Full Professor

Ronald Aarts

I’m an advocate for the four P’s: People (Cooperations), Patents (Engineering), Papers (Science), and Products (Valorization). Those four Ps have been keeping me ticking for over 40 years.

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Group / Unit
Signal Processing Systems
Building
Flux
Floor / room
7.102

Research Profile

Ronald Aarts is Chair of Ambulatory monitoring and a Full Professor at the department of Signal Processing Systems, faculty of Electrical Engineering and at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).  His areas of expertise include electromagnetism, optics, acoustics, physiology, software, algorithms, control systems signal processing, and systems for ambulatory and unobtrusive monitoring. His research interests include engineering to medicine and biology - in particular sensors, signal processing, and systems for ambulatory and unobtrusive-monitoring, sleep, cardiology, perinatal, drugs response monitoring (DRM), and epilepsy detection.  Ronald has been a part-time full-professor since 2006, mainly supervising Master and PhD students, and he has been working at Philips Research since 1977, these two occupations give the perfect symbiosis for the four P’s. Awards Philips Gilles Holst Award (1999) Philips Gold Invention Award (2012)  Philips Eureka Award (2001 and 2014) IEEE Chester Sall Award (2017) AES (Audio Engineering Society) Fellowship (1995) & Silver Medal (2010) Various honors

Academic Background

Ronald Aarts received a BSc in electrical engineering and a PhD in physics from Delft University of Technology. He joined the Optics group at Philips Research Laboratories (formerly known as NatLab), Eindhoven, the Netherlands in 1977 and initially investigated servos and signal processing for use in Video Long Play players and Compact Disc players. In 1984, he joined the Acoustics group at Philips Research Labs and worked on the development of CAD tools and signal processing for loudspeaker systems. In 1994, he became a member of the Digital Signal Processing (DSP) group at Philips Research and has led research projects on the improvement of sound reproduction, by exploiting DSP and psycho-acoustical phenomena. In 2003 Ronald became a Philips Fellow at Philips Research. Ronald has published over 400 papers and reports, and holds over 220 first patent application filings including over 125 US patent applications and over 80 granted US patents in the aforementioned fields. He has served on a number of organizing committees and as chairman for various international conventions. 

Ancillary Activities

  • Research Fellow, Philips Research