Geert Leus was born in Leuven, Belgium, in 1973. He was a Research Assistant and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the KUL from October 1996 till September 2003. During the summer of 1998, he visited Stanford University (with Prof A. Paulraj), and from March 2001 till May 2002, he was a Visiting Researcher (with Prof. G. Giannakis) and Lecturer at the University of Minnesota. Currently, he is a Full Professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science of the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands.

His research interests lie in the broad area of signal processing for communications and networking. Recently, he has been working on distributed signal processing for self organizing wireless networks, with applications in cognitive radio and sensor networks. The topics he addresses include energy efficiency, spectrum sensing, spectrum utilization and information processing.