Welcome to TCTS Lab

About us

The Circuit Theory and Signal Processing Lab of the Faculté Polytechnique de Mons is currently composed of about 30 people, professors, researchers, and members of the technical staff.

It strongly collaborates with the MULTITEL ASBL research institute, created in 2000 by the university. It is also part of the Information Technology research center of the FPMs.


Our R&D

TCTS lab evolved as early as the seventies toward digital processing techniques, mostly by studying digital filters. The evolution of its research activities has naturally led it to investigate many areas of 1D signal processing as speech processing or bio-medical engineering.

It also had an evolution to 2D signal processing with the creation of an image reasearch group. Newly, our lab is envolved within the numerical arts within the Numédiart project and within the Computational Attention field.

You can take a look at our publications.

Research topics at TCTS Lab :

Synthesis Group Logo
Speech Analysis and Synthesis

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Speech Recognition

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Audio Processing

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Sensors and Data Fusion

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Biomedical Data Processing

Harware Group Logo
Hardware and Sofware for Signal Processing
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Image Processing



Most of the courses we teach are part of the curriculum of electrical engineers, and are related to the study of low-power electrical circuits: Circuit Theory, Logic Systems, Computers Architectures, Industrial Automata, Analog and Digital Filtering, Signal Processing, Information Processing, Theory of Coding, Speech Processing. A new course related to signal processing (both 1D and 2D) for life engineering is now part of our teaching.


  • The lab is a member of euCOGNITION european network

  • The lab has now an expertise in computational attention and signal saliency.
    A free mouse-tracking website for visual attention applications and research was developed within the TCTS lab.

  • TCTS Lab is highly envolved in a great project about digital media arts called numediart.
    It is organized around three major R&D themes: HyFORGE (hypermedia navigation), COMEDIA (body and media), COPI (digital instrument making). It is performed as a series of short (3-months) projects, typically 3 or 4 of them in parallel, which are concluded by a 1-week "hands on" workshop.

  • Information Technology is a recently created research center dedicated to the study of information technology systems including telecommunications, electronics, computer science and signal processing applications.
    IT research topics include :
    • Electronics
    • Computer science
    • Telecommunication
    • Information processing, data analysis and decision
    • Multimedia signal processing

  • BioSyS is a recently created research center dedicated to the study of biological systems in general, including biomedical and biotechnological applications.
    BioSyS research topics include :
    • Bio-mechanics and optics
    • Bio-signal and image processing
    • Bio-chemical system analysis and bioprocess modelling optimization and control
    • Ecology and environment

  • TCTS Lab often takes part to vulgarization activities as the "Printemps des Sciences" to atract young students to studies in engineering. The 2006 mobilization was very important and its action was cited in the medias as you can see in radio and TV broadcast.
  • TCTS Lab organized and hosted in Mons the first European one-month workshop on natural interfaces: eNTERFACE 2005. The success of this initiative which will be renewed in 2006 in Dubrovnik, Croatia is shown by the number of articles but also radio and TV broadcast in the local and national media. 
  • In addition to collaborations with national academic or industrial partners (see our research projects), our lab is highly involved in the European research as a member of the SIMILAR European Network of Excellence which aims in creating human-machine interfaces similar to human-human communication.
  • TCTS & Multitel also organize regular seminars on various topics related to signal processing. These seminars are given by TCTS or Multitel researchers but also by invited researchers from other institutions in Belgium and all over the world. 

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