Marcel Worring is director of the Informatics Institute; where he is an associate professor in multimedia analytics and professor in Data Science for Business Analytics at the Amsterdam Business School, both of the University of Amsterdam. He was one of the initiators of Amsterdam Data Science (ADS) and was an associate director of ADS till September 2016. of his research has been done in a multi-disciplinary setting, with applications in biology, medicine, broadcasting, and forensics. In addition, he is Associate Director of Amsterdam Data Science.
His research in Multimedia Analytics is focused on the integration of Multimedia Analysis, Multimedia Mining, Information Visualization, and Multimedia Interaction into a coherent framework which yields more than its constituent components. The two main application areas are semantic video search engines in particular the search engine Mediamill focusing on broadcast data which has been very successful in TRECVID, the international standard in the field, and Forensic Intelligence where, among other applications, we are developing the Investigator’s Dashboard and the Surveillance Dashboard.
In 1988, Marcel Worring received his MSc in Computer Science from the VU University Amsterdam in Computer Science with a specialization in medical computer science. During his PhD (1988-1993) he focused on image analysis both from a theoretical point of view, establishing the limits in accuracy one can achieve when measuring shape on a digital grid, to more applied shape analysis in biological and medical images. Part of this research was on deformable shape models and performed at Yale University.