Simant Prakoonwit

Dr Simant Prakoonwit

  • Associate Professor Of Games Technology
  • Poole House P229, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

Dr Simant Prakoonwit, Associate Professor

BEng, MSc, PhD, DIC, MIEEE, MIET, FHEA

After graduating with a BEng in Electronic Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Dr Prakoonwit won the British Government's Colombo Plan Scholarship to study in Britain. He began research in artificial intelligence (AI)/3D computer vision when studying for an MSc in the Dept of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London.

He then did a PhD research on AI/3D computer vision, reconstructing 3D objects from X-ray, also at Imperial. Subsequently, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Imperial College’s Dept of Bioengineering, on 3D computer vision (grant from Home Office, UK). His work can be applied to both security, e.g. airport weapon and bomb scanning, and medical applications. His doctoral and postdoctoral research is patented by Imperial.

He joined the Dept of Systems Engineering, Brunel University, UK, as a lecturer in 2000. A year later, he received the Brunel Research Initiative Enterprise Fund Award for his work on AI and assistive technology...

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Research

Research topics

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Fraud/Behaviour Detection, Artificial Intelligence Applied to Business, Assistive Technology for the Visually Impaired, 3D Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, 3D Reconstruction, Image Processing, Virtual Reality, Medical Imaging, Biomedical Engineering/Simulation, Security X-ray, X-ray scanner.

Selected Current and Past Research Projects

- Artificial Intelligent Project: Artificial intelligence assisted virtual reality system for blockchain network

- Artificial Intelligent Projects: Novel artificial intelligent method for chain decision in blockchain technology

- Artificial Intelligent Project: Artificial intelligence framework for insurance industry

- Artificial Intelligent Project: Interactive visualisation guided hybrid artificial intelligent system for insurance fraud detection

- Artificial Intelligent/Assistive Technology: Improving orientation, mobility and wellbeing using assistive technology

- Computer Vision/Assistive Technology Project: Stereo-vision Positioning Systems for Blind and Visually Impaired

- Artificial Intelligent/Virtual Reality Project: Interactive Immersive Simulation and Visualisation System for Dental Radiography Training

-Artificial Intelligent Project: Intelligent Transportation Analytical Model for SMEs Coach Operators

-Artificial Intelligent Project: Car make and model recognition under limited lighting conditions at night

-Computer Vision Project: 3D multiview X-ray scanning for security applications...

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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 and Physics, 33 (6), 793-797.
  • 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.
  • Prakoonwit, S. and Benjamin, R., 2007. 3D surface point and wireframe reconstruction from multiview photographic images. Image and Vision Computing, 25 (9), 1509-1518.
  • 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 and Biological Engineering and Computing, 34 (6), 423-430.

Journal Articles

  • Ramachandran, M., Sahandi, M.R., Prakoonwit, S., Khan, W. and Selamat, S.A.M., 2019. Safety of Coach Based School Transport in the UK: A Study of Safety Compliance of Coach Operators and Trust of Stakeholders. International Journal of Latest Technology in Engineering,, VIII (VI), 1-10.
  • Mohd Selamat, S.A., Prakoonwit, S., Sahandi, R., Khan, W. and Ramachandran, M., 2018. Big data analytics—A review of data-mining models for small and medium enterprises in the transportation sector. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, 8 (3).
  • 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., 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 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. 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 and Physics, 33 (6), 793-797.
  • 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.
  • Prakoonwit, S. and Benjamin, R., 2007. 3D surface point and wireframe reconstruction from multiview photographic images. Image and Vision Computing, 25 (9), 1509-1518.
  • 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 and Biological Engineering and Computing, 34 (6), 423-430.

Chapters

  • Selamat, S.A.M., Prakoonwit, S., Sahandi, R. and Khan, W., 2019. Big Data and IoT Opportunities for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs). In: Kaur, G. and Tomar, P., eds. Handbook of Research on Big Data and the IoT. Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global, 77-88.
  • 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

  • Qureshi, H.A., John, D. and Prakoonwit, S., 2019. Performance Analysis Of LTE-A Systems With Femtocell Overlays Using Different Modulation Techniques Under Different Multipath Fading. In: International Academic Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovations (IACETI) 25-26 September 2019 Rome, Italy.
  • Manoharan M, Sahandi, R., Prakoonwit, S. and Khan, W., 2018. An Intelligent Recommendation Model for Coach Operators. In: International Conference on Electrical, Electronics, Computers, Communication, Mechanical and Computing (EECCMC) 28-29 January 2018 India.
  • Ramachandran, M., Sahandi, R., Prakoonwit, S., Khan, W. and Sahandi, M., 2018. An Intelligent Recommendation Model for Coach Operators. In: International Conference On Electrical, Electronics, Computers, Communication, Mechanical And Computing (EECCMC) 28-29 January 2018 India.
  • Ramachandran, M., Sahandi, R., Prakoonwit, S., Khan, W. and Sahandi, M., 2018. Coach Travel Safety Analysis Matrix (CTSAM): A tool for analysing safety of children travelling by coaches in the UK. In: International Conference On Electrical, Electronics, Computers, Communication, Mechanical And Computing (EECCMC) 28-29 January 2018 Vellore District, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Ramachandran, M., Sahandi, R., Prakoonwit, S. and Khan, W., 2018. Mathematical Model for Safety Score Calculation for Validation of Coach Operators in the UK. 174-182.
  • Ramachandran, M., Sahandi, R., Prakoonwit, S., Khan, W. and Mohd Selamat, S.A., 2018. A Safety Transport Model for Validation of UK Coach Operators for School Journeys. 183-191.
  • Ramachandran, M., Sahandi, R., Prakoonwit, S. and Khan, W., 2017. Big Data analytics: A Review of Data Mining Models for SMEs in the Transportation Sector. In: Intelligent Transport Systems (INTSYS) – From research and development to the market uptake 29-30 November 2017 Helsinki, Finland.
  • 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.
  • Garcia-Cardona, S., Tian, F. and Prakoonwit, S., 2017. Tenochtitlan - An Interactive Virtual Reality Environment that Encourages Museum Exhibit Engagement. 20-28.
  • 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.
  • 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. Deposition of charged inhaled aerosols with transient airflow in sequential lung airway model. 941-947.
  • 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.
  • 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. and Balachandran, W., 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.

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Artificial Intelligence, Computer Graphics/Image Processing, Computer Graphics Programming/Game Programming/Technology, Biomedical Engineering, Virtual Anatomy, Biomechanics (computer modelling), Virtual Reality, Computer and Internet Technology, Information Theory, Machine Intelligence, Computer Vision and Robotics, Fundamentals of Computing, Emerging Technology

Grants

  • Interactive visualisation guided hybrid artificial intelligent system for insurance fraud detection. (Industry matched fund, 25 Sep 2019). Awarded
  • Interactive Immersive Simulation and Visualisation System for Dental Radiography Training (Industry matched funding, 31 Jan 2019). Awarded
  • Artificial intelligence assisted virtual reality system for blockchain network (Industry matched fund, 31 Jan 2019). Awarded
  • Novel artificial intelligent method for chain decision in blockchain technology (Industry matched fund, 31 Jan 2019). Awarded
  • Artificial intelligence framework for insurance industry (Smart Sure, 31 Jul 2018). Awarded
  • Improving orientation, mobility and wellbeing using assistive technology (Guide Dogs UK, 01 Apr 2018). Awarded
  • Intelligent Transportation Analytical Model for SMEs Coach Operators (Industry matched funded, 28 Apr 2016). Awarded
  • 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

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

Honours

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

Memberships

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