Egon L. van den Broek
the University of Twente, Netherlands


Egon L. van den Broek obtained his MSc (2001) in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and PhD (2005) in Content-Based Image Retrieval (CBIR), and hopes to obtain a second PhD (2011) in affective signal processing. He has held several positions at the Radboud University Nijmegen (RU) and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), both in The Netherlands. Currently, he is an assistant professor in Human Media Interaction at the University of Twente and an assistant professor in Affective Computing at the Radboud University Medical Center Nijmegen, both in The Netherlands. He has taught, coordinated, and developed courses and educational tracks, and has guided almost 50 students at all educational levels.
Apart from his academic career, he is a consultant for Philips Research Europe (Eindhoven, NL), a senior statistician at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and a consultant at the Human-Centered Computing Consultancy (Vienna). In addition, he has been an external expert for The British Academy, Expertises Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), and the Belgium agency for Innovation by Science and Technology (IST). He is a member of ACM, EURASIP, HUMAINE, IAPR, IEEE, and the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society.
Van den Broek has been involved in various national and EU projects over the years. These also reflect his broad interest in AI, man-machine interaction, and research and analysis methods. His main research topics are affective computing and cognitive computer vision. He has (co-)developed a range of systems. These include the CBIR system, an interactive online texture classification system, real-time emotion sensing devices, multimedia and virtual reality demonstrators, and an online scientific user interface testing platform.
He has authored over 130 scientific articles, book chapters, and books. He holds four patent applications, and has received multiple awards. His work has been discussed in dozens of popular press appearances. He is also a frequently invited speaker at conferences. He has been a guest editor, reviewer, chair, and program committee member of various conferences and journals. Additionally, he is the founding editor-in-chief of the Pan Stanford Series in Artificial Intelligence, to be launched in 2011-2012. He has been a reviewer for Computing Reviews since 2005.

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