Dr Helen Miles


Dr Helen Miles

Senior Lecturer

Department of Computer Science

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Helen's research is in the area of visual computing. She has a BSc (2010) and PhD (2014) in Computer Science from Bangor University. She moved to Aberystwyth in 2014 to work as PDRA, and in 2015 became a lecturer for the department. From 2019-23 Helen led 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. The project was shortlisted for the 2021 Times Higher Education Awards 'Knowledge Exchange/Transfer Initiative of the Year'.

Since 2016, Helen has been 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. Her current work is centred around investigating aspects of visual perception within the PanCam image processing chain, including image compression and colour reproduction. Most recently, Helen has taken the role of Operations Software Lead for the new Enfys instrument

Additional Information

Helen is a member of the BCS, and is on the committee for BCS Mid Wales. From 2017-2020, Helen was chair of the BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium, an annual conference for undergraduate women in computing.


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


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


Ladegaard, A, Gunn, M, Miles, H & Tyler, L 2023, AUPE: An Emulator for the ExoMars PanCam Instrument. in D Hunter & P Vangorp (eds), Computer Graphics and Visual Computing (CGVC). Eurographics. 10.2312/cgvc.20231199
Cerkez, T, Finnis, J, Kurki, M, Miles, H & Thurgate, JJ 2023, Reflections on Imagination of Future and AI. in Handbook of knowledge and expertise in international politics. Oxford University Press.
Hajzer, SP, Jones, A, Jones, D, Miles, H, Ellis, V, Villagra Povina, F, Sganga, M, Swain, M & Bennett-Gillison, S 2023, Towards Ceramics Inspired Physiotherapy for Recovering Stroke Patients. in Computer Graphics and Visual Computing (CGVC). Eurographics. 10.2312/cgvc.20231194
Hajzer, SP, Jones, A, Jones, D, Miles, H, Ellis, V, Sganga, M, Bennett-Gillison, S, Villagra Povina, F & Swain, M 2023, 'Towards Ceramics Inspired Physiotherapy for Recovering Stroke Patients', Computer Graphics & Visual Computing , Aberystwyth, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 14 Sept 2023 - 15 Sept 2023. 10.2312/cgvc.20231194
Miles, H, Zerk, R, Wydall, S, Freeman, E, Jones, AL & Hancock, N 2022, '‘Through their eyes’: virtual experience as a help-seeker of domestic violence and abuse', Digital transformation: Wales Data Nation Accelerator (WDNA), 26 May 2022. <https://dna.wales/wp-content/uploads/WDNA-A1-Poster_Domestic-Violence_E.pdf>
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