Sabine Van Huffel is Full Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT) of the KU Leuven since 2002 and Programme Director of the Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering KU Leuven. She received a Master degree in Computer Science Engineering, a postgraduate in Biomedical Engineering and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the KU Leuven, in 1981, 1985 and 1987, respectively. She was a guest professor at Stanford University (USA) in 2000 and at Uppsala University (Sweden) in 2002. She is IEEE, SIAM and EAMBES founding fellow and member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and the Arts. In April 2013 she received an honorary doctorate from Eindhoven University of Technology (NL), together with an appointment as a Distinguished professor since 2014.
She is leading a large biomedical data processing research group (25 people), renowned for the development of numerical matrix/tensor-based algorithms, and their applications in biomedical multimodal- and multichannel processing for improving medical diagnostics. Her expertise techniques comprise EEG-fMRI, multiparametric MRI, ECG and EEG with focus on epilepsy and neonatal monitoring.
She has been supervisor of more than 60 PhD students, mostly all interdisciplinary, in cosupervision with medical colleagues. She is author of more than 400 peer reviewed international journal papers and more than 400 conference papers. She is holder of an ERC Advanced Grant 339804 BIOTENSORS: “Biomedical Data Fusion using Tensor based Blind Source Separation”(01-04-2014 till 31-03-2019).