Bas Boom

Ing. Dr. B. J. Boom

Research Assistent

NameBas Boom
Full NameIng. Drs. B. J. Boom
RoomG.12
University of Edinburgh
School of Informatics, Informatics Forum
10 Crichton St, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB, U.K.
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Biography

Bas Boom received his bachelor engineer degree in Computer Science in 2002 from the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (www.hva.nl), The Netherlands. During this period he did two internships at fox-it. During the first internship he studied PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) and PKCS#11 (Smart card  standard) and combined these two protocols in a C++ implementation (proof of concept) which was able to save the private key of PGP on a smartcard. During the second internship several strategies for Anomaly Detection on HTTP traffic were studied and he implemented a prove of concept of several methods for Anomaly Detection in Snort (Intrusion Detection Sofware).

In 2005 he received the Master degree from the Vrije Universiteit (Free University) Amsterdam in Computer Science on a thesis entitled "Fast Object Detection". This thesis was the result of a succesfull internship at Prime Vision, where he did research at methods for fast detection (localisation) of license plates, faces and addresses in images.

He has received this PhD at the University of Twente, in the fields of biometrics. His research topics are face detection, face registration and face recognition in video surveillance environments. 

He is at the moment working on the fish4knowledge project, at the University of Edinburgh. His research topic is fish recognition and clustering in large-scale video databases. 

Latest Student Project:

During the B2 Projects, some students have developed a "3D TV" using just a webcam and a normal monitor, which is called Magic Vision Portal and is shown on Youtube


Publications


2010

Boom, B.J. (2010) Face recognition's grand challenge: uncontrolled conditions under control. PhD thesis, Univ. of Twente. CTIT Ph.D.-thesis series No. 10-185 ISBN 978-90-365-2987-7
Boom, B.J. and Spreeuwers, L.J. and Veldhuis, R.N.J. (2010) Subspace-Based Holistic Registration for Low-Resolution Facial Images. EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, 2010. pp. 1-14. ISSN 1687-6172 *** ISI Impact 0,885 ***
Boom, B.J. and Spreeuwers, L.J. and Veldhuis, R.N.J. (2010) Virtual illumination grid for correction of uncontrolled illumination in facial images. Pattern Recognition, online pre-publication. pp. 1-10. ISSN 0031-3203 *** ISI Impact 2,554 ***

2009

Boom, B.J. and Spreeuwers, L.J. and Veldhuis, R.N.J. (2009) Model-Based Illumination Correction for Face Images in Uncontrolled Scenarios. In: Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns 2009, 2-4 Sep 2009, Munster. pp. 33-40. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5702/2009. Springer Verlag. ISBN 978-3-642-03766-5
Boom, B.J. and Tao, Q. and Spreeuwers, L.J. and Veldhuis, R.N.J. (2009) Combining Illumination Normalization Methods for Better Face Recognition. In: The 3rd IAPR/IEEE International Conference on Biometrics, 2 Jun - 5 Jun 2009, Alghero, Italy. pp. 404-413. Lecture Notes in Computer Science Advances in Biometrics (Volume 5558/2009). Springer Verlag. ISBN 978-3-642-01792-6
Boom, B.J. and Tao, Q. and Spreeuwers, L.J. and Veldhuis, R.N.J. (2009) Combining Illumination Normalization Methods for Better Face Recognition. In: Advances in Biometrics. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5558. Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp. 404-413. ISBN 978-3-642-01792-6
Buhan, I.R. and Boom, B.J. and Doumen, J.M. and Hartel, P.H. and Veldhuis, R.N.J. (2009) Secure pairing with biometrics. International Journal of Security and Networks, 4 (1/2). pp. 27-42. ISSN 1747-8405

2008

Boom, B.J. and Spreeuwers, L.J. and Veldhuis, R.N.J. (2008) Model-based reconstruction for illumination variation in face images. In: 8th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, 17 Sept - 19 Sept 2008, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. pp. 1-6. IEEE Computer Society Press. ISBN 978-1-4244-2154-1

2007

Boom, B.J. and van Rootseler, R.T.A. and Veldhuis, R.N.J. (2007) Investigating the boosting framework for face recognition. In: Proceedings of the 28th Symposium on Information Theory in the Benelux, 24-25 May 2007, Enschede, The Netherlands. pp. 189-196. Werkgemeenschap voor Informatie- en Communicatietechniek. ISBN 978-90-365-2509-1
Boom, B.J. and Spreeuwers, L.J. and Veldhuis, R.N.J. (2007) Automatic face alignment by maximizing similarity score. In: Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in Information Systems, 12-13 Jun 2007, Madeira. Portugal. pp. 221-230. Biosignals. INSTICC Press. ISBN 978-972-8865-93-1
Spreeuwers, L.J. and Boom, B.J. and Veldhuis, R.N.J. (2007) Better than best: matching score based face registration. In: Proceedings of the 28th Symposium on Information Theory in the Benelux, 24-25 May 2007, Enschede, The Netherlands. pp. 125-132. Werkgemeenschap voor Informatie- en Communicatietheorie. ISBN 978-90-365-2509-1

2006

Boom, B.J. and Beumer, G.M. and Spreeuwers, L.J. and Veldhuis, R.N.J. (2006) The effect of image resolution on the performance of a face recognition system. In: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV), 05-08 Dec 2006, Singapore, Malaysia. pp. 409-414. ISBN 1-4244-0342-1
Boom, B.J. and Beumer, G.M. and Spreeuwers, L.J. and Veldhuis, R.N.J. (2006) Matching score based face recognition. In: 17th Annual Workshop on Circuits, 23-24 Nov 2006, Veldhoven, The Netherlands. pp. 1-4. Technology Foundation STW. ISBN 978-90-73461-44-4