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I am the Subject Area leader for the Digital Media side of the Department of Computer Science in the School of Computing and Engineering. I started at Huddersfield in 2000, having just completed a conversion Masters MSc in Interactive Multimedia Production the previous year.

I started my career as a Civil Engineer, gaining a First at Newcastle University in Civil Engineering , followed by a full-time PhD in heavy duty paving design. I’ve travelled around the world with consultancy and manufacturing/sales work, in the latter years progressing to Environmental Engineering. Here I specialised in landfill control and mitigation – capping, leachate and gas control and paving over compressible strata.

Whilst lecturing at Huddersfield, I have specialised in teaching interactive media for web and disc, now focussing more on website production, entrepreneurial skills and video production with students.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Automated detection of low-level high-volume anti-social behaviour in video streams. This is a live research project with a local company and has many options for research degree students to partake at MRes and PhD level
  • Use of digitising techniques in animating photographic imagery for impact and story-telling of historical events
  • Use and benefits of industrial experience in undergraduate education

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Research Output 2010 2018

Higher Education Computer Science: A Manual of Practical Approaches

Carter, J. (ed.), O'Grady, M. & Rosen, C. (ed.), 22 Oct 2018, 1 ed. Switzerland: Springer, Cham. 244 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

computer science

The Flipped Classroom

O'Grady, M., 22 Oct 2018, Higher Education Computer Science: A Manual of Practical Approaches. Carter, J., O'Grady, M. & Rosen, C. (eds.). Cham, Switzerland: Springer, Cham, p. 29-49 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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Head curve matching and graffiti detection

Wang, J., Xu, Z. & O'Grady, M., 2010, British Machine Vision Conference, BMVC 2010 - Proceedings. British Machine Vision Association, BMVA

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Closed circuit television systems