In 2008 Alexandra Barchunova graduated from Christian-Albrechts University in Kiel where she was majoring in Computer Science. In the course of her diploma thesis she has designed and implemented a classification procedure for partially occluded 3D objects within the experimental setup of the COSPAL project. Alexandra has started her studies at the Novosibirsk State University in Russia. As a participant of an American Council program she has attended courses at the University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire in the USA. Since November 2008 she is enrolled in a PhD program of the CoR-Lab. The topic of her research is multimodal recognition of manual interaction. The scope of the project covers mainly action capture, modelling and recognition. If you are interested in finding new ideas for combining visual and sensory perception with object handling from either implementation oriented or algorithmic viewpoint you should not hesitate to contact Alexandra for more information about current master/diploma thesis.