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dr.ir. G. Meinsma (Gjerrit)

Assistant Professor

About Me

Gjerrit Meinsma was born on the 29th of January 1965 in Opeinde, a little village in the northern part of The Netherlands. There he attended the nursery school ``De Kindertuin'' and elementary school. In the off-school hours he spent many hours making and throwing boomerangs at and with his friends, and in the weekends he used to play korfball. From the age of 12 till the age of 18 he attended the grammar-school ``Het Drachtster Lyceum'' in the nearby town Drachten. Somewhere in the middle of this period the fascinating world of music caught his attention. Listening to music and playing the piano have been his major hobbies since. At the same time Gjerrit developed a keen interest in mathematics, and he decided to pursue his career in this direction. In 1983 he went to Enschede to study applied mathematics at the University of Twente. At the end of 1988 he finished his master's thesis entitled ``Chebyshev approximation by free knot splines'' and in March 1989 he received his master's degree. After a break of five weeks he returned to the faculty he graduated with, only this time as a research assistant (AiO) with the Systems and Control Group. Half a year later he bought himself a brand new Klug & Sperl upright piano, and a few years later, in 1993, he finished his thesis on H-infinity control. Not long thereafter he dumped his winter coat in the garbage bin and left for sunny Australia were he worked as a post-doc for three years with the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Newcastle. In January 1997 he returned to Enschede to take up a two-year post-doc position with his former group. He quickly acquired a much needed winter coat. Since 1999 he holds a permanent position at this group.

Gjerrit likes all sorts of music, but he is fanatic only about classical music. His favorite composers are Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Grieg, Ravel, Skriabin and Janacek. He is a fan of the pianist Sviatoslav Richter, and also likes very much Sofronitsky, Lipatti, Rubinstein, Oborin and Henkemans and many others.

Expertise

Controllers
Sampling
Feedback
Signal Reconstruction
Factorization
Impulse Response
Linear Time
Tunnels
Robust Stability
Polynomials
Frequency Response
Upper Bound
Scaling
Frequency Bands
Time-Varying
Uncertainty
Structured Singular Value

Publications

Recent Articles
Bonnes, J. L., Thannhauser, J., Hermans, M. C., Hermans, M. C., Westra, S. W., Oostendorp, T. F., ... Smeets, J. L. R. M. (2015). Ventricular fibrillation waveform characteristics differ according to the presence of a previous myocardial infarction: A surface ECG study in ICD-patients. Resuscitation, 96, 239-245. DOI: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2015.08.014
Shekhawat, H., & Meinsma, G. (2015). A sampled-data approach to optimal non-causal downsampling. Mathematics of control, signals and systems, 27(3), 277-315. DOI: 10.1007/s00498-015-0141-6
Shekhawat, H., & Meinsma, G. (2014). Optimal relaxed causal sampling from system theoretic viewpoint. (Memorandum; No. 2037). Enschede: University of Twente, Department of Applied Mathematics.
Meinsma, G., & Mirkin, L. (2012). L2 sampled signal reconstruction with causality constraints - Part II: Theory. IEEE transactions on signal processing, 60(5), 2273-2285. DOI: 10.1109/TSP.2012.2185229
Meinsma, G., & Mirkin, L. (2012). L2 sampled signal reconstruction with causality constraints - Part I: Setup and solutions. IEEE transactions on signal processing, 60(5), 2260-2272. DOI: 10.1109/TSP.2012.2185228
Banierink, T. J. B., Cloostermans, M. C., Meinsma, G., & van Putten, M. J. A. M. (2012). The prognostic value of continuous EEG and NIRS measurements in patients after cardiac arrest. -. Poster session presented at Wetenschapssymposium Medisch Spectrum Twente, Enschede, .
Meinsma, G., & Mirkin, L. (2012). Yet another discrete-time H-infinity smoothing solution. In Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems, MTNS 2012 (pp. 179). Melbourne: Think Business Events.
Shekhawat, H., & Meinsma, G. (2012). L2 and L∞ optimal downsampling from system theoretic viewpoint. In Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (pp. 215). Melbourne: Think Business Events.
Meinsma, G., & Mirkin, L. (2012). Sampled-data L-infinity smoothing: fixed-size ARE solution with free hold function. In Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems, MTNS 2012 (pp. 180). Melbourne: Think Business Events.

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Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science
Zilverling (building no. 11), room 3031
Hallenweg 19
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science
Zilverling  3031
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands