The University of Utrecht is a public, non-profit Dutch university with a legal status as an institution for higher education. Utrecht University has 8,000 employees, 28,000 students, offers 47 bachelor programs, and 175 master programs. Utrecht University has rank 13 on the prestigious European Shanghai list. The Interaction Technology group performs research on the interaction between humans and machines, or the facilitation of interaction between humans using technology. The focus is on the development of technology, both in real-time systems, as well as in offline analysis applications. The group has expertise in multimedia retrieval, computer vision, pattern recognition, all with a focus on humans.
Prof. dr. Remco C. Veltkamp is full professor of Multimedia at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. His research interests include the analysis, recognition and retrieval of, and interaction with, music, images, and 3D objects and scenes, in particular the algorithmic and experimentation aspects, with a special focus on game research: http://www.gameresearch.nl/. He has written over 155 refereed papers in reviewed journals and conferences, and supervised16 PhD theses.
Dr. Ronald Poppe received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Twente, the Netherlands. In 2009, 2010 and 2012, he was a visiting researcher at the Delft University of Technology, Stanford University and University of Lancaster, respectively. He is currently an assistant professor at the Information and Computing Sciences department of Utrecht University. His research interests include the analysis of human motion from videos and other sensors, the understanding and modelling of human (communicative) behavior and the applications of both in real-life settings.