Aurélien Bourquard                                         Born February 7, 1985
4, Bishop Allen Drive, Apt 1                           Swiss and French citizen
Cambridge, MA 02139, USA   

Current Position

Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT linQ (formerly Madrid-MIT M+Visión Consortium)                                    2013 - Present

              Massachusetts Institute of Technology & Universidad Politécnica de Madrid


Ph.D. at Biomedical Imaging Group, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)        2008 - 2013

Nominated for the Best EPFL Thesis Award

Degree obtained in December 2013

Thesis title: "Compressed Optical Imaging"

M.Sc. in Microengineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)                              2006 - 2008

Total GPA: 5.87/6 (ranked first among 92 master students)

Degree completed with a Minor in Biomedical Engineering

Individual semester projects related to:

            - Signal/image sampling and interpolation paradigms

            - Algorithmic design optimization of surgical transducers 

            - Negative-refraction metamaterials and invisibility cloaks

B.Sc. in Microengineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)                              2003 - 2006

Swiss Federal Maturity, Gymnase de Burier

Exchange second year 2001-2002 at Schweizer Schule, Milan, Italy

Bilingual degree with excellence award


- Research in signal/image processing, compressed sensing, and computational optics

7 journal articles and 9 conference papers (co-)authored as per January 2014

- Development of fast algorithms for analysis and reconstruction of high-dimensional data

- Teaching assistant in image-processing courses (exercises and laboratories)

- Reviewer for the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging and for the journals:

 Transactions on Image Processing (IEEE), Transactions on Medical Imaging (IEEE),

Medical Image Analysis (MICCAI Society), Optics Express (Optical Society of America),

IEEE Photonics Journal

- Collaboration on an industrial project with Essilor International S.A.

- Definition, articulation, and defense of translational projects

- Review and evaluation of biomedical-technology project proposals (IDEA2 Review Panel)


French: Mother tongue 

English: Fluent (C2 level of European CEFR scale) 

Spanish: Intermediate/Fluent (High Working Proficiency)

German: Intermediate (B2 level of European CEFR scale) 

Italian: Intermediate 


Soft: Teamwork and collaboration, transdisciplinarity

Technical: Windows, Mac, Matlab, C/C++, COMSOL, ImageJ, Java, Pro/ENGINEER, SVN 

Invited Talks

Variations on Edge-Enhancing Diffusion: Sparse Interpolation and Beyond

Dagstuhl Seminar 16462, Dagstuhl, Germany, November 13 -18, 2016 .


Madrid-MIT M+Visión Fellowship, 2013

Madrid-MIT M+Visión Advanced Fellowship, 2015

Extracurricular Activities 

Student Member of the EPFL School of Engineering (STI) Council (served from 2005 to 2006)

Class Representative of the EPFL Microengineering Section (served 6 semesters from 2004 to 2007)


Fitness and jogging, languages and travel, martial arts

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