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I am a graduate of the Silesian University of Technology in Poland, received my PhD from the University of Lille, France, and eventually moved to the UK to enhance my perspectives as a researcher and academic lecturer. Currently with Kingston University, London, I am a passionate lecturer in Games Development and Design, and a researcher in artificial intelligence, sensor technology and virtual reality. I have worked with industry on a wide variety of projects - from coal mining to finances, from lift industry to aviation. Most recently I have been working on sensing, simulation and 3D visualisation software for the elevator and escalator industry. When not programming, or gaming, or reading, I am probably out in some desolate spot, birdwatching.
Senior Lecturer in Games Development and Design
Szarowicz, A., Francik, J., Mittman, M. and Remagnino, P. (2005) Layering and heterogeneity as design principles for animated embedded agents. Information Sciences, 171(4), pp. 355-376. ISSN (print) 0020-0255
Szarowicz, Adam, Francik, Jaroslaw and Lach, Ewa (2005) Reinforcement learning and genetic programming for motion acquisition. International Journal of Intelligent Games & Simulation, 4(1), pp. 55-66. ISSN (online) 1477-2043
Francik, Jaroslaw and Trybicka-Francik, Katarzyna (2003) A framework for program control of animation of human and animal characters. Studia Informatica, 24(4), pp. 55-65. ISSN (online) 1621-7545
Cooke, P., Laczny, A., Brown, D.J. and Francik, J. (2002) The virtual courtroom: a view of justice. Project to prepare witnesses or victims with learning disabilities to give evidence. Disability and Rehabilitation, 24(11/12), pp. 634-642. ISSN (print) 0963-8288
Godwin, Adrian, Ordys, A., Francik, Jaroslaw, Curley, Andrew, Smolenski, Piotr and Burley, Richard (2010) A multidisciplinary knowledge transfer partnership in development of lift simulator. In: Howlett, Robert James, (ed.) Innovation through knowledge transfer. Berlin, Germany : Springer. pp. 115-123. (Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, 5(5)) ISSN (print) 2190-3018 ISBN 9783642145933
Szarowicz, Adam, Mittmann, Marek and Francik, Jaroslaw (2004) Intelligent action acquisition for animated learning agents. In: Khosla, Rajiv , Ichalkaranje, Nikhil and Jain, Lakhmi, (eds.) Design of intelligent multi-agent systems: human-centredness, architectures, learning and adaptation. Berlin, Germany : Springer-Verlag. pp. 355-386. (Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing, (162)) ISSN (print) 1434-9922 ISBN 3540229132
Francik, Jaroslaw (2002) Algorithm animation using data flow tracing. In: Diehl, Stephan, (ed.) Software Visualization: International Seminar, Dagstuhl Castle, Germany, May 20-25 2001: revised papers. Berlin, Germany : Springer-Verlag. pp. 73-87. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, (2269)) ISSN (print) 0302-9743 ISBN 3540433236
Kiruthika, Jay, Khaddaj, Souheil, Greenhill, Darrel and Francik, Jarek (2016) User experience design in web applications. In: 15th International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Applications to Business, Engineering and Science (DCABES 2016); 24-26 Aug 2016, Paris, France.
Francik, Jarek, Brujic-Okretic, Vesna, Menegazzo, Mirko, Godwin, Adrian and Zienowicz, Krzysztof (2016) Real-time sensor data integration in vertical transport systems. In: Sensors Applications Symposium; 20-22 April 2016, Catania, Italy. ISBN 9781479972500
Liyanage, S., Khaddaj, S. and Francik, J. (2015) Virtual machine migration strategy in cloud computing. In: 2015 14th International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Applications for Business Engineering and Science (DCABES); 18-24 Aug 2015, Guiyang, China.
Ordys, Andrew, Burley, Richard, Curley, Andrew, Francik, Jaroslaw, Godwin, Adrian and Smolenski, Piotr (2009) A multidisciplinary knowledge transfer partnership in development of lift simulator. In: Innovation through knowledge transfer 2009: research with impact; 02 Dec 2009, East Molesey, U.K..
Godwin, A, Ordys, A., Francik, J., Smolenski, P, Zienowicz, K., Burley, R, Meng, Chan and Li, Ai (2009) Development of simulation system for lift design. In: International Conference on Systems Engineering; 8 - 10 Sept 2009, Coventry, U.K..
Mittmann, M., Szarowicz, A. and Francik, J. (2005) A balanced approach to character motion. In: 7th International Conference on Computer Games - Artificial Intelligence, Animation, Mobile, Educational and Serious Games; 28 - 30 Nov 2005, Angouleme, France.
Francik, J. and Szarowicz, A. (2005) Character animation with decoupled behaviour and smart objects. In: 6th International Conference on Computer Games: AI and Mobile Systems; 27 July - 30 July 2005, Louisville, U.S.A..
Francik, Jaroslaw and Szarowicz, Adam (2005) Integrate and conquer: the next generation of intelligent avatars. In: International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology; 15 - 17 June 2005, Valencia, Spain. ISBN 1595931104
Szarowicz, A. and Francik, J. (2004) Human motion for virtual people. In: 5th Game-On International Conference on Computer Games: Artificial Intelligence, Design and Education; 8-10 Nov 2004, Reading, U.K.. ISBN 0954901606
Szarowicz, Adam, Mittmann, Marek, Remagnino, Paolo and Francik, Jaroslaw (2003) Automatic acquisition of actions for animated agents. In: 4th International Conference on Intelligent Games and Simulation; 19- 21 Nov 2003, London, U.K.. ISBN 9789077381052
Francik, Jaroslaw (1999) Data flow tracing for algorithm animation. (PhD thesis), Instytut Informatyki Politechniki Slaskiej, Gliwice, Polska Laboratoire D'Automatique I[sup]3D, Universite de Sciences et Technologies de Lille, .