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Wouldn’t it be fascinating to fully understand what people see, so that we can design our environment such that we can provide preferred vision to all individuals? 

Research profile

Ingrid Heynderickx is a Full Professor in Applied Visual Perception within the Human-Technology Interaction group. She started her research on optimizing image and video quality of displays at the time that Liquid-Crystal Displays replaced Cathode Ray Tubes. Since then she is fascinated by what people see, and by how that knowledge can be applied in the design of (3D) displays, in signal processing algorithms and in artificial lighting. Her research not only focuses on rendering fidelity (i.e., making image material or illuminated objects as realistic as possible, and avoiding artefacts), but also on rendering preference (i.e., rendering image material or illuminated objects in the most preferred way). Instead of only looking to the averaged viewer, she is interested in differences in vision with age and cultural background.

Academic background

Ingrid Heynderickx received her PhD in physics from the University of Antwerp (Belgium) in 1986. In 1987 she joined the Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven (The Netherlands), and worked in different areas of research: optical design of displays, processing of liquid crystalline polymers and functionality of personal care devices. In 1999 she became head of the research activities on Visual Perception of Display and Lighting Systems within Philips Research, and was promoted to Research Fellow in the group Visual Experiences in 2005. In that same year, she has been appointed Part-time Full Professor at the Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands). In 2013, she became Full Professor in the Human-Technology Interaction group of the Eindhoven University of Technology. Within that university she currently is dean of the department Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences.

Ingrid is a Fellow of the Society for Information Displays (SID), and has been chair of different committees of that society. She has been awarded the Otto Shade Prize of the SID in 2015. She also is Visiting Research Professor at the Southeast University of Nanjing (China) since 2005.

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Image quality Engineering & Materials Science
Display devices Engineering & Materials Science
Experiments Engineering & Materials Science
Visibility Engineering & Materials Science
Lighting Engineering & Materials Science
Virtual reality Engineering & Materials Science
glare Physics & Astronomy
Binoculars Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 1985 2019

Modelling visibility of temporal light artefacts

Perz, M., 5 Feb 2019, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 162 p.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 2 (Research NOT TU/e / Graduation TU/e)Academic

Open Access
light emitting diodes

Perceived speed of changing color in chroma and hue directions in CIELAB

Kong, X., Murdoch, M., Vogels, I., Sekulovski, D. & Heynderickx, I., 17 May 2019, In : Journal of the Optical Society of America A, Optics, Image Science and Vision. 36, 6, p. 1022-1032 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access

Atmosphere illuminated: the interplay of light characteristics, light perception and atmosphere

Stokkermans, M. G. M., 11 Apr 2018, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 225 p.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)Academic

Open Access

Dynamic color perception: how fast are the Munsell hues?

Murdoch, M. J., Kong, X., Vogels, I. M. L. C., Sekulovski, D. & Heynderickx, I. E. J., 14 Jun 2018

Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterAcademic

color vision
light emitting diodes

Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 Keynote talk

Intelligent Lighting Trends

I.E.J. Heynderickx (Speaker)
29 Nov 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkProfessional

Press / Media

Executive Board appoints Ingrid Heynderickx as dean of IE

Ingrid Heynderickx & Anthonie Meijers


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Student theses

Brightness perception and the effect of synthetic glare in virtual lighting applications

Author: Roskam, S., 28 Feb 2015

Supervisor: Heynderickx, I. (Supervisor 1) & Stokkermans, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Effect of daylight on atmosphere perception of artificial light ambiences: comparison of a real space and visualizations

Author: Chen, Y., 31 Aug 2014

Supervisor: Heynderickx, I. (Supervisor 1) & Stokkermans, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Exploration of asthenopia due to the ratio of direct/indirect light in office environments

Author: García Guerrero, O., 30 Apr 2014

Supervisor: Heynderickx, I. (Supervisor 1) & de Kort, Y. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Glare perception in terms of acceptance and comfort

Author: Geerdinck, L., 31 Aug 2012

Supervisor: de Kort, Y. (Supervisor 1) & Heynderickx, I. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Quality of noise reduction in TV-systems

Author: Puttenstein, J., 30 Apr 2001

Supervisor: de Haan, G. (Supervisor 1), Heynderickx, I. (Supervisor 2) & Voeten, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master