Sam Redfern

Lecturer Bar/College Lecturer B.A., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Contact Details

Lecturer Bar/College Lecturer
Dept. of Information Technology
I.T. Building
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 3670
E: sam.redfern@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

I have been a software developer, specialising in computer games, since the early 1980s. Employed as a university lecturer since 1996, my teaching has focused mostly on software development/programming, games development, graphics and image processing. My research has been in various areas of applied computer science, including digital image processing, artificial intelligence, graphics, image processing, and virtual collaboration technologies. I have published numerous computer games on a variety of desktop platforms, tablets and smartphones.

Research Interests

Computer games technologies
Artificial Intelligence
Digital image processing
Collaborative Virtual Environments
Distibuted Work/Telework/eLearning
Computer Supported Co-Operative Work
Realtime 3D graphics/visualisation

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
CHINESE LOCALISED HIBERNIA GAME EI INNOVATION VOUCHER IV 2012 1084 SAM REDFERN 01-APR-12 31-JAN-14
MF2002 MF87 02 M DR SAM REDFERN 14-OCT-02 29-NOV-04
EI ATRP 02 212 SAM REDFERN 01-NOV-02 31-MAY-06
EI IV 2009 3204 & IV 2009 3203 DR SAM REDFERN 01-MAR-10 28-FEB-11
MF2003 MF48 03 M SAM REDFERN 01-JAN-04 31-DEC-04
EI AND REAL SIM LIMITED FACEBOOK HIBERNIA GAME IV-2010-3289, IV 2010 0051T, IV 2010 0050T SAM REDFERN 01-FEB-11 14-SEP-11

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
'An Approach to Automated Morphological-Topographical Classification'
S. Redfern. AARGnews 17, 1998 'An Approach to Automated Morphological-Topographical Classification'. [Details]
'A Neural Network-Based Model for Predicting the Bulk-Skin Temperature Difference at the Sea Surface'
B. Ward & S. Redfern, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 20 (18), 3533-3548, 1999 'A Neural Network-Based Model for Predicting the Bulk-Skin Temperature Difference at the Sea Surface'. [Details]
'Computer Assisted Classification from Aerial Photographs'
S. Redfern, AARGnews 14, 1997 'Computer Assisted Classification from Aerial Photographs'. [Details]
(2013) 'Utilizing Bimodal Emotion Recognition for Adaptive Artificial Intelligence'
Alan Murphy and Sam Redfern (2013) 'Utilizing Bimodal Emotion Recognition for Adaptive Artificial Intelligence'. International Journal of Engineering Science and Innovative Technology (IJESIT), 2 (4):167-173 [Details]
(2012) 'Future Directions of the Conferencing and Collaboration Field'
Alfie Keary and Sam Redfern (2012) 'Future Directions of the Conferencing and Collaboration Field'. International Journal Of E-Collaboration; Special Issue On Collaborative Work Environments, 8 (2):46-69 [Details]
(2004) 'Adaptive Screen Generation for Mobile Devices'
O'Nuallain, Caoimhin and Redfern, Sam. (2004) 'Adaptive Screen Generation for Mobile Devices'. [Details]
(2002) 'Collaborative Virtual Environments to Support Communication and Community in Internet-Based Distance Education'
Redfern, S., and Naughton, N. 2002. Journal of Information Technology Education, 1(3), 201-211. (2002) 'Collaborative Virtual Environments to Support Communication and Community in Internet-Based Distance Education'. International Journal of Information Technology Education, [Details]
(1999) 'Digital elevation modelling of individual monuments from aerial photographs'
Redfern, S.; Lyons, G.; Redfern, RM; (1999) 'Digital elevation modelling of individual monuments from aerial photographs'. Archaeological Prospection, [Details]
(1999) 'A neural network model for predicting the bulk-skin temperature di_erence at the sea surface'
Ward, B., Redfern,S. (1999) 'A neural network model for predicting the bulk-skin temperature di_erence at the sea surface'. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 20 :3533-3548 [Details]
(1998) 'A Framework for Digital Wide-Area Survey from Aerial Photographs'
S. Redfern. The Journal of Irish Archaeology, 9, 1998. 135-150 (1998) 'A Framework for Digital Wide-Area Survey from Aerial Photographs'. Journal Of Irish Archaeology, [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
'Distributed Virtual Reality Learning Environments'
S. Redfern, M. Colhoun, J. Hernandez, N. Naughton, D. Noonan, 2006. 'Distributed Virtual Reality Learning Environments' In: [Details]
(2012) 'Artificial Intelligence Supported Non-Verbal Communication for Enriched Collaboration in Distributed E-Research Environments'
Paul Smith and Sam Redfern (2012) 'Artificial Intelligence Supported Non-Verbal Communication for Enriched Collaboration in Distributed E-Research Environments' In: Collaborative and Distributed E-Research: Innovations in Technologies, Strategies and Applications. USA: IGI Global. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2011) Independent Games Developer Conference (London)
Redfern, S. (2011) Developing and Running an indie MMO.. Singlehandedly... Part Time Independent Games Developer Conference (London) [Details]
(2011) GAME-ON2011 International Conference on Intelligent Games and Simulation
Murphy, A. and Redfern, S. (2011) Non-Verbal Communication Assisted Serious Gaming Applications GAME-ON2011 International Conference on Intelligent Games and Simulation , pp.63-66 [Details]
(2011) GAME'ON International Conference on Intelligent Games and Simulation
Smith, P. and Redfern, S. (2011) Experimental Assessment of an Emotion Tracking Software Agent (ETA) for Assisting Communicative Interactions of Multitasking Users in Groupware GAME'ON International Conference on Intelligent Games and Simulation , pp.67-72 [Details]
(2011) GAME'ON International Conference on Intelligent Games and Simulation
Redfern, Sam (2011) Player-Traced Empirical Cost-Surfaces for A* Pathfinding GAME'ON International Conference on Intelligent Games and Simulation , pp.22-27 [Details]
(2010) AICS
Sam Redfern, 2010. Proceedings AICS Conference, pp.220-229 (2010) Evolving Racetrack Knowledge in a Racing Game AICS [Details]
(2010) IEEE VS-GAMES
Paul Smith and Sam Redfern (2010) Facial Expression Tracking For Remote Conferencing Applications. An Approach to Tackling the Disadvantages of Remote Worker Multitasking IEEE VS-GAMES , pp.91-93 [Details]
(2010) AICS
Paul Smith and Sam Redfern (2010) Emotion Tracking for Remote Conferencing Applications using Neural Networks AICS , pp.240-249 [Details]
(2007) SFI Science Summit (Dublin)
Sam Redfern and Jordi Hernandez. 2007. (2007) Auditory Display and Sonification in Collaborative Virtual Environments SFI Science Summit (Dublin) [Details]
(2007) EdTech
Paul Gormley and Sam Redfern. (2007) The WCC Heuristic Evaluation Set - A Methodology for Evaluating the Usability of Web Communication and Collaboration (WCC) Groupware in Teaching and Learning EdTech [Details]
(2006) Design History Society Conference 2006
Butler, V., Redfern, S., (2006) Design: A Social Process of Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing Design History Society Conference 2006 Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, [Details]
(2005) International Conference on Enactive Interfaces
Butler, V., Redfern, S., (2005) Fostering the Social Dimension of Design International Conference on Enactive Interfaces Genoa, Italy, , 17-NOV-05 - 18-NOV-05 [Details]
(2005) ENACTIVE
Butler, V. and Redfern, S. (2005) Fostering the Social Dimension of Design ENACTIVE [Details]
(2005) Human Computer Interaction International Conference
Hernandez, J. and Redfern, S. 2005. (2005) Dynamic Auditory Hierarchies for Collaborative Virtual Environment (CVE) Awareness - Navigation and Interaction Human Computer Interaction International Conference [Details]
(2004) Galway Games Conference
Redfern, Sam. (2004) Collaborative Virtual Environments Galway Games Conference Galway, [Details]
(2003) International Conference on Multimedia and ICTs in Education
Hernandez, J, Noonan, D, Redfern, S, Colhoun, M, Naughton, N, and Collins, D. 2003. (2003) Collaborative Virtual Environments and the Virtual Campus International Conference on Multimedia and ICTs in Education [Details]
(2002) Informing Science & IT Education
Redfern, S and Naughton, N. Informing Science & IT Education 2002 Joint International Conference. (2002) Collaborative Virtual Environments to Support Communication and Community in Internet-Based Distance Education Informing Science & IT Education [Details]
(1999) Computer Applications in Archaeology
S. Redfern. (1999) Digital Wide-Area Survey from Aerial Photographs Computer Applications in Archaeology [Details]
(1998) OESI/IMVIP Joint Conference
S. Redfern, G. Lyons, and R.M. Redfern (1998) The Automatic Morphological Description and Classification of Archaeological Monuments from Vertical Aerial Photographs OESI/IMVIP Joint Conference [Details]
(1997) Computer Applications in Archaeology
S. Redfern (1997) A PC-Based System for Computer Assisted Archaeological Interpretation of Aerial Photographs Computer Applications in Archaeology [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2012) 'Creating Smart Enemies with Genetic Algorithms'
Redfern, S (2012) 'Creating Smart Enemies with Genetic Algorithms' Game Coder Magazine, 3 (3) . [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2005) ICEER05 Conference Paper .
O'Nuallain, Caoimhin, and Redfern, Sam. (2005) ICEER05 Conference Paper . Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) Human Computer Interaction International Conference .
Hernandez, Jordi and Redfern, Sam. (2005) Human Computer Interaction International Conference . Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) CAL05 Conference .
O'Nuallain, C. and Redfern, S. (2005) CAL05 Conference . Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) EdTech05 Conference .
O'Nuallain, Caoimhin and Redfern, Sam. (2005) EdTech05 Conference . Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) International Conference on Auditory Displays .
Hernandez, Jordi and Redfern, Sam. (2005) International Conference on Auditory Displays . Conference Paper [Details]

Invited papers

  Year Publication
(2004) Virtual Reality Teleworking Communities.
Redfern, S. and Colhoun, M. 2004. IBM (Dublin) Invited Paper. (2004) Virtual Reality Teleworking Communities. Invited papers [Details]
(2003) Collaborative Virtual Environments and Distance Education.
Redfern, S. and Naughton, N. 2003. Microsoft Research (Cambridge) Invited Paper. (2003) Collaborative Virtual Environments and Distance Education. Invited papers [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
(2012) Creating Smart Enemies with Genetic Algorithms.
Redfern, Sam (2012) Creating Smart Enemies with Genetic Algorithms. Poland: Magazine Article [Details]
(2007) Psychic Software and Darkwind: War on Wheels.
Redfern, S. 2007. New Age Gamer Magazine 10(6), 32-35. (2007) Psychic Software and Darkwind: War on Wheels. Magazine Article [Details]
(1984) Space Trader game program listing.
S. Redfern. (1984) Space Trader game program listing. Magazine Article [Details]

Other Item

  Year Publication
(1998) The automatic morphological description and classification of archaeological monuments from vertical aerial photographs. Joint conference of the Optical Engineering Society of Ireland and Irish Machine Vision and Image Processing Society.
Redfern, S., Lyons, G.J. and Redfern R.M (1998) The automatic morphological description and classification of archaeological monuments from vertical aerial photographs. Joint conference of the Optical Engineering Society of Ireland and Irish Machine Vision and Image Processing Society. Maynooth, Ireland: Other Item [Details]

Technical Publication

  Year Publication
(1998) The Application of Neural Networks to Environmental Modelling: the Estimation of Sea Surface Temperature Differences.
S. Redfern and B. Ward. 1998. IT Centre Research Journal, NUI Galway. (1998) The Application of Neural Networks to Environmental Modelling: the Estimation of Sea Surface Temperature Differences. Technical Publication [Details]
(1998) The Application of Digital Techniques to the Detection and Extraction of Archaeological Earthwork Monuments from Aerial Photographs.
S. Redfern and G. Lyons. 1998. IT Centre Research Journal, NUI Galway. (1998) The Application of Digital Techniques to the Detection and Extraction of Archaeological Earthwork Monuments from Aerial Photographs. Technical Publication [Details]