Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

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Tony Horrobin

Research Officer

Phone: +44 (0)113 34 37433
Room: Physics Research Deck 8.235
Research Group: Human Factors and Safety

Computing Experience

Operating Systems:
DOS, Windows (3.1/NT to Windows7), UNIX (IRIX, Linux)

C/C++ (main language), Lua (scripting).

Toolkits and APIs:

  • OpenGL and the OpenSceneGraph.
  • SWIG ( generates interfaces to C/C++ for high-level languages ).
  • xUnit testing framework.
  • MFC, DirectSound, DirectInput.
  • Java with Swing and Android.


  • MATLAB for data reduction
  • Simulink/Simpack for vehicle dynamics and multibody simulation
  • Presagis Creator ( 3D modelling )
  • UML ( software design )
  • Apache/MySQL/PHP ( software stack used for websites )

Employment History

  • July 2001 - present: Research Officer, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • Oct 1998 - 2001: Pera International


  • BSc(Hons) Computer Science University of Leeds.
  • MSc Virtual Environments University of Salford.

Tony provides support to research on the University of Leeds Driving Simulator

He has been involved in a number of EPSRC and EU projects.

Research Interests

  • Generative 3D modelling for synthetic worlds used in driving simulation
  • Use of driver models for testing simulator scenarios
  • Crossover of traffic-simulation and driving simulation
  • Simulator architecture
  • Automation of the simulator content pipeline
  • Use of virtual environments (in the VM sense) to provide a test environment for the simulator software

Tony is not involved in any teaching activities


  • Jamson S; Lai FCH; Jamson AH; Horrobin A; Carsten O (2008) Interaction between Speed Choice and Road Environment, Road Safety Research Report, .
  • Jamson SL; Chorlton K; Jamson AH; Horrobin A; Carsten OMJ (2008) Results of Simulator Experiments., .

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