Bio Tom Francart, born 1981 received the M.S.and Ph.D. degrees in engineering from the University of Leuven, Belgium, in 2004 and 2008, respectively. Since 2013 he is a research professor at the University of Leuven. His research interests include sound processing for auditory prostheses, binaural hearing and objective measures of hearing. His work follows a multidisciplinary approach that links electrical engineering with audiology and neuroscience. His current research focuses on the development of objective measures of speech intelligibility, and individualised and self-adapting sound processing for cochlear implant and hearing aid users.