Philippe Dreesen

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Philippe DREESEN
postdoctoral researcher
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Dept. ELEC
philippe.dreesen(at)gmail.com

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About me

I am a mathematical engineer, currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). In 2007 I received the engineering degree in Electrical Engineering (Burgerlijk Werktuigkundig-Elektrotechnisch Ingenieur) from KU Leuven, Belgium. In September 2013 I obtained my PhD degree at KU Leuven, Dept. ESAT-STADIUS, with a dissertation on the topic of solving systems of polynomial equations with the use of linear algebra. Since October 2013 I am working at VUB on tensor-based methods for nonlinear system identification.

Research interests

My research interests are in

  • linear algebra

  • tensor methods

  • polynomial system solving and polynomial algebra

  • system identification

  • multidimensional systems

  • signal processing

  • systems and control theory

  • machine learning

  • kernel methods

  • data analytics.

Grants and Awards

  • PhD fellowship awarded by the Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology (IWT Vlaanderen) for “Concepten en Algoritmes voor de identificatie van dynamische systemen” (four year PhD salary with bench fee), 01-2009 — 12-2012), promotor B. De Moor.

  • VTK Gouden Krijtje 2015-2016 ‘Beste Assistent’ in Master Wiskundige Ingenieurstechnieken (WIT), Golden Chalk ‘Best Teaching Assistant’ in the Master of Mathematical Engineering, awarded by students MSc Mathematical Engineering, Vlaamse Technische Kring (VTK Leuven).

  • Co-PI Research project Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO), “Blok-georienteerde niet-lineaire identificatie met Volterra reeksen” (FWO G090117N, 01-2015 — 12-2018, 192kEUR), with M. Ishteva (co-PI) and I. Markovsky (PI).

  • Co-PI Research project Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO), “Ontkoppelen van multivariate veeltermen in niet-lineaire systeemidentificatie” (FWO G028015N, 01-2015 — 12-2018, 252kEUR), with M. Ishteva (co-PI), K. Usevich (co-PI), J. Schoukens (co-PI), and I. Markovsky (PI).

  • Team Member Research Project “Application of system identification tools to neural circuits” (01-2012 — 12-2015), PI’s: B. De Moor (KU Leuven-ESAT) and Emre Yaksi (IMEC-NERF), awarded by Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO). My duties: Conceiving and preparing proposal (with N. Verbeeck, I. Thijs, M. Agudelo, E. Yaksi and B. De Moor).

  • Travel grant for attending the 2017 SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry (AG17), Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA, 31 July – 4 August, awarded by Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO), grant number K1A2417N.

  • VUB-IRMO Grant “Hulpmiddelen voor rekrutering en ondersteuning van studenten MSc EIT” (five year project at 130kEUR per year: salary and bench fee for two PhD researchers), awarded by International Relations and Mobility Office (IRMO). My duties: writing the proposal and supervising the project (with prof. R. Pintelon (PI) and prof. M. Kuijk (PI)).