This site is for historical purposes only !!!!!!.

From 1 Jan 2018 :
The Services and CyberSecurity parts, will continue to use the same name without the Safety(/Biometrics) part. The Safety(/Biometrics) part, teamed up with the Database group and formed the start of Data Science.

Both these new groups have their new website :
Services and CyberSecurity
Data Science

Public Safety & Biometrics

Core question is how public safety can be improved by IT-based services to recognize people (i.e. biometrics), behavior, and situations.We use techniques from pattern recognition, machine learning, and computer vision, where we aim to optimize the trade-off between safety,privacy, and usability. Our main application domain is public safety.

Below is a list of running research projects :

Biometrics :


Duration: October 2017 until July 2018
Contact : Prof.dr. D. Meuwly (Didier)

BallJames - Tracking of Soccer Matches - (BallJames)

Funded by: SciSports Holding BV
Duration: June 2015 until June 2016
Contact : Prof.Dr.Ir. R.N.J. Veldhuis (Raymond)

Integrating Biometrics and Forensics for the Digital Age - (COST_IC1106)

Funded by: European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST)
Duration: June 2012 until December 2015
Contact : Prof.Dr.Ir. R.N.J. Veldhuis (Raymond)

Person Verification in 3D - (PV3D)

Funded by: Dutch Ministry of Internal Affairs
Duration: September 2009 until December 2014
Contact : L.J. Spreeuwers (Luuk)

A Guardian Angel for the Extended Home Environment - (GUARANTEE)

Funded by: Itea2
Duration: September 2009 until November 2012
Contact : Prof.Dr.Ir. R.N.J. Veldhuis (Raymond)

Below is a list of finished research projects :

Public Safety :

Twente Experimental Command, Control & Communication Centre 4 Secure Environments - (TEC4SE)

Funded by: Regio Twente en Provincie Overijssel
Duration: March 2013 until March 2014
Contact : Prof.Dr.Ir. R.N.J. Veldhuis (Raymond)

Biometrics :

Forensic Face Recognition - (FFR)

Funded by: NWO
Duration: October 2013 until October 2013
Contact : Prof.Dr.Ir. R.N.J. Veldhuis (Raymond)

The Marie Curie ITN Bayesian Biometrics for Forensics - (BBfor2)

Funded by: European Commission
Duration: October 2013 until October 2013
Contact : Prof.Dr.Ir. R.N.J. Veldhuis (Raymond)

Evaluation of face recognition in automatic border control systems at schiphol - (NoQ2)

Funded by: Min V&J
Duration: July 2013 until November 2013
Contact : L.J. Spreeuwers (Luuk)

Forensische Gezichtsherkenning - (FG)

Funded by: Netherlands Forensic Institute/Dutch Ministry of Internal Affairs
Duration: March 2012 until July 2014
Contact : L.J. Spreeuwers (Luuk)

Evaluation of face recognition for Automated Border Control at Schiphol for NoQ - (NoQ)

Funded by: Dutch Ministry of Safety and Justice
Duration: March 2011 until June 2011
Contact : L.J. Spreeuwers (Luuk)

pre SCS Project History