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Dr Benjamin Kenwright is a highly skilled researcher, developer, leader in game technologies, management and engineering operations. Ben has spoken around the world on game technologies and interactive solutions in both industry and academic contexts. His work has been featured in the press, broadcast and online media. He studied at both the University of Liverpool and Newcastle University before moving on to work in the game industry and eventually joining Heriot-Watt University. Ben is a Senior Fellow HEA (SFHEA), Chartered Engineer (CEng), a Senior Member of the IEEE (SMIEEE), ACM and the British Computer Society. His research interests include real-time systems, robotics, evolutionary computation, and interactive animation. Benjamin has over twenty years' experience in research, teaching, and industrial project management.


  • QA76 Computer software
  • Computer Graphics
  • Video Games
  • Physics-Based Animation
  • Simulation
  • Immersive Interactive Environments
  • Social Computing
  • Massively Parallel Architectures
  • Robotics
  • Education

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Research Output

There's more to Sound than Meets the Ear: Sound in Interactive Environments

Kenwright, B., Jul 2020, In : IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. 40, 4, p. 62-70 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 2 Downloads (Pure)

    When digital technologies rule the lecture theater

    Kenwright, B., 17 Sep 2020, IEEE Potentials, 39, 5, p. 27-30 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

  • Visualization with Three.js

    Kenwright, B., 20 Nov 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

  • Neural network in combination with a differential evolutionary training algorithm for addressing ambiguous articulated inverse kinematic problems

    Kenwright, B., 4 Dec 2018, SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 Technical Briefs. Association for Computing Machinery, 3

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Smart Animation Tools

    Kenwright, B., 2018, Handbook of Research on Emergent Applications of Optimization Algorithms. IGI Global, p. 52-66 15 p. (Advances in Business Information Systems and Analytics (ABISA) Book Series).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


    • 1 Invited talk

    ACM Distinguished Speakers

    Benjamin Kenwright (Speaker)


    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk