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Research profile

Jan Bergmans is Full Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering. With around 35 years of experience in the theory and applications of signal processing, Bergmans leads the Signal Processing Systems group which focuses on signal processing and data analytics theories, algorithms, architectures and systems for application areas such as healthcare, wireless communication, surveillance and intelligent lighting.

His research focuses on signal analysis techniques that are powerful yet computationally efficient. This often involves development and exploitation of mathematical models that incorporate knowledge of the application domain, such as propagation models of a radio communication channel or pathophysiological models in a clinical decision support system.

Bergmans is one of the founders and managers of the Eindhoven MedTech Innovation Center (e/MTIC), a large-scale research collaboration between TU/e, Philips Research and the 3 semi-academic hospitals in the Eindhoven region.

He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, has published numerous papers and 2 books, and holds around 40 US patents.

Academic background

Jan Bergmans holds an MSc (1981) and PhD (1987) in Electrical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). From 1981 to 1982, Bergmans was a manager for communication projects in the Royal Netherlands Navy. He worked at Philips Research Laboratories from 1982 to 1999. In 1988 and 1989, he was exchange researcher in the digital video recording group of Hitachi Central Research Laboratories, Japan. From 1991 to 1999, Bergmans co-led an R&D team at Philips Research, developing signal processing techniques and integrated circuits for data storage systems. In 1999, he was appointed Full Professor at TU/e and chair of the Signal Processing Systems group. In 2000, Bergmans became scientific advisor to Philips Research Laboratories. Since 2006 he co-manages BrainBridge, the strategic collaboration between TU/e, Philips Research, and Zhejiang University (China).

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Research Output

An adaptive Kalman filter for ECG signal enhancement

Vullings, R., Vries, de, B. & Bergmans, J. W. M., 2011, In : IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 58, 4, p. 1094-1103 10 p.

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  • 113 Citations (Scopus)
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    Motion artifacts in capacitive ECG measurements : reducing the combined effect of DC voltages and capacitance changes using an injection signal

    Serteyn, A. A. M., Vullings, R., Meftah, M. & Bergmans, J. W. M., 2015, In : IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 62, 1, p. 264-273

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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  • 34 Citations (Scopus)
    444 Downloads (Pure)

    An iIlumination perspective on visible light communications

    Tsiatmas, A., Baggen, C. P. M. J., Willems, F. M. J., Linnartz, J. P. M. G. & Bergmans, J. W. M., 2014, In : IEEE Communications Magazine. 52, 7, p. 64-71 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 62 Citations (Scopus)
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    Improved ultrasound transducer positioning by fetal heart location estimation during Doppler based heart rate measurements

    Hamelmann, P., Vullings, R., Schmitt, L., Kolen, A. F., Mischi, M., van Laar, J. O. E. H. & Bergmans, J. W. M., 21 Sep 2017, In : Physiological Measurement. 38, 10, p. 1821-1836 16 p.

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  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
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    Robust reconstruction of sensor swarms floating through enclosed environments

    Duisterwinkel, E., Dubbelman, G., Demi, L., Talnishnikh, E., Wörtche, H. J. & Bergmans, J. W. M., Jan 2018, In : Wireless Sensor Network. 10, 1, 39 p.

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    Student theses

    Acoustic scene-adaptive speech enhancement

    Author: Li, J., 31 Aug 2010

    Supervisor: Bergmans, J. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master

    Automatic detection of electrographic seizures in newborns

    Author: Lommen, C., 31 Oct 2005

    Supervisor: Bambang Oetomo, S. (Supervisor 1), Cluitmans, P. (Supervisor 2), Kierkels, J. (Supervisor 2), Bergmans, J. (Supervisor 2) & Hilbers, P. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    Blind souce separation by simultaneous diagonalization of correlation and cross-power spectrum matrices

    Author: Rubiralta, O. S., 2003

    Supervisor: Bergmans, J. (Supervisor 1) & van de Laar, J. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    Design and implementation of a mode group diversity multiplexing optical fibre receiver system

    Author: de Boer, M., 30 Apr 2006

    Supervisor: Bergmans, J. (Supervisor 1), Willems, F. (Supervisor 2) & Martinez Vicente, A. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master