Computer Science
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Room: Office - 225
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Computational Foundry
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Professor Mark W. Jones is a data scientist with areas of expertise in photon mapping, ray tracing, global illumination, visualization, kernel density estimation, accelerometry data, transfer functions, probability density functions, clustering, Monte-Carlo techniques, statistics, distance measures, Lloyd’s relaxation, Voronoi diagrams, vector/chamfer distances, volume rendering, data structures (kd-trees).

Areas of Expertise

  • Ray Tracing; Global Illumination; Data Visualization; Data Science; Medical Imaging; Volume Visualization; Computer Graphics


  1. MAN, D., W. JONES, M., LI, D., ZHANG, H., SONG, Z., Jones, M. Calibration of Turntable Based 3D Scanning Systems IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems E102.D 9 1833 1841
  2. Alqahtani, A., Xie, X., Deng, J., Jones, M., Jones, M., Xie, X. Learning Discriminatory Deep Clustering Models Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns 11678 233
  3. Manduhu, M., Jones, M. A Work Efficient Parallel Algorithm for Exact Euclidean Distance Transform IEEE Transactions on Image Processing 28 11 5322 5335
  4. Ali, M., Jones, M., Xie, X., Williams, M. TimeCluster: dimension reduction applied to temporal data for visual analytics The Visual Computer 35 6-8 1013 1026
  5. Dearden, J., Gong, Y., Jones, M., Wilson, A. Using the State Space of a BLV Retail Model to Analyse the Dynamics and Categorise Phase Transitions of Urban Development Urban Science 3 1 31
  6. Colasanti, R., Borgo, R., Jones, M. Emoji and Chernoff - A Fine Balancing Act or are we Biased? 2019 IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis) 102 111
  7. Ali, M., Jones, M., Xie, X., Williams, M. Towards Visual Exploration of Large Temporal Datasets In 2018 International Symposium on Big Data Visual Analytics (BDVA) 2018
  8. Alqahtani, A., Xie, X., Deng, J., Jones, M., Jones, M., Xie, X., Deng, J. A Deep Convolutional Auto-Encoder with Embedded Clustering 2018 25th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) 4058 4062
  9. Whittle, J., Jones, M. A Deep Learning Approach to No-Reference Image Quality Assessment For Monte Carlo Rendered Images Computer Graphics and Visual Computing (CGVC) 2018
  10. Nagoor, O., Borgo, R., Jones, M. Data Painter: A Tool for Colormap Interaction Computer Graphics & Visual Computing (CGVC) 2017
  11. Li, D., Zhang, H., Song, Z., Man, D., Jones, M. An Automatic Laser Scanning System for Accurate 3D Reconstruction of Indoor Scenes 2017 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation (ICIA)
  12. Whittle, J., Jones, M., Mantiuk, R. Analysis of reported error in Monte Carlo rendered images The Visual Computer 33 6-8 705 713
  13. Whittle, J., Borgo, R., Jones, M. Implementing generalized deep-copy in MPI PeerJ Computer Science 2 e95
  14. Wilson, R., Holton, M., Walker, J., Shepard, E., Scantlebury, D., Wilson, V., Wilson, G., Tysse, B., Gravenor, M., Ciancio, J., McNarry, M., Winlove, K., Qasem, L., Rosell, F., Graf, P., Quintana, F., Gomez-Laich, A., Sala, J., Mulvenna, C., Marks, N., Jones, M., Gravenor, M. A spherical-plot solution to linking acceleration metrics with animal performance, state, behaviour and lifestyle Movement Ecology 4 1
  15. Walker, J., Borgo, R., Jones, M. TimeNotes: A Study on Effective Chart Visualization and Interaction Techniques for Time-Series Data IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 22 1 549 558
  16. Walker, J., Jones, M., Laramee, R., Holton, M., Shepard, E., Williams, H., Scantlebury, D., Marks, N., Magowan, E., Maguire, I., Bidder, O., Di Virgilio, A., Wilson, R., Laramee, B. Prying into the intimate secrets of animal lives; software beyond hardware for comprehensive annotation in ‘Daily Diary’ tags Movement Ecology 3 1
  17. Bidder, O., Walker, J., Jones, M., Holton, M., Urge, P., Scantlebury, D., Marks, N., Magowan, E., Maguire, I., Wilson, R., Jones, M., Holton, M., Wilson, R. Step by step: reconstruction of terrestrial animal movement paths by dead-reckoning Movement Ecology 3 1
  18. Walker, J., Jones, M., Laramee, R., Bidder, O., Williams, H., Scott, R., Shepard, E., Wilson, R., Laramee, B. TimeClassifier - A Visual Analytic System for the Classification of Multi-Dimensional Time-Series Data The Visual Computer 31 6-8 1067 1078
  19. Dearden, J., Jones, M., Wilson, A. DynaMoVis: Visualization of dynamic models for urban modeling The Visual Computer 31 6-8 1079 1088
  20. Wilson, G., Holton, M., Walker, J., Jones, M., Grundy, E., Davies, I., Clarke, D., Luckman, A., Russill, N., Wilson, V., Plummer, R., Wilson, R., Clarke, D. A new perspective on how humans assess their surroundings; derivation of head orientation and its role in ‘framing’ the environment PeerJ 3 e908 1 29

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  • CS-255 Computer Graphics

    This module will provide an introduction to the use of computer graphics and its applications particularly for image processing and the production of realistic representations.


  • 3D Medical Image Lossless Compressor Using Deep Learning Approaches (current)

    Other supervisor: Prof Xianghua Xie
  • Interactive Visualization Adopting Dimensionality Reduction Techniques for Pattern Recognition in Large Temporal Datasets (current)

    Other supervisor: Prof Xianghua Xie
  • Visualization and Machine Learning. (current)

    Other supervisor: Prof Xianghua Xie
  • 'Quality Assessment and Variance Reduction in Monte Carlo Rendering Algorithms«br /» ' (awarded 2018)

    Other supervisor: Dr Benjamin Mora
  • Representation Learning in Irregular Domains. (awarded 2018)

    Other supervisor: Prof Xianghua Xie
  • 'Visual Analysis of Large, Time-Dependant, Multi-Dimensional Smart Sensor Tracking Data.' (awarded 2017)

    Other supervisor: Dr Bob Laramee

Research Groups

  • Visual Computing

    Director of the Visual Computing Research group.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Director of Admissions

    2011 - 2014

  • REF Working Group

    2012 - Present

  • REF Environment Lead

    2012 - Present

External Responsibilities

  • Programme chair and co-chair of BMVC 2015, BMVC

    2015 - 2015

  • Member of the Editorial Board (Associate Editor), Computer Graphics Forum

    2014 - 2017

  • RIVIC Management Board, RIVIC

    2010 - Present

  • Organiser, RIVIC Graduate School, 2014

    2014 - 2014