Dr David R. K. Brownrigg

Staff details

Dr David R. K. Brownrigg


Visiting Research Fellow




D.Brownrigg (@gold.ac.uk)

David's current work is in novel image processing as part of collaboration with an artist, and in lossy compression.

David is a Visiting Research Fellow and, from 1994 to 2010, was course director for computing programmes for international students.

David has worked as a lecturer and researcher at universities in several countries, including Jamaica and the USA, and also for Shell Research and the Royal Observatory Edinburgh.

He has degrees covering Computer Science, Astronomy and Mathematics. He is a UK Chartered Engineer, a member of the British Computer Society and a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.

David’s past research interests include automated database systems integration, non-linear image filters, image feature separation, image processing for computer art, creaseless fractal terrain simulation, shape modelling and fractal texturing, simulation of galactic evolution, tunnel lining stress analysis, molecular property prediction, numerical solution of differential equations, and spatial dichotomies.

Academic qualifications

  • BSc Mathematics and Computer Science 1970
  • MSc Numerical Solution of Differential Equations 1971
  • PhD Computer Modelling of Spiral Structure in Galaxies 1975

Research interests

Research interests, currently: Multiple transforms for data compression, and novel image processing methods as aids for artists.