Curriculum Vitae

Personal data:

Name: Filip Rooms
Born on: 1st of July 1975 in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Home town: Ghent (center), Belgium
E-mail: filip dot rooms at gmail dot com

Work experience:

  • jun 2016 - ... : software R&D at Bricsys. Integration and expansion of tools regarding point clouds to facilitate an efficient workflow from building measurements and conversion to CAD models. Tools: C++, Teigha, PCL, Redway.
  • maa 2015 - jan 2016 : software researcher at Inside Matters. Development of tools to facilitate the workflow from X-ray CT data acquisition to data analysis. Tools: Amazon cloud computing, languages C++, C#, Python, Typescript, Javascript
  • jan 2014 - feb 2015 : R&D engineer at Vigo. CAD programming for new orthopedic devices and processes. Environment Rhinoceros, programming extensions in Python, C#
  • aug 2013 - sep 2013 : software developer at Be-Mobile. maintenance of legacy C++ code for traffic information
  • apr 2008 - aug 2013 : Postdoc at Ghent University, Department of Telecommunications and Information Processing. Industrial image processing research projects supervised by prof. Wilfried Philips. Research prototypes in C++ (Visual C++ in Windows and Qt Creator in Linux):
    • restoration / enhancement of image and video quality (in iMinds project with Barco and Imec)
    • optimization of color management in print industry (Punch Graphics)
    • automatic visual inspection with cameras of looms (Picanol) and dropplates (Trinean)
  • jun 2005 - mar 2008 : Researcher/developer at IncGEO. Investigating and implementing software for computer vision in geographical and remote sensing applications (tools: C++, Qt, ...).
  • jan 2000 - jun 2005: Researcher (PhD student) at Ghent University, Belgium (dept Telecommunications and Information processing). Research and comparison of deconvolution algorithms in image processing (implemented in matlab and C). Teaching of Office Automatization (Master after Master course: teaching students advanced working with Office software)


87-93: General Secundary Education (highschool) Scientific B at Sint-Jozef-Klein-Seminarie in Sint-Niklaas
93-94: Special scientific education (seventh year of highschool, with only mathematics) at the Sint-Amandusinstitute, Ghent
94-99: Master in physics (option experimental physics) at Ghent University, Belgium (3rd year: distinction, 4th year great distinction. Degree of diploma: distinction.) More about my master thesis (in Dutch).
99-00 Researcher at the faculty of Bio-engineering at the dept. of Molecular Biotechnology under Prof. P. Van Oostveldt. This work was focused on biophysics and imaging in cell biology (confocal fluorescence microscopy) and image processing techniques.
00-05 PhD "Nonlinear Techniques in Image Restoration applied to Confocal Microscopy", defended with sucess on friday, 10th of June 2005 at Ghent University, Belgium. The work was supervised bij prof. dr. ir. W. Philips at the faculty of engineering and architecture, department TELIN. See here for more details, the full thesis in PDF format, members of the jury during the defense, etc.

Research stay abroad

  • jan-feb 2004: Departement of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Universidad de Granada, Spain. Host: prof. dr. Javier Portilla (2 months), who now works at the Instituto de Óptica in Madrid, Spain.

Publications and awards

Knowledge of languages:

Language spoken written
Dutch Native Native
French well well
English very well very well
German moderate moderate
Spanish basics basics

Social experiences / organizations:

  • 2009-15 member of JCI Gent. JCI stands for Junior Chamber International, a worldwide organization that provides development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change. On regional level, JCI Gent is part of JCI Vlaanderen and JCI Belgium. I was also board member of JCI Vlaanderen for 3 years.
  • 1990 member of VVS (=Vereniging Voor Sterrenkunde, the Belgian Association for amateur astronomers)
  • Since 1990 member of VVS (=Vereniging Voor Sterrenkunde, the Belgian Association for amateur astronomers)
  • 1995-99: student representative in the physics education commission
  • 1998-99: student representative in the working group for preperation for the visitation commission physics at Ghent University)
  • European Driving Licence B
  • Certificate Practical Spanish level 2 at Ghent University Language Center


  • Astronomy.
  • Music and related stuff. I like all kinds of good music.
    • The Eighties. Sometimes also Bob Marley, The Beatles, Doe Maar, ...
    • Electronic music: It all started with popular synthesizer music, like Jean-Michel Jarre and Vangelis. Later, I also developed a taste for synthesizer music, on the edge of new age and ambient, like Tangerine Dream, Software, Klaus Schulze. More recently, it evolves to lounge music (Buddha Bar, Plastyc Buddha, ...).
    • In fact, I like more and more different kinds of music...
  • Photography