Dirk T.M. Slock received an engineering degree from the University of Gent, Belgium in 1982.
In 1984 he was awarded a Fulbright scholarship for Stanford University USA, where he received the MS in Electrical Engineering, MS in Statistics, and PhD in Electrical Engineering in 1986, 1989 and 1989 respectively.
While at Stanford, he developed new fast recursive least-squares (RLS) algorithms for adaptive filtering.
He obtained an HDR (Habilitation to Direct Research) from the University of Nice in 2012.
In 1989-91, he was a member of the research staff at the Philips Research Laboratory Belgium.
In 2000, he cofounded SigTone, a start-up developing music signal processing products.
He has been active as a consultant on xDSL, DVB-T and 3G wireless systems in Silicon Valley and Sophia Antipolis.
He is or has been involved in 10 ANR projects and 9 European projects. In France, he has (had) direct research contracts with Philips, Orange Labs, Intel, ST-Ericsson.
- In January 2006, he was elected IEEE FELLOW «for contributions to adaptive filtering and signal processing for wireless communications»
- He received one Best Journal Paper Award from the IEEE-SP and one from EURASIP in 1992
- He is the coauthor of two IEEE Globecom 98 and one IEEE SPAWC 2005, Best Student Paper Awards