Jacques G. Verly

Engineer, professor, entrepreneur
University of Liege, Belgium

Jacques G. Verly graduated from the universities of Liège and Stanford and performed research at MIT.

After 25 years in the US, he became a professor at the ULg, where is also the Vice-Dean of the School of Engineering.

Jacques G. Verly received the degree of “Ingénieur Electricien (Electronique)” from the University of Liège (ULg), Belgium, and then both the MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, USA. His first year at Stanford was supported by a fellowship from the Belgian American Educational foundation (BAEF), of which he is a Fellow.

Upon graduation from Stanford, he was hired by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he worked for 20 years for MIT Lincoln Laboratory (https://www.ll.mit.edu), the successor of the MIT Rad Lab, of World War II fame. There, he worked on many different sensors (laser radar, SAR,…) and developed pioneering techniques in signal and image processing, and in computer vision.

After 25 years in the US, he took the brand-new « digital signal processing » Chair in his alma mater, the University of Liège, where he is now both a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Vice-Dean of the School of Engineering.

Throughout his career, the common thread of his research has been signal and image processing and their applications.

His team is active in many other areas of signal and image processing, in particular in the areas of stereoscopic 3D video and immersive 3D sound, of real-time drowsiness monitoring (for saving lives), and of satellite telecommunications. In these areas, he is the founder of the international 3D Stereo MEDIA and SomnoSafe events, and of the educational OUFTI-1 nanosatellite (a « CubeSat »), which should become the first satellite ever registered in Belgium.

He has over 290 publications and 2 US patents.

While he has not yet flown a private satellite, he flew gliders at the age of 16 and airplanes at the age of 17, and got his private pilot license at the age of 18. He flew various types of private planes in Europe and the US.