researcher profile Alle-Jan van der Veen

Professor, Chairman

Expertise: Array signal processing; Signal processing for communications

Themes: Signal processing for radio telescope arrays, Sensor network communication

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Group: Circuits and Systems (CAS)
Department of Microelectronics
Room:VMB 1.E.600

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Alle-Jan van der Veen is professor and chair of the Circuits and Systems group at TU Delft. The group covers signal processing algorithms and digital system design, with applications in communication, audio, biomedical, radio astronomy, and automotive sensing.

He is a Fellow of the IEEE and of Eurasip. He was Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and IEEE Signal Processing Letters, and an elected member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) Board of Governors. He was chair of the IEEE SPS Fellow Reference Committee, chair of the IEEE SPS Signal Processing for Communications Technical Committee, member of the IEEE SPS Sensor Array Multichannel Technical Committee, member of the IEEE SPS Awards Board, member of the IEEE TAB Periodicals Committee and Periodicals Review and Advisory Committee, and Technical Cochair for ICASSP-2011 (Prague).

He currently is Director of Publications of Eurasip (overlooking 3 Elsevier and 6 Springer journals), chair of the Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal Committee, and chair of the IEEE SPS Signal Processing Theory and Methods Technical Committee. He is also member of the IEEE Medals Council, and member of the IEEE SPS Technical Directions Board.

He received an NWO-STW VICI award (personal research grant of 1.2 ME), and two IEEE SPS Young Author Best Paper awards.

His research interests are in the areas of array signal processing and signal processing for communication, with applications to radio astronomy and sensor network localization.


EE-BD Biomedical Devices (BD) profile

A profile in our MSc-EE program dedicated to biomedical devices. Biomedical devices are used for medical diagnosis, monitoring and treatment. They can be fixed, portable, wearable, implantable and injectable. They are active and thus embed electronics, computing and software

EE2L21 EPO-4: "KITT" autonomous driving challenge

Make a car drive autonomously from A to B

EE2S11 Signals and systems

Theory of signal transformations and LTI systems

EE2S31 Signal processing

Digital signal processing; stochastic processes

EE2T11 Telecommunications A

A first course in telecommunication, with focus on the physical layer. Includes a lab course related to Signals and Systems (preparing for EPO-4)

EE4C03 Statistical digital signal processing

A second course on digital signal processing: random signals, covariances, linear prediction, spectrum estimation, optimal filtering, Wiener and Kalman filters, LMS and RLS algorithm

ET4147 Signal processing for communications

Signal separation and parameter estimation using arrays of sensors.


Prostate cancer detection using ultrasound

Tensor techniques to improve the analysis of (3D+time) ultrasound images

Airborne data collection on resilient system architectures

Develop algorithms to realize efficient, robust, cost-effective perception and control for autonomous navigation of drones

Medical Delta Cardiac Arrhythmia Lab

Part of a larger program (with Erasmus MC) to unravel and target electropathology related to atrial arrhythmia

PIPP OLFAR: Breakthrough technologies for Interferometry in Space

Combine multiple satellites into one single scientific instrument: a radio telescope in space

Projects history

Earlier recognition of cardiovascular diseases

Atrial Fibrillation FIngerPrinting: Spotting Bio-Electrical Markers to Early Recognize Atrial Fibrillation by the Use of a Bottom-Up Approach

Data reduction and image formation for future radio telescopes

The future SKA telescope will produce large amounts of correlation data that cannot be stored and needs to be processed quasi real-time. Image formation is the main bottleneck--can compressive sampling and advanced algebraic techniques help?

Sensing Heterogeneous Information Network Environment

How can heterogeneous resources (people, mobile sensors, fixed sensors, social media, information systems, etc.) self-organize for answering information needs?

Radio astronomical calibration and imaging techniques

New, larger and more complex radio telescopes bring new challenges. Foremost among these is the calibration of the data in order to remove atmospheric and instrumental effects which corrupt the exceedingly faint signals from cosmic sources.

Reliable and fast wireless communication for lithography machines

Connecting a sensor network on a moving platform to a control unit; this requires high-speed links with low latency, and accurate wireless clock synchronization.

Separation of AIS Transponder Signals

AIS is a VHF communication system for ship transponders. Seen from a satellite, transponder messages overlap. The aim is to separate these using an antenna array.

Low-frequency distributed radio telescope in space

Below 15 MHz, the ionosphere blocks EM signals from the sky. Therefore, can we design a radio telescope in space, using a swarm of inexpensive nano-satellites? Accurate localization and clock recovery is important.

Last updated: 16 Aug 2021