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Prof. Dr. Björn Ottersten

Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust

Sujets de recherche Security, Trust, Reliability, Security and trust, Reliable wireless communications, Statistical signal processing
Faculté ou Centre Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust
Adresse postale Université du Luxembourg
29, avenue JF Kennedy
L-1855 Luxembourg
Bureau sur le campus JFK Building, E04-411
Téléphone (+352) 46 66 44 5665
Video Prof. Björn Ottersten - Director of SnT
Prof. Björn Ottersten - Director of SnT
Björn Ottersten - Director of SnT

Björn Ottersten received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering and applied physics from Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Dr. Ottersten has held research positions at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Linkoping University, the Information Systems Laboratory, Stanford University, and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven. During 96/97 Dr. Ottersten was Director of Research at ArrayComm Inc, San Jose, California, a start-up company based on Ottersten's patented technology. He has co-authored papers that received an IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award in 1993, 2001, 2006, 2013, and 2019, and 9 IEEE conference papers receiving Best Paper Awards. In 1991 he was appointed Professor of Signal Processing at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm. Dr. Ottersten has been head of the department for Signals, Sensors, and Systems at KTH and dean of the School of Electrical Engineering at KTH. He is currently Director for the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust at the University of Luxembourg. Dr. Ottersten has been Digital Champion of Luxembourg, acting as an adviser to the European Commission and member of the boards of the Swedish Research Council and the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research. Dr. Ottersten has served as Editor in Chief of EURASIP Signal Processing, and acted on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, IEEE Open Journal for Signal Processing, EURASIP Journal of Applied Signal Processing and Foundations and Trends in Signal Processing. He is currently Director of Technical Activities on the Board of EURASIP. Dr. Ottersten is a Fellow of the IEEE and EURASIP. He has received the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award, the EURASIP Group Technical Achievement Award and has received the European Research Council advanced research grant twice. His research interests include signal processing, wireless communications, radar and computer vision.


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Curriculum Vitae

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Google Scholar, Björn Ottersten


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Publication list (pdf)


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Principal investigator of some 40 major research projects, here the highlights

  • 2017-2022, EUR 2.5 million Advanced Grant, ERC
  • 2009-2013, EUR 1.9 million Advanced Grant, ERC
  • 2006-2016, EUR 12 million Autonomic Complex Communication Networks, Signals and Systems, Swedish research council
  • 2000-2009, EUR >3 million 10 European projects, EU IST, FET programs
  • 1992-      , EUR >10 million Industrial research funding, Ericsson, Nokia, Telia, Allgon, SES, IEE, etc.

List of selected research projects

  • Industrial Sponsorship Program
  • CoRaSat - COgnitive RAdio for SAtellite Communications, FP7
  • CO  2  SAT – Cooperative and Cognitive Architectures for Satellite Networks, FNR
  • FAVE - Fusion Approaches for Visual systems Enhancement, FNR
  • Proactive Detection of Fraudulent Patterns in Credit Cards Transactions, CETREL
  • NGW - Next Generation Waveforms for Improved Spectral Efficiency, ESA
  • APEXX- On-ground multicarrier digital equalization/ predistortion techniques for single or multi gateway applications, ESA
  • MIMO Hardware Demonstrator, ESA
  • Techniques and Technologies for multi-spot beam Ku-band Satellite networks, ESA
  • Agile MIMO Systems for Communications, Biomedicine, and Defense, ERC
  • Access technologies: multiple access, multiple users, multiple distributed antenna systems, VR
  • Wireless MIMO communication systems - modeling, analysis, and design
  • ACCESS (Autonomic Complex Communication nEtworks, Signals and Systems) -, VR
  • ACCESS Industrial Partnership Program -
  • COOPCOM (Cooperative and Opportunistic Communications in Wireless Networks), FP6
  • Sensor Fusion – Combining 3D and 2D sensor data for safety and security applications, IEE S.A.
  • Assessment on improved spectral efficiency of multi user satellite networks, SES S.A.
  • Basic Research Program in Signal Processing for Communications and Radar, VR
  • WINNER II (Wireless World Inititive New Radio), FP6
  • WINNER (Wireless World Inititive New Radio), FP6
  • NEWCOM (Network of Excellence in Wireless COMmunications)
  •  ACE II (Antenna Centre of Excellence) -
  •  ACE (Antenna Centre of Excellence) -
  • Affordable Wireless Services and Infrastructure
  • Analysis and Design of Mobile Satellite Broadcast Systems
  • Detection and classification of 3D image sequence in automotive security systems
  • Design of efficient communication techniques for wireless time-dispersive multiuser MIMO systems
  • Adaptive Antennas in Wideband Radio Access Networks
  • Smart Antenna Technology in Universal bRoadband wireless Networks (SATURN) -
  • Statistical Signal Processing
  • Antenna Arrays and Vectorial Spatio-Temporal Channel Estimation with Applications in UMTS
  • Spatio-Temporal Processing in Wireless Communications
  • Advanced Detectors for Multi-User Wireless Communications
  • Impact of Spatio-Temporal Processing on the System Architecture
  • Interference Supression in Radar Applications
  • Signals and Systems
  • Adaptive Receivers for Code Division Multiple Access Systems
  • Source of Funding: ISS Foundation Time Period: July 1993 - 1999 Volume: 100 KSEK per year
  • Signal Processing with Application in Control and Communictions
  • Sensor Array Signal Processing, Analysis and Algorithms

Last updated on: 05 oct 2020