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Prof. Phil Picton

  • Job title: Professor of Engineering
  • Department: Science & Technology - Engineering

General information

Professor Phil Picton did his degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Swansea University in 1979, and then went on to do his PhD in Digital Logic Design at Bath University in 1982. He then became a Research Fellow at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh where he worked on robotics and image processing. He was appointed as a lecturer in electronics at the Open University in 1984 where he contributed to the writing of courses in Control Engineering, Electronics, Mechatronics and Artificial Intelligence.

In 1994 he moved to Northampton University where he became Professor of Intelligent Computer Systems. In 2005 he became Head of Engineering, and began working closely with the British Institute of Nondestructive Testing, to produce a unique set of distance learning courses in NDT. His own contribution was to write the modules on Ultrasonic Testing, Radiographic Testing and Vibration Analysis. He then went on to be research Leader for the School of science & Technology. In 2014 he returned to being a Professor in the Engineering on a part-time basis. Over his academic career he has published over a hundred papers and written two books.

Teaching

Phil is Course Leader for the FdSc and BSc Non-destructive testing, where he also teaches Maths, Electronics, Ultrasonic Testing, Radiographic testing, Advanced NDT Techniques and the Project. He is also Framework Coordinator for the Science & Health Year 0 programme, where he teaches Subject Skills 1 and the Pathway Leader for the International Foundation Programme.

Research

My research is broadly in the application of intelligence techniques to engineering problems.

Publications

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2016

  1. Abbas, R., Al-Sherbaz, A., Bennecer, A. and Picton, P. (2016) Development of scheduling process for the M2M communications system in smart cites. Panel Presentation presented to: School of Science and Technology Annual Research Conference, Newton Building, The University of Northampton, 02 March 2016.

2015

  1. Hassan, A., Torres Pérez, A., Kaczmarczyk, S. and Picton, P. (2015) Active vibration control for a Free Piston Stirling Engine generator using a voice coil actuator. MM (Modern Machinery) Science Journal. March(2015), pp. 547-554. 1803-1269.
  2. Ajah, S., Al-Sherbaz, A., Turner, S. J. and Picton, P. (2015) Machine–to–machine communications energy efficiencies: the implications of different M2M communications specifications. International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing (IJWMC). 8(1), pp. 15-26. 1741-1084.
  3. Sidoumou, M. R., Turner, S. J., Picton, P., Bechkoum, K. and Benatchba, K. (2015) Multitasking in Emotion Modelling Attention Control. In: Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII). Xi'an, china: IEEE. 978-1-4799-9953-8/15.

2014

  1. Hassan, A., Torres-Perez, A., Kaczmarczyk, S. and Picton, P. (2014) Active vibration control strategies for a Free Piston Stirling Engine generator. In: Mechatronics - Mechatronika (ME) 2014 16th International Conference. Picastaway, N.J.: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 9788021448179. pp. 381-387.
  2. Sánchez Crespo, R., Kaczmarczyk, S., Picton, P. and Su, H. (2014) Modelling and simulation of a nonstationary high-rise elevator system to predict the dynamic interactions between its components. In: Kaczmarczyk, S. and Peters, R. (eds.) Symposium on Lift and Escalator Technologies: Volume 4. Northampton, UK: The University of Northampton, CIBSE Lifts Group. 2052-7225. pp. 175-182.
  3. Ajah, S., Al-Sherbaz, A., Turner, S. J. and Picton, P. (2014) Sub 1GHz M2M communications standardization: The advancement in white space utilization for enhancing the energy efficiency. In: Merabti, M., Abuelmaatti, O. and Oliver, C. (eds.) PGNET Proceedings of the 15th Annual Postgraduate Symposium on the Convergence of Telecommunications, Networking and Broadcasting 2014. Liverpool, UK: Liverpool John Moores University. 9781902560281.
  4. Sánchez Crespo, R., Kaczmarczyk, S. and Picton, P. (2014) The coupled nonlinear dynamics of a lift system. Paper presented to: ICNPAA 2014 World Congress: 10th International Conference on Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences, Narvik University, Norway, 15-18 July 2014.
  5. Sánchez Crespo, R., Kaczmarczyk, S., Picton, P. and Su, H. (2014) The coupled nonlinear dynamics of a lift system. In: 10th International Conference on Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences: ICNPAA 2014. Melville, NY: AIP Publishing LLC. 9780735412767. pp. 245-252.

2013

  1. Picton, P. (2013) Calculating the relative energy and amplitude of ultrasonic waves at boundaries. In: Smallbone, C. and Dick, L. (eds.) Proceedings of the 1st Australasian International Welding, Inspection and NDT Conference. Australia: Welding Technology Institute of Australia & Australian Institute for Non-Destructive Testing.
  2. Picton, P. (2013) Courses for the NDT industry. In: Smallbone, C. and Dick, L. (eds.) Proceedings of the 1st Australasian International Welding, Inspection and NDT Conference. Australia: Welding Technology Institute of Australia & Australian Institute for Non-Destructive Testing.
  3. Kabeer, S., Attenburrow, G. E., Picton, P. and Wilson, M. (2013) Development of an image analysis technique for measurement of Poisson’s ratio for viscoelastic materials: application to leather. Journal of Materials Science. 48(2), pp. 744-749. 0022-2461.
  4. Sánchez Crespo, R., Kaczmarczyk, S., Picton, P., Su, H. and Jetter, M. (2013) Modelling and simulation of a high-rise elevator system to predict the dynamic interactions between its components. Symposium presented to: 3rd Symposium on Lift and Escalator Technologies 2013, Northampton, UK, 26-27 September 2013.
  5. Kaczmarczyk, S., Mirhadizadeh, S., Picton, P., Salamaliki-Simpson, R. and Turner, S. J. (2013) Modelling, simulation and experimental validation of nonlinear dynamic interactions in an aramid rope system. In: Dimitrovová, Z. (ed.) 11th Biennial International Conference on Vibration Problems (ICOVP-2013) Conference Proceedings. ICOVP.
  6. Kaczmarczyk, S. and Picton, P. (2013) The prediction of nonlinear responses and active stiffness control of moving slender continua subjected to dynamic loadings in a vertical host structure. International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration. 18(1), pp. 39-44. 1027-5851.

2012

  1. Mabbutt, S. J., Picton, P., Shaw, P. and Black, S. (2012) Review of Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) applied to corrosion monitoring. Journal of Physics: Conference Series. 364(1), 012114. 1742-6596.
  2. Picton, P. (2012) Teaching ultrasonics using spreadsheets. In: Bjorkqvist, J., Laakso, M.-J., Roslöf, J., Tuohi, R. and Virtanen, S. (eds.) International Conference on Engineering Education 2012 Proceedings. Turku, Finland: Turku University of Applied Sciences. 9789522163196. pp. 954-959.
  3. Al-Sherbaz, A., Dravid, R., Svennevik, E. and Picton, P. (2012) iSurvival: a collaborative mobile network system for disaster management. In: Camarinha-Matos, L. M., Xu, L. and Afsarmanesh, H. (eds.) Collaborative Networks in the Internet of Services. Bournemouth: Springer. 9783642327742. pp. 318-326.

2011

  1. Picton, P. and Kaczmarczyk, S. (2011) A software tool for calculating the relative amplitude of ultrasonic waves at boundaries. In: Crocker, M. J., Pawelczyk, M. and Ivanov, N. (eds.) Proceedings of the 18th International Congress on Sound and Vibration. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Curran Associates Inc. 9781618392596. pp. 2263-2270.
  2. Jamali, S., Mills, D. J., Mabbutt, S. J. and Picton, P. (2011) Effect of surface preparation on the protective efficiency and adhesion of organic coatings applied to steel. In: EUROCORR 2011: Developing Solutions for the Global Challenge. Stockholm, Sweden: Dechema.
  3. Wang, Y., Picton, P., Turner, S. J. and Attenburrow, G. E. (2011) Predicting leather handle like an expert by artificial neural networks. Applied Artificial Intelligence. 25(2), pp. 180-192. 0883-9514.
  4. Kaczmarczyk, S. and Picton, P. (2011) The prediction of nonlinear responses and active stiffness control of moving slender continua subjected to dynamic loadings in a vertical host structure. In: Crocker, M. J., Ivanov, N. and Pawelczyk, M. (eds.) Proceedings of the 18th International Congress on Sound and Vibration. Rio de Jainero, Brazil: Curran Associates Inc. 9781618392596. pp. 2767-2774.
  5. Attenburrow, G. E., Wang, Y., Picton, P. and Turner, S. J. (2011) The subjective measurement of leather handle by descriptive sensory analysis. Journal of the American Leather Chemists Association. April, pp. 134-139. 0002-9726.

2010

  1. Remy, G., Kazemian, H. and Picton, P. (2010) Application of neural fuzzy controller for streaming video over bluetooth 1.2. Neural Computing and Applications. 19(10) 0941-0643.
  2. Varley, M., Peak, M. and Picton, P. (2010) Enhancing student understanding of concepts in engineering and other STEM areas. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Education (ICEE 2010). 1562-3580.
  3. Adams, J. P., Kaczmarczyk, S., Picton, P. and Demian, P. (2010) Problem solving and creativity in engineering: conclusions of a phenomenographic study of novices and professionals. Paper presented to: University of Northampton Learning and Teaching Conference: Learning Dialogues, University of Northampton, UK, 13 May 2010.
  4. Adams, J. P., Kaczmarczyk, S., Picton, P. and Demian, P. (2010) Problem solving and creativity in engineering: conclusions of a three year PBL project involving reusable learning objects and robots. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Education (ICEE 2010). 1562-3580.
  5. Adams, J. P., Kaczmarczyk, S., Picton, P. and Demian, P. (2010) Problem solving and creativity in engineering: conclusions of a three year project involving reusable learning objects and robots. Paper presented to: Engineering Education 2010 (EE 2010), Aston University, Birmingham, England, 06-08 July 2010.
  6. Kazemian, H., Remy, G. and Picton, P. (2010) Supervised neural fuzzy schemes in video transmission over bluetooth. In: Diamantaras, K., Duch, W. and Iliadis, L. S. (eds.) Artificial Neural Networks - ICANN 2010 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 6354). Springer-Verlag. 9783642158257. pp. 378-386.
  7. Picton, P. and Zaid, M. (2010) The development of courses for the NDT industry in collaboration with the industry body and the students themselves. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Education (ICEE 2010). 1562-3580.

2009

  1. Adams, J. P., Kaczmarczyk, S., Picton, P. and Demian, P. (2009) Problem solving and creativity in engineering: perceptions of novices and professionals. In: Ao, S. I., Douglas, C., Grundfest, W. S. and Burgstone, J. (eds.) Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2009, Vol. 1. Hong Kong: Newswood Limited. 9789881701268.

2008

  1. Marais, J., Taylor, D. N., Denman, A. R., Phillips, C. A., Picton, P. and Monk, D. (2008) Automatic segmentation of the left ventricle for image registration in an emission based attenuation correction technique. Poster presented to: British Nuclear Medicine Society (BNMS) 36th Annual Meeting, Edinburgh, 12-14 May 2008.
  2. Adams, J. P., Turner, S. J., Kaczmarczyk, S., Picton, P. and Demian, P. (2008) Problem solving and creativity for undergraduate engineers: findings of an action research project involving robots. In: UNSPECIFIED International Network for Engineering Education & Research (iNEER).
  3. Adams, J. P., Kaczmarczyk, S., Picton, P. and Demian, P. (2008) Problem solving and creativity in engineering: findings of interviews with experts and novices. In: UNSPECIFIED International Network for Engineering Education & Research (iNEER).
  4. Picton, P. and Capp, M. (2008) Relaying scene information to the blind via sound using cartoon depth maps. Image and Vision Computing. 26(4), pp. 570-577. 0262-8856.

2007

  1. Wang, Y., Picton, P., Turner, S. J. and Attenburrow, G. E. (2007) A neural network approach to investment the objective and subjective measurements of leather handle. In: Proceedings of the Symposium on Methods of Artificial Intelligence, AIMETH 2007. Poland: Silesian University of Technology. pp. 241-246.
  2. Adams, J. P., Kaczmarczyk, S., Picton, P. and Demian, P. (2007) Improving problem solving and encouraging creativity in engineering undergraduates. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Education. New York: Springer. 9789728855141.
  3. Kabeer, S., Attenburrow, G. E., Picton, P. and Wilson, M. (2007) The application of computerised image analysis to determine physical properties of leather. Paper presented to: XXIX Congress of the International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies, Washington DC, USA, 20-24 June 2007.

2006

  1. Samamaliki-Simpson, R., Kaczmarczyk, S., Picton, P. and Turner, S. J. (2006) Non-linear modal interactions in a suspension rope system with time-varying length. Applied Mechanics and Materials. 5-6, pp. 217-224. 1660-9336.

2005

  1. Prince, K., Campbell, J., Picton, P. and Turner, S. J. (2005) A computational model simulating how pain modulation can occur through transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). In: Petratos, P. and Michalopoulos, D. (eds.) Computer Science and Information Systems: Selected Papers from the 1st International Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems on June 16-18, 2005. Athens, Greece: Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER). 9608867231. pp. 15-32.
  2. Nolle, L., Goodyear, A., Hopgood, A. A., Picton, P. and Braithwaite, N. S. J. (2005) Improved simulated annealing with step width adaptation for Langmuir probe tuning. Engineering Optimization. 37(5), pp. 463-477. 1029-0273.

2004

  1. Prince, K., Campbell, J., Picton, P. and Turner, S. J. (2004) A computational model of acute pain. In: Horton, G. (ed.) Proceedings 18th European Simulation Multiconference. Erlangen, Germany: SCS Publishing. 3936150354 (book) ; 3936150362 (CD). pp. 117-122.
  2. Al-Kuzee, J., Matsuura, T., Goodyear, A., Nolle, L., Hopgood, A. A., Picton, P. and Braithwaite, N. S. J. (2004) Optimization of plasma etch processes using evolutionary search methods with in-situ diagnostics. Plasma Sources Science and Technology. 13(4), pp. 612-622. 1361-6595.

2003

  1. Turner, S. J., Picton, P. and Campbell, J. (2003) Extraction of short-latency evoked potentials using a combination of wavelets and evolutionary algorithms. Medical Engineering & Physics. 25(5), pp. 407-412. 1350-4533.

2002

  1. Nolle, L., Goodyear, A., Hopgood, A. A., Picton, P. and Braithwaite, N. S. J. (2002) Automated control of an actively compensated Langmuir probe system using simulated annealing. Knowledge-Based Systems. 15(5-6), pp. 349-354. 0950-7051.

2001

  1. Picton, P., Campbell, J. and Turner, S. J. (2001) Modelling chronic pain: an initial survey. In: Zhang, L. and Gu, F. (eds.) ICONIP-2001 Proceedings: 8th International Conference on Neural Information Proceeding. Shanghai: Fudan University Press. 9787309030129. pp. 1267-1270.
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