Dr Iwan Griffiths, CPhys, FInstP. BACSSE Chairman. Director of SportsViz.

Dr Iwan Griffiths, CPhys, MInstP (BACSSE Chairman)

Associate Professor and Chair of Innovation and Engagement Group in A-STEM (Applied Sport, Technology, Exercise and Medicine) Research Centre, School of Engineering at Swansea University. Director at SportsViz Ltd.

Iwan has a wide experience of physical science, biomechanics and the application of research methods to three dimensional object tracking, performance analysis and the physics of human movement. He has worked closely with the computer scientists at Swansea and Cardiff on innovative solutions for sports analysis (data visualization, computer vision, data mining) and has worked up commercial links with many sports governing bodies and other partners.

He has advised on the creation of many SportsViz apps and software tools involving for example, ball spin visualization, performance analysis and coaching apps.


MatchPad: Interactive Glyph-Based Visualization for Real-Time Sports Performance Analysis

Video to accompany our Eurovis 2012 MatchPad paper

Matchpad Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis) 2012 Paper

Dr Mark King. Reader in Sports Biomechanics at Loughborough University.


Specialising in using subject-specific computer simulation models to understand optimum performance in sport. Dr King is the current chair of International Society of Biomechanics Technical Group on Computer Simulation and has worked with the England and Wales Cricket Board for the last 10 years primarily investigating optimal performance in fast bowling.

Dr King has interests in the following areas linked to investigating optimum performance in sport using computer simulation; generating maximal voluntary isovelocity torque, dynamic jumps for height and distance, racket sports and fast bowling in cricket.


Dr Christian Dawson. Lecturer, Computer Science Loughborough University.


As a senior lecturer, Christian has a healthy interest in sport and has supervised a number of students in performance analysis projects in areas such as football, cricket, tennis and badminton.

He has additional interests in artificial intelligence, specifically artificial neural networks, and is interested in their application within the sports performance analysis field.

He was a Programme Committee Member of 10th International Symposium on Computer Science in Sport and one of the founding members of the British Association of Computer Science in Sport.


Prof Philip Scarf. Professor of Applied Statistics and Associate Dean.


He has wide ranging interests in the application of Statistics and Operational Research in sport, reliability and maintenance, manufacturing informatics, autonomous systems, and corrosion science. He organizes conferences on Mathematics in Sport  and Maintenance Modelling.

He has advised the FA Premier League regarding football player rating, having developed the EA Sports Player Performance Index with Ian McHale, and has held EPSRC grants relating to development of optimum strategy in track cycling (EP/F005792/1), modelling of the training process (EP/F006136/1), Bayesian calculations in maintenance modelling (GR/L92716), and condition based maintenance of production plant (GR/L20801).

He is currently a co-investigator on the EU FP7 Marie Curie ITN: “SMART-E: Sustainable Manufacturing through Advanced Robotics Training – Europe” (€3.9m, 2013-17) and supervising an early-stage researcher in “Mathematical modelling for a self-healing robotic cell (maintenance robot)”.
He is editor-in-chief of the IMA Journal of Management Mathematics.


Prof David Marshall. Professor of Computer Vision.


Prof. David Marshall has been working in the field of computer vision since 1986. David obtained a B.Sc. degree in mathematics from University College, Cardiff in 1986 and then undertook a Ph.D. in three dimensional inspection of manufactured objects at Cardiff University, working in collaboration with the Sowerby Research Centre, British Aerospace. In 1989 he joined Cardiff University as lecturer and is now Professor of Computer Vision in the School of Computer Science and Informatics.

David’s research interests include articulated modelling of human faces, models of human motion, statistical modelling, high dimensional subspace analysis, audio/video image processing, and data/sensor fusion. He has publishedover 150 papers and one book in these research areas and has attracted over £4M in research funding over his academic career. David enjoys close collaboration with national and international external bodies (incl. British Aerospace, EADS, General Dynamics, QinetiQ, Museum of Natural Sciences, Madrid, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh,DSTO Australia, Free University Brussels) and has good inter-disciplinary research links within the University (incl. Schools of Psychology, Engineering, Dentistry and Optometry).

He is currently director of the Human Factors Technology Centre an interdisciplinary research centre between the Schools of Engineering, Psychology and Computer Science, and director of teaching and postgraduate student research in the School of Computer Science and Informatics.

Further information may be found at his web page.


Adrian Hilton, BSc(hons),DPhil,CEng. Professor of Computer Vision.


A Professor of Computer Vision and Graphics, and director of the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing at the University of Surrey, UK. He leads research investigating the use of computer vision for applications in entertainment content production, sports performance analysis, visual interaction and clinical analysis.

His interest is n robust computer vision to model and understand real world scenes and his work in bridging-the-gap between real and computer generated imagery combines the fields of computer vision, graphics and animation to investigate new methods for reconstruction, modelling and understanding of the real world from images and video. Applications include: sports analysis (soccer, rugby and athletics), 3D TV and film production, visual effects, character animation for games, digital doubles for film and facial animation for visual communication.

Contributions include technologies for the first hand-held 3D scanner, modeling of people from images and 3D video for games, broadcast and film production. Current research is focused on video-based measurement in sports, multiple camera systems in film and TV production, and 3D video for highly realistic animation of people and faces. Research is conducted in collaboration with UK companies and international institutions in the creative industries

Adrian is currently the Principal Investigator of the multi-million EPSRC Progamme Grant S3A: ‘Future Spatial Audio for Immersive Listener Experience at Home’ (2013-2018), he also leads several EU and UK/ industry projects. Adrian currently holds a 5-year Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award (2013-2018) in 4D Vision. He is co-organiser of the 2013 and 2015 CVPR Workshops and editor of a book on ‘Computer Vision in Sports’, Springer, 2015.


Dr Ben Halkon. Sports Technology, Dynamics & Optical Engineering.


BEng (Mechanical Engineering (Hons) DIS, 1999) & PhD (Mechanical Engineering, 2004) both at Loughborough University.

Three seasons in motorsport engine design with Ilmor Engineering Ltd. & three years with LMS International.
Appointed to a HEFCE funded lectureship in Oct. 2009 as Lecturer, Sports Technology, Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University.

Elected as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in Aug. 2012. Elected as a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and registered as Chartered Engineer, the Engineering Council in Sept. 2012.


Dr Paul Hurrion BA (HONS), PHD. Director of Quintic Consultancy Ltd.


Quintic Consultancy Ltd specialise in Premier Sports Biomechanics Video Analysis Software, Sports Biomechanics & Performance Analysis Consultancy.
Through extensive biomechanics consultancy and constant liaison in the fields of elite sport, physiotherapy, podiatry and education the three levels
of premier sports video analysis software systems have evolved : Sports, Coaching & Biomechanics.

The latest range of Quintic software and hardware packages has been designed to meet the various needs of a wide range of clients – from National
Governing Bodies, Universities, Colleges of Higher Education, Elite Athletes (including current Olympic Champions and World Record Holders), Olympic
Athletes and Teams to aspiring junior athletes. Other disciplines include Strength and Conditioning, Podiatry, Physiotherapy, Psychology and Sports Biomechanics.

Qunintic produce easy to use, market leading software systems that specialise in 2D Biomechanical Analysis.


Adrian Morris BSc (Hon), Dip-M, MCIM. Director of SportsViz.


A director and the commercial manager of SportsViz. Adrian is an experienced programme and project manager, having worked as the commercial manager for the Centre of Excellence in Computing and Software Technologies at Swansea University and the Pan-Wales Research Institute for Visual Computing funded by the Welsh Government.

He has a wealth of practical commercial experience, having owned and run several successful businesses and has strong sporting credentials having been a Wales and Great Britain team member for Olympic rifle shooting and an international level coach.


Prof Mark Jones. Reader in Computer Science Dept. at Swansea University.


Professor Mark W. Jones is a data scientist with areas of expertise in ray tracing, global illumination, data visualization, volume visualization, medical imaging and computer graphics.

His areas of expertise include Ray Tracing; Global Illumination; Data Visualization; Data Science; Medical Imaging; Volume Visualization; Computer Graphics.

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Transformation of an Uncertain Video Search Pipeline to a Sketch-based Visual Analytics Loop

Rugby VAST: Video to accompany our TVCG and VAST 2013 paper

Transformation of an Uncertain Video Search Pipeline to a Sketch-based Visual Analytics Loop 2013 Paper