Rik Pintelon

Rik Pintelon

Prof. Dr. ir. Rik Pintelon

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Rik Pintelon was born in Gent, Belgium, on December 4, 1959. He received a master's degree in electrical engineering in 1982, a doctorate (PhD) in engineering in 1988, and the qualification to teach at university level (geaggregeerde voor het hoger onderwijs) in 1994, all from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Brussels, Belgium. In 2014 he received the degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) from the University of Warwick (UK) for publications with the collective title “Frequency Domain System Identification: A Mature Modeling Tool”. From 1982 to 1984 and 1986 to 2000, Dr. Pintelon was a researcher with the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (FWO-Vlaanderen) at the Electrical Engineering (ELEC) Department of the VUB. From 1984 to 1986 he did his military service overseas in Tunesia at the Institut National Agronomique de Tunis. From 1991 to 2000 he was a part-time lecturer at the department ELEC of the VUB, and since 2000 he is a full-time professor in electrical engineering at the same department. From 2009 until 2018 he was a visiting professor at the department of Computer Sciences of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, and from 2013 until 2018 he was a honorary professor in the School of Engineering of the University of Warwick. His main research interests include system identification, signal processing, and measurement techniques. Dr. Rik Pintelon is the coauthor of 4 books on System Identification and the coauthor of more than 260 articles in refereed international journals. He has been a Fellow of IEEE since 1998. Dr. Pintelon was the recipient of the 2012 IEEE Joseph F. Keithley Award in Instrumentation and Measurement (IEEE Technical Field Award). He received the 2008 IOP outstanding paper award (best paper in Measurement Science & Technology), the 2014 Martin Black prize (best paper in Physiological Measurement) and the 2014 Andy Chi award (best paper in IEEE Trans. on Instrumentation and Measurement). Since October 2019 he is the chair of department ELEC. In 2020 he received the silver medal for being the second most published author of all time in the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement.


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