We develop novel techniques able to recognise different lifeforms, characterise their shape, movements, sequential gestures, to the level where they will describe and compute articulated movements in real time.


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision
  • Gesture Recognition
  • Movement Description


We are international experts based in London, UK.

Prof Frederic Fol Leymarie

Founding member, Director

Frederic (PhD, Brown, 2003), a professor of Computing, is developing a mathematical language for shape representation with potential for applications in various domains and industries, from the Arts and Performance areas to Biology, Medicine, CAD, and more.


Prof Stefan Rueger

Founding member, Director

Stefan (PhD, Technische Universität Berlin, 1996) is a Professor of Knowledge Media with expertise in visual processing with a view to automated multimedia understanding and has worked as a consultant for data mining and information management projects.


Dr Prashant Aparajeya

Founding member

Prashant Aparajeya (PhD Uni. of London, 2016) is a researcher in computer vision, with a focus on shape understanding, pose and movement computing, information retrieval, machine learning.


Dr Vesna Petresin

Founding member

Vesna (PhD, FRSA) is a transdisciplinary artist and thinker. She composes and performs with sound, light, rhythm, space, movement, text and code. She explores embodiment, transformation, manipulation of time and movement.


Kai Waddington

Software Developer & Researcher (Deep Learning)

Kai has a BSc in Computer Science from Goldsmiths, University of London, and is currently a Ph.D. student at the Open University where he is researching the area of automatic species detection in camera-trap images for the purpose of bio-diversity monitoring.


Ryan Rueger

Research Assistant (Digital technologies)

Ryan Rueger is a mathematics student at ETH Zürich with particular interest in applications of number theory in cryptography. Ryan is a part time research assistant at Dynaikon for the Cos4Cloud Project.


Miklas Riechmann

Visiting Researcher and Developer (Camera Traps)

Miklas has an MEng in Electronic and Software Engineering from the University of Glasgow. They are an alumnus of DynAikon, where they initiated DynAikonTrap , a project that they still support in their free time.


Ross Gardiner

Software Developer and Research Assistant (Deep Learning for low-powered devices)

Ross Gardiner is an Electronic and Software Engineering student at the University of Glasgow. Ross is completing his MEng final-year project with DynAikon as a Research Assistant and Software Developer for DynAikon camera trap software.


Zirui Liu

Senior Research Programmer

Zirui Liu has an MRes in Speech, Language and Cognition, and is a Ph.D. student researching speech dynamics at UCL. As a Senior Research Programmer at DynAikon, she is passionate about the application of deep learning for social good such as biodiversity monitoring for environmental research.