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Zeinstra, dr. C.G. (Chris)
Electrical Engineering
Building Carré, room C2.437
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

Phone: +31 53 489 2842
Phone secretary: + 31 53 489 3856


Chris Zeinstra studied pure mathematics (M.Sc.) at the University of Groningen (Groningen, The Netherlands), and took a special track in computer science (Hons.) at the University of Leiden (Leiden, The Netherlands), between 1990 and 1998. He started his career as a software engineer at Royal Dutch Mail and as a technical project manager at Ericsson ETM (Rijen, The Netherlands). He joined the Hanze University of Applied Sciences (Groningen, The Netherlands) as a lecturer in computer science in 2002. In 2017 he obtained his Ph.D. for his work on forensic face recognition, a joint project between the University of Twente (Enschede, The Netherlands) and the Netherlands Forensic Institute. In this project he applied biometric techniques on features that have a forensic meaning, in particular FISWG characteristic descriptors. His Ph.D. work supervisors were Raymond Veldhuis and Luuk Spreeuwers. He is a lecturer affiliated to the TE group. His research interests are broad and currently encompass signal processing, communication and related topics in the domain of applied mathematics and deep learning.