Theo Gevers is a professor of computer vision at the University of Amsterdam. He is director of the Computer Vision Lab and co-director of the Atlas Lab (UvA-TomTom) and Delta Lab (UvA-Bosch) in Amsterdam. His research area is artificial intelligence with the focus on computer vision and deep learning, and in particular image processing, 3D (object) understanding and human-behavior analysis with industrial and societal applications. He is the co-founder of 3DUniversum, Scanm B.V. (Sold in 2020), and Sightcorp (Sold in 2022). He has published over 250+ papers and 3 books. H-index and number of citations. He is organizer, general chair, and program committee member of a various number of conferences, and an invited speaker at major conferences. He is actively involved in media and dissemination activities.



Labs


Computer Vision Lab           Atlas Lab


Delta Lab

Companies


3DUniversum          ScanM (sold)


Sightcorp (sold)



Theses 2021







News: Hot off the Press


  • 13-11-2022: Perpetrator confrontation using deepfake technology with victims with sexual violence-related PTSD and moral injury. The platform deeptherapy.ai, is developed by 3DUniversum (spin-off UvA). Article in Frontiers in Psychiatry, A live intervention was broadcast on TV: Welmoed and the sexfakes (time 09:30), and the topic is covered in different newspapers: Trouw (newspaper, in Dutch), Leidsch Dagblad (newspaper, in Dutch), KIJK (online magazine, in Dutch).
  • 23-09-2022: Delta Lab 2 was officially opened. The UvA and world-leading technology company Bosch have agreed to extend their established collaboration with the launch of a new public-private research lab. Within this collaboration, I am happy to act as the scientific co-director together with Dr Jan-Willem van de Meent. Dr. Eric Nalisnick will be the daily lab manager. Delta Lab 2 will focus on the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning for applications in computer vision, generative models and causal learning.
  • 15-09-2022: The Atlas Lab (https://icai.ai/atlas-lab/) was festively opened. Within this collaboration, I am happy to act as the scientific co-director together with Prof. dr. Cees Snoek, and Dr. Martin Oswald as the lab manager. The Atlas Lab is a collaboration between TomTom and the Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA). The public-private research lab focuses on using Artificial Intelligence (AI) for developing advanced, highly accurate and safe high definition (HD) maps for self-driving vehicles.
  • 09-09-2022: 3DUniversum, spin-off of the Informatics Institute awarded EUR 1M grant. 3DUniversum founded by Theo Gevers and Sezer Karaoglu of the Informatics Institute, is awarded EUR 1M grant to co-develop the first self-test STD kit that you can do at home with instant results. The grant is for the FASTDetection project (with a total amount of EUR 2,7M) through the Eurostars Programme. Partners are Testmate Health SA and University Hospital of Geneva. Read more: Article at IvI-UvA
  • 23-05-2022: Police have posted a deepfake video online in which a 13-year-old victim calls on his killer and witnesses to come forward: (1) Paudal, and (in Dutch): (2) NOS 8 uur Journaal (time 11:33), (3) NOS, (4) Trouw, and (5) Digitale overheid.
  • 18-03-2022: Theo Gevers, co-director of new research lab (EUR 5.2 million funding for a total of 10 PhD students for 4 years) - Delta Lab - collaboration between UvA and Bosch
  • 12-01-2022: Sightcorp (spin-off Informatics Institute) acquired by Raydiant. Sightcorp has been founded by prof. dr. Theo Gevers and dr. Roberto Valenti as a spin-off of the Informatics Institute. The years of its founding, technical development and commercialization have been inspiring, fun and challenging. Sightcorp has now been sold to Raydiant who will take over the team, company name and technology. Sightcorp's product and related academic research have received attention and appreciation from all over the world. It has shined in the (inter) national press at DWDD, RTL, BBC, CNN, Bloomberg, TV5, etc.
  • 22-09-2021: TV item featuring 3DUniversum technology, NPO 2
  • 16-09-2021: Faceswap by 3DUniversum of Britt Dekker (deepfake starts at 3:00 minutes) to inform children about deepfakes: NPO Zapp.
  • 15-07-2021: The truth of deepfake. De Kennis van Nu: TV science specials
  • 03-07-2021: Comments on 'Deepfake it till you make it'. Article in de Volkskrant
  • 28-05-2021: Video released of videomeeting (see also news item 28-04-2021) between Dutch MPs and fake Volkov (possibly imitated by pranker Aleksej Stoljarov): (1) NOS, (2) Volkskrant.
  • 29-04-2021: Deepfake? 'Ask if he wants to turn around quickly'. Article in Financieel Dagblad
  • 28-04-2021: Zoom meeting between Dutch MPs and possible fake employee Navalny: (1) NOS Jornaal (Start 4:15.End 6:31 minutes), (2) NOS first article, (3) NOS second article, (4) Volkskrant, and (5) Trouw.
  • 03-04-2021: Deepfakes seem more real than ever before, but how dangerous are the videos? Article at nu.nl
  • 02-03-2021: Deepfake allows grandchildren to see their grandfather (again). Article in Trouw
  • 26-02-2021: Our spin-off company 3DUniversum released (App Store) the first and only all-in-one solution mobile application wescan offering fast and easy capture, edit and share 3D models of environments.
  • 25-02-2021: Talking to a deceased. Is that possible? Article in AD
  • 21-02-2021: How deepfakes can change business NOS Nieuwsuur
  • 07-02-2021: Faceswap generation of Gerri Baudet (the brother of) by our spin-off company 3DUniversum voor Zondag met Lubach. And a Headswap generation (Grapperhaus vs Dick Advocaat) for the Bram Krikke Show (Videoland).
  • 15-12-2020: Intuiface and our start-up Sightcorp have joined forces to create the digital signage industry. Digital Signage Today, Webinar
  • 08-12-2020: Our start-up 3DUniversum is selected by Hollands Finest: the absolute top of media related tech companies from The Netherlands. See Hollands Finest
  • 27-11-2020: Presentation "AI for bereavement" at the Gala of Science organized by the New Scientist.
  • 22-11-2020: We are happy to contribute to the last 2020 episode of Zondag met Lubach. In this broadcast, Lubach elaborates on three components of our AI technology: (1) our deepfake generation software to create deepfakes of Mark Rutte with the aim to increase societal and political awareness of the danger of deepfakes, (2) our deepfake detection, software assisting to automatically identify AI generated profile pictures to expose malicious (political) influencing campaigns, and (3) our grief therapy support software to help people with their bereavement counselling.
  • 10-11-2020: Our spin-off 3DUniversum assists in exposing (political) influencing campaign of bot army using in-house developed deepfake detection technology: Nieuwsuur, NOS, Nieuwscheckers, ICT Magazine.
  • 27-10-2020: AI-driven composite drawing for detecting: Klaas Kan Alles.
  • 25-10-2020: AI for the benefit of grief therapy. We worked closely with the Dutch film academy to produce a new film (documentary) which is broadcast on national TV: Deepfake Therapy: NPO3 KRO-NCRV.
  • 01-09-2020: Deep fake quiz: Max Vandaag.
  • 31-07-2020: Face recognition with face masks: a new challenge. Volkskrant.
  • 11-03-2020: Truth of varying shades: Esquire.
  • 15-02-2020: Our deep fake detection software (DeepFact) developed by 3Duniversum selected as top innovation by Blue Tulip Awards.
  • 07-12-2019: Klaas Kan Alles, children's programme about the challenge of Klaas on how to live in the skin of a Penoza actress.
  • 06-12-2019: UvA staff bring self-driving cars closer with extremely precise maps: Folia.
  • 03-12-2019: What is deepfake and how do you recognize it? Opgelicht?!, Tros.
  • 19-11-2019: Anti-virus software for deep fakes: AG Connect.
  • 14-11-2019: UvA and TomTom start a new AI research lab for autonomous driving: AG Connect, Het Parool, De Telegraaf, Computable, Nu.nl, Algemeen Dagblad, MSN.
  • 29-10-2019: Smart garden-robot Trimbot example of Artificial Intelligence: The Telegraph, Gardens Illustrated, Inceptive Mind, Boom in business, Mechaman, Mechatronica en Machinebouw, UvA, Emerce.
  • 12-09-2019: Article in newspaper deVolkskrant about using AI to detect deepfakes.
  • 12-09-2019: Article in newspaper Trouw about a ban on deepfakes.
  • 06-09-2019: NOS Journaal | worries about deepfakes on risk of scams and extortion.
  • 01-09-2019: EditieNL | RTL Nieuws | Reenactment of Dionne Stax in external videos.
  • 03-08-2019: AD news | Fake or not: do the quiz!
  • 08-07-2019: Deepfake video: wat is het?
  • 05-07-2019: Trump supports The Netherlands World Cup 2019?
  • 14-06-2019: Eating ice-cream puts you in a good mood .
  • 12-06-2019: National TV item, RTL News, on deep fake video detecton. From time stamp: 17:21-19:40
  • 12-06-2019: BNR News, discussion on the impact of (fake) video's of Mark Zuckerberg and Nancy Pelosi.
  • 23-05-2019: Aricles in NRC and Volkskrant on animating faces using single (or few) shots of target person.
  • 22-05-2019: Item for "Kelder & Klopping", on real-time face re-enactment. From time stamp: 29:16
  • 21-11-2018: Article on creative AI.
  • 18-11-2018: TV item on the impact of deep fake news broadcasted by the national TV-VPRO Tegenlicht.
  • 09-11-2018: TV item on deep fake videos broadcasted by De Wereld Draait Door (DWDD).
  • 21-10-2018: TV item about the impact of AI on national TV-VPRO Tegenlicht.
  • 21-04-2018: Contribution to national newspaper "de Volkskrant" about AI, deep fake news and face manipulation in videos.
  • 29-01-2018: Contribution to TV program EenVandaag about the rapid developments in AI.

Press over the Course of Many Years

  • Here you can find an overview of the research (including emotion recognition, object recognition and 3D reconstruction) in the news and on TV.

Recent Outreach (All)

  • 05-07-2019: Trump supports The Netherlands World Cup 2019.
  • 14-06-2019: The benefits of ice-cream on people's mood.
  • 12-06-2019: (Press) National TV item, RTL News, on deep fake video detecton. From time stamp: 17:21-19:40
  • 12-06-2019: (Press) BNR News, discussion on the impact of (fake) video's of Mark Zuckerberg and Nancy Pelosi.
  • 23-05-2019: (Press) Aricles in NRC and Volkskrant on animating faces using single (or few) shots of target person.
  • 22-05-2019: (Press) Item for "Kelder & Klopping", on real-time face re-enactment. From time stamp: 29:16
  • 29-01-2019: Presentation for Executive Inspiration Network on the power of AI in real estate.
  • 16-01-2019: Putin speaks Dutch! Watch this Video, made for art and education purposes: Theatre Play "De (orde) chaos van 2018" on fake news. Article Volkskrant.
  • 13-12-2018: Presentation for NRC Live on "AI: the answer to everything?".
  • 23-11-2018: Discussion on the impact of manipulated news Meetup Tegenlicht.
  • 21-11-2018: (Press) Article on creative AI.
  • 18-11-2018: (Press) TV item on the impact of deep fake news broadcasted by the national TV-VPRO Tegenlicht.
  • 09-11-2018: (Press) TV item on deep fake videos broadcasted by De Wereld Draait Door (DWDD).
  • 23-10-2018: Interview and discussion on human in the machine.
  • 21-10-2018: (Press) TV item about the impact of AI on national TV-VPRO Tegenlicht.
  • 21-04-2018: (Press) Contribution to national newspaper "de Volkskrant" about AI, deep fake news and face manipulation in videos.
  • 12-03-2018: Publications on computer vision presented at world's best conference UvA, 2018.
  • 29-01-2018: (Press) Contribution to TV program EenVandaag about the rapid developments in AI.
  • 12-12-2017: Key-note entitled "Intrinsic Image Understanding by Deep Learning" at Applications of Intelligent Systems. APPIS2018 will be held in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain on 8-12 January 2018.
  • 10-12-2017: Key-note at Norway's national conference on image processing and pattern recognition NOBIM, Hafjell, Oyer, Norway, entitled "What's in a face?".
  • 30-11-2017: Presentation at How Change The World 2017, the extraordinary day-long conference that presents a panoramic view of the future.
  • 21-11-2017: 32 million euro for top-level technological research. Hiring PhD students!
  • 21-11-2017: Contribution to the Huawei Ireland Research Video Summit 2017 Article and Program
  • 17-11-2017: Contribution and technology presentation at TedX Amsterdam 2017, see aftermovie.
  • 17-10-2017: Contribution to Emerce eDay.
  • 22-09-2017: (Press) Article on predicting facial expressions for enhanced social communication between humans and machines: page1, page2
  • 20-09-2017: (Press) Can A.I. determine the sexual orientation of a person by reading faces? See: NOS, Volkskrant, NPO
  • 25-07-2017: (Press) Article in the Volkskrant on fakenews using facial intelligence:
  • 07-09-2016: The implications of A.I. in The Netherlands, meeting organized by networkclub FD Circle.
  • 31-08-2016: Humanoid robot at Trimbot2020 meeting at the University of Edinburgh.
  • 12-06-2016: (Press) Recordings at Sightcorp/Nemo (with CTO Roberto Valenti) by CBC News Canada for the documentary "Body Talk". Provisional international broadcasting on January 2017.
  • 29-05-2016: Speaker Campus Party | Europe Fest Startups. Talk about "Amsterdam Computer Vision: from the lab to the real world". See also (in Dutch) article "kennis van nu" and program .
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  • 26-05-2016: (Press) Interview on Radio 1 (national) . Interview on technology, applications and societal impact of 3D scanning and printing on Radio 1.
  • 16-03-2016: 3DU-Mobile Scanner. Our real-time 3D scanning solution for Ipad is available (as test flight) in apple store.
  • 04-03-2016: Speaker NRC - Moonshot on the future of 3D computer vision.
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  • 16-02-2016: Key-note 8th Mexican Conference on Pattern Recognition (MCPR2016).
  • 14-02-2016: Contribution to TV program Katja Schuurman Body Scan (from April 2016) with eye tracking software.
  • 14-11-2015: (Press) Appearance in NOS Journaal (radio) about google glass with emotion recognition for autism. More news: Automatiseringgids, EOS Wetenschap, Drimble,
  • 29-11-2015: Our 3D scanning and printing demo at Eureka Festival.
  • 01-11-2015: (Press) Appearance in Mexcian newspaper about the influence of smiling on age estimation: women appear younger when they smile when they are older than 40 years.
  • 03-11-2015: (Press) Google glass with emotion recognition software helps children with autism.
  • 07-09-2015: EUR 5,4 M for the development of a gardening robot - TrimBot2020. In the TrimBot2020 project (EU Horizon 2020), we will conduct research in the field of 3D computer vision to develop a gardening robot that is able to automatically trim roses, hedges and topiaries. The UvA receives an amount of EUR 640K.
  • 13-04-2015: Hamdi Dibeklioglu presenting genuine smile recognition at TedXDelft by demonstrating Emilie Gevers' smiling .
  • 09-04-2015: Interview (Commit) on Emolab .
  • 06-04-2015: Interview in Vrij Nederland on aggression detection on public transport.
  • 10-03-2015: (Press) Interview on BBC radio (time 4:15) on 3D printing. See also 3DUniversum.com
  • 04-03-2015: FNWI Collegetour on "Painted feelings in the Golden Age" together with Gary Schwartz curator of the Frans Hals Museum: programme.
  • 30-01-2015: Presentation on emotion recognition at the Frans Hals Museum and De Hallen Haarlem: program.
  • 28-11-2014: Sightcorp, together with Dell, provides a mood sensing service at TedX Amsterdam.
  • 22-11-2014: Exhibition of 3DUniversum at Emerce Eday the leading e-business conference.
  • 27-10-2014: Masters of Expressions (together with Hamdi).
  • 15-11-2014: Emotions in paintings: Dutch painters in 17th century. Our exhibition at Frans Hals developped by Sightcorp and UvA.
  • 07-07-2014: Based on our recent scientific findings on kinship verification, we have developed new software: Smile reveals consanguinity. On the radio (in Dutch) Radio 2 NRCV 21-6-2014 (start 9:32) (audio fragment) and RTVN-H 24-06-2014 (start 10:12): audiopart1 and audiopart2. Press e.g. Telegraaf, Volkskrant. Internet e.g. RTL, Nieuws.nl, Volkskrant.
  • 03-07-2014: Marcel Lucassen appeared on the radio (Radio 538) "Evers staat op" with a topic on the analysis of the colors of football shirts in relation to the World Championship. Our scientific paper on color and emotion can be downloaded here. He appeared a second time on the radio show "Evers staat op", this time commenting on the winning chances of warm and cool shirt colors.
  • 15-05-2014: (Press) Our research as part (MP4) of a full movie on "Body Language" produced by Informactions Films.
  • 07-02-2014: Face analysis Iphone app's are avaliable now: Insight (Individual Face Analysis) and Crowsight (Crowd Face Analysis). Optimized for Iphone 5.
  • 01-02-2014: Our research on human behavior is featured in the film "Body Language" produced by Informactions Films: http://www.informactionfilms.com/en/
  • 15-01-2014: Face analysis android app is avaliable now.
  • 01-01-2014: Our paper "Evaluation of color descriptors for object and scene recognition" is 2nd highest cited paper of CVPR over the past 5 years and 2nd highest cited paper of IEEE PAMI from 2010.
  • 01-09-2013: 2 papers accepted for ICCV2013.
  • 01-06-2013: IEEE Workshop on Color and Photometry in Computer Vision is accepted for ICCV2013.
  • 01-05-2013: Paper accepted for CVPR2013.
  • 23-10-2012: We are going to organize ECCV2016 in Amsterdam. I will be the general chair together with Arnold Smeulders.
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  • 05-09-2012: The book "Color in Computer Vision" is now available.
  • 15-08-2012: The smile dataset in the news.
  • 25-07-2012: UvA-Nemo Smile Dataset has been released: http://www.uva-nemo.org.
  • 06/09-05-2012: CGIV2012 has been held in Amsterdam.
  • 06-12-2011: Roberto Valenti and Koen van de Sande succesfully defended their theses and gladly obtained their PhD degrees.
  • 20-11-2011: Succesfull submission of the book entitled "Color in Computer Vision", see also website.
  • From left-to-right: Jan van Gemert, Marcel Lucassen, Joost van de Weijer, Jan-Mark Geusebroek, Theo Gevers, Frank Aldershoff and Arjan Gijsenij.
  • 01-10-2011: Our book "Computer Analysis of Human Behavior" is available now. 409 p. 117 illus., 86 in color. Price € 69,95.
  • 20-09-2011: New item in Intermediair.
  • 15-08-2011: New item in FOCUS.
  • 05-06-2011: My research in the news: MT.
  • 20-05-2011: My research in the news: Sync.
  • 20-05-2011: My research in the news: MediaPost.
  • 16-05-2011: Tutorial by Theo Gevers, Joost van de Weijer and Keigo Hirakawa is accepted for ICCV2011. Date: afternoon of Sunday, November 6.
  • 14-05-2011: Science Live at Nemo with Theo Gevers on (Dutch) TV channel Z@pp24 for children.
  • 3-05-2011: Research in the news: Bloomberg TV.
  • 10-04-2011: Emotion recognition in the news: BBC TV.
  • 04-03-2011: 3rd IEEE Workshop on Color and Photometry in Computer Vision (November 12, full day) is accepted for ICCV2011.
  • 04-03-2011: 2nd IEEE Workshop on Computer Vision in Vehicle Technology: From Earth to Mars (November 13, full day) is accepted for ICCV2011.
  • 03-03-2011: Theo Gevers has been interviewed by Dutch internet TV channel on age estimation and the Nemo project.
  • 02-03-2011: Roberto Valenti and Theo Gevers from ISLA-FNWI have been interviewed by BBC world on their facial expression recognition prototype for market research. The item will be aired on BBC World TV.
  • 26-02-2011: Science Live experiment in the news: NRC.
  • 16-02-2011:Theo Gevers and Albert Ali Salah will conduct a Science Live experiment on facial dynamics for age estimation at NEMO, between 19 February and 13 March. The experiment is open to everyone from the age of 8 between these days. For more information, see nemo and http://face2age.com/.
  • 12-02-2011: Paper accepted for publication: "Computational Color Constancy: Overview and Experiments, IEEE Trans. on Image Processing (TIP), 2011".
  • 01-02-2011: We launched a new color constancy website: colorconstancy.com.
  • 22-09-2010: The call for papers is out for a special issue in IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing on Affect Based Human Behavior Understanding. The submission deadline is October 1, 2010.
  • 8-06-2010: Color Research and Applications paper accepted "M. Lucassen, Th. Gevers and A. Gijsenij, Texture Affects Color Emotion".
  • 12-04-2010: Colloquium for the Faculty of Science: presentation.
  • 30-03-2010: Ramesh Jain (UCI) and Ivan Laptev (INRIA) as keynote speakers: Workshop Human Behaviour Understanding at ICPR2010.
  • 30-03-2010: Tutorial "Coloring Image Search" has been accepted for ICPR2010.
  • 22-03-2010: IJCV paper accepted for publication "J. Alvarez, Th. Gevers, A. Lopez, Learning Photometric Invariance for Object Detection, International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV)".
  • 22-03-2010: Book (editor) released "Multimedia Content Access: Algorithms and Systems IV, Vol. 7540, SPIE, 2010".
  • 22-03-2010: Article in "Digitale Bibliotheek, No. 2, March 2010".
  • 18-03-2010: AT5 TV item about NEMO.
  • 15-03-2010: Article in newspaper El Periodico.
  • 08-03-2010: Invitation for key-note at Video Intelligence Workshop: "Video Search: State-of-the-art and challenges".
  • 08-03-2010: Our UvA master of Artificial Intelligence is ranked #1 of all AI masters in the Netherlands, see Master Evaluation 2009.
  • 03-03-2010: Generalized Gamut Mapping matlab code is available. Paper is Generalized Gamut Mapping and appeared in IJCV. The code is written using Matlab, and requires the Convex Programming Toolbox CVX (with Arjan Gijsenij).
  • 01-03-2010: ECCV acceptance of Workshop on Color and Reflectance in Imaging and Computer Vision.
    Date: Sept 10 (1/2 day - Afternoon) .
  • 28-02-2010: Springer acceptance of proceedings to be published in LNCS of Workshop Human Behaviour Understanding at ICPR2010.
  • 28-02-2010: JOSA paper published "E. Vazquez, Th. Gevers, M. Lucassen, J. van de Weijer, and R. Baldrich, Saliency of Color Image Derivatives: A Comparison between Computational Models and Human Perception,".
  • 25-02-2010: CVPR paper accepted "J. Alvarez, Th. Gevers, A. Lopez, 3D Priors for Road Detection".
  • 24-02-2010: Augmented Reality demo released.
  • 23-02-2010: PAMI paper accepted "A. Gijsenij and Th. Gevers, Color Constancy using Natural Image Statistics and Scene Semantics".
  • 22-02-2010: Kassa Radio 1 (Vara) MP3