David Jones

David Jones BSc MSc

David is a Research Associate at the University of Bristol Design and Manufacturing Futures Lab. With a background in Space Science and Robotics (BSc Aberystwyth University) and Intelligent Autonomous Systems (MSc Aberystwyth University), David Joined the DMF Lab as a PhD researcher in 2013. Working with the Airbus Group’s Knowledge Management team and tasked with improving information access and knowledge discovery, David developed Model Based Information Navigation, a means of navigating document collections via a web-based three-dimensional representation of the product. As a Research Associate, David worked with Aluity Solutions to develop novel user interfaces for building asset management, The Language of Collaborative Manufacture to explore data visualisation via three-dimensional product representations and Digital – Physical Twinning on the integration of the physical and digital prototypes generated in design.

Outside of academia, in 2012 David has worked as a Database/Business Intelligence Developer at the Ford Motor Company implementing a global reporting system based on SQL Server, Teradata data warehouse and Microsoft Reporting Services. Prior to this David worked with Cardiff University and the Ford Motor Company’s engine manufacturing plant in Bridgend, South Wales on site specific data analysis and reporting.

Research Interests

  • Engineering Informatics and Knowledge Management
  • Machine Learning/Data Mining/Information Management/Information Retrieval and Search Systems
  • Information Visualisation and Virtual Environments
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Mobile Robotics and Autonomous Navigation


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