Bastiaan joined Victoria in 2010. He is also a Professor (part-time) at Delft University of Technology in the Multimedia Signal Processing Group. Until his Ph.D. students are finished he also remains a Professor at KTH - the Royal Institute of Technology - in Stockholm, where he was Head of the Sound and Image Processing Laboratory before moving to New Zealand. He was a founder of Global IP Solutions, a company that developed audio and video processing technologies for communication over the Internet and which was recently acquired by Google. Before going to Sweden, Bastiaan worked at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey, mostly in the area of speech processing. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology and also a Ph.D. in Soil Science from the University of California. He is an IEEE Fellow. Some of his research projects can be considered basic research but many of them are application oriented.