Chris Poppe received the Master degree in Industrial Sciences from KaHo Sint-Lieven, Belgium, in 2002 and received his Master degree in Computer Science from Ghent University, Belgium, in 2004. He joined the Multimedia Lab, Department of Electronics and Information Systems (ELIS), Interdisciplinary Institute for Broadband Technology (IBBT), where he obtained the PhD degree in 2009. In his PhD he investigated new ways of detecting moving objects for video surveillance applications. The analysis was performed both on original video sequences (pixel-based analysis) and compressed video streams. Additionally, the manner of representing these detected objects using standardized metadata was studied with a strong focus on standardization processes.
Since January 2011 he joined Tele Atlas / TomTom as senior research engineer.