I work as associate professor in the linguistics department of Radboud University Nijmegen. Since 2008, I lead a number of simultaneous projects on signed language research, all exploiting the Corpus NGT, the first large open access corpus of a signed language in the world. The linguistic research projects focus on the use of simultaneous articulators (two hands, mouth) in Sign Language of the Netherlands at every linguistic level, from phonetics to discourse. The technology oriented work aims at automatic recognition of sign language videos. As the chair of the Sign Linguistics Corpora Network, my aim is to bring together existing knowledge on the development of annotated video corpora and explore new ways of collaborating in this area.
Home page: http://www.ru.nl/sign-lang