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Dr Rafiq Swash joined the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, College Of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences, Brunel University London, UK in 2013. Before that, he held research positions in the area of multimedia search & retrieval systems, expert systems and 3D imaging & display systems at Brunel University London. He received his Ph.D. degree in Holoscopic 3D Imaging Systems: Camera / Processing / Display from Brunel University London, UK.  He is a member of IEEE, IET, IEEE Broadcast Technology Society, The Optical Society America (OSA), and The Society for Information Display (SID).

In the past, Dr Swash has worked as a senior software engineer, senior technical architect, technical director and chief technology officer in international gaming, financial and robotics industries.

Dr Swash has a wide research interests includes 3D imaging and display systems (3D cameras / 3D display / 3D processing), 3D virtual reality / augment reality, 3D computer vision, medical image processing & visualisation, multimedia search & retrieval, human-computer interaction design, interactive game design including serious games and gamification


  • Prestigious Vice-Chancellor\'s Doctoral Research Prize, Brunel University London: Prestigious Vice-Chancellor\'s Doctoral Research Prize for outstanding research contributions and achievements in the field, 2014
  • IEEE Broadcast Technology Society 2013 Best Paper Award: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2013
  • First BEST poster presentation prize, Brunel Research Students Conference, ReSCon09, 2009
  • Chancellor prize and the Medal for excellence achievement, Brunel University London, 2008
  • Graham Hawkes prize for the best final year project, Brunel University London, 2008
  • Best UG Project Award in Electronic and Computer Engineering, Brunel University London, 2009
Professional Activities:
  • Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member of Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • Member of Society for Information Display (SID)
  • Member of Optical Society America (OSA)

Member of IEEE Broadcast Technology Society

Newest selected publications

Sadka, AH., Swash, M. and Al Matrouk, B. (2018) 'Pa Innovative 3D Depth Map Generation From A Holoscopic 3D Image Based on Graph Cut Technique'. international journal on recent and innovation trends in computing and communication. ISSN: 2321-8169 Open Access Link

Journal article

Alramahi, N., Bush, M. and Swash, MR. (2018) 'Size Optimization of 3D Stereoscopic Film Frames'. Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences; Vol 10, No 5S (2018). ISSN: 1112-9867 Open Access Link

Journal article

Turabzadeh, S., Meng, H., Swash, M., Pleva, M. and Juhár, J. (2018) 'Facial Expression Emotion Detection for Real-time Embedded Systems'. Technologies, 6 (1). pp. 17 - 17. ISSN: 2227-7080 Open Access Link

Journal article

Ozen, H., Boulgouris, NV. and Swash, R. (2018) 'Gait Recognition Based on 3D Holoscopic Gait Energy Image'.International Conference on 3D Immersion, IC3D2017. Brussels. 11 - 12 December. IEEE. pp. 1 - 4. ISSN: 2379-1780 Open Access Link

Conference paper

Turabzadeh, S., Meng, H., Swash, RM., Pleva, M. and Juhar, J. (2017) 'Real-time Emotional State Detection from Facial Expression on Embedded Devices'.Seventh International Conference on Innovative Computing Technology (INTECH 2017). Luton, UK. 7 - 18 August. IEEE. pp. 46 - 51.Open Access Link

Conference paper
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