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Dr Kevin Swingler

Dr Kevin Swingler is a lecturer in Computing Science at the University of Stirling.


I am programme director for two Masters courses: and teach the following subjects:


My research concerns machine learning and heuristic optimisation. You can see my publications on my research page here.

Scientific Electronics

The USBDux project provides data acquisition devices that run on Linux and connect via the USB port. We design and manufacture them here in the UK and have sold over 500 all over the world. For more details see the USBDux web site.

Computer Vision

The Magic Mirror is an installation that uses computer vision techniques to make you vanish unless you keep moving. It has been shown at the Perth Concert Hall and is now on display at the Camera Obscura in Edinburgh. Freaky!

More seriously, I am also using computer vision techniques to help make the built environment more usable for people with dementia. This involves developing a mobile app that assesses a room and produces advice on improvements that could be made to help people with dementia use the room.


Refer to the calendar below if you are trying to arrange an appointment with Dr Swingler.

Kevin Swingler kms(at)
Room 4B97, Cottrell Building
Department of Computing Science and Mathematics
University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA   SCOTLAND
Tel: 01786 467676

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