Dirk T.M. Slock received an EE degree from Ghent University, Belgium in 1982. In 1984 he was awarded a Fulbright scholarship for Stanford University, USA, where he received the MSEE, MS in Statistics, and PhD in EE in 1986, 1989 and 1989 resp. While at Stanford, he developed new fast recursive least-squares algorithms for adaptive filtering. In 1989-91, he was a member of the research staff at the Philips Research Laboratory Belgium. In 1991, he joined EURECOM where he is now professor. At EURECOM, he teaches statistical signal processing (SSP) and signal processing techniques for wireless communications. He invented semi-blind channel estimation, the chip equalizer-correlator receiver used by 3G HSDPA mobile terminals, spatial multiplexing cyclic delay diversity (MIMO-CDD) now part of LTE, and his work led to the Single Antenna Interference Cancellation (SAIC) integrated in the GSM standard in 2006. Recent keywords are multi-cell multi-user (Massive) MIMO, imperfect CSIT, distributed resource allocation, variational and empirical Bayesian learning techniques, large random matrix analysis, audio source separation, location estimation and exploitation. He graduated about 40 PhD students, leading to an edited book and 500+ papers. In 1992 he received one best journal paper award from IEEE-SP and one from EURASIP. He is the coauthor of two IEEE Globecom'98, one IEEE SIU'04, one IEEE SPAWC'05, one IEEE WPNC’16 and one IEEE SPAWC’18 best student paper award, and a honorary mention (finalist in best student paper contest) at IEEE SSP'05, IWAENC'06, IEEE Asilomar'06 and IEEE ICASSP’17. He was an associate editor for the IEEE-SP Transactions in 1994-96 and the IEEE Signal Processing Letters in 2009-10. He was the General Chair of the IEEE-SP SPAWC'06 and IWAENC’14 workshops, and EUSIPCO’15. He cofounded the start-ups SigTone in 2000 (music signal processing products) and Nestwave in 2014 (Ultra Low-Power Indoor and Outdoor Mobile Positioning). He is a Fellow of IEEE and EURASIP. In 2018 he received the URSI France medal.

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