Dr Nigel Barlow

Dr Nigel Barlow

Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Computing

School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)


Programme Manager for:
BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Programme 3429)

Research active in high performance real-time graphics, visualisation, mobile computing.




PhD (Underwater Acoustics)
MSc (Electronics)
BSc (Hons) (Electronics)

Professional membership

BCS (Educational Affiliate)

Teaching interests

High Performance Real Time Computer Graphics (in other words games programming)
Software Engineering
Distributed Computing
Embedded Systems programming
Real-time programming 

Module Leader for modules
NET103  (Computer Systems)
CNET118 (Computer Operating Systems)
SOFT254 (Mobile app development)
SOFT351 (DirectX programming)

Contributor to modules

PRCS251 (Integrating group project)
PRCO303 (Final year individual project)

Research interests

High Performance Real Time Graphics
Distributed Computing
Embedded and Mobile Computing

Android developer for the Secchi Disk project
Here is my Android Secchi app

Tucker R. Barlow N. Stuart L. 2012 The Background and Importance of Exploiting Multiple Cores. A Case Study in Neurophysiological Visualization. Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications 2 pp 352-358. 

Martinez Ortiz C. M. Beck. N. Barlow and P.de Wilde 2011. EWMA based approaches for automated building energy analysis. IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology Bilbao Spain December 14-17 2011 USB
Martinez Ortiz C. D. Pearson M. Beck N. Barlow and P.de Wilde 2012. Developing automated energy management tools. Paper accepted for CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium - Buildings Systems and Services for the 21st Century London UK April 18 2012
Martinez Ortiz C. D. Pearson I. Beynon M. Beck N. Barlow and P. de Wilde 2012. Intelligent analysis of monitored utility data. Abstract accepted and paper currently under completion for EG-ICE 2012 Conference on Intelligent Computing in Engineering Herrsching Germany July 4-6 2012
Somerville J. Stuart L. J. Barlow N. Easyi Grocery. A Tool for Visualization in e-Grocery/i Tenth International Conference on Information Visualisation IV06 pp. 539-544.
Barlow N. Stuart L. J. iAnimator A Tool for the Animation of Parallel Coordinates /iEighth International Conference on Information Visualisation IV04 pp. 725-730. This publication is submitted in the RAE Thanks to Dr Stuart.
Bugmann G. Koay K. L. Barlow N. Phillips M. and Rodney D. iStable Encoding of Robot Trajectories using Normalised Radial Base Functions. Application to an Autonomous Wheelchair/i Proceedings of the 29th International Symposium on Robotics ISR98 pages 232-235 Birmingham UK 1998.

Other academic activities

I publish as MadMutt (Sorry, I couldn't think of what to call the Android package) under the banner University of Plymouth Enterprise Ltd on Google Play.  Click here to see my apps.  Only the mad mutt ones are mine.