyrighted material: Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.]

Some data sets are available as well.

Workshop on Tensor Decompositions and Applications (TDA 2010), Sept. 13-17, 2010, Monopoli, Bari, Italy.

Special Issue of the SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications on Tensor Decompositions and Applications.

Contact information:

    Lieven De Lathauwer                      

    K.U.Leuven Campus Kortrijk
    Group Science, Engineering and Technology
    E. Sabbelaan 53
    8500 Kortrijk
    T: +32-56-24.60.62
    F: +32-56-24.69.99
    E: Lieven dot DeLathauwer at kuleuven-kortrijk dot be
    K.U.Leuven - E.E. Dept. (ESAT) - SCD-SISTA
    Kasteelpark Arenberg 10, bus 2446
    B-3001 Leuven-Heverlee
    T: +32-16-32.86.63  
    F: +32-16-32.19.70
    E: Lieven dot DeLathauwer at esat dot kuleuven dot be