Dr Ian Wilson
BSc PhD FHEA
Head of Computer Science. Associate Professor in Computational Intelligence. Specialises in combinatorial optimisation, machine learning and data mining with a current focus on learning analytics and natural language processing, applied to a wide range of real-world problems in collaboration with the NHS, police, government and industry.
He has worked at the University of South Wales for over twenty years in a variety of roles. Ian received his bachelor’s degree from the computing department in 1993 and his doctorate from the mathematics department in 1997. He has also worked as a programmer/analyst and finance officer. He specialises in the development and delivery of innovative computer science, with ‘gamification’ of the computer science curriculum being a notable contribution. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
2014 – Head of Computer Science, School of Computing and Mathematics, USW
2009 – Reader, Department of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, University of Glamorgan
2007 – 2009 Senior Lecturer, Department of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, University of Glamorgan
2003 – 2007 Research Fellow, School of Computing, University of Glamorgan
2000 – 2003 Research Fellow, School of Technology, Mathematics Department, University of Glamorgan
1998 – 2000 Analyst Programmer, Information Services, University of Glamorgan.
1997 – 1998 Research Associate, Department of Mathematics, University of Glamorgan.
1993 – 1997 Research Student, Department of Mathematics, University of Glamorgan.
1988 – 1990 Finance Officer, Family Housing Association, Cardiff.
1985 – 1988 Office Manager, Education Department, Cardiff University.
Head of Computer Science: To work closely with the Head of School and Associate Heads and provide academic leadership and operational management of staff in the area of Computer Science, Computer Games Development and Software Engineering. Responsible for managing the subject area and playing a critical function in the areas of QA, curriculum development and review, student recruitment and retention, management of Lecturers and Senior Lecturers, and ensuring a high quality student experience.
Recent Curriculum Development:
Advanced Search Paradigms (Level 7), AI Game Programming (Level 7), Intelligent Systems (Level 6), Machine Learning and Cognitive Modelling (Level 6), Knowledge Based Systems (Level 6), Modern Applications of Artificial Intelligence (Level 6), Data Structures and Algorithms with Object Oriented Design Patterns (Level 5), C++ Programming (Level 4), Introduction to Game Modification and Scripting (Level 4), Game Development Fundamentals (Level 4), Information Systems, Organisations and Society (Level 3)
Davies, R. S., Wilson, I. D. & Ware J. A., (2018) Stereoscopic Human Detection in a Natural Environment, Annals of Emerging Technologies in Computing (AETiC), vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 15-23.
Davies, R. S., Wilson, I. D. & Ware J. A. Stereoscopic disparity generation reduction using a dilated Laplacian approach, International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing, pp. 101-104, IEEE, 2015.
Kulon J., Partlow A., Gibson, C., Wilson, I.D. and Wilcox, S. J., (2014) Rule-Based Algorithm for the Classification of Sitting Postures in the Sagittal Plane from the Cardiff Body Match Measurement System, Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 5-15.
Wilson, I.D., Davies, R. & Stanton, N., A Tabu Search based solution to the Teaching Assignment Problem. International Journal of Advanced Research in Artificial Intelligence, submitted February 2014.
Davies, R. S., Ware, J. A. & Wilson, I. D., (2014), Stereoscopic Mobile Natural Feature Tracking, Computer & Information Technology (GSCIT), Sousse, IEEE, pp. 1-5.
Wilson I.D., Davies R. & Stanton N., (2013) A Genetic Algorithm based solution to the Teaching Assignment Problem, International Journal of Computer Applications (0975 – 8887), vol. 81, no. 18, pp. 1-6 (Editor’s choice).
Davies R., Wilson I.D. & Ware J.A., (2013) Robust Real-Time Stereoscopic Alignment, International Journal of Computer Applications (0975 – 8887), vol. 81, no. 18, pp. 7-14.
Hogan, S., P. Jarvis, and I. Wilson. Using the Gamma Test in the Analysis of Classification Models for Time-Series Events in Urodynamics Investigations. In: Proceedings of AI-2011, The Thirty-first SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Cambridge, UK. Research and Development in Intelligent Systems XXVIII, Incorporating Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XIX, pp. 299-310, 2011.
A. Partlow, C. Gibson, J. Kulon, I. Wilson and S. Wilcox (2012) “Pelvis feature extraction and classification of Cardiff body match rig base measurements for input into a knowledge-based system,” Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology, vol. 36, no. 8, pp. 399-406.
Wu Z.Q., Ware J.A., Wilson I.D., Zhang J., (2006) Mechanism Analysis of Highly Overlapped Interpolation Contrast Enhancement, IEE Proceedings, Vision, Image & Signal Processing. 153/4, p 512-520
Jarvis P.S., Wilson I.D., Kemp S.E., (2006) The Application of a New Attribute Selection Technique to the Forecasting of Housing Value Using Dependence Modelling, Journal of Neural Computing & Applications, 15/2, pp. 136-153.
Kemp S., Wilson I.D. and Ware J.A., (2004), A Tutorial on the Gamma Test, International Journal on Simulation: Systems, Science, and Technology, 6/1-2, pp. 67-74.
Wilson I.D., Jones A. J., Jenkins D. H. and Ware J.A., (2004), Predicting Housing Value: Genetic Algorithm Attribute Selection and Dependence Modelling Utilising the Gamma Test, Advances in Econometrics, 9, pp. 243-275.
Jarvis P.S., Wilson I.D. and Ware J.A., A Genetic Algorithm Approach to Attribute Selection Utilising the Gamma Test. In: Proceedings of AI2003 The Twenty-third International Conference on Knowledge Based Systems and Applied Artificial Intelligence, Cambridge, UK, December 10-12, 2003.
Ware, J.M., Wilson, I.D. and Ware, J.A., A genetic algorithm for reducing graphic conflict in scale reduced maps, Proceedings of 11th Annual GIS Research UK Conference (GISRUK), City University, pages 1-10, 2003.
Ware, J.M., Wilson, I.D. and Ware, J.A., Reducing graphic conflict in scale reduced maps using a genetic algorithm, 5th ICA Workshop on Progress in Automated Map Generalisation, Paris, (available on line at http://generalisation.icaci.org/index.php/prevevents/52-workshop-2003-papers, 2003.
Kemp S.E., Roach P.A., Ware A.J. and Wilson I.D., Artificial Intelligence for Automatic Container Stowage Planning Optimisation. Proceedings of the 2nd International Euro Conference on Computer and IT Applications in the Maritime Industries, Hamburg, Germany, May 14-17, 2003.
Jarvis, P. and Wilson, I.D., A Technique for Detecting Clusters within Spatial Data. In: Proceedings of the GIS Research UK 11th Annual Conference, 9-11 April, City University, London. Ed. Jo Wood. pp. 181-184, 2003.
Wilson I.D., Ware J. M. and Ware J.A., (2003), A Genetic Algorithm Approach to Cartographic Map Generalisation, Computers in Industry, 52/3, pp. 291-304.
Kemp S.E., Roach P.A., Ware A.J. and Wilson I.D., (2003), Artificial Intelligence for automatic container stowage planning optimisation, Ship Technology Research, 50, pp. 151-156.
Ware J.M., Wilson I.D. and Ware J.A., (2003), A knowledge based genetic algorithm approach to automating cartographic generalization, (2003), Knowledge Based Systems, 16/5-6, pp. 295-303.
Corcoran J., Wilson I.D. and Ware J.A., (2003), Predicting the Geo-Temporal Variations of Crime and Disorder, Special Issue on Crime Forecasting of International Journal of Forecasting, 19/4, pp. 623-634.
Wilson, I.D., Corcoran J., & Ware J.A., Predicting the geo-temporal variations of crime and disorder. In: Proceedings of the Sixth Annual International Crime Mapping Research Conference: Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice, Denver, Colorado, December 8-11, 2002.
Ware J.M., Wilson I.D., Ware J.A. and Jones C.B., A Tabu Search Approach to Automated Map Generalisation. In: ACM-GIS 2002, The 10th ACM International Symposium Advances in Geographic Information Systems, McLean, VA (near Washington, D.C.), November 8-9, 2002.
Ware J.M., Wilson I.D. and Ware J.A., A knowledge based genetic algorithm approach to automating cartographic generalization. In: Proceedings of ES2002 The Twenty-second International Conference on Knowledge Based Systems and Applied Artificial Intelligence, Cambridge, UK, December 10-12, 2002.
Wilson I.D., Paris S., Ware J.A. and Jenkins D.H., Residential Price Forecasting at National and Regional Levels, In: Proceedings of XXII FIG International Congress, ACSM-ASPRS Conference and Technology Exhibition, Washington, DC USA, April 19-26, 2002.
Wilson I.D., Paris S.D., Ware J.A. and Jenkins, D.H., (2002), Residential property price time series forecasting with neural networks, Knowledge Based Systems, 15/5-6, pp. 335-341.
Corcoran J., Wilson I.D., Lewis O.M. and Ware J.A., (2001), Data Clustering and Rule Abduction to Facilitate Crime Hot Spot Prediction, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Computational Intelligence, Vol. 2206, pp. 807-821.
Wilson, I.D., Jenkins D.H., Ware J.A. and Paris S.D., Time forecasting of residential house prices. In: Proceedings of: The Cutting Edge 2001, The Real Estate Research Conference of the RICS Research Foundation, 2001.
Wilson I.D., Paris S.D., Ware J.A. and Jenkins D.H., Residential Property Price Time Series Forecasting with Neural Networks. In: Proceedings of ES2001, The Twenty-first SGES International Conference on Knowledge Based Systems and Applied Artificial Intelligence, Cambridge, UK, December 10-12, 2001.
Wilson I.D, Roach P.A. and Ware J.A., (2001), Container Stowage Pre-planning: using search to generate solutions, a case study, Journal of Knowledge Based Systems, 14/3-4, pp. 137-145.
Wilson I.D., Roach P.A. and Ware J.A., Container Stowage Pre-planning: using search to generate solutions, a case study, In: Proceedings of ES2000, The Twentieth SGES International Conference on Knowledge Based Systems and Applied Artificial Intelligence, Research and Development in Intelligent Systems XVII, Springer, pp. 349-362, 2000.
Wilson I.D. and Roach P.A., (2000), Container stowage planning: a methodology for generating computerised solutions. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 51, pp. 1248-1255.
Wilson, I.D. and Roach, P.A., (1999), Principles of combinatorial optimisation applied to containership stowage planning, Journal of Heuristics, 5/4, pp. 403-418.
Wilson I.D. and Roach P.A., (1997), The Deep-sea Container-ship Stowage Problem: Modelling and Automating the Human Planning Process, In: Proceedings of the Second International ICSC Symposium on Intelligent Industrial Automation, ICSC, Canada/Switzerland, pp. 129-135, 1997
External / Professional Representation:
Scientific Assessment for: The Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation
External: BSc (Hons) Computing & Game Development, Plymouth University
External: BSc (Hons) Information Systems, Plymouth University
Referee for: Automatica
Referee for: OR Spectrum
Referee for: Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management
Referee for: Advances in Econometrics
Referee for: Computers in Industry Journal
Referee for: Knowledge Based Systems Journal
Referee for: Computers in Industry Journal
Referee for: Geoinformatica Journal
Kirsty Perrett (PhD) KESS PhD Scholarship in collaboration with THALES
Laurence Jones (PhD) “Natural Language Processing and the Digital Annotation of Clinical Reports”
Mathew Evans (PhD) “Advanced Persistent Threats in Computer Network Defence”
Valentina Valeva (PhD) “Business Rule Generation for Product Data Quality Assurance” in collaboration with GXS Product Data Quality (2019).
Ross Davies (PhD) “Integrating Augmented Reality with Dynamic Real World Environments” in collaboration with Dinamo Productions, Wales, (2015).
Steve Hogan (PhD) “Diagnostic Research into Biomechanical Urinary Problems using Signal Processing” in collaboration with Bristol Urological Institute, 2014.
Adam Partlow (PhD) “A Rule Based System to support the provision of bespoke wheelchairs for the severely disabled” in collaboration with Rookwood Hospital, 2013.
Salar Majeed (PhD) “Cluster detection and analysis with geo-spatial datasets using a hybrid statistical-hierarchal Neural Network approach”, 2010.
Georgios Voulgaris (PhD) “Techniques for Content-based Image Characterization in Wavelets Domain”, 2008.
Stuart Paris (PhD) “Residential Property Price Forecasting”, 2008.
Paul Jarvis (PhD) “Data-mining Causal Relationships within Geo-spatial Data”, 2006.
Zhi Qing Wu (PhD) “Developing Image Enhancement and Image Transmission Techniques for an Internet-Based Medical Image Processing System”, 2005.
“Image Indexing and Retrieval in the Compressed Domain.”, Andrew Armstrong, 2003
“The Semi-Automated Classification of Sedimentary Organic Matter and Dinoflagellate Cysts in Palynological Preparations.”, Andrew Weller, 2005
“Automatic derivation of schematic maps from large scale digital geographic datasets for Mobile GIS.”, Suchith Anand, 2006
“Artificial Neural Networks and Map-Matching for GPS Navigation.”, Marilyn Winter, 2006
“Near Real-Time Assessment Using Intrusion Detection System’s Data.”, Grigorios Fragkos, 2011
“Metaheuristics for Multi Criteria Path Optimisation”, Andrew Olden, 2013
2011-2014, KESS funded PhD in collaboration with Dinamo Productions.
2009-2010, Canada/EU Cooperation Programme in Higher Education and Training, Student exchange programme involving Universite de Montreal, University of New Brunswick, Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Universite de La Rochelle and University of Glamorgan with funding provided on a student basis.
2008-2011, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council CASE award Research Student – PhD studentship used to work on biomechanical urinary problems using signal processing in collaboration with the Bristol Urological Institute.
2007-2010, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council CASE award Research Student – PhD studentship used to work on real-time tracking of biomechanical motion using sensor arrays and signal Processing in collaboration with Glamorgan Cricket Club.
2006-2007, Socrates Programme, Education, Audiovisual & Culture secured to support the development of an inter-institutional MSc programme in Intelligent Computer Systems in collaboration with the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Technological Educational Institute Crete, University of Valladolid, University of La Rochelle, Brno University of Technology, “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati and the Rennequin SUALEM Polytechnics.
2001 – 2004, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council CASE award Research Student – three year PhD studentship used to work on determining the causality of geographic clusters of interest within a population.
2001 – 2002, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Research Grant used to fund a two year Research Assistant to work on modelling house price movements.
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