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Euan Dempster


  • 17 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
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Euan Dempster BSc Hons, PhD, PG-Cert Ed. A graduate in Computer Science from the Heriot-Watt University, I gained my doctorate in the field of performance prediction in parallel databases. I started my academic life late after careers in the merchant navy and as a boiler commissioning engineer. I joined the School of Arts, Media and Computer Games at the University of Abertay in 2006.

I am the programme tutor for the MSc in Computer Games Technology. Teaching responsibilities lie in the School of Design and Informatics and focus on the development of inter-disciplinary teams and the integration of professional skills, attitudes and practices into undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and learning. 

I am the Academic Advisor for the School of Design and Informatics who provides academic advice to students in SDI.



DES101 - Developing Game Concepts
DES203 - Interactive Media Production
DES502 - Game Design and Development
CMP504 - Masters Project
DES504 - Professional Development in Context

Research interests

My principal research interests lie in development, design, production and management within the creative industries.

I have supervised masters projects; using AI to improve NPC behaviour using fuzzy logic, classifiers and expert systems; using mobile gaming as part of an on-line study package; a tool to assist animators, using surface technology in games. 
Currently interested in using games in the assessment of students. The development of games for learning is also an area that I would like to research further, as well as combining learning games with assessment and the use of metrics in game design.
Currently supervising 5 PhD students, one is investigating using games to assist cancer patients. One investigating large complex data sets to establish pathways through NHS services and to visualise service usage in the future. One looking at automating the detection of pornographic images to assist Police. One creating interactive media to teach written English to Chinese students and to teach Mandarin to english students. One creating a pipeline for 3D models to be created from images and transposed into AR by using mobile technology alone.


Was external examiner at Southampton Solent University (2008-2014).

Just completed 4 year stint as external examiner for a suite of programmes run in Singapore for Oxford Brookes University

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Database Systems Mathematics

Research Output 2003 2019

  • 17 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 3 Conference contribution
  • 3 Article
  • 1 Other
  • 1 Poster
2 Downloads (Pure)

Innovative strategies for 3D visualisation using photogrammetry and 3D scanning for mobile phones

Munir, V., Dempster, E. W. & Lyons, D., 27 Jul 2019, Proceedings of EVA London 2019 (EVA 2019). Weinel, J., Bowen, J. P., Diprose, G. & Lambert, N. (eds.). BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, p. 231-236 6 p.

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

Open Access
Augmented reality
Mobile phones

RPGs to enhance the second language acquisition of both Mandarin and English

Harbord, C. & Dempster, E. W., 28 Jun 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Open Access
language acquisition
Open Access
language acquisition
electronic learning
longitudinal study
2 Citations (Scopus)

A tool for supporting the teaching of parallel database systems

Dempster, E. W., Williams, M. H., Burger, A. & Taylor, H., May 2005, In : IEEE Transactions on Education. 48, 2, p. 238-247 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Citations (Scopus)

Analytical response time estimation in parallel relational database systems

Tomov, N., Dempster, E. W., Williams, M. H., Burger, A., Taylor, H., King, P. J. B. & Broughton, P., Feb 2004, In : Parallel Computing. 30, 2, p. 249-283 35 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Parallel Databases
Relational database systems
Database Systems
Relational Database
Response Time


Establishing methodologies for the analysis and development of interactive documentary

Author: Galloway, D., Sep 2013

Supervisor: Dempster, E. W. (Supervisor) & Donald, I. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis