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Dustin van der Haar

Dustin van der Haar
 
Associate Professor

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Biography

Dustin van der Haar is an Associate Professor in the Academy of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Johannesburg. He has published articles both nationally and internationally in pattern recognition. His research interests include biometrics, computer vision and machine learning and have collaborated with multiple universities. The vision of his research intends on empowering users by bridging the gap of interaction between people and technology in their daily lifestyle using pattern recognition.

He is currently engaged in the following projects:

  • Using sentiment analysis for language learning teaching (with the University of Aizu, Japan)
  • Using computer vision-based food recognition to derive nutritional value (with Western Sydney University Australia)
  • Face antispoofing methods for face recognition systems
  • Sports and recreation assistance using computer vision
  • Threat and violence detection in public spaces using computer vision
  • Computer Assisted Diagnostics in healthcare
  • Fraud and threat detection using machine learning
  • Source code plagiarism detection using n-grams and Jaccard indices