Toon Huysmans

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Prof. Dr.

TU Delft / Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering
Landbergstraat 15, room 32-C-2-210, 2628 CE Delft, The Netherlands

+31 (0) 15 27 83029



Toon Huysmans was born in Geel, Belgium on November 19, 1981. He received the Master of Science degree in Computer Science in 2003 (magna cum laude). His graduation research concerned diamond cut optimization and was carried out at the Vision Lab of the University of Antwerp in close collaboration with the companies DiamCad and DiamScan. In 2003, he joined the Vision Lab as a PhD student where he enjoyed an IWT scholarship. His doctoral research focused on parameterization and correspondence construction for tubular surfaces and related applications. After his PhD, he became a research leader at the imec-Vision Lab, focusing on grant writing, guiding PhD students, and networking with industry, and as a post-doctoral researcher he did research on statistical shape modeling in ergonomics and orthopedics. As of 2018, he is at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering of the TU Delft (The Netherlands), working on statistical human modelling for product and service innovation.


Research Interests

  • statistical shape modeling (bone, ear, head, etc.)
  • biomedical image and geometry processing
  • scientific visualization
  • optimization

PhD Thesis

Master Thesis

  • Title: Optimizing Price of Multiple Diamonds, Cut From a Single Raw Diamond.
Key publications: 
Huysmans, T., and J. Sijbers, Method for Mapping Tubular Surfaces to a Cylinder, , G06T 17/20 (2006.01), A61B 1/00 (2006.01), no. PCT/EP2010/057882, 01/2015, 2010. PDF icon Initial Publication with ISR (A1 50/2010) (3.52 MB)PDF icon United states patent (2.88 MB)
Huysmans, T., J. Sijbers, and B. Verdonk, "Automatic Construction of Correspondences for Tubular Surfaces", IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 636-651, 2010. PDF icon Download paper (3.46 MB)