Harmke de Groot, imec


Harmke de Groot is program director Ultra Low Power wireless and DSP at imec Netherlands. The teams focus on radio and DSP solutions in the microW to mW range to enable smart sensor networks and other ultra low power applications.  Recent highlights are a narrowband 2.4 GHz BAN radio using 200 microW@200 kbps; a wake-up receiver that uses consumes less than 51 microW continuously on; an impulse UWB radio solution with positioning that transfers Mb/s with only a few mW of power consumption and a BioDSP which can do ECG and EEG processing at only 10s of microW.

She is (co-)author of more than 50 technical peer-reviewed publications, member of several expert groups and editor of a book on embedded system design.  Before joining imec, she was group program manager at the European Microsoft
Innovation Center (EMIC) in Aachen, Germany, an applied research center collaborating with many industrial and academic partners.

In the past, she was system architect and European project manager at Philips Research working.  She started her industrial career at NXP, where she contributed to the standardization and development of the first generation of Bluetooth solutions.  She is guest researcher at the Centre for Wireless Technology of the University of Technology Eindhoven.







"Unique identification and encryption is key for many sensor network applications.  For example preserving privacy of medical data collected through body area networks is essential.  Therefore imec works with HIS solutions within our program on wireless autonomous sensor solutions as we feel it is as an excellent way to guarantee privacy and overcome possible identity theft.  We are open to share our findings with other members of the HIS Initiative."


—Harmke de Groot, Program Director, Ultra Low Power Wireless and DSP