Hi! My name is François Rottenberg. Since 2021, I have been an Assistant Professor at KU Leuven in the DRAMCO research group.

I am working on signal processing for communication systems. Key research areas include massive MIMO systems (precoding, decoding, channel estimation, resource allocation), novel waveforms and physical-layer security mainly for wireless but also optical fiber and fiber-wireless communications. Among my different most recent research topics, I am trying to put sustainability in the middle as a main design criterion to start from.

Since 2023, I have been the vice-chair of the IEEE Benelux Section after being the section secretary in 2021-2022.

Positions prior to KU Leuven:

  • 2019-to 2021: Postdoc at UCLouvain and Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). I was working on physical layer security and fiber-wireless communications.
  • 2018-2019: Postdoc at University of Southern California.
  • 2014-2018: Ph.D. student (then postdoc) at UCLouvain and ULB working with Jérôme Louveaux and François Horlin. My PhD is about

Visiting research positions:

  • 2015-2022: Visitor of the Centre Tecnològic Telecomunicacions Catalunya (CTTC), Spain. During five different research stays, I have been working with Xavier Mestre on various topics around
  • 2017: Visitor at National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan. I have been working during a research stay on

Visiting teaching positions:

  • 2023 – pres: Visiting Professor at UCLouvain for the class “Signal Processing”.
  • 2019-2022: Guest lecturer at Université d’Abomey Calavi (UAC), Benin.