Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs in 1998. As a researcher, he has worked on VoIP
architectures and standards, Internet media distribution, interactive TV
applications, User Generated Content and on-line gaming network architectures.
2000 and 2003, he worked in Network Strategy Group where he contributed to the
definition of the company’s strategy in IPTV.
In 2003 he returned to research to start up
the Residential Networked Applications project, which created the interactive
IPTV applications AmigoTV and MyOwnTV.
on, this group evolved into the Visual Communication Department, a
multi-disciplinary team researching and designing immersive and engaging
communication experiences at home and in the office. Real-time video
communication and 3D virtual environments constituted the technological roots
on which the team grafted its research activities. Jan and his team were
heavily involved in Bell Labs’ immersion research activities.
2012 he has been hunting and analyzing emerging technology and usage trends to
inspire and guide the research activities of the Networked Applications and
Devices Programs. His interests include Immersive Video technologies and
applications, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Internet of Things and Wearable
Devices, Neurocognitive Interfaces and Attention Aware Media.
Jan holds a Master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Leuven