Dr Paul Angel

Dr Paul Angel

Department: Department of Computer Science

Office/Location: Cardiff School of Technologies, Llandaff Campus

Telephone: +44 (0)29 2041 7158

Email: pnangel@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Staff Overview

I started at Cardiff Met as a Principal Lecturer and Programme Director for the Computer Games Design and Development course. Previously, I have developed games along with music composition and 3D modelling software and have worked in the wider IT industry developing and maintaining educational database systems. Following my PhD in Machine Vision, I continued in academia as a Research Fellow before becoming a lecturer at the University of Glamorgan in 2001. While there, I was responsible for developing and teaching the Computer Graphics and Real-Time Rendering modules and since 2014 was the Course Leader for the Games Development programme. In 2016 I joined Cardiff Met as Principal Lecturer to develop the Games Design and Development programme. The programme has been a huge success with a number of graduates going on to work at AAA games development companies. Since then, I have taken on the role of Head of Department for Computer Science in the Cardiff School of Technologies.


​My teaching focuses on game design and development, computer graphics and parallel programming.


​My main research interests include Computer Graphics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Image Processing and Machine Vision. My current research focuses on applying Real-Time Computer Graphics techniques to game development and writing shader code to create visual effects using the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) found in modern computers and mobile devices. My other research interests include parallel programming, functional programming concepts, geometric algebra, aspect-oriented programming and component-oriented databases.

Key Publications

Jenkins G.J., Angel P., Joint Constraint Modeling Using Evolved Topology Generalized Multi-Layer Perceptrons (GMLP), IJSSST, Vol. 9, No. 4, December 2008, ISSN: 1473-804x online, 1473-8031 

Angel, P. Identifying Species of Parasitic Wasp using Artificial Neural Networks. 5th International Conference on Ecological Informatics (ISEI5). 2006. 

Gold C., Angel P., Voronoi Hierarchies , Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2006, Volume 4197/2006, 99-111, DOI: 10.1007/11863939_7 

Angel, P, "Automating the Identification of Species of Parasitic Wasp using Image Processing and Neural Networks", Poster Presentation, 2nd International Symposium on Information Technology in Biodiversity Research, St. Petersburg, 2001. 

Angel, P, Morris, C.W., "Analysing the Mallat Wavelet Transform to Delineate Contour and Textural Features", Computer Vision and Image Understanding, Vol 80, No, 3, pp. 267-288, 2000. 

Angel, P. "Multiscale Image Analysis for the Automated Localisation of Taxonomic Landmark Points and the Identification of Species of Parasitic Wasp", School of Computing, University of Glamorgan, 2000. 

Angel, P, Morris, C.W, "A Neural Network Pipeline Architecture for Image Feature Extraction", 1st Int. Conf. in Imaging Science, Systems and Technology. Ed. H. Arabnia, 1997. 

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