Toon Huysmans

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Vision Lab, Department of Physics
University of Antwerp (CDE)
Universiteitsplein 1 (N1.19)
B-2610 Antwerp, Belgium

+32 (0) 3 265 24 72
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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. Currently, he is with the iMinds-Vision Lab as research manager, focusing on grant writing, guiding PhD students, and networking with industry, and as a post-doctoral researcher he does research on statistical shape modeling in ergonomics and orthopedics.


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: 
T. Huysmans, 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. Initial Publication with ISR (A1 50/2010) (3.52 MB) United states patent (2.88 MB)
T. Huysmans, 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. Full text (3.67 MB)