Bart DE MOOR
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Future Health Department
Bart De Moor was born in 1960. He is married and has three children.
In 1983, he obtained his Master Degree in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Engineering in 1988 at KU Leuven Belgium.
He spent 2 years as a Visiting Research Associate at Stanford University (1988-1990) at the departments of EE (ISL, Prof. Kailath) and CS (Prof. Golub). Currently, he is a full professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering of the KU Leuven in the research group STADIUS.
He was vice-rector for International Policy of the KU Leuven.
His research interests are in numerical linear algebra and optimization, system and control theory, data-mining and bio-informatics. He is or has been the coordinator of numerous research projects and networks funded by regional, federal and European funding agencies. He is the managing director of the Future Health department of iMinds.
Currently, he is leading a research group of 10 PhD students and 4 postdocs and in the recent past, about 70 PhDs were obtained under his guidance. He has been teaching at several universities in Europe and the US. He is a member of several scientific and professional organizations, jury member of several scientific and industrial awards, and chairman or member of international educational and scientific review and selection committees. He is an associate editor of and reviewer for several scientific journals. His work has won him several scientific awards (Leybold-Heraeus Prize (1986), Leslie Fox Prize (1989), Guillemin-Cauer best paper Award of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems (1990), Laureate of the Belgian Royal Academy of Sciences (1992), bi-annual Siemens Award (1994), best paper award of Automatica (IFAC, 1996), IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award (1999)). In November 2010, he received the 5-annual FWO Excellence Award out of the hands of King Albert II of Belgium. Since 2004, he is a fellow of the IEEE.
From 1991-1999 he was the Head of Cabinet and/or Main Advisor on Science and Technology of several ministers of the Belgian Federal Government (Demeester, Martens) and the Flanders Regional Governments (Demeester, Van den Brande). From December 2005 to July 2007, he was the Head of Cabinet on socio-economic policy of the minister-president of Flanders, Yves Leterme, capacity in which he was the coordinator of a new socio-economic business plan for the Flemish region.
He was and/or is in the board of 6 spin-off companies (www.ipcos.be, www.data4s.com, www.tml.be, www.silicos.com, www.dsquare.be, www.cartagenia.be), which he co-founded, of the Flemish Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology, the Study Center for Nuclear Energy, the Institute for Broad Band Technology, the Flemish Children Science Center Technopolis, the Alamire Foundation and several other scientific and cultural organizations.
He is the Chairman of the Industrial Research Fund of the KU Leuven and the Hercules foundation (heavy equipment funding in Flanders).
As a vice-rector for International Policy, he was a member of the Executive Committee and the Academic Council of the KU Leuven and of the Board of Directors of the Association KU Leuven.
He made regular television appearances in the Science Show ‘Hoe?Zo!’ on national television in Belgium, has a regular science talk on Radio 2 and patrons the 'Flemish Youth Technology Olympiade'.
Full details on his CV can be found at www.bartdemoor.be
Web site: http://www.kuleuven.be/iminds/fh