Simant Prakoonwit

Dr Simant Prakoonwit

  • 01202 965623
  • sprakoonwit at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Associate Professor of Games Technology
  • Poole House P229, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

(under construction) Dr Simant Prakoonwit BEng MSc PhD DIC MIEEE MIET FHEA

With a BEng from Chulalongkorn University, he won a British Government Scholarship to study MSc in Communications and Signal Processing at Imperial College London, then PhD in medical 3D reconstruction/modelling, also at Imperial College.

He later worked as a Postdoc at Imperial College on the development of a novel 3D reconstruction methods from X-ray images, partly supported by then the UK Home Office’s Police Scientific Development Branch. His work can be applied to both security applications, e.g. airport weapon and bomb scanning, and medical applications, e.g. 3D organ reconstruction. His doctoral and postdoc work is patented by Imperial College.

With extensive expertise in 3D computer vision and biomedical engineering, in 2000, he joined Brunel University London as a Lecturer in Virtual Reality and Computer Vision. He received the Brunel Research Initiative Enterprise Fund Award there.

In 2004, he took up a Lectureship in Biomedical Engineering/Cybernetics at University of Reading, UK...

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Research

My research Interest include 3D Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, 3D Reconstruction, Image processing, Virtual Reality, Medical Imaging, Biomedical Engineering/Simulation, Security X-ray, X-ray scanner.

Some of my past and present projects include Theme 1; 3D Computer; Graphics/Image Processing for medical, security and game applications; 3D reconstruction from multi-view X-ray images; 3D reconstruction for intra-operative applications; X-ray scanning and imaging for security applications; 3D reconstruction from photographic images etc.

Theme 2 Biomedical Modelling/Simulation; 3D virtual human airways and drug particle deposition modelling; 3D biomechanics simulation.

Favourites

  • Boonsim, N. and Prakoonwit, S., 2017. Car make and model recognition under limited lighting conditions at night. PATTERN ANALYSIS AND APPLICATIONS, 20 (4), 1195-1207.
  • Prakoonwit, S. and Benjamin, R., 2012. 3D surface reconstruction from multiview photographic images using 2D edge contours. 3D Research, 3 (4), 1-12.
  • Murgia, A., Harwin, W., Prakoonwit, S. and Brownlow, H., 2011. Preliminary observations on the presence of sustained tendon strain and eccentric contractions of the wrist extensors during a common manual task: Implications for lateral epicondylitis. MEDICAL ENGINEERING & PHYSICS, 33 (6), 793-797.
  • Prakoonwit, S. and Benjamin, R., 2007. 3D surface point and wireframe reconstruction from multiview photographic images. IMAGE AND VISION COMPUTING, 25 (9), 1509-1518.
  • Prakoonwit, S. and Benjamin, R., 2007. Optimal 3D surface reconstruction from a small number of conventional 2D X-ray images. JOURNAL OF X-RAY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 15 (4), 197-222.
  • Benjamin, R. and Prakoonwit, S., 2005. 3D scanning by multiple fan beam X-ray sources and sensors. Sensor Review, 25 (1), 51-55.
  • Koolpiruck, D., Prakoonwit, S. and Balachandran, W., 2004. Numerical modeling of inhaled charged aerosol deposition in human airways. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS, 40 (5), 1239-1248.
  • Jirawimut, R., Prakoonwit, S., Cecelja, F. and Balachandran, W., 2003. Visual odometer for pedestrian navigation. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENT, 52 (4), 1166-1173.
  • Benjamin, R., Prakoonwit, S., Matalas, I. and Kitney, R.I., 1996. Object-based three-dimensional X-ray imaging. MEDICAL & BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING & COMPUTING, 34 (6), 423-430.

Journal Articles

  • Boonsim, N. and Prakoonwit, S., 2017. Car make and model recognition under limited lighting conditions at night. PATTERN ANALYSIS AND APPLICATIONS, 20 (4), 1195-1207.
  • Simons, A., Pedersen, K., Fonseca, J. and Prakoonwit, S., 2017. What’s Wrong with the Feedback? Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 10345 LNCS, 251-261.
  • Prakoonwit, S. and Boonsim, S., 2014. An Algorithm for Accurate Taillight Detection at Night. International Journal of Computer Applications, 100 (2).
  • Prakoonwit, S. and Boonsim, N., 2014. License Plate Localization based on Statistical Measures of License Plate Features. ACEEE International Journal on Recent Trends in Engineering and Technology, 10 (1).
  • Prakoonwit, S., 2014. Towards Multiple 3D Bone Surface Identification and Reconstruction Using Few 2D X-ray Images for Intraoperative Applications. International Journal of Art, Culture and Design Technology, 4 (1).
  • Prakoonwit, S. and Benjamin, R., 2012. 3D surface reconstruction from multiview photographic images using 2D edge contours. 3D Research, 3 (4), 1-12.
  • Murgia, A., Harwin, W., Prakoonwit, S. and Brownlow, H., 2011. Preliminary observations on the presence of sustained tendon strain and eccentric contractions of the wrist extensors during a common manual task: Implications for lateral epicondylitis. MEDICAL ENGINEERING & PHYSICS, 33 (6), 793-797.
  • Prakoonwit, S. and Benjamin, R., 2007. 3D surface point and wireframe reconstruction from multiview photographic images. IMAGE AND VISION COMPUTING, 25 (9), 1509-1518.
  • Prakoonwit, S. and Benjamin, R., 2007. Optimal 3D surface reconstruction from a small number of conventional 2D X-ray images. JOURNAL OF X-RAY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 15 (4), 197-222.
  • Benjamin, R. and Prakoonwit, S., 2005. 3D scanning by multiple fan beam X-ray sources and sensors. Sensor Review, 25 (1), 51-55.
  • Koolpiruck, D., Prakoonwit, S. and Balachandran, W., 2004. Numerical modeling of inhaled charged aerosol deposition in human airways. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS, 40 (5), 1239-1248.
  • Jirawimut, R., Prakoonwit, S., Cecelja, F. and Balachandran, W., 2003. Visual odometer for pedestrian navigation. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENT, 52 (4), 1166-1173.
  • Benjamin, R., Prakoonwit, S., Matalas, I. and Kitney, R.I., 1996. Object-based three-dimensional X-ray imaging. MEDICAL & BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING & COMPUTING, 34 (6), 423-430.

Chapters

  • Prakoonwit, S., 2011. Towards rapid 3D reconstruction using conventional X-ray for intraoperative orthopaedic applications. Applied Signal and Image Processing: Multidisciplinary Advancements. 309-323.

Conferences

  • Sahandi, R., Prakoonwit, S. and Khan, W., 2017. School Transport Safety Through Private Coach Hires in Great Britain: A Qualitative Survey. In: 15th International Conference on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Telecommunications 29-31 May 2017 Warsaw.
  • Savosin, D., Prakoonwit, S., Tian, F., Liang, J. and Pan, Z., 2017. Representation of Intractable Objects and Action Sequences in VR Using Hand Gesture Recognition. 3-10.
  • Garcia-Cardona, S., Tian, F. and Prakoonwit, S., 2017. Tenochtitlan - An Interactive Virtual Reality Environment that Encourages Museum Exhibit Engagement. 20-28.
  • Ramachandran, M., Sahandi, R., Prakoonwit, S. and Khan, W., 2016. Intelligent Safety Transport Framework for Schools: A Review of Route Planning and Tracking Systems.
  • Kanamgotov, A., Koshy, L., Conrad, M. and Prakoonwit, S., 2014. User avatar association in virtual worlds. 93-100.
  • Kanamgotov, A., Christopoulos, A., Conrad, M. and Prakoonwit, S., 2012. Immersion in virtual worlds - But not second life! 107-113.
  • Prakoonwit, S., 2010. Finding a set of optimal viewing for 3D surface reconstruction from 2D X-ray images using genetic algorithm.
  • Prakoonwit, S., 2010. 3D Reconstruction from few Silhouettes using Statistical Models and Landmark Points. 120-125.
  • Prakoonwit, S. and Benjamin, R., 2009. Optimal 3D surface reconstruction from multiview photographic images. 126-131.
  • Koolpiruck, D., Prakoonwit, S. and Balachandran, W., 2004. Numerical Investigation of Charged Aerosol Deposition in Tracheobronchial and Alveolar Regions. In: Lung Modelling: Numerical and Experimental 1 November 2004 Sheffield, UK.
  • Koolpiruck, D., Prakoonwit, S., Balachandran, W. and ieee, 2004. Deposition of charged inhaled aerosols with transient airflow in sequential lung airway model. 941-947.
  • Prakoonwit, S., Koolpiruck, D. and Balachandran, W., 2003. Charged Aerosol Transport and Deposition in a Two-dimensional Model of Human Alveolar Duct. In: Drug Delivery to the Lungs XIV 1 December 2003 London, UK.
  • Koolpiruck, D., Prakoonwit, S. and Balachandran, W., 2003. Deposition of charge aerosol in reconstructed human airways. In: Proceeding of ICLASS 2003 13-18 July 2003 Sorrento, Italy.
  • Koolpiruck, D., Prakoonwit, S. and Balachandran, W., 2003. Numerical modelling of inhaled charged aerosol deposition in human airways. In: Proceeding of ESA/IEEE-IAS Joint Conference 24-27 June 2003 Arkansas, USA.
  • Kulon, J., Koolpiruck, D., Prakoonwit, S. and Balachandran, W., 2003. 3D Numerical and experimental study of the bipolar charge particle separator. In: Proceeding of electrostatics 2003 IOP Conference 23-27 March 2003 Edinburgh, UK.
  • Koolpiruck, D., Prakoonwit, S., Cecelja, F. and Balachandran, W., 2002. A numerical study of charged aerosol transportation in human airways. In: Proceeding of Drug Delivery to the Lungs XIII 12-13 December 2002 London, UK.
  • Jirawimut, R., Prakoonwit, S., Cecelja, F., Balachandran, W., IEEE and IEEE, 2002. Visual odometer for pedestrian navigation. 43-48.
  • Benjamin, R. and Prakoonwit, S., 1997. Automatic X-ray screening of aircraft hold luggage. 5-8.
  • Prakoonwit, S., Benjamin, R. and Kitney, R., 1994. The object-based reconstruction of complex-shaped objects from a small number of X-ray images. In: Proc World Congress on Medical Physics and Bio-Medical Engineering 1-5 August 1994 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Grants

  • Simulation of 3D constricted human airways model and 3D multiview X-ray scanning for security applications (University of Bedfordshire, 01 Jan 2012). Completed
  • 3D multiview X-ray scanning for security applications (UK Ministry of Defence (DSTL), 01 Apr 2009). Completed
  • Object 3D X-ray Modelling/Simulation/Imaging (UK Ministry of Defence (DSTL), 01 Apr 2008). Completed
  • A Computational Biomechanical Analysis of Lateral Epicondylitis (NHS, UK, 01 Jan 2007). Completed
  • Stereo-vision Positioning Systems for Blind and Visually Impaired (Brunel University, 01 Jan 2002). Completed

Qualifications

  • MSc in Communications and Signal Processing (Imperial College London, UK, 1991)
  • PhD in 3D Computer Vision Applied to Medicine (Imperial College London, 1997)

Honours

  • Brunel Research Initiative and Enterprise Fund Award
  • Bedfordshire Rising Star/Research Investment Programme Award
  • IEEE Innovation and Creativity Award (IEEE)

Memberships

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