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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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Research Expertise and Interests

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

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Projects

Future Advanced Metrology Hub

Jiang, J., 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: Research

Research Output

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    A new partitioning process for geometrical product specifications and verification

    Cai, N., Anwer, N., Scott, P. J., Qiao, L. & Jiang, X., 1 Mar 2020, In : Precision Engineering. 62, p. 282-295 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    Open Access
  • Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Activities

    • 8 Oral presentation
    • 2 Poster presentation

    Surface Measurement and Characterisation of Additively Manufactured 3D Cellular Scaffold for Acetabular Implants

    Shan Lou (Speaker), Luca Pagani (Speaker), Wenhan Zeng (Speaker), Muhammad Usman Ghori (Speaker), Xiangqian Jiang (Speaker), Paul Scott (Speaker)
    16 Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Measurement of additively manufactured surfaces with re-entrant features by X-ray computed tomography

    Filippo Zanini (Speaker), Luca Pagani (Speaker), Paul Scott (Speaker), Enrico Savio (Speaker), Simone Carmignato (Speaker)
    25 Jul 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPoster presentation

    Development of 2D Local Searching Algorithms for Surface Determination of X-ray Computed Tomography Measurement

    Shan Lou (Speaker), Wenjuan Sun (Speaker), Wenhan Zeng (Speaker), Luca Pagani (Speaker), Paul Scott (Speaker)
    3 Jul 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral 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

    Press / Media

    Manufacturers benefit in discovery of math foundation for decomposition in £1.5 million project

    Paul Scott, Qunfen Qi & Luca Pagani

    19/02/1920/02/19

    2 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment