Dr Euan Dempster

Lecturer

School School of Design and Informatics

Department Division of Games Technology and Mathematics

Contact info

+44 (0)1382 30 8229

Biography

Euan Dempster BSc Hons, PhD, PG-Cert Ed. A graduate in Computer Science from the Heriot-Watt University, I gained my doctorate in the field of performance prediction in parallel databases. I started my academic life late after careers in the merchant navy and as a boiler commissioning engineer. I joined the School of Arts, Media and Computer Games at the University of Abertay in 2006.

I am the programme tutor for the MSc in Computer Games Technology. Teaching responsibilities lie in the School of Design and Informatics and focus on the development of inter-disciplinary teams and the integration of professional skills, attitudes and practices into undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and learning. 

Undergraduate

DES101 - Developing Game Concepts
 
DES203 - Interactive Media Production
 
CMP401 - Honours Project Proposal Workshops
 

Postgraduate

DES502 - Game Design and Development
 
CMP504 - Masters Project

My principal research interests lie in development, design, production and management within the creative industries.

I have supervised masters projects; using AI to improve NPC behaviour using fuzzy logic, classifiers and expert systems; using mobile gaming as part of an on-line study package; a tool to assist animators, using surface technology in games. 
 
Currently interested in using games in the assessment of students. The development of games for learning is also an area that I would like to research further, as well as combining learning games with assessment and the use of metrics in game design.
 
Currently supervising a PhD student investigating using games to assist cancer patients. One investigating large complex data sets to establish pathways through NHS services and to visualise service usage in the future. One looking at automating the detection of pornographic images to assist Police. One creating interactive media to teach written English to Chinese students and to teach Mandarin to english students. One creating a pipeline for 3D models to be created from images and transposed into AR by using mobile technology alone.

2019

RPGs to enhance the second language acquisition of both Mandarin and English

Harbord, C. & Dempster, E. W. (2019) RPGs to enhance the second language acquisition of both Mandarin and English. . . .
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Avatars

Harbord, C. & Dempster, E. W. (2019) Avatars. In: Proceedings of the 2019 International Conference n Entertainment Computing & Joint Conference on Serious Games. . . Springer.
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The use of interactive multi-player games to enhance second language acquisition of both Mandarin and English

Harbord, C. & Dempster, E. W. (2019) The use of interactive multi-player games to enhance second language acquisition of both Mandarin and English. . . .
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The use of interactive multi-player games to enhance second language acquisition of both Mandarin and English

Harbord, C. & Dempster, E. W. (2019) The use of interactive multi-player games to enhance second language acquisition of both Mandarin and English. In: Digital games and language learning . Peterson, M. (ed.), Yamazaki, K. (ed.), Thomas, M. (ed.). . Bloomsbury Publishing.
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Innovative strategies for 3D visualisation using photogrammetry and 3D scanning for mobile phones

Munir, V., Dempster, E. W. & Lyons, D. (2019) Innovative strategies for 3D visualisation using photogrammetry and 3D scanning for mobile phones. In: Proceedings of EVA London 2019 (EVA 2019). Weinel, J. (ed.), Bowen, J. (ed.), Diprose, G. (ed.), Lambert, N. (ed.). p. 231-236. . BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
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2005

A tool for supporting the teaching of parallel database systems

Dempster, E. W., Williams, M. H., Burger, A. & Taylor, H. (2005) A tool for supporting the teaching of parallel database systems. . . p. 238-247. .
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2004

Constraining XML transformations for personalised information presentation

Cawsey, A., Dempster, E. W., Pacey, D., Williams, M. H., Marwick, D. H. & MacKinnon, L. M. (2004) Constraining XML transformations for personalised information presentation. In: Key Technologies for Data Management: 21st British National Conference on Databases, BNCOD 21, Edinburgh, UK, July 7-9, 2004: Proceedings. Williams, H. (ed.), MacKinnon, L. (ed.). p. 136-143. Berlin: Springer.
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Analytical response time estimation in parallel relational database systems

Tomov, N., Dempster, E. W., Williams, M. H., Burger, A., Taylor, H., King, P. J. B. & Broughton, P. (2004) Analytical response time estimation in parallel relational database systems. . . p. 249-283. .
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2003

Tools for personalised presentation of information

Dempster, E. W., Pacey, D., Williams, M. H., Cawsey, A., Marwick, D. H. & MacKinnon, L. M. (2003) Tools for personalised presentation of information. In: New horizons in information management: 20th British National Conference on Databases, BNCOD 20 Coventry, UK, July 15–17, 2003: proceedings. James, A. (ed.), Younas, M. (ed.), Lings, B. (ed.). p. 261-270. Berlin: Springer Verlag.
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Modelling parallel oracle for performance prediction

Dempster, E. W., Tomov, N. T., Williams, M. H., Taylor, H., Burger, A., Trinder, P., Lü, J. & Broughton, P. (2003) Modelling parallel oracle for performance prediction. . . p. 251-269. .
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