Jean-Paul Linnartz

Research Fellow and Senior Director Philips Research

Jean-Paul joined Philips Research in 1995 to initiate a research activity on security and content management. He contributed to the standardization of various music and video distribution systems, and he developed innovative technology for electronic watermarking which is currently in use by the Philips spin-off Civolution. He was awarded Fellow of the IEEE (2011) for his "leadership in security with noisy data". His inventions in this area found their way into two other ventures, namely GenKey and Intrinsic ID that offer solutions for privacy preserving biometrics and for secure hardware, respectively.


As senior director he headed research groups in the field of security , communication and IC design. Currently, as a Research Fellow, his main research focus is on intelligent lighting systems.


Before joining Philips, he was a faculty member at Delft University of Technology and the University of California at Berkeley. Here he was Principal Investigator in the Infopad project, which was launched in 1991 to create as a wireless multimedia device that brings the Internet to a mobile phone and in California PATH projects on radio communication for Autonomous Vehicle Highway Systems.


Jean-Paul is also part time professor at Eindhoven University of Technology where focuses on algorithms for intelligent lighting systems. He received the NERG Veder prize for his PhD research on wireless data networks at Delft University of Technology. A study on radio interference and frequency planning in 1991 triggered to a complete revision of the FM broadcast frequencies in the Netherlands. Jean-Paul's scientific publications are cited frequently. In particular his first paper on MultiCarrier CDMA for radio communication received more than 1500 citations, but also his work on security with multimedia content and biometrics are recognized as pioneering scientific publications. He is the inventor of more than 40 awarded patents.