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Dr Carl Jones known as Dr Carl Jones


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University of Sussex – D.Phil. – Computational Neuroscience
Keele University – M.Sc. – Machine Perception and Neurocomputing


Course leader for Computer Games Development (BScHons & MComp).
Module leader for and teaches on:
Advanced Real-Time Rendering (year 3)
Real-Time Computer Graphics (year 4)


PhD Supervision
Previously 2nd supervisor 3 PhD students who all completed successfully. Currently 1st supervisor and and 2nd supervisor for 2 PhD students expected to complete successfully within 2 and 1 years respectively.
Carl Has examined one PhD as an internal examiner.


Conference Abstracts
Miknis M, Plassmann P, Jones C.D.(2014) , Virtual environment stereo image capture using the Unreal Development Kit
Computer & Information Technology (GSCIT), 2014 Global Summit on Computer & Information Technoogy 1 – 5 DOI:10.1109/ GSCIT.2014.6970136, Publisher:IEEE
Jones CD, A digital camera for 3D biometrics, Medical & Forensic Imaging Conference, The Royal Society, London. 5th February 2007

C.D.Jones, Hare D.B., Ring E.F.J., Plassman P. The effect of exercise on body cooling rates determined by thermal imaging. The 10th European Congress of Medical Thermology, in Zakopane September 2006.

Jones CD, Plassmann P, Ring EF, Pointer MR, McCarthy M, Stevens R, Harris N, Non-contact Wound Measurement System. Poster at the A one-day conference on the Management of the problem wound, The Royal Society of Medicine, May 2006

C Jones & P Plassmann. Extraction of 3D Models form Digital Photographs. Recent Advances in Medical and Forensic imaging, 21st February 2005, Royal Society, London.(Imaging Science Journal in press)

C Jones, K Howell. Registration of clinical photography and infrared thermograms. UK Symposium on Medical Infrared Thermo graphy, 3rd November 2004, National Physical Laboratories, Teddington, England

Visentin M, Howell KJ, Lavorato A, Jones CD, Martini G, Smith RE, Denton CP, Zulian F, Black CM, Harper JI and Woo P. Is thermography a sufficient tool to detect active disease in juvenile localised scleroderma? The 8th International Workshop On Scleroderma Research, August 1-4 2004, Cambridge, England.

JonesCD, Plassmann P, Ring EFJ. Comparison of the Land FTI MV and Flir SC500 Thermal Imaging Camera. 7th Congress of Polish Soc Of Thermology, April 2004.Thermology International 14.2. 78 2004.

Ring EFJ, JonesCD, Ammer K, Plassmann P, Bola TS. Thermographic study of topical cooling agents for the skin. 7th Congress of Polish Soc Of Thermology, April 2004.Thermology International 14.2. 77 2004.

C. Jones, P. Plassmann, F. J. Ring, Registration of infrared images for comparison of standard views of normal human subjects. The Royal Photographic Society Imaging Science Group – Digital Futures Symposium 14 October 2003, NPL, Teddington, England.

C. Jones, Kevin Howell. Registration of visible and infrared images for the assessment of morphoea , IPEM Annual Scientific Meeting, The Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, 15 – 17 September 2003, University of Bath (Medical Imaging satellite meeting)

C. Jones, P. Plassmann, F. J. Ring, Optimised registration of infrared images for comparison of standard views. 9th European Congress of Medical Thermology, May 30th – 1st June 2003, Krakow, Poland

C.D.Jones, Colour discrimination in domestic chicks – models and experiments, The Rank Prize Funds Symposium on Colour Vision 1999.

Refereed journal papers
Evans S, Jones, C. and Plassmann, P. 2013. 3D imaging for bite mark analysis. The Imaging Science Journal 61 (4) , pp. 351-360.

R. Vardasca, C. Jones, P. Plassmann, Thermal symmetry of the upper and lower extermities in healthy subjects. Thermology International 04/2012; 22(2-22):53-60

Evans S, Jones C, Plassmann P. 3D imaging in forensic odontology.J Vis Commun Med. 2010 Jun 16;33(2):63-8.

evin J. Howell, Antonia Lavorato, Marı´a Teresa Visentin, Roy E. Smith, Gerald Schaefer, Carl D. Jones, Lisa Weibel, Christopher P. Denton, John I. Harper and Patricia Woo. Validation of a protocol for the assessment of skin temperature and blood flow in childhood localised scleroderma. Skin Research and Technology 2009; 15: 346–356

Shih J.K.C, Omer J.R, Delpak R, Robinson R.B and Jones C.D. 2007.Full-scale pile tests in sand and development of a computer program for predicting load capacity. Canadian Geot Jnr, Civil Eng. 34.

Baddeley R. J, Osorio D, Jones C.D. 2007. Generalization of Color by Chickens: Experimental Observations and a Bayesian Model. The American Naturalist. Vol. 169, pp. S27–S41

Bonnett P, Hare DB, Jones CD, Ring EFJ. Some Preliminary Observations of the Effects of Sports Massage on Performance and Heat Retention of Lower Limb Muscles During a Graded Exercise Test Thermology International. 16(4) 143-149, 2006

Plassmann P, Ring EFJ, JonesCD. Quality assurance of thermal Imaging systems in medicine. Thermology International 16. 10-15 2006.

E.F.J. Ring, K. Ammer, B. Wiecek, P.Plassmann, C. Jones, A. Jung, P. Murawski. Technical Challenges for the construction of a medical image database. Proc. SPIE Detectors and Associated Signal Processing; Vol. 5964 191-198 October 2005.

Ring, EFJ; Ammer, K.; Jung, A.; Murawski, P.;. Wiecek, B.; Zuber, J.; Zwolenik,
S.; Plassmann,. P.;. Jones, CD.; Jones, BF. Standardisation of infrared imaging. IEEE Proceedings (an 1403378) 2005

Ring EFJ, JonesCD, Ammer K, Plassmann P, Bola TS. Cooling effects of Deep Freeze Cold Gel applied to the skin.Thermology International 14.2. 64-70 2004.

Ring EFJ, JonesCD, Ammer K, Plassmann P, Bola TS. Comparison of the cooling effects of Ice Packs and Deep Freeze Cold Gel applied to the skin. Thermology International 14. 93-98 2004.

Jones, C.D. and Osorio, D. (2004). Discrimination of oriented visual textures by poultry chicks. Vision Research, 44(1):83-89.

Baddeley, R. Osorio D., Jones C.D. (in press). Colour generalisation by domestic chicks. Behavioral and Brain Sciences / Volume 24 / Issue 04 / August 2001, pp 654-654

Jones CD, Osorio A, Baddeley RJ. Colour categorization by domestic chicks. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B Biology 268 (1481): 2077-2084 October 22 2001.

Osorio D, Vorobyev M, Jones CD. Colour vision of domestic chicks Journal of Experimental Biology 202 (21): 2951-2959 November 1999.

Osorio D, Jones CD, Vorobyev M. Accurate memory for colour but not pattern contrast in chicks. Current Biology 9 (4): 199-202 February 25 1999.


Carl is currently working part time as a consultant to Photometrix Imaging where he provides expertise relating image processing and 3D computer graphics.
Prior to this Carl worked on a consultancy project for MasterPlace. The project required the development of a library for rendering 3D flow diagrams using managed DirectX.
He also completed an internal consultancy project for Engineering & Technology that involved developing a computer program for predicting load capacity of piles (Shih J.K.C et al 2007).
In addition completed several consultancy projects with Prof. E. F. Ring for The Mentholatum Company (Ring EFJ et al 2004) and played a significant role in a successful £50,000 DTI joint industrial project grant application, between the University of Glamorgan, The National Physical Laboratories (NPL) and Bath RNHRD Hospital Trust. The project was completed on time and is summarised in a news letter on the NPL website (


As a member of the Medical Imaging Research Unit he was involved in the development of reference database of Infrared images of normal subjects. The database was developed to assist clinicians in the diagnosis of various pathological conditions. The progress of this research has been published in refereed journals and I have presented the work to a wide variety of audiences at national and international conferences.
He is currently involved in the continued research and development of the Mavis project. Mavis is a 3D imaging system developed for the no contact measurement of chronic wounds. However the device has many other applications in medicine and industry.The non-invasive device is currently used for the 3D measurement of chronic wounds and in the cosmetics industry, Work on 3D registration and merging of 3D models will enable the Mavis system to be used effectively to generate content for Computer Games.
Carl has experience in both computational neuroscience and advanced computer graphics programming.
In September 2013 Dr Carl Jones and Dr Peter Plassmann were presented with the Saxby Award for achievement in the field of three-dimensional imaging by the Royal Photograpic Society.
Carl gained a solid understanding of neural network modelling from a taught MSc in Machine Perception and Neuro-computing at Keele University. Where he programmed genetic algorithms to optimize IIR filter coefficients to model the auditory filtering between the mammalian ear and the auditory nerve, based on established physiological data.
While researching a D.Phil. at Sussex University he used a combination of behavioural experiments and computational modelling to investigate the processing of colour vision in the domestic chick. The accuracy of colour memory suggested colour might be spatially coded rather than temporally coded in the chick brain. He used a self-organising map to show how spatial coding of colour might occur in a biological system. (Osorio et al 1999; Jones et al 2001) (Jones et al 2001; Baddeley et al 2002).

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