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Frans Willems is a Full Professor in the Signal Processing Systems group. He is a researcher, teacher and supervisor in the field of information theory, with research contributions in the areas of multi-user information theory, noiseless source coding, data compression and embedding, digital communication and biometrics.  

Willems served as Associate Editor for Shannon Theory for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory from 1988 to 1990 and as Associate Editor for Information Theory for the European Transactions on Telecommunications from 2002 to 2006. From 1998 to 2000, Willems was a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society; he was made an IEEE Fellow in 2005. He was Counselor of the IEEE Student Branch Eindhoven from 2007-2014, and is Chairman of the IEEE Benelux Chapter on Information Theory since 2007.  

Willems has contributed more than two hundred journal and conference papers. He holds several patents.

Academic background

Frans Willems obtained his MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in 1979 and then got his PhD from the Department of Mathematics at the University of Leuven in 1982. He returned to TU/e in 1982, first as Assistant Professor, later as Associate Professor and currently as Full Professor. As of 1999, Willems also holds an advisory role at Philips, for subjects related to information theory.

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Projects 2015 2022

RESCURE: Retrofit Security for Critical infrastructures

Willems, F., Kusters, L., Sartorius - ter Haar, M., Keijzers, A. & Keijzers, A.

1/02/1831/01/20

Project: Research direct

i-CAVE P4 - Radar Communication

Willems, F., Eijkemans, C., Keijzers, A., Keijzers, A., Laghezza, F., Tigrek, R. & Lampel, F.

1/11/1631/08/22

Project: Research direct

SILIKA: Silicon-based Ka-band massive MIMO antenna systems for new telecommunication services SPS

Willems, F., Willems, F., Keijzers, A., Keijzers, A., van der Avoird, M., Farsaei, A. & Alvarado, A.

1/09/1631/08/20

Project: Research direct

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PATRIOT Eurostars Pufs: Anchors of Trust in Resource constralned envirOnmenTs

Willems, F., Kusters, L., Keijzers, A., Keijzers, A., Croes, S. & Chen, B.

1/10/1530/09/17

Project: Research direct

Research Output 1982 2019

Secret-key capacity regions for multiple enrollments with an SRAM-PUF

Kusters, C. J. & Willems, F. M. J., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
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Static random access storage
Entropy
6 Citations

Achievable information rates for fiber optics: Applications and computations

Alvarado, A., Fehenberger, T., Chen, B. & Willems, F. M. J., 15 Jan 2018, In : Journal of Lightwave Technology. 36, 2, p. 424-439 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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fiber optics
constellations
quadratures
optical communication
parity

Approximate enumerative sphere shaping

Gultekin, Y. C., Willems, F. M. J., van Houtum, W. J. & Serbetli, S., 15 Aug 2018, 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2018. Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 676-680 5 p. 8437623

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Divide and conquer
Indexing
Divides
Shell
Decrease

A reduced-complexity linear precoding strategy for massive MIMO base stations

Farsaei, A., Willems, F., Alvarado, A. & Gustavsson, U., 13 Sep 2018, 2018 25th International Conference on Telecommunications, ICT 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 121-126 6 p. 8464908

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
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Beamforming
MIMO systems
Base stations
Computational complexity
Switches
3 Citations

Brain resting-state networks in adolescents with high-functioning autism : analysis of spatial connectivity and temporal neurodynamics

Bernas, A., Barendse, E. M., Aldenkamp, A. P., Backes, W. H., Hofman, P. A. M., Hendriks, M. P. H., Kessels, R. P. C., Willems, F. M. J., de With, P. H. N., Zinger, S. & Jansen, J., 20 Feb 2018, In : Brain and Behavior. 8, 2, 10 p., e00878

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
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Spatio-Temporal Analysis
Autistic Disorder
Brain
Spatial Analysis
Temporal Lobe

Activities 2002 2006

  • 4 Contributed talk

MSRI's Workshop: Mathematics of Relaying and Cooperation in Communication Networks, 10-12 April, 2006, Berkeley (CA), U.S.A.

Frans Willems (Speaker)
10 Apr 2006

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

4th International Workshop on Digital Watermarking (IWDW 2005), Siena, Italy

Frans Willems (Speaker)
15 Sep 2005

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Summer Research Institute 2002, Lausanne

Frans Willems (Speaker)
28 Jun 2002

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Workshop Information Theory, Berkely, CA

Frans Willems (Speaker)
25 Feb 2002

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Courses

Student theses

Adaptive beamforming algorithms for a 60 GHz multiple antenna receiver

Author: van der Kuijp, H., 30 Apr 2006

Supervisor: Willems, F. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master

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Analysis of the physical layer of an in-band-on-channel baseband transceiver based on NRSC-5 AM technology

Author: van Meurs, L., 31 Aug 2015

Supervisor: Willems, F. (Supervisor 1) & van Houtum, W. (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

Design and implementation of a mode group diversity multiplexing optical fibre receiver system

Author: de Boer, M., 30 Apr 2006

Supervisor: Bergmans, J. (Supervisor 1), Willems, F. (Supervisor 2) & Martinez Vicente, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Het capaciteitsgebied van een Two-way Channel

Author: Willems, F., 31 May 1979

Supervisor: Schalkwijk, J. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master

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Implementatieaspecten van een LDPC decoder in een FPGA

Author: Sullock Enzlin, E., 28 Feb 2005

Supervisor: Willems, F. (Supervisor 1) & Tjalkens, T. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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