Gordon Dickers

Mr Gordon Dickers BSc, PGCE, MSc, MBCS, IEEE

Senior Lecturer in Applied Computing

Swansea

Tel: +44 (0) 1792 481038
E-mail: gordon.dickers@uwtsd.ac.uk

Gordon Dickers

I’m the portfolio manager for the school’s HND/C Computing courses and I’m also Programme Director for the School’s Computer Games Development degree and HND and Software  Engineering degree and HND. I teach full time across both postgraduate and undergraduate Applied Computing courses.

Subjects I teach include C/C++ Programming, Games Physics and Maths, Games Programming and Graphics, Algorithms and Data Structures, Interactive Graphics Programming, High Performance Computing for Games and Games Artificial Intelligence.

My first degree was in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and I worked in aerospace as a Design and Development Engineer developing both hardware and software for gas turbine engine controllers. 

I subsequently moved into teaching and I now teach full time on both postgraduate and undergraduate Applied Computing courses.  Subjects include C/C++ Programming, Games Physics and Maths, Games Programming and Graphics, Algorithms and Data Structures, Interactive Graphics Programming, High Performance Computing for Games and Games Artificial Intelligence.

I am actively engaged in research. My research interests include computer games, graphics, machine learning and underwater sensor networks – our group has published several papers relating to advanced underwater sensor networks. I am also an External Examiner and actively involved with the British Computing Society (BCS) in Wales.

  • BCS.
  • IEEE.
  • I am a founding member of the BCS in Wales Universities Group.

I teach full time across both postgraduate and undergraduate Applied Computing courses. Subjects I teach include C/C++ Programming, Games Physics and Maths, Games Programming and Graphics, Algorithms and Data Structures, Interactive Graphics Programming, High Performance Computing for Games and Games Artificial Intelligence.

I am actively engaged in research. My research interests include computer games, graphics, machine learning and underwater sensor networks – our group has published several papers relating to advanced underwater sensor networks.

I am also involved with the application of machine learning techniques to automate the detection of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, a sleeping disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. 

I have been involved in Software Engineering and programming of real-time microprocessor based control systems for many years. I am an experienced C/C++ programmer and graphics programmer and I have been teaching and programming games engines, artificial intelligence and games physics engines for ten years.

I have acted as an industry consultant for design and development of embedded real-time systems software using C and assembly language (Motorola).

Xianhui Che, Ian Wells, Gordon Dickers, Paul Kear, “TDMA frame design for a prototype underwater RF communication network”, Ad Hoc Networks, Elsevier, volume 10, issue 3, May 2012, 317–327

Xianhui Che, Ian Wells, Gordon Dickers, Paul Kear, Xiaochun Gong, Re-Evaluation of RF Electromagnetic Communication in Underwater Sensor Networks, IEEE Communications Magazine, December 2010

Xianhui Che, Ian Wells, Gordon Dickers, Paul Kear, Xiaochun Gong, Mark Rhodes “Node Pattern Simulation of an Undersea Sensor Network using RF Electromagnetic Communications”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Ultra Modern Telecommunications (ICUMT 2009), St Petersburg, Russia, October 2009.

Xianhui Che, Ian Wells, Paul Kear, Gordon Dickers, Xiaochun Gong, Mark Rhodes, “A Static Multi-Hop Underwater Wireless Sensor Network Using RF Electromagnetic Communications”, Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Specialized Ad Hoc Networks and Systems (SAHNS 2009), Montreal, Canada, June 2009.

Xianhui Che, Ian Wells, Gordon Dickers, Paul Kear, Xiaochun Gong, Mark Rhodes, “Failure Tolerance Analysis of a Small Scale Underwater Sensor Network with RF Electromagnetic Communications”, Proceedings of the 3nd IEEE International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications (SENSORCOMM 2009), Athens, Greece, June 2009.