Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
I was born in Belgium and received my M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in applied sciences from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. Currently, I am an “Antoni van Leeuwenhoek” Full Professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science of the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. My research interests are in the large area of signal processing for communications and networking. I am active within the IEEE and EURASIP in various functions.
Why did you decide to become Editor-in-Chief of the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing (JASP) at the time, and what are your ambitions for the journal in the future?
I have always been fascinated by the way in which mathematics can be used to solve practical engineering problems, which basically lies at the basis of signal processing. As a result, I consider it my task to actively promote signal processing and help the field wherever I can. So I was very excited when I was offered the position of Editor-in-Chief of the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing. My main goal is to increase the quality of the journal, mainly focusing on high-quality special issues on hot and emerging topics.
How has the journal’s field advanced in the last few years and what do you think will be an important focus of research in the next several years?
The field of signal processing has always been guided by the applications, which are moving from classical digital communications, speech, audio, image, and video processing to more networked and large-scale applications, like the internet-of-things, big data, cloud processing, distributed processing, signal processing on graphs, and 5G wireless communications. I consider these latter topics to be the focus of signal processing research in the coming years.
What advice would you give a researcher before submitting to your EURASIP journal?
I would recommend future authors to clearly check the scope of the journal
I would recommend future authors to clearly check the scope of the journal and to look at some recent papers. JASP mainly focuses on theoretical advances in the field of signal processing with a clear application in mind. Detailed analyses of the proposed methods and comparisons to the state-of-the-art techniques in the field are a must.
How do you see open access helping (or not) the development of the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing?
Having to compete with other popular journals in the field, I feel that open access is key to make JASP a success.
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