Lars Kai Hansen

Lars Kai Hansen received the Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Copenhagen in 1986. Since 2000 he has held the professorship in digital signal processing at the Technical University of Denmark, where he also heads the Cognitive Systems Section. His research focuses on adaptive signal processing and machine learning with applications in biomedicine, digital media and cognitive systems. He has published more than 300 contributions on these subjects in journals, conferences, and books. The major contributions include introduction and analysis of neural network ensembles (1990-96), adaptation of predictive machine learning methods for neuroimage analysis (1994-), and defining the concept of cognitive components (2005-). His research has been generously funded by the Danish Research Councils, The European Commission, the US National Institutes of Health, and private foundations. He was a member of the Danish Council for Independent Research — Technology and Production Sciences, and has been active in numerous international research evaluation committees including the Academy of Finland, Vetenskabsraadet, Sweden, INRIA, France, and the US National Institutes of Health. In 2011, he served as Cátedra de Excelencia at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.