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Shimon Whiteson and Marcel Worring from the Informatics Institute (II) have received a STW Open Technology Programme (OTP) grant.

Shimon Whiteson received the grant for the research project 'Self-optimizing tracking systems', a collaboration with the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) and Eagle Vision. The project will fund one PhD student in the II-research group Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS) to develop new decision-theoretic approaches to active perception with the goal of improving the performance of multi-camera tracking systems.

Marcel Worring received his grant for the research project 'Sort it out:visual analytics for multimedia collections', a collaboration with Jack van Wijk of Eindhoven University of Technology. The project comprises two PhD positions and will focus on intelligent visual interactive interfaces supporting users in categorising large collections of images or videos and their metadata.