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“Both the function and the implementation determine the resulting video processing algorithm, and ideally they should be designed together.”

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Gerard de Haan is Professor of Electronic Systems within the Department of Electrical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).

His research field is video signal processing in a broad sense. Application areas include multimedia systems and video health monitoring. The general goal of the processing is signal enhancement to improve the image quality and accurate sensing of vital signals amidst strong artifacts, with topics including: noise and artifact reduction, video format conversion, displayspecific processing, and enabling technologies such as motion estimation and object detection.  

De Haan’s research has been documented in 4 books and 3 book chapters, about 200 papers and more than 200 patent applications, and it has resulted in various commercially available ICs. De Haan serves on the program committees of various international conferences on image/video processing and analysis and has been a guest editor for special issues of Elsevier, IEEE, and Springer. 

Academic background

Gerard de Haan received his BSc (cum laude), MSc (cum laude), and PhD degrees from Delft University of Technology in 1977, 1979 and 1992, respectively. He joined Philips Research in 1979 to lead research projects in the area of video processing and analysis. From 1988 to 2007, he taught post-academic courses for the Philips Center for Technical Training at various locations in Europe, Asia and the United States. 

In 2000, he was appointed Fellow in the Video Processing & Analysis group of Philips Research Eindhoven, and Full Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).

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Research Output 1993 2019

True-motion estimation using feature correspondence.

Braspenning, R. A. C. & Haan, de, G., 2004, Proceedings of SPIE VCIP 2004. p. 396-407

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

240 Citations (Scopus)

Robust pulse-rate from chrominance-based rPPG.

Haan, de, G. & Jeanne, V., 2013, In : IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 60, 10, p. 2878-2886

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Blind source separation
104 Citations (Scopus)
340 Downloads (Pure)

Improved motion robustness of remote-PPG by using the blood volume pulse signature

Haan, de, G. & Leest, van, A. J., 2014, In : Physiological Measurement. 35, 9, p. 1913-1926

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Blood Volume
24 Citations (Scopus)
84 Downloads (Pure)

New principle for measuring arterial blood oxygenation, enabling motion-robust remote monitoring

van Gastel, M. J. H., Stuijk, S. & de Haan, G., 7 Dec 2016, In : Scientific Reports. 6, p. 1-16 16 p., 38609.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
head movement

Camera-based on-line short cessation of breathing detection

Lorato, I., Stuijk, S., Meftah, M., Verkruijsse, W. & de Haan, G., 28 Oct 2019. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperAcademic

Open Access


Video health monitoring

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Student theses

3D face reconstruction using structured light on a hand-held device

Author: Roa Villescas, M., 31 Aug 2013

Supervisor: de Haan, G. (Supervisor 1) & van Heesch, F. (External coach)

Student thesis: Master


3D-graphics rendering on a multiprocessor architecture

Author: van Heesch, F., 30 Apr 2003

Supervisor: de Haan, G. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master


3D map creating using the structured light technique for obstacle avoidance

Author: Rocque, M., 31 Aug 2011

Supervisor: de Haan, G. (Supervisor 1) & van Heesch, F. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


3D skin body reconstruction

Author: Zerva, C., 31 Aug 2015

Supervisor: de Haan, G. (Supervisor 1), Ciuhu, C. (External person) (External coach) & Zeitouny, M. G. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master


Adaptive gain tuning for robust remote pulse rate monitoring under changing light conditions

Author: Papageorgiou, A., 31 Aug 2014

Supervisor: de Haan, G. (Supervisor 1) & Stuijk, S. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master