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

Senir’s research focuses on exploring possible Knowledge Exchange (KTP, KEEP+) collaboration initiatives that address particular scientific challenges or bring about cost saving measures through novel use of technology in areas such as: Multi-modal binding when using AR/VR, prediction of behaviour models, true Random Number Generation and Point of Churn.

Twitter: @senir_dinar

Email: senir.dinar@aru.ac.uk

Background

With a strong background in industry, Senir has more than 10 years of experience in teaching and research in computer related topics. His core expertise stem from applying his knowledge in Computer Science, Mechatronics and Video Games to commercial products and services, which in turn, inform his teaching.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Hebrew

Research interests

  • Multi-modal binding within AR/VR
  • Point of churn in games
  • Prediction models of human behaviour
  • Serious games for training

Areas of research supervision

  • Richard Parker: Applying machine learning to video analysis for music therapy

Teaching

Senir currently teaches on the following modules:

  • Introduction to Game Programming (C#)
  • Software Development for Games (C++)
  • Object Oriented Programming for Games (Advance C++ in Unreal Engine 4)

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science – Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK
  • PhD Tactile map production using UV curable inkjet system
  • PG Cert

Memberships, editorial boards

  • British Computer Society (MBCS)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • KTP with UK Antarctic Heritage Trust funded by Innovate UK (£200,000)
  • KEEP+ with Burden & Burden Ltd - funded by European Regional Development Fund (£60,000)
  • KTP with Meniscus LTD - funded by Innovate UK (£180,000) - cross platform application

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.