Manuel S. Stein

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Digital Mathematics Group (DIMA)
Mathematics Department (DWIS)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussel, Belgium
T: +32 2 629 3550
F: +32 2 629 3495


I received the B.Sc., the Dipl.-Ing. and the Dr.-Ing. (summa cum laude) degree in electrical engineering and information technology from the Technische Universität München (TUM) in 2009, 2010 and 2016, respectively. From 2011 to 2016, I have been a Research Associate at the Institute for Circuit Theory and Signal Processing (NWS), TUM, while serving as a Teaching Assistant at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, TUM. During the time at the NWS, I have been working on my doctoral thesis about signal parameter estimation with low-complexity 1-bit A/D conversion under the supervision of Josef A. Nossek. In 2016, I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Signal and System Theory Group (SST), Universität Paderborn. Currently, I am a Research Fellow at the Mathematics Department (DWIS), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), working with Kurt Barbé. In cooperation with the Chair for Stochastics, Universität Bayreuth, since October 2016 my work is funded by the first P.R.I.M.E. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship granted by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in the electrical engineering sciences. In 2016, I was also awarded the [PEGASUS]² Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO).


My research interests include:

  • Hardware-aware Signal and Information Processing

  • Wireless Systems (GNSS, Radar, COM)

  • Nonlinear Estimation Theory

  • Analog-to-Digital Conversion

  • Array Signal Processing

  • Synchronization

  • Machine Learning


I am always looking for cooperations with outstanding students, postdocs and partners outside of academia. In case you are searching for a challenging problem for your thesis, would like to work together on a topic of common interest or need to improve your product, do not hesitate to contact me.


The administrative and financial support of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) realized through funds from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the People Program (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions) of the European Union’s Seventh Framework Program (FP7) under REA grant agreement 605728 (P.R.I.M.E. - Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience) is gratefully acknowledged. I support the European Charter for Researchers.