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About Justin Dauwels

Associate Professor

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Mekelweg 5, 2628 CD Delft, Netherlands



Short Biography


Justin Dauwels is an Associate Professor with School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He plays an active role as co-PI in the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART).

His research interests are in Bayesian statistics, iterative signal processing, and computational  neuroscience. He enjoys working on real-world problems, often in collaboration with medical practitioners. He also tries to bring real-world problems into the classroom. Research from his team is featured at the Singapore Science Center and in the Straits Times.

Prior to joining NTU, Justin was a research scientist during 2008-2010 in the Stochastic Systems Group (SSG)at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), led by Prof. Alan Willsky. He received postdoctoral training during 2006-2007 under the guidance of Prof. Shun-ichi Amari and Prof. Andrzej Cichocki at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Wako-shi, Japan.

He obtained a PhD degree in electrical engineering at  the Swiss Polytechnical Institute of Technology (ETH)in Zurich in December 2005, supervised by Prof. Hans-Andrea Loeliger, and was a teaching and research assistant at the Signal and Information Processing Laboratory (ISI) of the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at ETH Zurich from 2000 to 2005. In 2000 he received the engineering physics degree from the University of Ghent. From 1999 to 2000, he was an exchange student at ETH Zurich, and completed his master's thesis at the Institute of Neuroinformatics in Zurich.

Justin was a visiting researcher at the MIT Media Lab (Physics and Media Group) in Fall 2003 and theUniversity of Ghent (Digital Communications Research Group) in January 2004. In Spring 2004 he was an intern at the Mitsubishi Electric Research Lab (Cambridge, MA) under supervision of Dr. Jonathan Yedidia.

He has been a JSPS postdoctoral fellow (2007), a BAEF fellow (2008), a Henri-Benedictus Fellow of the King Baudouin Foundation (2008), and a JSPS invited fellow (2010).

He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the IMS. He is a research affiliate with Stochastic Systems Group (SSG) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Neurology Department atMassachusetts General Hospital, and the RIKEN Brain Science Institute.

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