Dr George Wilson

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Science & Technology

Department:Computing and Technology

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Computing and technology

George teaches computer programming, with specialist areas in data processing and artificial intelligence. His research interests include all kinds of spatial data manipulation, including image analysis and 3D-gaming.

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George originally studied geology before specialising in geochemistry and finally moving into computer science. His recent teaching experience includes object-oriented programming (C++, Java), programming for distributed systems and artificial intelligence.

In our Department of Computing & Technology, George has a number of administrative duties. He's Course Leader for our MSc Information Communication Technology, academic timetable liaison for Cambridge, Link Tutor for an overseas partner institute (SAMS, Trinidad), Chair of the Ethics Committee, and IT Hub coordinator – promoting educational research projects/income generation in partnership with industry. Recent projects that have secured external income through Government-funded knowledge transfer schemes include three funding awards in virtualization services.

Research interests

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  • Data processing in remote-sensing
  • Medical imaging and biometrics
  • 3D game construction
  • Software reliability
  • Programming for distributed applications
  • Computational geochemistry

George is a member of our Graphics, Image and Vision Research Area which forms part of our Informatics, Computing and Electronics Research Group.

Find out more about our Computer Science PhD.


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  • PhD, University of Bath
  • MSc, University of Leeds
  • MSc, Anglia Ruskin University

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Senior Fellow, the Higher Education Academy

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • KTP project (iDash Ltd, St. Neots). Software Development within a Software as a Service (SaaS). 2009-2012.
  • Two KEEP projects (iDash Ltd, St. Neots). Adverse Drug Reporting System and Aerospace Risk Management System. 2008-2012.
  • Associate Scientist on the Mars Express High Resolution Stereo Camera Experiment. Digital Elevation Models and Data Visualization. 2005-2008.

Selected recent publications

Spiteri, K., Luca, C., Wilson, G. and Reynolds, T., 2014. Complexity metric for Device Integration within Business SaaS (accepted). 14th International Conference on Optimization of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (OPTIM 2014), May 2014. Paper RD-003204.

Fatima, A., Luca, C. and Wilson, G., 2014. User Experience and Efficiency for Semantic Search Engine (accepted). 14th International Conference on Optimization of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (OPTIM 2014), May 2014. Paper RD-005193.

Fatima, A., Luca, C. and Wilson, G., 2014. New Framework for Semantic Search Engine. 16th International Conference on Computer Modelling and Simulation (UKSIM-2014), March 2014. Paper No. 1569916557.

Spiteri, K.J., Luca, C., Reynolds, T. and Wilson, G., 2012. Defining a Baseline Complexity Model for ERP Systems over SaaS. Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (JITST). I-Society, September/December 2012, 1(3/4), pp.86-92. ISSN 2046-3723.

Kimmitt, J., Wilson, G. and Greaves, D., 2012. A novel design flow for fault-tolerant computing. 4th Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Conference (CEEC), September 2012, University of Essex, IEEE Conference Publications Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/CEEC.2012.6375375, pp.35-40.

Spiteri, K.J., Luca, C., Reynolds, T. and Wilson, G., 2012. Developing a Framework for Modelling Complex Business Systems within the Cloud. International Conference on Information Society (i-Society). June 2012, London, U.K. IEEE Conference Publications pp.435-440.

Dinita, R.I., Wilson, G. Winckles, A., Cirstea, M. and Jones, 2012. A. A cloud-based Virtual Computing Laboratory for Teaching Computer Networks. 13th International Conference on Optimisation of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (OPTIM), May 2012, Romania, IEEE Conference Publications Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/OPTIM.2012.6231992, pp.1314-1318.

Dinita, R. and Wilson, G.B., 2011. HTML5 as an emerging technology for web application development. 4th International Conference on Internet technologies and Applications, September 2011, Glyndwr University, Wrexham, UK. Seven pages.

Wilson, G.B. and Ebrahimi, A., 2009. Implementing aggregation in Java. European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming ECOOP'09, Abstracts for posters, pp.28-29, Genoa, Italy, 7-12 July 2009.

Wilson, G.B., 2009. Teaching of Programming Using Simulated Robots in a Virtual World. Networks, 12. 9th Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, 18 June 2008, Anglia Ruskin University, pp.23-25.

Dinar, S., McCallum, D., Sheldon, D. and Wilson, G.B., 2005. An advanced Tactile Inkjet Printer: Enhancing tactile map design and production methods. International Conference for Engineering Design, 2005, paper 393.44, pp.35-36. Melbourne, Australia.

Wilson, G.B., 2003. Spatial domain fourier description of hand-written signature images by use of iterative dilation. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Numerical Analysis and Computational Mathematics (NACoM-2003 Extended Abstracts). Wiley, pp.173-176. ISBN 3-527-40462-7.

Wilson, G.B., 1998. Nitrogen isotope fractionation derived from co-dissolved ground water nitrate and nitrogen gas. In: SIMSUG 1998. Abstracts for the Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometry User Group, Nottingham (NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory), January 1998, pp.37-38.

Wilson, G.B. and McNeil, G.W., 1997. Noble gas recharge temperatures and the excess-air component. Applied Geochemistry, 12, pp.747-762.

Wilson, G.B. and McNeil, G.W., 1996. Noble gas recharge temperatures and the 'extra air' component. The John Napier Andrews Memorial meeting on Hydrogeochemistry (Abstracts), University of Reading, April 1996, p.70.

Wilson, G.B., Andrews, J.N. and Bath, A.H., 1994. The nitrogen isotope composition of groundwater nitrates from the East Midlands Triassic sandstone aquifer, England. Journal of Hydrology, 157, pp.35-46.

Wilson, G.B., Andrews, J.N. and Bath, A.H., 1993. Dissolved gas and nitrogen isotope evidence for groundwater denitrification in contrasting aquifers. Consultants Meeting on Isotope Techniques and Groundwater Pollution, IAEA Extended Abstracts, December 1993, Vienna, 4pp.

Smith, B., Bath, A.H. and Wilson, G.B., 1990. Pollution vulnerability in confined aquifers: geological and hydrological assessment. IAEA Technical Report, May 1990, Vienna, p.10.

Wilson, G.B., Andrews, J.N. and Bath, A.H., 1990 .Dissolved gas evidence for Denitrification in the Lincolnshire Limestone groundwaters, Eastern England. Journal of Hydrology, 113, pp.51-60.

Andrews, J.N. and Wilson, G.B., 1987. The composition of dissolved gases in deep groundwaters and groundwater degassing. In: Fritz, P. and Frape, S.K. (Eds.). Saline water and gases in crystalline rocks. Geological Association of Canada Special Paper No 33, pp.245-252.

Andrews, J.N., Goldbrunner, J.E., Darling, W.G., Hooker, P.J., Wilson, G.B., Youngman, M.J., Eichinger, L., Rauert, W. and Stichler, W., 1985. A radiochemical, hydrochemical and dissolved gas study of ground-waters in the Molasse Basin of Upper Austria. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 73, pp.317-332.

Lewry, J.F., Abraham, A. and Wilson, G.B., 1980. La Ronge Project. Saskatchewan Department of Mineral Resources Summary of Investigations, 1980. Miscellaneous Report 80-4, pp.23-28.