Former staff AR Lab

Oytun Akman 

Oytun Akman received his BSc degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 2004 and MSc degree on the subject of multi-camera surveillance systems in 2007 from the Middle East Technical University (METU, TR). During his master studies he also worked as an hardware design engineer in industry on embedded system design for aeroplane internal communication networks and GUI design for thermal binoculars. Currently he is doing PhD on the subject of self localization and mapping under the supervision of P.P.Jonker at the Delft Biorobotics Lab, Delft University of Technology. His goal is to design an architecture to realize detection, tracking and mapping for mobile robots and augmented reality in context-free environments.

On December 3, 2012, Oytun Akman defended his PhD thesis: 'Robust Augmented Reality'. His PhD thesis can be downloaded here.


Pawel Pokutycki
Royal Academy of Art (KABK)  

Pawel was one the founders of the AR+RFID Lab and part of the AR Lab team from 2006 till 2007Pawel was the specialist in RFID from the very beginning of the AR Lab. We started the Lab in 2006 as AR+RFID lab. One of the most spectacular RFID applications in AR was changing the behaviours and looks of a virtual animated figure by using physical objects with RFID tags in it. See a video of this project here.

Pawel and Yolande were part of the DIFR group: Dutch Interdisciplinary Forum on RFID. For this group of researchers, lawyers and artists, Pawel made a very promising demonstrator: Privacy Coach. This concept was demonstrated in 2010 by TNO ( link in Dutch only). In the summer of 2010 Pawel gave a workshop on RFID.

Melissa Coleman
Royal Academy of Art (KABK)

Melissa was part of the AR Lab team in 2009-2010Melissa is a software-engineer for the Royal Academy of Art (KABK). She studied computer science and media technology at Leiden University and was a guest at the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam. Her interests lie in the body as theater, body interfacing, sense augmentation, wearable computing and e-fashion.

Jan Willem Brandenburg
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Jan Willem was part of the AR Lab team in 2007-2008. Jan Willem finished his Masters in Applied Physics at the Delft University, graduating on autonomous learning systems. Currently he works as a researcher and develops image processing algorithms and software for the augmented reality setup of the AR+RFID lab.


Jurjen Caarls
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Jurjen was part of the AR Lab team in 2006-2008. Jurjen finished his PhD at the Delft University of Technology, and developed the first version of the mobile Augmented Reality demonstrator. His focus lies on accurate pose estimation using image processing and sensor fusion.

J. Caarls, Pose estimation for mobile devices en Augmented Reality. Ph.D.Thesis, 25 September, 2009, Delft University of Technology, Technical Physics Department, Quantitative Imaging Group, Delft, The Netherlands. Promotors: L.J. van Vliet, P.P. Jonker, ISBN: 978-90-9024585-0.

Ronald Poelman
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)- Technology, Policy and Management (TPM)

Ronald Poelman (1976) received his MSc in Engineering Product Design, with strong interests in Ubiquitous Computing and Human Computer Interaction. After graduation he started working for an engineering company in the field of Geomatics. During these eight years he specialist in real-world capturing with both close-range photogrammetry and mid-range laser scanning.

He has been working at Delft University of Technology as a lecturer, researcher and PhD Candidate since 2008. He is one of the initiators of the project CSI The Hague in which he worked on an Augmented Reality software suite for head-mounted displays. This software suite currently includes a markerless natural feature tracker, mapmaker and gesture interaction. The goal is to improve the synthesis of physical and virtual environments.

Koen Mostert
Royal Academy of Art (KABK)

Koen supported staff of the research department Innovative Visualisation Techniques in 2011.

Dirk Vis

Royal Academy of Art (KABK)

Dirk Vis studied Writing at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and Graphic Design at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. He published the artist books Made in Dongguan (with Judith de Leeuw, 2007) and Bestseller (2009). He made digital poetry with K. Michel and is lecturer of Interactive Media at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. Dirk Vis is editor of the oldest Dutch literary magazine De Gids. For the AR Lab Dirk Vis works as a communications supporter / advisor. See:

Former staff AR Lab