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Dr Arif Reza Anwary

Innovation Technologist, Medicine

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+44 (0) 1792 606258

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Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker

Research Links

Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Arif Anwary is currently working as an Innovation Technologist in Swansea University Medical School. He gained a PhD in "An Automatic Wearable Multi-Sensor Based Gait Analysis System for Older Adults" at Bournemouth University. He received an MPhil degree from the University of Wolverhampton, M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Gyeongsang National University, South Korea and B.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from University of Asia Pacific, Bangladesh

Arif Anwary has extensive research experience on multidisciplinary projects (Sensors: Wearable, Ambient and Vision;Signal Processing, Image Processing, IoT/Cloud, Machine Learning, Gait Analysis, Statistical Shape Analysis, Fuzzy System, Assistive Technology,  Healthcare and Rapid Prototyping). During his PhD, he developed algorithms using signal processing, machine learning (deep learning) and shape analysis approaches to visualize real time gait information, evaluate and assess fall risk for older adults. Prior to that, he developed a quantification procedure using Data Science and Morphological analysis, studying human back shape changes due to spinal deformity (scoliosis, kyphosis and lordosis) during his MPhil. He developed "Intelligent Obstacle Avoidance Technique Based on Neural Network and BK-Product of Fuzzy Relation for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle" during his MSc. He developed an intelligent robot performing human like activities using artificial intelligence and natural language processing during his BSc and the thesis title was "Developement of Intelligent Robot for Human Robot Symbiosis". His artificial intelligence based innovative projects achieved many prestigious prizes. He has publications in several high impact journals and top ranked conferences in his research area. He has sucessfully supervised more than 20 undergraduate projects and theses. He has held research grants worth around fifty thousand pounds. Arif Anwary's research interests are in healthcare, assistive technology, machine learning and cognition for intelligent agents.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Wearable Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Statistical Shape Analysis
  • Assistive Technology
  • Movement Analysis
  • Intelligent Agent
  • Fuzzy System
  • Rapid Prototyping

Career Highlights

Award Highlights
  1. Runner Up prize for the project Jontre Bangla Bornomalar Hatekhori (Digital Braille) demonstrated at Inter-University Project Show (IUPS), CSE festival-2011 organised by Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) 
  2. Best Effort prize for the project Robot:Bangla-Manob II demonstrated at Inter-University Project Show (IUPS), CSE Festival-2011 organised by Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
  3. Second prize for the project Robot:Bangla-Monob II demonstrated at SOFTEC 2005, 1st All Asia & 10th All Pakistan Software Competition organised by The natioal Iniversity of Computrt & Emerging Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
  4. First prize for the project Voice Controlled Robot (Bangla Manob I) demonstrated at 5th NSU SoftFair 2004 organised by North South University Computer, Bangladesh
  5. Third prize for the project Voice Activated System Control demonstrated at the 1st Stamford IT Fair 2004 organised by BCC, Bangladesh Computer Society & Information Technology in Bangladesh
  6. Firtst prize for the project Game:Amateur-III demonstrated at UAP Software & Hardware Fair 2003 organised by The University of Asia Pacific (UAP) Software & Hardware Club, Bangladesh