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Biography

Professor Paul Scott has an honours degree in Mathematics and an MSc in Statistics and also a PhD in Statistics with a thesis entitled Multipivital models with applications to a shape fitting problem under the supervision of Dr Rodney Coleman at Imperial College London.

Paul Scott started his career at Taylor Hobson Ltd, Leicester: a world leader in the design and development of ultra-precision metrology instruments for surface texture and form. He spent twenty six years in the research department applying mathematical ideas and concepts to surface texture and form measuring instruments both during the development of instrumentation and post development for mathematical enhancements of the metrological capabilities of instrumentation.

Paul focused his research on why algorithms in surface and form characterisation and instrumentation are quick and stable whilst others are not. Only by going back to mathematical fundamental principles is it possible to discover core factors for determining quick and substantially stable algorithms to solve problems and even to try and generalise the global solution to wider problems. Most of the algorithms he developed, usually being the first in the field, have become the de-facto standard algorithms against which algorithms developed by others are compared.

Paul is also very active in National and International Standardisation for Geometrical Product Specification and Verification (GPS). He is a core member of the BSI Committee TDW4 and convenor of one of its sub-committees TDW4/-/9. Paul Scott is also a leading member of ISO Technical Committee TC/213 being a founder member of its strategic group AG1, a founder member of its technical review group AG2, convenor of working group WG15 on Filtration and Extraction and also convenor of advisory group AG12 on Mathematics for Geometrical Product Specification. He was project leader for twenty published ISO standards and is currently working on four new ISO documents.

In 1995 Paul became a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, working one day a week with the surface metrology group. In 1997 the whole group moved to the University of Huddersfield and became a part of the Centre for Precision Technologies (CPT). In 2001 Paul became the Taylor Hobson Visiting Industrial Professor: working for two days a week at the CPT.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Foundations of specifying geometrical products
  • Foundations of characterising geometrical products
  • Stable, Robust, and fast algorithms for computational geometry
  • Solving next generation real world industrial/manufacturing problems (Industrie 4.0)
  • Development of National and International standards
  • Statistical approaches to Uncertainty
  • Philosophy of the measurement of geometry

Research Degree Supervision

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Keywords

  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Signal Processing
  • Instrumentation
  • Measurement
  • Calibration
  • Measurement and Metrology
  • Metrology
  • Optical Metrology
  • Precision Engineering
  • Measurement Error
  • Nanometrology

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Projects 2011 2023

ESPRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Advanced Metrology

Jiang, X., Blunt, L., Longstaff, A., Towns-Andrews, L., Scott, P., Myers, A., Fletcher, S. & Ball, A.

1/09/1128/02/17

Project: ResearchResearch Council

Future Advanced Metrology Hub

Jiang, X., Martin, H., Longstaff, A., Kadirkamanathan, V., Turner, M. S., Keogh, P., Scott, P., McLeay, T., Blunt, L., Zeng, W., Huntley, J. M., Bills, P., Fletcher, S., Gao, F., Coupland, J. M., Kinnell, P., Mahfouf, M. & Mullineux, G.

1/10/1630/09/23

Project: ResearchResearch Council

Research Output 2003 2018

A categorical framework for formalising knowledge in additive manufacturing

Qi, Q., Pagani, L., Scott, P. J. & Jiang, X., 3 Sep 2018, In : Procedia CIRP. 75, p. 87-91

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
3D printers
Ontology
Materials properties
Specifications
Engineers

An adaptive tolerancing algorithm for freeform profiles

Pagani, L., Qi, Q., Wang, J., Jiang, X. & Scott, P. J., 3 Sep 2018, In : Procedia CIRP. 75, p. 185-189 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Adaptive algorithms
Surface topography
Fusion reactions
Powders
3D printers
Watersheds
1 Citations

Curvature based sampling of curves and surfaces

Pagani, L. & Scott, P. J., 1 Jan 2018, In : Computer Aided Geometric Design. 59, p. 32-48 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Curves and Surfaces
Curvature
Sampling
Sampling Methods
Curve

Foundations of decomposition for manufacturing geometrical products

Scott, P. J., 11 Jun 2018, In : Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties. 6, 3, 5 p., 034011.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
manufacturing
Decomposition
decomposition
Specifications
products

Activities 2013 2018

  • 5 Oral presentation

Effect of the Form Estimation on the Areal Texture Parameters for X-Ray Computed Tomography Measurement

Luca Pagani (Speaker), Shan Lou (Speaker), Wenhan Zeng (Speaker), Jane Jiang (Speaker), Paul Scott (Speaker)
7 Feb 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

A Novel Surface Characterisation Strategy for the X-Ray Computed Tomography Measurement of Complex Additively Manufactured Parts

Shan Lou (Speaker), Wenhan Zeng (Speaker), Hussein Abdul-Rahman (Speaker), Xiangqian Jiang (Speaker), Paul Scott (Speaker)
13 Jul 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Investigation of the Compatibility of X-CT Measurement Data to Surface Topography Analysis

Shan Lou (Speaker), Xiangqian Jiang (Speaker), Wenhan Zeng (Speaker), Hussein Abdul-Rahman (Speaker), Paul Scott (Speaker)
10 May 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

From Planar Surfaces Based on Lattices to Freeform Surfaces Based on Triangular Meshes: An Advanced Extension of the Areal Motif Method

Shan Lou (Speaker), Jane Jiang (Speaker), Wenhan Zeng (Speaker), Hussein Abdul-Rahman (Speaker), Paul Scott (Speaker)
2 Mar 2015

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Identifying and Characterizing Micro-Machining Signatures on Freeform Surfaces Using Morphological Methods

Shan Lou (Speaker), Xiangqian Jiang (Speaker), Paul Scott (Speaker)
17 Sep 2013

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation