Dr Sandra I. Woolley

Title: Senior Lecturer (Computing)
Phone: 01782 733259
Email: s.i.woolley@keele.ac.uk
Location: MacKay Building, Room 2.04
Role: Co-lead for Software and Systems Engineering Research
Contacting me: Please contact me by email. Enquiries about PhD research opportunities and research collaborations are always welcome.

Sandra Woolley is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing and Mathematics and co-leads the Software and Systems Engineering Research theme. She is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She obtained a first degree in Maths and Applied Physics after which she trained as a graduate engineer with Lucas Aerospace, UK. She received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from The University of Manchester before working as a researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, Maryland, U.S.A. Prior to joining Keele University she lectured in Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Birmingham where she led modules on Computer Networking, Multimedia Data, Microcontroller Programming and Embedded Systems. Her administrative duties have largely focused on chairing and contributing to School, Faculty and University Ethics Committees and ethical review processes. Her research involves cultural informatics and the design, prototyping and evaluation of mobile and wearable health monitoring systems and assistive technologies.

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Sandra Woolley is a member of the EPSRC Peer-Review College and has reviewed papers for various journals and conferences. She has led research projects funded by industry, charity and Research Council awards in areas relevant to data analysis, communications, wearable and pervasive technology, algorithm design and virtual environments.

Her current research involves both health technology and cultural informatics. Her interests in cultural informatics centre on the digitisation and virtual reconstruction of fragmented cuneiform tablets. Following on from two Leverhulme Trust research awards, this research includes novel approaches to photogrammetric acquisition and automated and collaborative means of achieving the virtual joining of 3D fragments. Her health technology research involves the design, development and evaluation of novel sensing and assistive technology systems. This research has included clinical collaborations for wireless sensing and mobile app development for the management of anaphylaxis, and the development of wearable patient monitoring systems and the visualization and analysis of acquired data.

Sandra has substantially contributed to outreach and to women in science and engineering initiatives over a number of years and, recently, provided an expert video for the Science Museum’s Information Age Exhibition.

Email enquiries are always welcome regarding PhD research relating to health technologies and virtual collaborative environments.

Self-funded FindaPhD Opportunities: 

Selected Publications

  • Hernandez-Munoz L, Woolley S, Luyt D, Stiefel G, Kirk K, Makwana N, Melchior C, Dawson T, Wong G, Collins T, others. 2017. Evaluation of AllergiSense Smartphone Tools for Adrenaline Injection Training. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, vol. 21(1), 272-282. doi> full text>
  • Gehlken E, Collins T, Woolley SI, Hanes L, Lewis A, Hernandez-Munoz L, Ch ng E. 2016. From Uruk to Ur: Automated Matching of Virtual Tablet Fragments. Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale. University of Pennsylvania. link>
  • Collins T, Woolley SI, Rawson NC, Haroon L. 2016. Final-Year Projects Using Open Source OpenEEG. COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION, vol. 24(1), 156-164. link> doi> full text>
  • Hernandez-Munoz L, Woolley S, Diwakar L. 2015. Pilot evaluation of smartphone technology for adrenaline injection training. CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL ALLERGY, vol. 45(2), 507. link> doi> full text>
  • Collins T, Woolley SI, Munoz LH, Lewis A, Ch ng E, Gehlken E. 2014. Computer-Assisted Reconstruction of Virtual Fragmented Cuneiform Tablets. IEEE. doi>

Full Publications List show

Journal Articles

  • Hernandez-Munoz L, Woolley S, Luyt D, Stiefel G, Kirk K, Makwana N, Melchior C, Dawson T, Wong G, Collins T, others. 2017. Evaluation of AllergiSense Smartphone Tools for Adrenaline Injection Training. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, vol. 21(1), 272-282. doi> full text>
  • Collins T, Woolley SI, Rawson NC, Haroon L. 2016. Final-Year Projects Using Open Source OpenEEG. COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION, vol. 24(1), 156-164. link> doi> full text>
  • Hernandez-Munoz L, Woolley S, Diwakar L. 2015. Pilot evaluation of smartphone technology for adrenaline injection training. CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL ALLERGY, vol. 45(2), 507. link> doi> full text>
  • Lewis A, Woolley S, Ch'ng E, Gehlken E. 2015. Observed methods of cuneiform tablet reconstruction in virtual and real world environments. JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE, vol. 53, 156-165. link> doi>
  • Gehlken E, Woolley S, Collins T, Ch ng E. 2014. Automated Joining of Cuneiform Tablet Fragments. NABU: Nouvelles Assyriologiques Breves et Utilitaires, vol. 2014, 119-120.
  • Munoz LUH and Woolley SI. 2010. A personal handheld device to support people with life-threatening anaphylactic allergies (PervaLaxis). International Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR), vol. 1, 64-78.
  • Diamantopoulos G, Woolley SI, Spann M. 2009. A Critical Review of Past Research into the Neuro-Linguistic Programming Eye-Accessing Cues model. Current Research in NLP, vol. 1, 8-22.
  • Smith P, Baber C, Cross J, Hunter J, Woolley S. 2005. MsSAM: Methods to support shared analysis for mobile investigators. A task analysis to support the integration of wearable computer technology into crime scene investigation. MEASUREMENT & CONTROL, vol. 38(3), 83-+. link> doi>
  • Smith P, Baber C, Cross J, Hunter J, Woolley S. 2005. MsSAM: task analysis to support the integration of wearable computer technology into crime scene investigation. Measurement and Control, vol. 38, 83-87.
  • Gibson D, Spann M, Woolley SI. 2004. A wavelet-based region of interest encoder for the compression of angiogram video sequences. IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed, vol. 8(2), 103-113. link> doi>
  • Woolley S, Cross J, Ro S, Foster R, Reynolds G, Baber C, Bristow H, Schwirtz A. 2004. Count three for wearable computers.
  • Bristow HW, Baber C, Cross J, Knight JF, Woolley SI. 2004. Defining and evaluating context for wearable computing. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN-COMPUTER STUDIES, vol. 60(5-6), 798-819. link> doi>
  • Ji L, Arvanitis TN, Woolley SI. 2003. Fair weighted round robin scheduling scheme for DiffServ networks. ELECTRONICS LETTERS, vol. 39(3), 333-335. link> doi>
  • Woolley SI and Baber C. 2003. Conference Editorial: Welcome to IEE Eurowearable’03!.
  • Ji L, Arvanitis TN, Woolley SI. 2003. Fair weighted round robin scheduling scheme for DiffServ networks. Electronics Letters, vol. 39, 1.
  • Woolley SI, Davis TR, Flowers NJ, Piniella-Dutoit J, others. 2002. Communicating cuneiform: The evolution of a multimedia cuneiform database. Visible Language, vol. 36, 308.
  • Oh J, Woolley SI, Arvanitis TN, Townend JN. 2001. A multistage perceptual quality assessment for compressed digital angiogram images. IEEE Trans Med Imaging, vol. 20(12), 1352-1361. link> doi>
  • Green RJ, Woolley SI, Garnham NW, Jones KP. 2001. Quality-of-service management for broadband residential video services. ELECTRONICS & COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING JOURNAL, vol. 13(6), 265-275. link> doi>
  • Gibson D, Spann M, Woolley S. 2000. Comparative study of compression methodologies for digital angiogram video. ISPACS 2000, 5-8.
  • Baber C, Haniff DJ, Woolley SI. 1999. Contrasting paradigms for the development of wearable computers. IBM SYSTEMS JOURNAL, vol. 38(4), 551-565. link> doi>
  • Collins T, Woolley SI, Ch ng E, Gehlken E, Lewis A, Munoz LH. Automated Reconstruction of Virtual Fragmented Cuneiform Tablets.

Chapters

  • Ch ng E, Lewis A, Gehlken RE, Woolley SI. 2013. A theoretical framework for stigmergetic reconstruction of ancient text. In Visual Heritage in the Digital Age. Springer London.
  • Hernandez-Munoz LU and Woolley SI. 2013. Mobile Phone Tools with Ambient Intelligence for the Management of Life-Threatening Allergies. In Human Aspects in Ambient Intelligence. Atlantis Press.

Other

  • Collins T, Woolley SI, Infante Sanchez D, Pemberton P, Veenith T, Hume D, Laver K, Small C, Lapão L. 2018. Wearable Patient and Health Worker Monitoring: Opportunities for Improved Outcomes and Open Source Sensing. full text>
  • Woolley SI, Ch'ng E, Hernandez-Munoz L, Gehlken E, Collins T, Nash D, Lewis A, Hanes L. 2017. A Collaborative Artefact Reconstruction Environment. Proceedings of the British HCI Conference. BCS. full text>
  • Infante Sanchez D, Woolley SI, Collins T, Pemberton P, Veenith T, Hume D, Laver K, Small C. 2017. The Quantified Outpatient - Challenges and Opportunities in 24hr Patient Monitoring. full text>
  • Gehlken E, Collins T, Woolley SI, Hanes L, Lewis A, Hernandez-Munoz L, Ch ng E. 2016. From Uruk to Ur: Automated Matching of Virtual Tablet Fragments. Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale. University of Pennsylvania. link>
  • Collins T, Woolley SI, Aldred S, Rai S. 2015. Addressing the Deployment Challenges of Health Monitoring Devices for a Dementia Study. In A. Alomainy (Ed.). 5th EAI International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare - "Transforming healthcare through innovations in mobile and wireless technologies" (pp. 202-205). European Alliance for Innovation ( EAI ). full text>
  • Collins T, Woolley SI, Munoz LH, Lewis A, Ch ng E, Gehlken E. 2014. Computer-Assisted Reconstruction of Virtual Fragmented Cuneiform Tablets. IEEE. doi>
  • Ch'ng E, Woolley SI, Hernandez-Munoz L, Collins T, Lewis A, Gehlken E, IEEE. 2014. The Development of a Collaborative Virtual Environment for 3D Reconstruction of Cuneiform Tablets. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2014 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON VIRTUAL SYSTEMS AND MULTIMEDIA (VSMM) (pp. 35-42). link>
  • Munoz LUH, Woolley SI, IEEE. 2009. A user-centered mobile health device to manage life-threatening anaphylactic allergies and provide support in allergic reactions. 2009 9TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS IN BIOMEDICINE (pp. 64-67). link>
  • Munoz LUH and Woolley SI. 2009. A user-centered mobile health device to manage life-threatening anaphylactic allergies and provide support in allergic reactions. 2009 9th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine (pp. 1-4).
  • Munoz LUH, Woolley SI, Baber C. 2008. A mobile health device to help people with severe allergies. 2008 Second International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (pp. 8-10).
  • Munoz LUH, Woolley SI, Baber C, IEEE. 2008. A Mobile Health Device to Help People with Severe Allergies. 2008 2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PERVASIVE COMPUTING TECHNOLOGIES FOR HEALTHCARE (pp. 9-11). link>
  • Ji L, Arvanitis TN, Woolley SI, IEEE. 2003. A new charging scheme for multi-domain Diff'Serv networks. GLOBECOM'03: IEEE GLOBAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE, VOLS 1-7 (pp. 4074-4078). link> doi>
  • Woolley SI, Cross JW, Ro S, Foster R, Reynolds G, Baber C, Bristow H, Schwirtz A. 2003. Forms of wearable computer. Eurowearable, 2003. IEE (pp. 47-52).
  • Woolley SI, Baber C, Stone B, Randell C, Gosset P, Gough P, No P, Chalmers M, Bell M. 2003. IEE EUROWEARABLE 2003 Organising Technical Committee.
  • Cross J, Baber C, Woolley SI. 2003. Layered annotations of digital images for data collection in the field. SEVENTH IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON WEARABLE COMPUTERS, PROCEEDINGS (pp. 154-159). link> doi>
  • Chen C-Y, Woolley SI, Forgham AJ, Jones KP. 2002. A QoS Dynamic Bandwidth Partitioning (Q-DBP) for Differentiated Services. INC2002 3rd International Network Conference.
  • Chen C-Y, Woolley SI, Forgham AJ. 2002. A QoS Dynamic Bandwidth Partitioning (Q-DBP) Using Fermi Utility Functions. International Network Conference 2002.
  • Gibson D, Spann M, Woolley SI. 2002. Diagnostically lossless 3D wavelet compression for digital angiogram video. DCC 2002: DATA COMPRESSION CONFERENCE, PROCEEDINGS (p. 454). link> doi>
  • Tham WC, Woolley SI, Cribbs S, Anderson D. 2002. Diagnostically lossless compression of pipeline inspection data. DCC 2002: DATA COMPRESSION CONFERENCE, PROCEEDINGS (p. 473). link> doi>
  • Bristow HW, Baber C, Cross J, Woolley S, SOCIETY IC, SOCIETY IC. 2002. Evaluating contextual information for wearable computing. SIXTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON WEARABLE COMPUTERS, PROCEEDINGS (pp. 179-185). link> doi>
  • Green RJ, Woolley SI, Garnham NW, Jones KP, IEEE, IEEE. 2002. Experimental testbed results for broadband residential video service QoS management. 2002 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMMUNICATIONS, VOLS 1-5, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS (pp. 1142-1148). link>
  • Bristow HW, Baber C, Cross J, Woolley S, Jones M. 2002. Minimal Interaction for Mobile Tourism Computers. The Workshop" Mobile Tourism Support" at MobileHCI.
  • Woolley S, Davis T, Dutoit JP, Arvanitis T, Livingstone A. 2002. The digital classification of ancient near eastern cuneiform data. Virtual archaeology: proceedings of the VAST Euroconference, Arezzo 24-25 November 2000 (pp. 65-70).
  • Woolley SI, Flowers NJ, Arvanitis TN, Livingstone A, Davis TR, Ellison J. 2001. 3D capture, representation and manipulation of cuneiform tablets. THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE CAPTURE AND APPLICATIONS IV (vol. 4298, pp. 103-110). link> doi>
  • Gibson D, Tsibidis G, Spann M, Woolley S. 2001. Diagnostically lossless video compression for angiogram data using a wavelet-based texture modelling approach. HUMAN VISION AND ELECTRONIC IMAGING VI (vol. 4299, pp. 126-134). link> doi>
  • Pinilla-Dutoit J and Woolley SI. 2001. Robust perceptual coding of overcomplete frame expansions. HUMAN VISION AND ELECTRONIC IMAGING VI (vol. 4299, pp. 143-149). link> doi>
  • Tham WC, Woolley SI, Anderson D. 2001. The detection and segmentation of pipeline inspection features for diagnostically lossless data compression. MACHINE VISION APPLICATIONS IN INDUSTRIAL INSPECTION IX (vol. 4301, pp. 64-72). link> doi>
  • Woolley SI, Flowers NJ, Arvanitis TN, Livingstone A, Davis TR, Ellison J. 2001. Three-dimensional capture, representation, and manipulation of Cuneiform tablets. Photonics West 2001-Electronic Imaging (pp. 103-110).
  • Cross J, Baber C, Woolley SI. 2001. Ubiquitous digital imaging systems. SENSORS AND CAMERA SYSTEMS FOR SCIENTIFIC, INDUSTRIAL, AND DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY APPLICATIONS II (vol. 4306, pp. 425-433). link> doi>
  • Baber C, Cross J, Woolley SI, Gaffney VL, SOCIETY IC, SOCIETY IC. 2001. Wearable computing for field archaeology. FIFTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON WEARABLE COMPUTERS, PROCEEDINGS (pp. 169-171). link> doi>
  • PInilla-Dutoit J, Tham WC, Woolley SI. 2000. A Tutorial Introduction to Multiple Description Coding of Overcomplete Expansions. IASTED Signal Processing and Communications (pp. 4-9).
  • Cross J, Woolley SI, Baber C. 2000. Wearable computers-an archaeological case study. COLLOQUIUM DIGEST-IEE (vol. 1, p. 7).
  • Oh J, Woolley SI, IEE, IEE. 1999. Diagnostic quality test for wavelet-compressed digital angiogram images. SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON IMAGE PROCESSING AND ITS APPLICATIONS (pp. 512-516). link>
  • Oh J, Woolley SI, Arvanitis TN, Townend JN. 1999. Investigation of quality assessment methods for wavelet-compressed digital angiogram images. MEDICAL IMAGING 1999: IMAGE DISPLAY (vol. 3658, pp. 436-447). link> doi>
  • Oh J, Woolley SI, Arvanitis TN, Townend JN. 1999. Quality assessment methods for wavelet-compressed digital angiogram images. Medical Imaging’99 (pp. 436-447).
  • Oh J and Woolley SI. 1998. Integer Wavelet Compression Methods for Digital Angiogram Images. IASTED International Conference Signal and Image Processing.
  • Oh JM and Woolley SI. 1998. Reversible wavelet compression for digital angiograms. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 20TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY, VOL 20, PTS 1-6 (vol. 20, pp. 1442-1445). link>
  • Woolley SI. 1994. Error statistics and data compression in digital instrumentation recording systems.
  • WOOLLEY SI, MIDDLETON BK, RYLEY A, MOREY ME, CARRICK WN, SAUNDERS R, ENGINEERS IE. 1994. ERROR STATISTICS OF MAGNETIC RECORDING IN SEVERE ENVIRONMENTS. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON STORAGE & RECORDING SYSTEMS (pp. 98-102). link>
  • Woolley SI. 1993. The Importance of Robust Error Control in Data Compression Applications. Third NASA Goddard Conference on Mass Storage Systems and Technologies (pp. 487-502).
  • Collins T, Woolley S, Ch'ng E, Hernandez-Munoz L, Ghelken E, Nash D, Lewis A, Hanes L. A Virtual 3D Cuneiform Tablet Reconstruction Interaction. full text>
  • Collins T, Woolley SI, Gehlken E, Ch'ng E. Computational Aspects of Model Acquisition and Join Geometry for the Virtual Reconstruction of the Atrahasis Cuneiform Tablet. IEEE. full text>
  • Oniani S, Woolley S, Pires IM, Garcia NM, Collins T, Ledger S, Pandyan A. Reliability Assessment of New and Updated Consumer-Grade Activity and Heart Rate Monitors. IARIA. full text>
  • Gehlken E, Collins T, Woolley S, Ch'ng E, Hanes L, Lewis A, Hernandez-Munoz L. Searching the Past in the Future ‒ Joining Cuneiform Tablet Fragments in Virtual Collections.

CSC-40043 User Interaction Design (Advanced Computer Science MSc module)

CSC-10026 Computer Animation and Multimedia (1st year BSc Computer Science module)

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