Chris Poppe received the Master degree in Industrial Sciences from KaHo Sint-Lieven, Belgium, in 2002 and received his Master degree in Computer Science from Ghent University, Belgium, in 2004. He joined the Multimedia Lab, Department of Electronics and Information Systems (ELIS), iMinds, where he obtained the PhD degree in 2009. In his PhD he investigated new ways of detecting moving objects for video surveillance applications. The analysis was performed both on original video sequences (pixel-based analysis) and compressed video streams. Additionally, the manner of representing these detected objects using standardized metadata was studied.
Since June 2009, Chris Poppe was working as a post-doctoral employee in the Multimedia Lab. His current research interests include video coding technologies, video analysis, and multimedia metadata extraction, processing and representation, with a strong focus on standardization processes.
Starting January 2011, he has joined TomTom Ghent and is currently exploring new research areas in the field of navigation, geospatial science, and traffic.
Chris Poppe has supervised several courses related to all aspects of multimedia and internet technologies. Currently he is head supervisor of the exercises part of the course Advanced Multimedia Applications.
2009-2010: Advanced Multimedia Applications (project course teached in English)
2009-2010: Design of Multimedia Applications (teached in English)
2008-2009: Design of Multimedia Applications
2005-2006: Internet Applications
2004-2005: Multimedia Techniques
During his work at Multimedia Lab Chris Poppe has actively participated in standardization processes within the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG), which lead to 5 standardization contributions in MPEG. Chris Poppe was also a contributing member of the W3C Multimedia Semantics Incubator Group and is currently a participant and editor within the W3C Media Annotations Working Group.
Chris Poppe has been involved in several national and international research projects within the domain of content analysis and the usage of metadata.
iCoCoon (Immersive COmmunication by means of COmputer visiON) iMinds project (1/4/2010 31/12/2011).
Participating as workpackage leader on visualization for immersive video conferencing systems.
ISYSS (Intelligent Systems for Security and Safety) iMinds project (1/1/2008 31/12/2009).
Participating as workpackage leader on video analytics for video surveillance applications.
PeCMan (Personal Content Management Platform) iMinds project (1/1/2007 31/1/2009).
Participated as workpackage leader on metadata for content management systems.
DANAE (Dynamic and distributed Adaptation of scalable multimedia coNtent in a context-Aware Environment) (1/2004 06/2006) IST FP6 project.
Participated as researcher and developer on the application of MPEG-21 for distributed multimedia platforms.
Gaëtan Martens, Chris Poppe, Peter Lambert, and Rik Van de Walle.
Noise- and compression-robust biological features for texture classification.
VISUAL COMPUTER. Vol. 26. 2010
Chris Poppe, Sarah De Bruyne, Tom Paridaens, Peter Lambert, and Rik Van de Walle.
Moving Object Detection in the H.264/AVC Compressed Domain for Video Surveillance Applications.
Visual Communication and Image Representation, August 2009
Chris Poppe, Gaëtan Martens, Erik Mannens, and Rik Van de Walle.
Personal Content Management System a Semantic Approach.
Visual Communication and Image Representation, February 2009
Chris Poppe, Gaëtan Martens, Sarah De Bruyne, Peter Lambert, and Rik Van de Walle.
Robust spatio-temporal multimodal background subtraction for video surveillance.
Optical Engineering, 47:110101, October 2008
Davy De Schrijver, Chris Poppe, Sam Lerouge, Wesley De Neve, and Rik Van de Walle.
MPEG-21 Bitstream Syntax Descriptions for Scalable Video Codecs.
Multimedia Systems, 11:403421, June 2006
In 2008 he received the best poster award for advanced researchers at the 9e FirW PhD Symposium in Ghent (Belgium) for the paper:
High-speed Moving Object Detection in H.264/AVC Compressed Domain (Poster, Paper).
More publications by Chris Poppe can be found in the ELIS database.
Chris Poppe has been a reviewer for publications and project proposals:
ITS European Congress 2011
Multimedia Tools and Applications 2010, 2011
The Second International Conference on Creative Content Technologies (CONTENT) 2010
The International Workshop on Multimedia and Semantic Technologies (MUST) 2010
The International Conference on Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering (MUE) 2010
Workshop on Interoperable Social Multimedia Applications (WISMA) 2010
Workshop on Semantic Multimedia Database Technologies (SeMuDate) 2009
Asian Semantic Web Conference (ASWC) 2009
Book chapters in Data Management in Semantic Web, published by NOVA Science Publishers
Project proposal within National Research Foundation of South Africa (NRF/CNRS) 2009
ITS World Congress 2008, 2010, 2011
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