After having received his PhD at Ghent University, Belgium in 2002, Professor Van De Ville continued his scientific career at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). He first joined the Biomedical Imaging Group (Prof. Michael Unser) and started developing an original research avenue in computational neuroimaging, in particular, the detection and interpretation of human brain activity using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). In 2005, he became the junior group leader of the Signal Processing Unit at the University of Geneva, Center for Biomedical Imaging (CIBM). In 2009, his research activities led to a Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.
His laboratory has been focusing on extracting brain states from fMRI measurements using advanced modeling approaches based on network science and dynamical systems. His multidisciplinary work has allowed a better understanding of spontaneous activity and to establish new markers for cognition and clinical conditions. Recent work also includes neurofeedback using real-time fMRI.
In 2015, Professor Van De Ville was appointed Associate Professor at EPFL, co-affiliated with University of Geneva. He was a recipient of the Pfizer Research Award 2012, the NeuroImage Editors' Award 2013, the NARSAD Independent Investigator Award 2014, and the Leenaards Foundation Award 2016. He was elected Fellow of the IEEE in 2020.