Dr Helen Miles

BSc, PhD, FHEA

Profile

Helen's research is in the field of computer graphics, virtual environments, visual perception and data visualisation. She has a BSc (2010) and PhD (2014) in Computer Science from Bangor University. She moved to Aberystwyth in 2014 to work as PDRA on the HeritageTogether project, collecting 3D digital recordings of neolithic archeology sites in Wales. In 2015 she became a lecturer for the department. Since 2016, Helen has been working as part of Aberystwyth University’s ExoMars team, simulating images from the perspective of the PanCam instrument led by UCL/MSSL and developing processes to work with the images taken by PanCam.

She is currently leading the £2.4m ESF Advanced Media Production project to develop a postgraduate-level training programme, supporting Wales’ creative industries sector by training professionals and graduates to exploit new technologies in media production.

Helen is very interested in engaging with the public and communicating science, helping to plan and run outreach activities that aim to spark an interest in science and computer science. She helps run the Aberystwyth Robotics Club, leading the advanced group, and co-leads development of Barnes the full-scale model of the ExoMars rover

Helen is a member of the BCS, and is on the committees for BCSWomen and BCS Mid Wales. In 2017, Helen became chair of the BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium, an annual conference for undergraduate women in computing.

Teaching

Research

  • Computer graphics
  • Virtual environments and virtual reality
  • Visual perception
  • Data visualisation
  • Virtual reconstruction

Responsibilities

  • Computer Science Employability Coordinator (2016-18)
  • Computer Science Head of Admissions and Recruitment (2017+)

Research Groups

Publications

Ladegaard, AC, Gunn, M & Miles, H 2018, 'Automatic radiometric correction of PanCam images' UKSA-ASB Aurora UK Community Meeting on the 2020 ExoMars Rover Mission, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 22 Nov 2018 - 22 Nov 2018, .
Miles, H, Gunn, M, Cousins, C, Leff, C, Gupta, S, Ortner, T, Traxler, C & Paar, G 2018, 'RAVEN: A Concept for VR' Paper presented at Workshop on 3D Visualization for Planetary Surface Science, Vienna, Austria, 06 Apr 2018 - 07 Apr 2018, .
Miles, H & Gunn, M 2018, 'Simulating the visual output of PanCam' UKSA-ASB Aurora UK Community Meeting on the 2020 ExoMars Rover Mission, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 22 Nov 2018 - 22 Nov 2018, .
Miles, H, Wilson, A, Labrosse, F, Tiddeman, B & Roberts, J 2016, A Community-Built Virtual Heritage Collection. in ML Gavriolova & CJK Tan (eds), Transactions on Computational Science XXVI: Special Issue on Cyberworlds and Cybersecurity. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 9550, Springer Nature, pp. 91-110. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-49247-5_6
Miles, H, Wilson, A, Labrosse, F, Tiddeman, B, Ritsos, P, Mearman, J, Griffiths, S, Edwards, B, Möller, K, Karl, R & Roberts, J 2016, 'Alternative Representations of 3D Reconstructed Heritage Data' ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH), vol. 9, no. 1, 4. https://doi.org/10.1145/2795233
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