Emile Aarts

Vice President and Scientific Program Director, Philips Research Laboratories Eindhoven (the Netherlands)

Prof.dr. Emile Aarts 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 has held 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. Emile Aarts is the author of five books and more than one 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 PhilipsÕ HomeLab. His current research interests include embedded systems and interaction technology.

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