Prof. Rainer Herpers is back from Canada

Friday 12 January 2018
Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
A strong international research team: Professors Scott Bateman, Gerhard Dueck, Rainer Herpers and Ken Kent (l. t. r.) in front of the building of the Faculty of Computer Science of the partner University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, Canada

He is back! Prof. Rainer Herpers, who studied and taught with some interruptions from August 2017 to the beginning of January 2018 at our long-time partner university University of New Brunswick (UNB), Canada, is back at the H-BRS. "It’s gray and rainy here!", was his first comment on the weather. No wonder, because in recent weeks he experienced temperatures of up to minus 20 degrees Celsius in combination with a bright blue sky and lots of snow.

The focus of his research semester was on “cognitive agents in virtual reality and gaming environments” with a corresponding Directed-Reading course that enriched the UNB-curriculum. Prof. Herpers also offered a course on “Computer Vision and Visual Perception” at the UNB for graduate students, which was transmitted via video conference at the H-BRS and the Ryerson University in Toronto during the winter semester. In this way he stayed in constant dtouchistance with the students at H-BRS, even at a distance.

His stay abroad was financially supported by a Harrison McCain Foundation Visiting Professorship Award 2017 given by the UNB, by a DAAD short-term readership and by the Center for Advanced Studies-Atlantic.