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Alexander Toet

  • Ph.D.
  • Senior Researcher
  • TNO Human Factors
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image processing and enhancementmultimodal imagingimage fusioncrossmodal interactionsolfactory perceptionconspicuitybottom-up saliencyvisual search

About

Curriculum Vitae Personal data Name: Alexander Toet Title: dr. Place of birth: Apeldoorn, The Netherlands Date of birth: October 12, 1955 Nationality: Dutch Email: lex.toet@tno.nl Education 2/83 3/87 Ph.D. in Physics, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Topic: The visual perception of spatial order 8/77 1/83 M. Sc. in Experimental Physics with minors in Meteorology and Oceanography at Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Topic: Medical image segmentation. 8/77 8/83 M. Sc. (cum laude) in Meteorology at Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Topic: Turbulent water vapor transport in the atmospheric boundary layer. 8/74 9/77 B.Sc. in Physics with a minor in Geophysics at Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Employment 2008 – present Researcher, Intelligent Systems Lab, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 2007 – present Guest researcher, Department of Information and Computing Sciences, University Utrecht, The Netherlands. 5/88 – present Senior Research Scientist: TNO Human Factors, Soesterberg, The Netherlands. Topics: Image fusion, Image quality, Human visual search and detection, Laser eye protection, Multimodal and intelligent interfaces, Brain-Machine interfaces, Affective appraisal of virtual environments, Camouflage design. 1986 – 1988 Research Scientist: Philips Usfa, Advanced Development Bureau. Topic: Image fusion 1983 – 1986 Associate Research Scientist: Dept. of Medical and Physiological Physics, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands. Topic: Empirical studies and modeling of spatial vision. Other positions and experience 05/08- 08/09 Technical Program Committee Member, Fusion 2009, Seattle, USA 05/06- 08/07 Technical Program Committee Member, Fusion 2007, Quebec, Canada 03/07 Program Committee Member, CVPR07 05/05- 08/07 Technical Program Committee Member, Fusion 2006, Florence, Italy 05/05- present Area editor of the ISIF Journal of Advances in Information Fusion 05/04 - 05/05 Associate editor of the ISIF Journal of Advances in Information Fusion 2001 Guest Editor of Special Issue of Optical Engineering on “Advances in Target Acquisition Modeling II” 1998 - 1999 Director of the NATO SCI-12 Workshop on Search and Target Acquisition, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 21-23 June 1999 1995 Director of the EUCLID (EUropean Cooperation for the Long term In Defence) CALMA (Combinatorial ALgorithms for Military Applications) RTP (Research and Technology Project) 6.4 Symposium, Scheveningen, The Netherlands, 24 November, 1995 1992 Director of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop ARW 910789 on Shape in Picture, Driebergen, The Netherlands, 7-11 September 1992 Current research interests  Image processing  Local contrast enhancement  Image fusion  Image quality metrics  Real-time image enhancement  Human visual perception  Visual search and detection: observer studies and modeling  Visual conspicuity: observer studies and modeling  Visual clutter metrics  Cross-modal attentional effects  Cross-modal interactions between the visual, auditory and tactile senses  Attentive (gaze directed) displays  Attentional suppression of task irrelevant stimuli  Camouflage, concealment and deception technology  Affective appraisal of simulated and real environments  Serious gaming, e.g. for training and simulation of search and rescue operations  Use of olfactory, visual and auditory cues to engage users in serious games  Intelligent techniques to support video surveillance  Brain-machine interfaces  Camouflage design  Use of odor to influence human behavior and performance  Affective appraisal of dynamic textures Memberships & Affiliations  Senior Member of The Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)  Senior Member of The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)  International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR)  Dutch Association for Pattern Recognition (DAPR)  The Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)  The Optical Society of America (OSA)  The Information Fusion Society (IFFS)  The Society for Information Display (SID)  The British HCI Group Awards 2007 Most cited article award by Elsevier’s Displays journal 2008 Publication Award from TNO Defense, Security and Safety

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Co-authors (201)

  • Gabriel Cristobal
  • Ko Ka
  • Emilia Profeta Arnaud
  • Ivo de Kogel
  • Casper Mark van Huisstede

Publications (5)

  • Are food cinemagraphs more yummy than stills?

    • Toet A
    • Van Schaik M
    • Van Erp J
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  • Evaluation of intensified image enhancement through conspicuity and triangle orientation discrimination measures

    • Dijk J
    • Van Eekeren A
    • Toet A
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  • Reach out and touch somebody's virtual hand: Affectively connected through mediated touch

    • Toet A
    • Van Erp J
    • Petrignani F
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  • Foreword

    • Abachi H
    • Abderazek M
    • Abramson M
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  • Laser glare in the cockpit: Psychophysical estimates versus model predictions of veiling luminance distribution

    • Blick D
    • Beer J
    • Kosnik W
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Professional experience

Senior Researcher

TNO Human Factors

February 1988 - Present

Researcher

Philips Usfa, Advanced Development Bureau

February 1987 - February 1988(a year)

Education

Ph.D. Physics

Universiteit Utrecht - University of Utrecht

February 1983 - March 1987(4 years)

M.Sc. Meteorology

Universiteit Utrecht - University of Utrecht

August 1977 - August 1983(6 years)

M. Sc. Experimental Physics

Universiteit Utrecht - University of Utrecht

August 1977 - January 1983(5 years)

B.Sc.

Universiteit Utrecht - University of Utrecht

July 1974 - August 1977(3 years)