The idea here is to give an overview of the topics and projects where I have been involved since I wrote my Master's thesis in 2015. Current and active projects are highlighted.

Application areas

(2020-2024) Predicting concentration of soil organic matter using airborne sensors

As part of the Grand Solutions project "Reducing and Documenting CO2 emissions from Peatlands (ReDoCO2)" I am tasked with building models that, among other things, can predict the soil organic content from aerial measurements such as TEM and Gammaray. The model must support government decisions regarding acquisition and suspension of agricultural land with conditions that produce substantial CO2 emissions if in use and which have the potential to turn into peatlands if left along. Peat is 10 times as efficient at sequestering CO2 as forrest.

SOM content

Although the project is focused on optimising land use for around CO2 emissions, I see the potential as much larger. Accurately predicting land properties and optimal use could have a great impact on the efficiency of agriculture and nature restoration. Technically, this will require:

  • Development of methods for processing and modelling enormous amounts of spatial and temporal data of many different types and representations.
  • First step is to construct a model that can group different land types from the data itself without the need for human guidance.


Historically, the VAP lab at AAU has been focused on the applications of computer vision for surveillance. While the diversity of projects has as increased significantly during the last five years, surveillance remains the main application area. Naturally, I have been involved in some of these projects. My current interest being:

  • Development of methods that require limited supervision and will continue to function all year in spite of sporadic, periodical or continues changes.

Thermal surveillance for safe harbours

Using thermal cameras mounted along the waterfront we seek to build automatic systems that can provide early warning in case of abnormal activity.

Thermal camera view

Supervised student projects

Group work and problem based learning is an integral part of Aalborg University. For this reason students across all semesters must collaborate on large group projects ranging from 280 - 840 man-hours per student. As a researcher at Aalborg University it is customary to act as supervisor for these projects. This duty includes presenting the students with project proposals to choose from, weekly or bi-weekly meetings, and exams. I have supervised the projects listed below.

Study Semester Theme Project
Robotics 9th semester, fall 2020 Internship Building Mobile Robots at Vertical Farming Startup
Medialogy 3rd semester, fall 2020 Visual Computing - Human Perception Vision Media-player Interface in a Multi-scale Environment
Medialogy 3rd semester, fall 2020 Visual Computing - Human Perception Computer Vision Pet Assistant
Vision, Graphics and Interactive Systems 10th semester, spring 2020 Computer Vision Generalizing Doors in Technical Drawings using Graph Neutral Networks
Vision, Graphics and Interactive Systems 8th semester, spring 2020 Computer Vision Detection of Sub-millimeter Contaminants in Medical Vials
Robotics 6th semester, spring 2019 Robots in an Application Context Automated Pig Trotter Removal
Vision, Graphics and Interactive Systems 7th semester, fall 2017 Computer Graphics Collaborative Cutting and Gripping in VR
Medialogy 7rd semester, fall 2017 Sensing Media How Robot Arm Speed Affects Trust in Human-Robot Collaboration
Vision, Graphics and Interactive Systems 8th semester, spring 2017 Computer Vision Prawn Segment Count using BLOB Splitting and Support Vector Machines
Robotics 4th semester, spring 2017 Computer Vision Quality Control of Prawns
Robotics 4th semester, spring 2016 Computer Vision Quality Control of Prawns
Medialogy 3rd semester, fall 2015 Visual Computing - Human Perception Teaching American Sign Language: A study on visual hand recognition