Prof. Dr. ir. Leo Van Biesen, managing director
Leo Van Biesen (head of the department) was born in Elsene, Belgium, on August 31, 1955. He received the degree of Electro-Mechanical Engineer from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Brussels in 1978, and the Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) from the same university in 1983. Currently he is a full senior professor. He teaches courses on fundamental electricity, electrical measurement techniques, signal theory, computer-controlled measurement systems, telecommunication, underwater acoustics and Geographical Information Systems for sustainable development of environments. His current interests are signal theory, modern spectral estimators, time domain reflectometry, wireless local loops, xDSL technologies, underwater acoustics, and expert systems for intelligent instrumentation. He has been chairman of IMEKO TC-7 from 1994-2000 and President Elect of IMEKO for the period 2000-2003 and the liaison Officer between the IEEE and IMEKO. Prof. Dr. Ir. Leo Van Biesen is presiding IMEKO until September 2006. He is also member of the board of FITCE Belgium and of USRSI Belgium.