Biography of Emile H.L. Aarts

Prof.dr. Emile Aarts is Vice President and Scientific Program Director of the Philips Research Laboratories Eindhoven, The Netherlands. He holds an MSc. and PhD. degree in physics. For almost twenty years he has been active as a research scientist in computing science. Since 1991 he holds a teaching position at the Eindhoven University of Technology as a part-time professor of computing science. He also serves on numerous scientific and governmental advisory boards. He holds a part-time position of senior consultant with the Center for Quantitative Methods in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Emile Aarts is the author of five books and more than hundred and forty scientific papers on a diversity of subjects including nuclear physics, VLSI design, combinatorial optimization and neural networks. In 1998 he launched the concept of Ambient Intelligence and in 2001 he founded Philips' HomeLab. His current research interests include embedded systems and interaction technology.


Biography of Christian Hentschel


Christian Hentschel received his Dr.-Ing. (Ph.D.) in 1989 and Dr.-Ing. habil. in 1996 at the University of Technology in Braunschweig, Germany. He worked on digital video signal processing with focus on quality improvement. In 1995, he joined Philips Research in Briarcliff Manor, USA, where he headed a research project on moiré analysis and suppression for CRT based displays. In 1997, he moved to Philips Research in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, leading a cluster for Programmable Video Architectures. Later he held a position of a Principal Scientist and coordinated a project on scalable media processing with dynamic resource control between different research laboratories. In 2003, he became a full professor at the Brandenburg University of Technology in Cottbus, Germany. Currently he chairs the department of Media Technology. In 2005 he received , together with his co-authors, the Chester Sall Award from the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society for the first place transaction paper. He is a member of the Technical Committee of the International Conference on Consumer Electronics (IEEE) and a member of the FKTG in Germany.

Biography of Clemens C. Wüst


Clemens Wüst received the M.Sc. degree in mathematics with honors from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Since then, he has been with the Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, where he has been working mainly on QoS for resource-constrained real-time systems using stochastic optimization techniques. Currently, he is pursuing a Ph.D. degree at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

Biography of Wim F.J. Verhaegh


Wim F.J. Verhaegh received the mathematical engineering degree with honors in 1990 from the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Since then, he is with the Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. From 1990 until 1998, he has been a member of the department Digital VLSI, where he has been working on high-level synthesis of DSP systems for video applications, with the emphasis on scheduling problems and techniques. Based on this work, he received a Ph.D. degree in 1995 from the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. Since 1998, he is working on various optimization aspects of multimedia systems, networks, and applications. On the one hand, this concerns application-level resource management and scheduling, for optimization of quality of service of multimedia systems. On the other hand, this concerns adaptive algorithms and machine learning algorithms for user interaction issues, such as content filtering and automatic playlist generation.

Biography of Peter D.V. van der Stok


Peter van der Stok (1949) holds a M.Sc (1973) and a Ph.D. (1982) degree in physics from the University of Amsterdam. He has worked from 1973 till 1989 at CERN where he became responsible for the operating system software of the distributed control system of the LEP accelerator. He worked from 1989 at Eindhoven University where he is associate professor. His main interests are distributed fault-tolerant real-time systems. Since September 2000 he works for 90% of his time at Philips Research on the subject of In-Home Digital Networks.

Biography of Wolfgang Eberle


Wolfgang Eberle received the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany, in 1996 with specialization in microwave engineering, telecommunication networks, and biomedical engineering. He joined IMEC in 1997 as a researcher on algorithms and digital VLSI design for OFDM-based wireless LAN. As senior researcher, he was involved in digital compensation techniques for radio front-ends and mixed-signal design methodology. From 2003 on, he headed the research team on mixed-signal and cross-layer design technology. He now leads a systems design team for QoS- and energy-aware systems design and design methodologies for wireless multi-standard multi-media. During his career, he was also affiliated with Fraunhofer IBMT as research assistant, and with the start-up's CardioMed (D) and Resonext Communications (USA; now RFMD) as consultant. Wolfgang Eberle is author or co-author of more than 30 scientific publications.