About me

Personal

This website provides an overview of my interests; and there is this photo anthology.

Professional

I received my MS degree in electronic engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands in 1986, graduating cum laude. From 1986 to 2004 I worked on image, video and display processing systems and algorithms at the Consumer Electronics and Research divisions of Koninklijke Philips N.V., both in the Netherlands and in the United States. One of the projects I headed developed a ghost cancellation system, the reference signal for which was accepted by the FCC for nationwide transmission in the USA; the team’s contributions to the field were acknowledged with a Primetime Engineering Emmy Award by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 1995.

In 2004 I switched careers and joined the Biomedical Informatics department (now the Acute Care Solutions department) of Philips Research North America, where I do research on clinical decision support (CDS) systems. My initial focus was on computer interpretable guidelines; I was the architect of Stroke Navigator, a CDS research prototype for differential diagnosis, workflow management, and continuity of care for acute stroke, and of MI-Help, a multi-user, multi-patient, multi-disease collaborative CDS research prototype aimed at guideline adherence, workflow management, information tracking, and quality assurance. Recent contributions focus on medical device alarm fatigue, camera-based vital signs monitoring of groups of patients, and therapeutic care solutions.