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Short biosketch

Herwig Wendt received the Ms.C. degree in Signal Processing and Telecommunications from Vienna University of Technology (Vienna, Austria) in 2005. He received the Ph.D. degree in Signal Processing and Physics from Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon (Lyon, France) in 2008.

From November 2008 to December 2011, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Department of Mathematics and with the Geomathematical Imaging Group at Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana).
From October to December 2010, he was a research member of the MSRI research seminar "Inverse Problems and Applications" at MSRI (Berkeley, California).

Since 2012, he is a CNRS researcher with the IRIT laboratory at University of Toulouse. His research is conducted within the Signal and Communications Group located at ENSEEIHT (Toulouse, France).

Since 2016, he is serving as an Associate Editor for Signal Processing (Elsevier).

His research interests have been focused on statistical signal and image processing, with a particular interest in multifractal analysis, scale invariance phenomena and multiresolution analysis and computation.


2 rue Camichel, B.P. 7122
31071 Toulouse cedex 7, France
phone: + 33 (0)5 34 32 22 35
fax: + 33 (0)5 34 32 21 57
email: herwig [dot] wendt [at] irit [dot] fr


  • [01/2017]       OPEN PH.D POSITION

    We offer a Ph.D position Multifractal analysis for multivariate images (click here for more details). This 3-year Ph.D (starting date: 01/10/2017) will be hosted at prestigious Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon and co-supervised by Patrice Abry (DR, CNRS, ENS Lyon) and myself.
    Potential candidates may now send their applications (email me).
    Deadline: 31/03/2017
    Requirements: M2 research or equivalent, Nationality of a European Union country.

  • [10/2016]       Ph.D defense

    Ph.D defense of Sébastien Combrexelle - "Multifractal Analysis for Multivariate Data with Application to Remote Sensing" (advisors: J.-Y. Tourneret, U. Toulouse and S. McLaughlin, Heriot-Watt U., Edinburgh; co-supervision: H. Wendt).
    The thesis has won the award "Prix Léopold Escande" of INP Toulouse. You can download the manuscript here.

  • [09/2016]       Paper award

    The work "Bayesian estimation for the local assessment of the multifractality parameter of multivariate time series" [CI44] has received the Best Paper Award at EUSIPCO'16, Sept. 2016, Budapest.

  • [09/2016]       Multifractal analysis toolbox

    A new Wavelet Leaders and Bootstrap Multifractal Analysis toolbox has been released. It significantly improves upon the previous toolbox (2008-2015), including a refined multifractal analysis using p-leaders (cf., [JI16] and [JI15]), new functionalities such as the automated selection of the scaling range, and significant speedup.

  • [07/2016]       ANR Research Grant (2017-2022)

    The research project "MULTIFRACS", proposed in collaboration with P. Abry (ENS Lyon), S. Jaffard (UPEC Paris) and P. Ciuciu (CEA Saclay), has been selected by the French National Scientific Agency ANR for a 42 months research grant (see official document, p.7).

  • [02/2016]       CNRS International Research Grant (PICS, 01/2016-12/2018)

    The international scientific collaboration project (PICS) "MATCHA" (lead: H. Wendt; in collaboration with P. Abry, ENS Lyon) has been accepted for support by CNRS. It will, over the coming 3-years, aim at investigating the multi-scale and multifractal properties of human heart rhythm variability in an international collaboration with Y. Yamamoto (U. Tokyo) and K. Kiyono (U. Osaka).

  • [07/2015]       Giant fresco public exposition

    Our work published in [JI7,JI9,JI11] has been selected as part of the giant fresco conceived by CNRS in collaboration with RATP and installed in the corridor of the Paris Metro station Montparnasse Bienvenue. The fresco was on display for two months in fall 2015 and can be explored interactively on the web.

  • [03/2015]       General public interview

    Interview with the Journal Paul Sabatier on the work [JI9] (in French).

  • [10/2014]       Paper award

    The work "Inverse problem formulation for regularity estimation in images" [CI24] has received a Top 10% Paper Award at ICIP'14, Oct.. 2014, Paris.

  • [08/2014]       Press release

    Article on the work [JI9] published by the Institut de Physique of the CNRS (in French).