Hey everyone. Welcome to my small corner of the internet. I am Frank Staals and as of September 2011 I am a PhD Student at the Department of Information and Computing Sciences of the Utrecht University. Before that I studied Computer Science and Engeneering at the Eindhoven University of Technology.
My main research interests are in Computational Geometry. For my PhD I am mostly working on problems related to trajectories. For example designing algorithms to detect patterns or groups in a set of trajectories, or defining and computing a similarity measure for trajectories. Other than that I am also interested in algorithmic problems you may encounter in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), cartography, and visualisation.
I am a big mountain biking fan. I race in the ``Amateurs'' category. So in the weekends I can usually be found at cross country races all over the Benelux. Other than that I am a unix person, in particular I am a big FreeBSD fan.
For anything work or computer science related you can contact me by e-mail at f < dot > staals < at > uu < dot > nl. For other stuff send a mail to frank < at > fstaals < dot > net.