I am a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology at Naresuan University in Phitsanulok, Thailand. My main interests are in mobile technology, particularly for education, and together with other Naresuan staff we run the Mobile Computing Lab. I also consult for a spin-off company Apptitude that designs and implements mobile apps.
Previously I worked for Tessella plc, UK, where I spent most of my time as a consultant for ITER Organization in France, building and running project management systems. Back in 2008, I was a researcher in the EdTech Group at the University of Joensuu in Finland. I gained my PhD from the University of Warwick in 2007, having spent three years developing educational technologies using Empirical Modelling.
For recent news, take a look at the Mobile Computing Lab's news.
Much of the inspiration for my research comes from Empirical Modelling which gives a refreshing alternative perspective on computing, as developed by Meurig Beynon and Steve Russ at University of Warwick.
I also write programs to analyse pions and kaons over at the High Energy Physics Group (Department of Physics).
Link to my old research page at University of Warwick.
CSIT, Naresuan University:
- Mobile Application Development (273387), CS, 3rd year
- Web Technology (273382), IT, 2nd year (via Google Classroom)
- Computer Languages (254471), CS, 3rd year
- Discrete Mathematics (254276), CS, 2nd year
- Algorithms and Programming Principles (269541), IT, Masters
- Selected Topics in IT (269618), IT, Masters
- Introduction to iOS Programming, one-day workshop on 18th October 2011.
- Introduction to JSON web services (For CS project students 2012/3)
- "Maps on the web" workshop. (For Maemoh, 2012)
- "Maps for mobile" Android workshop. (For Maemoh, 2013)
Take a look at my timetable on NU's reg system.
Project students: check out the latest list of project ideas for 2012/2013.
- Duangduen Asavasuthirakul, Antony Harfield, and Kraisak Kesorn. A Framework of Personalized Travelling Information Services for Thailand. Proceedings of 5th Khon Kaen University International Engineering Conference (KKU-IENC 2014), March 2014.
- Antony Harfield, Issavara Sirirungruang and Sittha Saisawan. A solution for typing Thai using Braille on mobile touchscreen devices. Ratchasuda International Conference on Disability 2014. Mahidol University. February 2014.
- Ratchada Viriyapong and Antony Harfield. Facing the challenges of the One-Tablet-Per-Child policy in Thai primary school education. International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, Vol. 4, No. 9, 2013.
- Antony Harfield, Ilkka Jormanainen, Jaratsri Rungrattanaubol and Ratchada Viriyapong. An open monitoring environment for primary school children engaged in tablet-based learning. Proceedings of 10th International Joint Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering (JCSSE 2013). IEEE. 195-199.
- Jaratsri Rungrattanaubol, Anamai Na-udom and Antony Harfield. Empirical Modelling for exploring the factors contributing to disability severity from road traffic accidents in Thailand. ECTI Transactions on Computer and Information Technology (ECTI‐CIT), Volume 6, Issue 2, 2012, 176-185.
- Antony Harfield, Narawit Tongpliew and Aekkarach Choothong. Bridging distance with distributed tangible technologies: an educational game for learning to tell the time. Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Knowledge and Smart Technology (KST2013), Special Issue on "Fluency in Communication between Human, Machine, and Environment".
- Antony Harfield. A cross-platform XML-based approach to electronic magazines on mobile devices. Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Software Technology and Engineering (ICSTE 2012), 1st-2nd September 2012, Phuket, Thailand.
- Antony Harfield and Meurig Beynon. Empirical Modelling for constructionist learning in a Thai secondary school mathematics class. In the 9th International Conference on eLearning for Knowledge-Based Society (eLearningAP 2012), Siam Technology College, Thailand, 13-14th December 2012.
- Antony Harfield. Lessons in developing a mobile application for a Thai university. In the 8th International Conference on eLearning for Knowledge-Based Society (eLearningAP 2011), Bangkok, Thailand, 23- 24th February 2012.
- Jaratsri Rungrattanaubol, Anamai Na-udom and Antony Harfield. An exploratory neural network model for predicting disability severity from road traffic accidents in Thailand. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Knowledge and Smart Technologies (KST-2011). Burapha University, Thailand, 9-10th July 2011.
- Meurig Beynon, Antony Harfield and Richard Myers. Web Eden: support for computing as construction?. Proceedings of the 9th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research (ed. Pears and Schulte), Technical Report 2010-027, Information Technology, Uppsala University, Sweden, November 2010, 47-50.
- Meurig Beynon and Antony Harfield. Constructionism through Construal by Computer. Constructionism 2010, The American University of Paris, August 2010.
- Christopher White, Antony Harfield and Philip Tsang. Community-driven latency measurements in geographically-distributed networks. In Proceedings of the WebSci10: Extending the Frontiers of Society On-Line, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, 26-27th April 2010.