IDLab-MEDIA

Team Member

Team Member

Niels Van Kets

Project Manager

As project manager at IDLab-MEDIA, I gap the bridge between academics and industry in order to deliver impactful, industry driven technological innovations. I am specialized in collaborative and interdisciplinary research projects within the TME (Telecommunication, Media and Entertainment) vertical. I lead the drafting process of such projects and follow up the execution once started.

Furthermore, I assist my colleagues in defining and setting up high-end, highly reliable system architectures and best practices based on their R&D needs.

Lastly, I play a key role in defining and steering overarching initiatives within the Art and Science Interaction Lab - a unique, highly flexible and modular “interaction science” research facility. I also managed this modular infrastructure from a systems architect point of view.

From 2013 until 2018 I was involved in several collaborative research projects as research engineer within the TME vertical. I acted as DevOps on several innovative solutions (TRL <= 6), focusing on full stack development and scalable system architectures.


Authored posts

IJGIS 2022 - Indoor route guidance, a usability study in VR

IJGIS 2022 - Indoor route guidance, a usability study in VR

We are happy to announce that our interdisciplinary paper titled "Linking the cognitive load induced by route instruction types and building configuration during indoor route guidance, a usability study in VR" was accepted for publication in the International Journal of Geographical Information Science.

Funding granted for imec.icon 5G BROADCAST

Funding granted for imec.icon 5G BROADCAST

Efficient software-defined adaptive video streaming leveraging 5G terrestrial broadcasting in combination with existing (mobile) over-the-top streaming

MDPI Electronics - Fast Watermark Detection using Perceptual Hashes

MDPI Electronics - Fast Watermark Detection using Perceptual Hashes

Our paper titled "Fast Fallback Watermark Detection using Perceptual Hashes" was accepted for publication to the special issue "Recent Developments and Applications of Image Watermarking" of MDPI Electronics

ExperienceDNA

ExperienceDNA

ExperienceDNA - We design the perfect user experience for your future innovations

Funding granted for imec.icon LIVE-G

Funding granted for imec.icon LIVE-G

The objective of this project is to investigate low-delay end-to-end contribution and distribution for live-event broadcasting over mobile 5G networks

Interdisciplinary Research Project on computer vision and intelligent mowing patterns

Interdisciplinary Research Project on computer vision and intelligent mowing patterns

Funding granted for Interdisciplinary Research Project on computer vision and intelligent mowing patterns to automate biodiversity management in grasslands

Interdisciplinary Research Project on improving musical group experiences in VR

Interdisciplinary Research Project on improving musical group experiences in VR

Funding granted for Interdisciplinary Research Project on improving musical group experiences in VR, using a biofeedback control system

Funding granted for imec.icon RHETORiC

Funding granted for imec.icon RHETORiC

The RHETORiC project will therefore design interface elements and machine learning approaches to create semi-automated tools for news editors and media audiences to identify and counter polarization and contribute constuctively to online debates.

Funding granted for imec.icon ILLUMINATE

Funding granted for imec.icon ILLUMINATE

ILLUMINATE - Interactive streaming and representation for totally immersive virtual reality applications

Art and Science Interaction Lab at De Krook Featured

Art and Science Interaction Lab at De Krook

Research infrastructure aimed on bringing, testing and measuring next-gen audiovisual, creative and interactive experiences

Facts4Workers - Worker-Centric Workplaces for Smart Factories

Facts4Workers - Worker-Centric Workplaces for Smart Factories

Facts4Workers - Worker-Centric Workplaces for Smart Factories

Funding granted for imec.icon HELP Video!

Funding granted for imec.icon HELP Video!

Funding granted for imec.icon project HELP Video! (HW platforms for Embedded, Efficient, Low-latency, and Portable Video Processing)

SELVIE Media Innovation icon

SELVIE Media Innovation icon

SELVIE - Scalable, Efficient, and Low-delay Video Interaction during Events

Funding granted for imec.icon PRO-FLOW!

Funding granted for imec.icon PRO-FLOW!

Funding granted for imec.icon project PRO-FLOW – Enabling Internet Video Streaming and Collaboration with Sub-Second Latency

Top 10% paper award at IEEE MMSP

Top 10% paper award at IEEE MMSP

Top 10% paper award at IEEE 17th International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP)

Funding granted for imec.icon HD²R!

Funding granted for imec.icon HD²R!

Funding granted for imec.icon project HD²R – Creating Images with Higher Dynamic Range and Richer Colors for Cinemas and Living Rooms

LISSA Media Innovation icon

LISSA Media Innovation icon

LISSA - Innovative second screen services for live events