Dr Sandra Woolley PhD



School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering

Dr Sandra Woolley

Contact details

School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


Sandra Woolley trained as a graduate apprentice engineer with Lucas Aerospace, U.K. and received the PhD degree in Electronic Engineering from The University of Manchester before working as a researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Maryland, U.S.A. She has lectured students in a variety of subjects, including microcontrollers, multimedia and computer networking. She previously researched digital imaging and data storage, and her current research interests include aspects of e-health and, in particular, new applications in assistive technology. She also works on multidisciplinary research in cultural heritage and has enjoyed contributing to two Leverhulme funded projects related to the digital heritage of cuneiform tablets.


3rd Yr Computer Networking

Postgraduate supervision

Current PhD supervision

  • i3D -collaborative reconstruction environment for digital heritage.
  • SMART cellphone technology for anaphylaxis  for self-management.
  • CIRCADIANSense - collecting and mining ambient and physiological data.

PhD opportunities


Personal health devices and digital heritage.

Other activities

  • Ethics Committee Chair for the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (from January 2014)
  • Member of University STEM Ethics Committee


Selected Publications

A Theoretical Framework for Stigmergetic Reconstruction of Ancient Text
Ch’ng, E., Lewis, A.W., Ghelken, E., Woolley, S.I.
in Ch’ng, Gaffney, V.L. and Chapman, H. (Eds.), Visual Heritage in the Digital Age, Springer Cultural Computing Series (in press), 2013

Mobile Phone Tools with Ambient Intelligence for the Management of Life-Threatening Allergies
L. H. Munoz and S.I.Woolley
Human Aspects in Ambient Intelligence - Contemporary Challenges and Solutions Atlantis Ambient and Pervasive Intelligence,
Vol. 8, Bosse,T.; Cook, D.J.; Neerincx, M.; Sadri, F. (Eds.), pp153-172, 2013

A Personal Handheld Device to Support People with Life-Threatening Anaphylactic Allergies (PervaLaxis)
Hernandez Munoz, L. U., Woolley, S. I.
International Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR). vol 1, no. 1., 2010, ISBN 1947-9158. IGI publisher (in press)

A Critical Review of Past Research into the Neuro-Linguistic Programming Eye-Accessing Cues Model
Georgios Diamantopoulos, Sandra I. Woolley and Michael Spann
Current Research in NLP, 1, December 2009, ISBN 1-84469-019-9, pp8-22

A Mobile Health Device to Help People with Severe Allergies
L.U.Hernandez-Munoz, S.I. Woolley, C.Baber
Ambient Technologies for Diagnosing and Monitoring Chronic Patients Workshop.
Second International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare 2008, Tampere, Finland, Jan 29-Feb 1, 2008

A Mobile Context-Aware Device to Help People with Anaphylaxis
L.U.Hernandez-Munoz, S.I. Woolley, C.Baber
EuroSSC 2007 - 2nd European Conference on Smart Sensing and Context, Kendal, Oct 2007, pp24-5

A Wavelet-Based Region of Interest Encoder for the Compression of Angiogram Video Sequences
D.Gibson, M.Spann and S.I.Woolley
IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, Vol. 8, No. 2, June 2004, ISSN 10897771, pp.103-113

Fair Weighted Round Robin Scheduling Scheme for Diffserv Networks
Liang Ji Arvanitis, T.N. Woolley, S.I.
IEE Electronic Letters, Volume: 39, 6 Feb 2003, ISSN: 0013-5194, pp 333- 335

Communicating Cuneiform: The Evolution of a Multimedia Cuneiform Database
S.I.Woolley, T.R. Davis, N.J. Flowers, J. Pinilla-Dutoit, A. Livingstone, T.N.Arvanitis
The Journal of Visible Language, 36, (3), Special Edition on Research in Communication Design, pp 308-324, 2002

The Digital Classification of Ancient near Eastern Cuneiform Data
T. N. Arvanitis, T. Davis, A. Livingstone, J. Pinilla-Dutoit, S. I. Woolley
In press: British Archaeological Review, BAR International Series 1075,
2002, Editor: Franco Niccolucci

Quality-of-Service Measurement for Broadband Residential Video Services
R.J.Green, S.I.Woolley, N.W.Garnham and K.P.Jones
IEE Electronics and Communication Engineering Journal
Vol 13, No. 16, pp265-275, Dec 2001

A Multi-stage Perceptual Quality Assessment for Compressed Digital Angiogram Images
J.Oh, S.I.Woolley, T.N.Arvanitis and J.Townend
IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 20 (12), pp1352-1361, December 2001

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