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


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 Carl 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. Carl 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).


Carl has experience in Computer Graphics, 2D and 3D Machine Vision, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and the use of thermal imaging in medicine. Carl has published in refereed journals and I have presented the work to a wide variety of audiences at national and international conferences.

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.


Module Leader / Senior Lecturer on:
Advanced Real-Time Rendering (year 3)
Real-Time Computer Graphics (year 4)


Refereed journal papers, book chapters and conference proceedings
Kluwe, B., Christian D., Miknis M., PlassmannP., Jones C.D., Segmentation of infrared images using stereophotogrammetry. VipIMAGE 2017: Proceedings of the VI ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Computational Vision and Medical Image Processing Porto, Portugal, October 18-20, 2017. ed. / João Manuel R.S. Tavares; Renato Natal Jorge. Vol. 27 Springer Verlag, 2017. p. 1025-1034 (Lecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics; Vol. 27).
Ring E.F.J., Jones C.D., Ammer K,. Bajwa U.I., Cooling agents’ effect monitoring when applied to skin of healthy human subjects April 2017 In book: Innovative Research in Thermal Imaging for Biology and Medicine Edition: 1 Chapter: 4, Publisher: IGI-Global, Editors: Ricardo Vardasca, Joaquim Gabriel
Vardasca R., Mendes J.G.M., Ring E.F.J., Jones C.D., Assessing Work-Related Upper Limb Disorders with infrared images and mouse repetitive challenge. March 2016, In book: Occupational Safety and Hygiene IV. Publisher: Taylor & Francis. Editors: Arezes P. et al
Vardasca R., Mendes J.G.M., Plassmann P., Jones C.D., (2015), Comparison of Different Image Enhancing Techniques for Medical Thermal Images. Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics 5(4):1-6
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
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.
Kevin J. Howell, Antonia Lavorato, Mari´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.
Conference Presentations
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)
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.


Consultancy and Income Generation
Along with 2 colleagues from the Medical Imaging Research Group, Carl founded Photometrix ( ), a spin out of the University of South Wales, to commercialise the MAVIS project. To date the primary income has been generated by licencing the 3D measurement system. The system is currently licenced to Quantificare for use in the cosmetics industry and forms the basis of their most profitable, “LifeViz” range of instruments ).
Prior to his involvement in the Mavis project Carl worked on a consultancy project for MasterPlace. The project required the development of a library for rendering 3D flow diagrams using managed DirectX. Carl 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 Carl has 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 South Wales, The National Physical Laboratories (NPL) and Bath RNHRD Hospital Trust. The project was completed on time and is summarised in a newsletter on the NPL website ( )


Carls primary research is in the area of Animal and Machine Vision. Whilst a member of the Medical Imaging Research Group along with Prof. Francis Ring and Dr Peter Plassmann, Carl worked on 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. Carl worked on the MAVIS project ( ). He was responsible for the development of the DirectX based software to reconstruct 3D textured tri-mesh models from the stereo image pairs acquired with a novel stereo camera system. The non-invasive device, originally developed for the 3D measurement of chronic wounds, has many other applications, for example, in the games industry where the rapid creation of textured 3D models is a bottle neck. The device has found a niche market in the cosmetics industry for accurately reconstructing 3D colour models of patient faces.
MAVIS has applications in forensics. In the field of forensic odontology, the device was used in a pilot study undertaken in collaboration with Samuel Evans from Cardiff University School of dentistry. The study evaluated whether 3D colour reconstructions could be used to match the teeth of suspects with the bite marks of a victims. The published study showed a “3D system is required to produce the correct 3D data of a bite mark and suspect dentition for forensic analysis. Such a system should be practical and consistent if it is to replace the current de facto 2D systems.” (Evans & Jones et al 2013)
The MAVIS device has been evaluated by the Metropolitan police for the 3D recording and matching of crime scene footprints and suspect footwear. The example below shows how the profile of a sports shoe can be accurately recorded in 3D.
Carl is currently involved in the development of a real-time, portable, multispectral (visible and Infrared), 3D imaging device which has many potential applications including fever screening at airports and biometric face recognition.
The MAVIS project has resulted in the formation of a University of South Wales spin-out company (Photometrix) to exploit the technology commercially. The company is profitable and has provided an income stream that has allowed the sponsorship of research within the department including numerous PhD studentships in areas relating to machine vision.
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 Photographic Society. ( )

Areas of Expertise

Computer Graphics
2D and 3D Machine Vision
Machine Learning
Artificial Intelligence
Thermal Imaging

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