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Working with industry constantly poses inspiring innovation challenges. Once we formulate these as well-defined fundamental new research problems, breakthroughs can happen. That inspiration led to my most-cited publications.

Research profile

Jean-Paul Linnartz is Part-time Professor in the Signal Processing Systems group. He focuses on algorithms for intelligent lighting systems and wireless communication networks. He is also an internationally recognized thought leader in the field of security with noisy data.  

Linnartz holds more than 75 granted patents. His publications about electronic watermarks, anonymous biometrics, radio communications (OFDM, MC-CDMA, random access) and Optical Wireless Communication have been cited more than 11,000 times. His research ideas are exploited in three successful ventures. As Senior Director at Philips Research, he headed research groups on security, wireless connectivity and IC design. At Signify (Philips Lighting), he leads the research on LiFI. 

Academic background

Jean-Paul Linnartz obtained his MSc in Electrical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in 1986. After a year of working on Radio Propagationat TNO, he did his PhD at Delft University of Technology, graduating in 1991 on traffic analysis in Wireless Networks. As Assistant Professor at the University of California at Berkeley, he worked on autonomous driving and wireless multimedia (Infopad). After being appointed as Associate Professor at Delft University of Technologyin 1995, Linnartz joined Philips Research, becoming Senior Director in 2002 and Research Fellow in 2007Currently, he is with Signify (Philips Lighting). In 2006, he returned to TU/e as Professor, initially in Cognitive Radio and currently in Signal Processing.

Education/Academic qualification

Delft University of Technology


External positions

Research Fellow, Philips Lighting Research

2006 → …

Senior Director and Department Head IC Design, Philips Research Laboratories


Senior Director and Department Head Wireless Connectivity, Philips Research Laboratories


Senior Director and Department Head Information Secuity, Philips Research Laboratories


Assoc. Professor, Delft University of Technology


Asst Professor, University of California at Berkeley


ROAG Researcher, TNO Physics Laboratory


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Research Output

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)
    14 Downloads (Pure)

    Dynamic response-based LEDs health and temperature monitoring

    Alexeev, A., Linnartz, J. P., Onushkin, G., Arulandu, K. & Martin, G., May 2020, In : Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation. 156, 8 p., 107599.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 10 Downloads (Pure)

    Enhanced visible light communication modulators with dual feedback control

    Arulandu, K., Linnartz, J. P. & Deng, X., 2020, In : IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • Go-With-the-Flow Swarm Sensing in Inaccessible Viscous Media

    Duisterwinkel, E. H. A., Dubbelman, G., Talnishnikh, E., Bergmans, J. J. W. M., Wortche, H. J. & Linnartz, J. P. M. G., 15 Apr 2020, In : IEEE Sensors Journal. 20, 8, p. 4442-4452 11 p., 8935185.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • Sub-carrier loading strategies for DCO-OFDM LED communication

    Mardanikorani, S., Deng, X. & Linnartz, J. P., Feb 2020, In : IEEE Transactions on Communications. 68, 2, p. 1101-1117 17 p., 8901160.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)


    Elevation to grade of Fellow

    Jean-Paul Linnartz (Recipient), 1 Jan 2011

    Prize: OtherFellowships & membershipsScientific

    Fellow of the IEEE

    Jean-Paul M.G. Linnartz (Recipient), 2011

    Prize: OtherFellowships & membershipsScientific


    • 2 Contributed talk
    • 2 Invited talk
    • 2 Keynote talk

    Wireless optical communication in illumination systems

    Jean-Paul Linnartz (Speaker)
    11 Jun 201613 Jun 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkScientific

    Sense of Contact, Zeist, NL

    Jean-Paul Linnartz (Invited speaker)
    7 Apr 2011

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

    Meet the Fellows, 2011, Leuven

    Jean-Paul Linnartz (Invited speaker)
    27 Jan 2011

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

    IEEE workshop on Security with Noisy Data, Eindhoven

    Jean-Paul Linnartz (Keynote speaker)
    20 Jan 2011

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkScientific

    MAGNET Beyond Conference " Global Connectivity - enhancing Quality of Life, Amsterdam

    Jean-Paul Linnartz (Speaker)
    22 Jan 2007

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

    Student theses

    An improved motion tracking with the enhanced particle filter algorithm for indoor applications

    Author: Jiang, Y., 31 Aug 2015

    Supervisor: Linnartz, J. M. (Supervisor 1), Rajagopalan, R. (External person) (External coach) & Broers, H. A. (External person) (External coach)

    Student thesis: Master

    Clock synchronisation for dynamic visible light communication networks

    Author: Maree, J., 30 Jun 2016

    Supervisor: Linnartz, J. M. (Supervisor 1) & Tsiatmas, A. (External coach)

    Student thesis: Master

    Design and evaluation of a hub-assisted WLAN/Zigbee coexistence method

    Author: Zhou, W., 31 Aug 2008

    Supervisor: Linnartz, J. M. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master

    Design optimization for windows: providing low energy consumption and comfort with regard to the visual/non-visual effects of light

    Author: Martinelli, F., 31 Aug 2016

    Supervisor: van Loenen, E. (Supervisor 1), Rosemann, A. (Supervisor 2), Linnartz, J. M. (Supervisor 2) & Khademagha, P. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    Impact of LED flicker on laser barcode scanners

    Author: Zhang, J., 31 Aug 2015

    Supervisor: Deng, X. (Supervisor 1), Wu, Y. (Supervisor 2) & Linnartz, J. M. (External coach)

    Student thesis: Master