Dr George Wilson

Associate Professor

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

School:Computing and Information Science

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Software development , Information and communications technology , Computer Science

Research Supervision:Yes

George teaches many aspects of applied computer programming and has extensive research experience in distributed computing, spatial data manipulation and search semantics.

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Originally with a Geosciences background, George moved into Computer Science and his current teaching includes Object-oriented Programming, Programming for Distributed Systems, and Artificial Intelligence. His responsibilities include course leadership for MSc Information Communication Technology, Link Tutor for SAMs (Trinidad), Chair of the SCIS Research Ethics Panel, and Research Coordinator for External Income. His research interests and activities are broad. He regularly reviews academic papers and recently served as organising committee member with track chair responsibility for two international IEEE conferences (ISIE2017, INDIN2015).

Research interests

Geographical data processing; Distributed computing; Semantic Web data structures; 2D/3D graphics/imaging applications. George is a member of our Computing, Informatics and Applications research group.

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.


  • BEng (Hons) Computer Science
  • MSc Information and Communication Technology


  • PhD Isotope Geochemistry, University of Bath, UK
  • MSc Geochemistry, University of Leeds, UK
  • MSc Computer Science, Anglia Ruskin University, UK
  • BSc (Hons) 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 role as Research Coordinator for External Income, supports staff in their bids for external funding (e.g., KTP/KEEP, InnovateUK, Horizon2020, EPSRC, HEA).
  • Occasional consultancy/educational training courses delivered externally.

Selected recent publications

Sadeghi-Esfahlani, S., Muresan, B., Sanaei, A. and Wilson, G. B. (2018). Validity of the kinect and myo armband in a serious game for assessing upper limb movement. Journal of Entertainment Computing, 27, 150-156, doi: 10.1016/j.entcom.2018.05.003.

Fatima, A., Luca, C., & Wilson, G. (2015). User queries for semantic search engine. International Journal of Simulation: Systems, Science & Technology, 16(4), 1-6, doi: 10.5013/IJSSST.a.16.04.11.

Recent presentations and conferences

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, July 18-20 2017, London, UK, pp. 1-8, doi: 10.1109/SAI.2017.8252217.

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. 26th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE17). June 19-21 2017, Edinburgh, UK, p1311-1318, doi: 10.1109/ISIE.2017.8001435.

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 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, doi: 10.1109/OPTIM.2017.7975116.

Vitality, M., Luca, C., Wilson, G. and Fatima, A., (2017). Minimisation of parameters for optimisation of algorithmic trading systems. IEEE 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, doi: 10.1109/OPTIM.2017.7975121.

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. IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN15). July 22-24 2015, pp. 470-475, doi: 10.1109/INDIN.2015.7281779.

Fatima, A., Luca, C., Wilson, G. and Kettouch, M. (2015). Result optimisation for federated SPARQL queries. 17th IEEE International Conference on Modelling and Simulation (UKSim2015). March 25-27 2015, doi: 10.1109/UKSim.2015.50.