Steven Puttemans (EAVISE, KU Leuven) [BE]


During his talk, Steven will introduce the EAVISE research group and it’s activities in the field of computer vision and artificial intelligence. He will showcase several active research topics and go a bit deeper on his own PhD research topic, which includes industrial object detection tasks using scene and application specific constraints. He will illustrate his work with several applications that were custom made for industrial partners, showcasing the possibility of advanced computer vision techniques.

Steven Puttemans is a PhD student and computer vision researcher at the EAVISE research group of the KU Leuven, located in the small town of Sint-Katelijne-Waver, near the city of Mechelen. Steven studied at the KHBO-Oostende where he received his Master of Science in Electronics-ICT. Following up on this master he studied at the KU Leuven where he received his Master in Artificial Intelligence through a Master-After-Master program. During this study he grew a large interest in artificial intelligence, automated computer vision, biometrics and robotics, which pushed him to start a PhD research in industrial sciences, focusing on industrial object detection and classification applications. In his PhD he works closely together with industrial partners, trying to make easy-to-use and minimal-time-consuming object detection software. Besides his research activities, Steven also actively contributes to open-source computer vision projects, like OpenCV, where he is one of the main forum moderators and an active bug-fix contributor. His code can be found here: