Staff profile

Dr Barry Blundell


Senior Lecturer for Computing and Information Technology

Subject

Computing

Department

University of Derby Online Learning

Email

b.blundell@derby.ac.uk

About

I am a physicist and engineer strongly committed to trans-disciplinary teaching and research. To date I have held academic positions in a number of countries including New Zealand, Sweden, the United States, and the United Arab Emirates. I have published teaching resources and research books with Springer-Verlag, John Wiley & Sons, Cengage and Macmillan. I am an Accreditation Inspector for the British Computer Society (BCS), and for the British Accreditation Council (BAC).

Research interests

My main area of research concerns the theory, modelling, implementation and evaluation of innovative autostereoscopic display technologies. Other areas of research include the human visual system, haptic interaction and innovative interaction interfaces, blended learning, and the history of maths and of technology. All of these areas have a strong transdisciplinary flavour.

Membership of professional bodies

Qualifications

Courses

Recent publications

  • B.G. Blundell, 3D Displays and Spatial Interaction: Exploring the Science, Art, Evolution, and Use of 3D Technologies, Volume II: From Autostereoscopic Systems to Haptic Interfaces. (This is the second volume of a three-volume work) (in progress).

  • B.G. Blundell, Ethics in Computing, Science, and Engineering: A Student's Guide to Doing Things Right (830 pages) (in production, for publication by Springer-Nature 2019).

  • B.G. Blundell, About 3D Volumetric Displays, Walker & Wood Limited (150 pages), ISBN 978-0-473-19376-8 (2011).

  • B.G. Blundell, 3D Displays and Spatial Interaction: Exploring the Science, Art, Evolution, and Use of 3D Technologies, Volume I: From Perception to Technology, Walker & Wood Limited (419 pages), ISBN 978-0-473-17700-3 (2011).

  • B.G. Blundell, An Introduction to Computer Graphics and Creative 3D Environments, Springer-Verlag London, ISBN: 978-1-848-00041-4 (501 pages) (showcased at SIGGRAPH 2008) (2008).

  • P. Duquenoy, S. Jones, and B.G. Blundell (ed. and co-author), Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Computing. Cengage Learning EMEA (FastTrack series), ISBN 978-184-480749-9 (2008).

  • B.G. Blundell, Introduction to Computing Hardware, Middlesex University Press (220 pages), ISBN 1-904750-19-2 (2006). Subsequently published in revised form by Cengage Learning EMEA (FastTrack series) ISBN 978-1844807512 (2008).

  • B.G. Blundell, Enhanced Visualization: Making Space for 3D Images. John Wiley NY (Interscience series) (432 pages) ISBN 0-471-78629-2 (2007).

  • B.G. Blundell and N. Khan, Computer Systems and Networks, Middlesex University Press (333 pages, main author), ISBN 1-904-75024-9 (2005). Subsequently published in revised form by Cengage Learning EMEA (FastTrack series) (300 pages, main author), ISBN 1-844-80639-1 (2007).

  • B.G. Blundell and A.J.Schwarz, Creative 3D Display and Interaction Interfaces: A Trans-Disciplinary Approach, (371 pages, main author), John Wiley NY (Interscience series), ISBN 0-471-48271-4 (2006).

  • B.G. Blundell, Volumetric 3D Displays: Towards Commercial Success, 3rd Dimension, Veritas et Visus, 11 (9), pp. 59-66 (2018) (invited).
  • B.G. Blundell, Trapped Particle Makes 3D Images, Nature 553, 408-409 (2018).
  • B.G. Blundell, On the Uncertain Future of the Volumetric 3D Display Paradigm, 3DResearch, 8 (11) (Springer) (2017).
  • B.G. Blundell, Trump Tactics, Letter in Physics World, 30 (3), p21 (2017).
  • B.G. Blundell, Education: When Investment in Technology is not enough, ITNow (OUP), 58 (2), pp.42-43 (2016).
  • B.G. Blundell, Volumetric 3D Displays, in ‘Handbook of Visual Display Technology’(2nd edn) (eds. J.Chen, W. Cranton, M. Fihn), Springer International Publishing, in association with Canopus Publishing (invited). ISBN 978-3-319-14347-7 (September 2016).
  • B.G. Blundell and M. Fihn, Introduction to 3D Displays, in ‘Handbook of Visual Display Technology’ (2nd edn) (eds. J.Chen, W. Cranton, M. Fihn), Springer International Publishing, in association with Canopus Publishing (invited). ISBN 978-3-319-14347-7 (September 2016).
  • B.G. Blundell, Digitally Enhanced Learning: Facing up to the Camera, ITNow (OUP), 57 (2), pp.40-41. DOI 10.1093/itnow/bwv046 (2015).
  • B.G. Blundell, On Alternative Approaches to 3D Image Perception: Monoscopic 3D Techniques, 3D Research (Springer-Verlag), 6 (2). DOI 10.1007/s13319-015-0047-6 (2015).
  • B.G. Blundell and L W Lu, Ethical and Professional Issues: Reflections on Course Evolution, Innovation and Student Engagement, Proc. BCS INSPIRE (International Conference for Process Improvement, Research and Education), Loughborough University, 31st March 2015 (UK), “Outlook on Computing Education”, eds. M King, R Lock, R Dawson, M Ross, G Staples, J Uhomoibhi , ISBN 978-0-9926958-7-3 (2015).