Mr. Hoog Antink, PhD. is the new member of  Junges Kolleg NRW

21/01/2020
 

Dr.-Ing. Christoph Hoog Antink began studying electrical engineering and information technology at RWTH Aachen University in 2005. In 2018, he received his doctorate as Dr.-Ing. at the Chair of Medical Information Technology and has since then been head of the Medical Signal Processing group as a senior engineer.

As one of 7 new scholarship holders of the Junges Kolleg, he will receive an annual grant of 10,000 Euro for a period of four years. Furthermore, he participates in the life of the Academy, which enables him to discuss his projects in interdisciplinary working groups and to exchange ideas with renowned members of the Academy. In order to be appointed to the Junges Kolleg, scientists and scholars of all disciplines and artists must have already made outstanding scientific achievements in addition to their doctorate and not yet hold a permanent university teaching position. Furthermore, members must not be older than 36 years at the time of admission.

Dr. Hoog Antink has described his field of research and his intentions as follows:

"I am researching signal and data processing in medical technology. I use a wide variety of signal sources, from one-dimensional modalities such as ECG and blood pressure curves to multidimensional video data. I am interested in how robustness can be increased by intelligently combining information from different sources. In practice, sensor fusion can be used to reduce false alarms in intensive care units. Another field of research is the development of contactless measurement technology. Contactless measurement data are often more susceptible to interference and offer special optimization potential through sensor fusion. Vital parameters can be determined contactless using several cameras, whose data are analyzed using current machine learning methods. Here I use cooperation with neonatology and geriatric medicine to increase comfort and freedom of movement for both patient groups and to minimize skin damage and the risk of infection".