Associate Professor
Engineering
Telephone: (01792) 295869
Room: Academic Office - A_125
First
Engineering Central
Bay Campus

Dr Jason Jones is an Associate Professor in the College of Engineering and leads the SwanSim Initiative.

Dr Jones’s research interests fall mainly under the umbrella of computational simulation and range from the use of advanced web technologies through to High Performance Computing (HPC), High Performance Visualisation (HPV) and mesh generation.

Publications

  1. & Self-mapping radio maps for location fingerprinting. Wireless Networks 21(5), 1485-1497.
  2. & Design optimisation using computational fluid dynamics applied to a land–based supersonic vehicle, the BLOODHOUND SSC. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization 47(2), 301-316.
  3. (2012). Crowd-Sourcing Wi-Fi Coverage Data to build Self-Mapping Radio Maps. TNC 2012.
  4. & Computational fluid dynamics applied to the aerodynamic design of a land-based supersonic vehicle. Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations 27(1), 141-159.
  5. Simulating steady state and transient aerodynamic flows using unstructured meshes and parallel computers. In Computational Fluid Dynamics Review 2010. World Scientific.

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Teaching

  • EG-244 Software Engineering

    The module develops software engineering practice through practical applications using 'C'. This is achieved through a number of programming assignments throughout the semester and an examination at the end. Each assignment begins with the students being given one or more programs which they are expected to enhance to satisfy the brief. In order for the continual assessment marks to count, you must achieve at least 30% in the exam component. If you achieve less than 30% in the exam, then the module mark will be just the exam mark.

  • EG-M112 Simulation and Data Analysis

    This module will introduce students to a set of computational tools that are used within the engineering industry. A series of PC based workshops will be used to guide participants in the use of the software through design and analysis tasks. The module will include the use of Excel, MATLAB and SolidWorks.

Supervision

  • 'Self-Mapping Wireless Networks with Graph Theory' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Christopher Jobling

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2015 Present Associate Professor College of Engineering, Swansea University
2007 2015 HPC Research Manager College of Engineering, Swansea University
2004 2007 Research Officer Department of Civil Engineering, University of Wales Swansea
1999 2004 Senior Research Assistant Department of Civil Engineering, University of Wales Swansea
1995 1999 Research Assistant Department of Civil Engineering, University of Wales Swansea

Academic History

Date Qualification Location
1999 PhD School of Engineering, University of Wales Swansea
1994 BSc (Hons) Department of Computer Science, University of Wales Swansea

Key Grants and Projects

  • On-Demand Web-Based Unstructured Mesh Generation 2016 - 2019

    Welsh Government - Airbus partnership funded through the Endeavr programme., with O. Hassan, £311k

  • Computational Engineering in Insufficiency Fracture Modelling & Implant Design (CEIFMID) 2010 - 2013

    in partnership with ABMU NHS Trust, Rockfield Software Ltd and Osteotronix Ltd, with O. Hassan, K.Morgan, £551k

  • Patient Specific Modelling Network 2009 - 2013

    EPSRC Network grant, with P. Nithiarasu, £101k

  • Virtual Egypt - Maths, Science and Technology 2004 - 2005

    EPSRC PPE (Partnerships in Public Engagement), £70k

Research Interests

SwanSim

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The SwanSim initiative started in 2016 with the aim of enabling access to the state of the art capability simulation tools developed within the Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering (ZCCE). In order to accomplish this, SwanSim is responsible for:

  • The coordination the release of a number of the simulation products developed in-house as open source software, licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
  • The development of a Web Based Simulation Environment (WebSim) which provides access to the in-house capability in a user-friendly and cost effective manner.

The first product to be released under SwanSim is the suite of FLITE Mesh Generators. This was chosen as mesh generation provides the basis for many different types of computational simulation.

Over time, the full range of capability developed within the ZCCE will be released.