dr. C. Varon

Assistant Professor
Circuits and Systems (CAS), Department of Microelectronics


Expertise: Machine learning; Biomedical signal processing;

Themes: Health and Wellbeing


Carolina Varon was born in Ibagué, Colombia. She received the electrical engineering degree from the Universidad de Ibagué, Colombia, in 2005. After her studies, she joined Security Solutions, Bogotá, Colombia, where she was a Technical Support engineer for Latin America until 2007. In 2007 she moved to Leuven, Belgium, where two years later she received the M.Sc. degree in astronomy and astrophysics and in 2010 the M.Sc. degree magna cum laude in artificial intelligence, both from KU Leuven. She received her Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT-STADIUS) of KU Leuven in 2015. In 2015 she got a KU Leuven postdoctoral mandate and in 2016 a postdoctoral fellowship from the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO), Belgium. During spring 2016, she was a visiting researcher at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and in spring 2017 she was an invited researcher at the University of Zaragoza, Spain. She is currently assistant professor in the Circuits and Systems group (CAS) of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science at Delft University of Technology. Her research interests include machine learning, (biomedical) signal processing, wearable technology, and network physiology. Carolina Varon has been the project leader of an IMEC SBO (type B-project), and the sub-project leader of an STW-IWT bilateral agreement project. She is a review Editor on the Editorial Board of Autonomic Neuroscience, part of the journal Frontiers in Neurology, Frontiers in Neuroscience and Frontiers in Physiology. She has been a member of the program committee of the Computing in Cardiology conference since 2017, and she is a member of the scientific committee of the 11th conference of the European Study Group on Cardiovascular Oscillations (ESGCO) 2020.

EE2L21 EPO-4: "KITT" autonomous driving challenge

Make a car drive autonomously from A to B

EE2T11 Telecommunications A

A first course in telecommunication, with focus on the physical layer. Includes a lab course related to Signals and Systems (preparing for EPO-4)

  1. Personalizing Heart Rate-Based Seizure Detection Using Supervised SVM Transfer Learning
    De Cooman, Thomas; Vandecasteele, Kaat; Varon, Carolina; Hunyadi, Borbala; Cleeren, Evy; Van Paesschen, Wim; Van Huffel, Sabine;
    Frontiers in Neurology,
    Volume 11, pp. 145, 2020. DOI: 10.3389/fneur.2020.00145

  2. Multilevel Interval Coded Scoring to Assess the Cardiovascular Status o f Sleep Apnea Patients using Oxygen Saturation Markers
    Deviaene, Margot; Borzee, Pascal; Van Gilst, Merel; Van Dijk, Johannes; Overeem, Sebastiaan; Buyse, Bertien; Testelmans, Dries; Van Huffel, Sabine; Varon, Carolina;
    IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering,
    2020. DOI: 10.1109/TBME.2020.2972126

  3. A Comparative Study of ECG-derived Respiration in Ambulatory Monitoring using the Single-lead ECG
    C. Varon; J. Morales; J. Lazaro; M. Orini; M. Deviaene; S. Kontaxis; D. Testelmans; B. Buyse; P. Borzee; L. Sornmo; P. Laguna; E. Gil; R. Bailon;
    Scientific Reports,
    Volume 10, 2020. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-62624-5

  4. Using Biosensors and Digital Biomarkers to Assess Response to Cardiac Rehabilitation: Observational Study
    De Canniere, Helene; Smeets, Christophe J P; Schoutteten, Melanie; Varon, Carolina; Van Hoof, Chris; Van Huffel, Sabine; Groenendaal, Willemijn; Vandervoort, Pieter;
    J Med Internet Res,
    Volume 22, Issue 5, pp. e17326, 2020. DOI: 10.2196/17326

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Last updated: 15 Jun 2020