Dr Senir Dinar

Senior Lecturer, Computer Gaming Technology

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School:Cambridge School of Creative Industries

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Computing and technology

Research Supervision:Yes

Courses taught: Computer Gaming Technology

Enthusiastic about teaching, Senir has extensive experience in software development and project management. He teaches C++ and C# programming on the Computer Gaming Technology course.

Twitter: @senir_dinar

Email: senir.dinar@anglia.ac.uk


Senir’s background is in software and systems engineering. Following his graduation, Senir worked as an embedded telecoms programmer before joining ARU in 2003 to start his EPSRC funded PhD programme researching tactile map production using UV curable ink-jet system. More recently, Senir has applied his programming and Computer Science experience to video game development as well as leading the Computer Gaming Technology course.

Research interests

  • Predicting point of churn
  • Machine Learning analysing human behaviour within games
  • Monetisation models within video game
  • Teaching and Learning

Areas of research supervision

  • Post Doctoral Researcher – Hyperlocal Rainfall. Users’ route and mode of transport prediction based on accurate real-time rainfall data
  • UG researcher – A video game designed to help opticians to measure amblyopic eye condition.


  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science – Anglia Ruskin University
  • PhD Systems Engineering – Anglia Ruskin University
  • PG Cert

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow of the British Computer Association

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

Senir was recently awarded a KEEP+ grant by the European Regional Fund to develop a Sales Reps client/server application which does not rely on expensive enterprise size applications.

Selected recent publications

Dinar, S.; Rowell, J. (2005) “Steps towards automating the process of tactile map design.”  Tactile Graphics, Birmingham, UK

McCallum, D., Dinar, S., Jehoel, S. & Sheldon, S., (2005). “The design and manufacture of tactile maps, using an ink-jet process”. Journal of Engineering Design, 16 (6)

Dinar, S.; Rowell, J. McCallum, D., (2005) “Incorporating Unique Tactile Map software Ink-Jet to improve tactile map design”, In Digital Fabrication, Baltimore, USA (Best interactive paper award)

Dinar, S.; Rowell, J. McCallum, D., & Sheldon, D., (2005), “An advanced tactile ink-jet printer: Enhancing tactile map design and production methods.” In International Conference for Engineering Design, Melbourne Australia

Jehoel, S., Dinar, S.; Rowell, J. McCallum, D. & Ungar, S,. (2004) “A scientific approach to tactile map design minimum elevation of tactile map symbols”,  International Cartographic Conference, A Coruña, Spain

McCallum, D., Rowell, J. & Dinar, S., (2006) Tactile directional symbols, British Journal of Visual Impairment, 24(2), pp. 83-92

McCallum, D., Rowell, J. and Dinar, S., (2005). Parameters for Evaluating Tactile Structures Produced with Ink-jet. In Digital Fabrication. Baltimore: Society of Imaging Science and Technology

Media experience

In 2005 Senir was interviewed by BBC Look East in connection with his PhD research and the potential outcome of the tactile printer.