Dr Sean Walton

Dr Sean Walton

Senior Lecturer, Computer Science

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 604966

Email address

Research Links

Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Dr Sean Walton is a Computer Science Lecturer at Swansea University, Sêr Cymru II Fellow, and Founding Director of Pill Bug Interactive (https://www.pillbug.zone/), a BAFTA Cymru nominated games development studio. Sean’s research background is primarily in using evolutionary optimisation techniques in engineering. Since joining the Computational Foundry at Swansea he has expanded his research interests into educational technology and the procedural generation of video game content.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Mesh generation
  • Evolutionary Optimisation Algorithms
  • Educational technology
  • Video games development

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Three years’ experience as a secondary school physics teacher in Rhymney Comprehensive School.

2016 - Swansea University Excellence in Learning and Teaching Award


Alumni of both the Welsh Crucible and CHERISH-DE Crucibles for development of future research leaders.

Awarded a Sêr Cymru II Research Fellowship -Towards enabling the quantification of the manufacturing process
on the efficiency of aerodynamic components.

Award Highlights

2019 - Sêr Cymru Celebration 2019 Best talk and poster
2014 - Best Overall PhD Thesis in College of Engineering, Swansea University
2014 - European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences PhD Olympiad Finalist
2006 - Sir Granvile Beynon Prize for Best Overall Physics Student at University of Wales, Aberystwyth