Stef van der Struijk

Data Scientist

Stef grew up in The Netherlands where he followed a bachelor in AI. During that time, he enjoyed a half year exchange program at Osaka University in 2013. To graduate, he developed a real-time emotion recognition system from frontal faces. His next step was to study at Kyoto University for his master’s degree at the Department of Intelligence Science and Technology in 2015. There he developed 「FACSvatar」, an open source framework for real-time facial animation with a Deep Learning component.
Stef has always been interested in affective computing and enjoys learning more about how technology can interact with people.