Dr George Wilson

Principal Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Science & Technology

Department:Computing and Technology

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Computing and technology

George has extensive research experience in all kinds of spatial data manipulation. He teaches various courses in applied computer programming.



George had a background in the geosciences before he moved into computer science. His current teaching includes object-oriented programming, programming for distributed systems and artificial intelligence. He is Course Leader for MSc Information Communication Technology, departmental Link tutor for SAMs (Trinidad), Chair of the departmental Ethics Committee, and departmental Research Coordinator for External Income. 

George's research interests and activities are broad. He regularly reviews conference papers, and has been an organising committee member with Track Chair responsibility for two international IEEE conferences (ISIE2017, INDIN2015).

Spoken Languages

  • English

Research interests

  • Geographical data processing
  • 3D object development for serious games
  • Semantic Web data structures
  • 2D/3D graphics/imaging applications

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

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Areas of research supervision

George has supervised a number of research students to successful PhD completion in the following areas:

  • Distributed applications and Web Services
  • Web semantics
  • Software reliability
  • Tactile Inkjet systems control



  • PhD Isotope Geochemistry, University of Bath, UK.
  • MSc Computer Science, Anglia Ruskin University, UK.
  • MSc Geochemistry, University of Leeds, UK.
  • BSc (2.1) Geology, Aberystwyth University, UK.

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Professional Member, the British Computer Society (MBCS)
  • Senior Fellow, the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • Secured and managed four government funded Knowledge Transfer projects with industrial partners, developing their business information systems.
  • In Research Coordinator role regularly supports staff in their bids for external funding from various sources (eg KTP/KEEP, InnovateUK, Horizon2020, EPSRC, HEA).
  • Occasional consultancy/educational training courses delivered externally.

Selected recent publications

Esfahlani, S. S. and Wilson, G., 2017, Development of Rehabilitation System (RehabGame) through Monte-Carlo Tree Search Algorithm using Kinect and Myo Sensor Interface, IEEE Computing Conference, 18-20 July 2017, London, UK. 8pp.

Sadeghi-Esfahlani, S., Cirstea, S., Sanaei, A. and Wilson, G., 2017. An adaptive self-organizing fuzzy logic controller in a serious game for motor impairment rehabilitation. Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE 2017 International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE17), 19-21 June 2017, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, p1311-1318.

Constantinou, G., Wilson, G., Sadeghi-Esfahlani, S., Cirstea, M., 2017. An Effective Approach to the Use of 3D Scanning Technology which Shortens the development time of 3D Models. IEEE 2017 Joint International Conference on Optimization of Electrical and Electronic Equipment and the Aegean Conference on Electrical machines & Power Electronics (OPTIM-ACEMP). May 25-27 2017, Brasov, Romania, 6pp.

Vitality, M., Luca, C., Wilson, G. and Fatima, A., 2017. Minimisation of parameters for optimisation of Algorithmic Trading Systems. IEEE 2017 Joint International Conference on Optimization of Electrical and Electronic Equipment and the Aegean Conference on Electrical machines & Power Electronics (OPTIM-ACEMP). May 25-27 2017, Brasov, Romania. 7pp.

Fatima, A., Luca, C. and Wilson, G. B., 2016. User Queries for Semantic Search. International Journal of Simulation: Systems, Science and Technology (IJSSST), v16. Paper 1570106437. 30th Jan 2016.

Spiteri, K., Reynolds, T., Luca, C. and Wilson, G., 2015. Methodology for deriving a Business Complexity Index through the application of the Complexity Framework for SaaS. International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN15). 22-24th July 2015, IEEE p470-475.

Mwangi, J., Luca, C., Wilson, G. and Brown, E., 2015. Mahout Based Recommender Systems. IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN15). 22-24th July 2015. Paper ref. CD-009199. 6pp.

Fatima, A., Luca, C., Wilson, G. B. and Kettouch, M., 2015. Result Optimisation for Federated SPARQL Queries. 17th International Conference on Modelling and Simulation (UKSim2015). 25-27th March 2015. Paper 1570101343.

Recent presentations and conferences

The Postgraduate Major Project. School of Accounting and Management, Trinidad and Tobago, 21 January 2017.

Epidemiological modelling using Unity3D. Anglia Ruskin University 6th Annual Research Conference, 6 July 2016, Abstracts (poster), Ref88, p104.

Overview of the Department of Computing and Technology, ARU. School of Accounting and Management, Trinidad and Tobago, 6 June 2015.