Rudy Lauwereins

Rudy Lauwereins is vice-president of IMEC, Belgiumís Interuniversity Micro-Electronic Centre, which performs research and development, ahead of industrial needs by 3 to 10 years, in microelectronics, nano-technology, enabling design methods and technologies for ICT systems. He leads the DESICS division of 185 researchers, currently focused on the development of re-configurable architectures, design methods and tools for wireless and multimedia applications as required for creating an ambient intelligent world with smart networked mobile devices. He is also a part-time Professor at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, where he teaches Computer Architectures in the Master of Science in Electrotechnical Engineering program.

Before joining IMEC in 2001, he held a tenure Professorship in the Faculty of Engineering at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven since 1993, after a short stay at IBMís Almaden Research Centre, San Jose, CA. He had obtained a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1989. In 2001, he was elected by students as the best teacher of the engineering facultyís Masterís curriculum.

Rudy Lauwereins served in numerous international program committees and organizational committees, and gave many invited and keynote speeches. He is vice-chair of the board of DSP Valley and member of the board of several spin-off companies. He is a senior member of the IEEE.
Professor Lauwereins has authored and co-authored more than 300 publications in international journals and conference proceedings.