Dr. Herpers is a Professor in the Dep. of Computer Science at BRSU. Since 2001 he holds Adjunct Faculty positions at the Faculty of Graduate Studies at York University and since 2008 at the Faculty of Computer Science at University of New Brunswick. Since June 2011 he chairs the newly founded Graduate Institute and for many years he serves as international coordinator in his department. He served as grant-holder in two Tempus III and two EU/Canada projects funded by the European Commission. He is conducting several research projects in the areas of computer vision and immersive visualization. He applies and teaches open source software solutions since many years. He has published over 60 articles in international conferences and journals.