Dr. Jean-Marc Vesin

Senior Scientist

Jean-Marc Vesin graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Ingénieurs
Electriciens de Grenoble (ENSIEG, Grenoble, France) in 1980. He received his M.
Sc. from Laval University, Québec city, Canada, in 1984, where he spent four years
on research projects. After two years in the industry, he joined the Signal Processing
Institute (ITS) of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland, where he obtained his Ph. D. in 1992.
Since then, he has been in charge of the activities in one-dimensional signal
processing first inside ITS, and now with its own group LTS 1.
His main interests are biomedical signal processing, adaptive
signal processing, and nonlinear signal modeling and analysis.
He has authored or co-authored more than fifty publications in renowned
peer-reviewed journals, as well as several book chapters.


Research Area

The activities of our group are at the interface between advanced signal processing techniques and
fundamental and applied biomedical investigations. We are developing adaptive filtering techniques,
especially adaptive frequency tracking ones, robust spectral estimation and time-frequency analysis
methods, as well as nonlinear interdependence and complexity tools.

Our main field of investigation has been for several years the atrial fibrillation, the most common cardiac arrhythmia. We are currently working on the analysis of the complexity of fibrillation dynamics for diagnosis and prognosis purposes, and on anti-arrhythmia pacing strategies.

A recent research line in our group is the analysis of signals acquired using wearable systems. Typical applications are the monitoring of obese subjects for the prognosis of obesity-induced cardiovascular problems, and the monitoring of athletes in the context of performance enhancement and sleep quality assessment.

Other biomedical domains we are active in are the electro-encephalogram, gastro-intestinal motility, photoplethysmography, and accelerometer signals.Techniques we have developed are also transfered to industry-related projects.


Jean-Marc VESIN
ELE 141 (Bâtiment ELE)
Station 11
CH-1015 Lausanne