Dr Andrei Boiko


School School of Design and Informatics

Department Division of Games Technology and Mathematics



  • Lecturer, Abertay University, 2014 - present
  • Research Assistant / Software Developer, Abertay University, 2011 - 2014


  • Ph.D. in Visualisation of Complex Systems, Abertay University, expected end date - July 2020
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology, Abertay University, 2013

I’m a Lecturer and doctoral researcher in interactive visualisations of complex systems.

Originally from Tallinn, Estonia, I moved to Dundee in 2009 to study Computer Games Technology at Abertay. Although I initially planned to go down the entertainment industry route after graduation, I later realised that my passion lies with applying my games programming skills to research that has the potential to improve peoples’ lives and I decided to pursue an academic career instead.

I’m currently involved in the University’s Signalling Visualisation Toolkit (SiViT) project, which aims to develop and refine a computer-based simulation of cell signalling pathways. SiVIT is designed to allow healthcare professionals to investigate and analyse the effects of various drugs on cancer cell behaviour and thus help with the development of combination therapies for cancer treatment.

My PhD research has received recognition from experts within my field. I presented my research at various national and international conferences including SICSA Demofest 2017 and AAAS Conference in Washington, DC in 2019. 

My main research focus is on the use of the cutting-edge computer games technology for the development of research-support and teaching software tools. I am also interested in mobile and VR platforms and their potential use for research and education.

I enjoy teaching others as much as I love to learn new things myself. I teach a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate modules and supervise honours and masters projects developing mobile, AR and VR applications.

I am currently the module leader for:

  • CMP309: Software Development for Mobile Devices
  • CMP418: Programming Animation Systems
  • CMP501: Network Game Development

I also co-deliver:

  • CMP303: Network Systems for Game Development

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Mr Matthew Bett

Mr Matthew Bett

Division of Games Technology and Mathematics | Lecturer

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Dr Kean Lee Kang

Dr Kean Lee Kang

Division of Games Technology and Mathematics | Lecturer

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