Gerard de Haan received BSc, MSc, and PhD. degrees from Delft University of Technology in 1977, 1979 and 1992, respectively. He joined Philips Research in 1979 to lead research projects in the area of video processing/analysis. From 1988 till 2007, he has additionally taught post-academic courses for the Philips Center for Technical Training at various locations in Europe, Asia and the US.
In 2000, he was appointed “Fellow” in the Video Processing & Analysis group of Philips Research Eindhoven, and “Full Professor” at the Eindhoven University of Technology teaching "Video Processing for Multimedia Systems". In 2015 this chair was renamed “Video Health Monitoring” and he will teach a new course on this topic starting 2016.
He has a particular interest in algorithms for motion estimation, video format conversion, image sequence analysis, and computer vision. Application areas include multi-media systems and video health monitoring. His research has been documented in 4 books and 3 book-chapters, about 180 papers, more than 180 patent applications, and resulted in various commercially available ICs.
He received 5 Best Paper Awards, the Gilles Holst Award, the Chester Sall Award, bronze, silver and gold patent medal awards, while his work on motion received the “1995 European Video Innovation Award of the Year” from the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) and a "Business Innovation Award" from the Wall Street Journal Europe. Gerard de Haan serves in the program committees of various international conferences on image/video processing and analysis, and has been a Guest-Editor for special issues of Elsevier, IEEE, and Springer.