Contact Dr Stuart Barnes

Areas of expertise

  • Autonomous Systems
  • Computing, Simulation & Modelling


Dr Stuart Barnes is a lecturer in Computational Intelligence and Data Analytics at Cranfield University. He received his PhD and MSc in Computer Vision from Cranfield University after completing his BSc and MSc in Physics from the University of Kent at Canterbury. Stuart has also spent time working in industry, specifically in the development and deployment of commercial scientific and technical software. He has worked at companies in the UK, Europe and the US.

Research opportunities

Stuart's research interests are based on topics within the fields of Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence and Software Engineering. These include:

- HCI and Gesture Recognition

- Surveillance and Security

- Autonomous Vehicles and Operations

- Vision Based Metrology

Stuart has participated in a number of academic and industry sponsored research projects, including:

- Damage detection and damage tolerance in rotating mechanical systems (Westlands)

- ROADSense (Jaguar Cars Ltd, EU)

- MoD Grand Challenge (Saturn consortium)

- Road Pavement Condition Monitoring (TRL Ltd)

- Automated Testing of Vehicle Instrument Clusters (JLR)

- ONEHeart (Airbus)

Current activities

Stuart joined Cranfield University in 2022 as a Lecturer in Computational Intelligence and Data Analytics and is currently the Course Director for the Computational & Software Techniques in Engineering MSc course. Stuart's research is focused on developing novel algorithms in vision-based computing, making use of both traditional image analysis as well as recent advances in machine learning models. Current areas of interest include HCI applications, security & surveillance and autonomous vehicle operations.


  • Jaguar Land Rover Ltd
  • Airbus SE
  • Saab UK Ltd (BlueBear)
  • Thales SA


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