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James Pinchin

Assistant Professor in Geospatial Science, Faculty of Engineering

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Biography

I am an Assistant Professor in Geospatial Science in the Department of Architecture and Built Environment. I am the Deputy Programme Director and Senior Tutor for the Architectural Environment Engineering programmes.

I am a co-investigator at Horizon Digital Economy Research and a member of the Nottingham Geospatial Institute. I am also a member of Transport, Mobility and Cities.

Expertise Summary

I work on the development of positioning and navigation technologies for people and objects. I have worked extensively with navigation sensors including GNSS, inertial sensors and electro-magnetic sensors. I have also worked on the use of sensors of opportunity including WiFi, BLE and the digital footprint. I am interested in the use of movement and dynamic models in sensor integration and in the application of movement data to understanding human behaviour.

Teaching Summary

I teach at undergraduate level on the Architectural Environment Engineering programmes in the Department of Architecture and the Built Environment. I am aso the Deputy Programme Director and Senior… read more

Research Summary

I specialise in the positioning and guidance of people and objects. I am involved in a series of projects which aim to use the measurement of movement to answer questions about human behaviour and… read more

Recent Publications

I teach at undergraduate level on the Architectural Environment Engineering programmes in the Department of Architecture and the Built Environment. I am aso the Deputy Programme Director and Senior Tutor for these programmes.

I supervise postgraduate students on topics in Geospatial Science, Aerospace and the Digital Economy.

Module Convenor:

  • ABEE1010 Architectural Engineering 1
  • ABEE3037 Computational Fluid Dynamics in the Built Environment

I contribute to teaching on:

  • ABEE2013 Environmental Performance Modeling

Project Supervision

  • ABEE4074 Renewable Energy Technology Transfer Project
  • ABEE3036 BEng Research Project
  • ABEE4109 MEng Research Project

Current Research

I specialise in the positioning and guidance of people and objects. I am involved in a series of projects which aim to use the measurement of movement to answer questions about human behaviour and the design of places and systems.

Future Research

I welcome enquiries from potential PhD candidates from Home, EU and International countries who are interested in the following research areas: Design and Application of Human Tracking Systems, Movement Model Supported Navigation, Ubiquitous Positioning Technologies, Position and Orientation Determination.

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