Urquhart, N. & Hart, E. (in press). Creating optimised employee travel plans. In TBCISBN TBC
The routing of employees who provide services such as home health or social care is a complex problem. When sending an employee between two addresses , there may exist more th...
Li, Q., Tan, Z., Jamdagni, A., Nanda, P., He, X. & Han, W. (in press). An Intrusion Detection System Based on Polynomial Feature Correlation Analysis. In 2017 IEEE Trustcom/BigDataSE/ISPA Conference ProceedingsISBN NA
This paper proposes an anomaly-based Intrusion Detection System (IDS), which flags anomalous network traffic with a distance-based classifier. A polynomial approach was design...
Flint, T. (in press). Appropriating Affordances. Three Practice Based Explorations. In Proceedings of BHCI 2017ISBN tbc
Affordance and Appropriation are related. An effective way of examining these phenomena is through practice. This paper discusses practice based exploration of affordance in t...
Forestry Commission Scotland
Forestry Commission Scotland have asked us to carry out a short review of solar kiln technology and, specifically, a kiln design proposed by a small Scottish sawmill.
The report is for the public ben...
Natural Environment Research Council
This research will draw on the extensive research undertaken by ESPA projects in a range of ecosystem contexts through
two main areas of work.
The first, supply-driven phase of the research will provi...
Scottish Funding Council
Dunbar Arts Trust is working with the Dunbar SciFest (with 8,500 visitors in 2014, it is possibly the largest primary school science festival in Europe) to develop an annual visual and performance art...
07 November 2016
20 June 2017
Professor Bill Buchanan was invited to present evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee on Cyber Security risks within Health Care in Scotland. He gave evidence on 20 ...
16 June 2016
Simon Powers will deliver a research seminar about his work on the evolution of institutions.
Abstract Economics, artificial life, and agent-based c...
Lecturer in Human Geography
Senior Research Fellow
Programme Leader BDes(Hons) Product Design
Senior Lecturer, Teaching Fellow, Head of Life Sciences
Urquhart, N. (2017). Combining Parallel Coordinates with Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithms in a Real-World Optimisation Problem. In GECCO ’17 Companion, Bdoi:10.1145/3067695.3082485. ISBN 978-1-4503-4939-0
Optimisation problems based upon real-world instances often contain many objectives. Many existing Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm techniques return a set of solutions ...
Martí, L., Segredo, E., Sánchez-Pi, N. & Hart, E. (2016). Impact of selection methods on the diversity of many-objective Pareto set approximations. In Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems
Selection methods are a key component of all multi-objective and, consequently, many-objective optimisation evolutionary algorithms. They must perform two main tasks simultane...
Alsnousi, E., Al-Dubai, A., Romdhani, I. & Eshaftri, M. (in press). A New Weight based Rotating Clustering Scheme for WSNs. In Proceedings of ISNCC-2017 WMCN
Although energy efficiency in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) has been investigated widely, it is still a challenging dilemma. Clustering mechanisms are among the most widely ...
Segura, C., Segredo, E. & Miranda, G. (in press). The Importance of the Individual Encoding in Memetic Algorithms with Diversity Control Applied to Large Sudoku Puzzles. In Proceedings of the CEC 2017
In recent years, several memetic algorithms with explicit mechanisms to delay convergence have shown great promise when solving 9x9 Sudoku puzzles. This paper analyzes and ext...
Medboe, H., Bares, W., Webster, E., Frost Fadnes, P., Inglis, C., Kahr, M., …Heyman, M. (2017). Continental Drift: 50 years of jazz from Europe. In Moir, Z. & Atton, C. (Eds.). Continental Drift: 50 years of jazz from Europe - Conference Proceedings, v, vi. ISBN 978-1-78808-706-3
Following popular exposure in France to the proto-jazz of James Reese Europe and his 369th “Harlem Hellfighters” Infantry Regiment during the latter years of WW1, the jazz bug...
Chomsiri, T., He, X., Nanda, P. & Tan, Z. (2017). An Improvement of Tree-Rule Firewall for a Large Network: Supporting Large Rule Size and Low Delay. In 2016 IEEE Trustcom/BigDataSE/ISPA, 178-184. doi:10.1109/trustcom.2016.0061. ISBN 978-1-5090-3205-1
The firewalls were invented since 1990s  and have been developed to operate more secure and faster. From the first era of the firewalls until today, they still regulate pac...
Qasem, M., Al-Dubai, A., Romdhani, I. & Ghaleb, B. (2017). Load Balancing Objective Function in RPL draft-qasem-roll-rpl-load-balancing-00
This document proposes an extended Objective Function(OF) that balances the number of children nodes of the parent nodes to avoid the overloading problem and ensure node lifet...
Buwert, P. (2017). Shepard Fairey’s inauguration posters may define political art in Trump era
The American street artist Shepard Fairey created a poster for Barack Obama’s presidential election campaign. It was 2008 and the simple red, beige and blue stencilled image o...
McGuire, D., Garavan, T. & Cunningham, J. (2017). Positive and inclusive language and imagery can help candidates win over voters in times of crisis
On the eve of the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America, David McGuire, James Cunningham and Thomas Garavan look back at the hi...
Qasem, M., Al-Dubai, A., Romdhani, I., Ghaleb, B. & Gharibi, W. (2016). A new efficient objective function for routing in Internet of Things paradigm. In 2016 IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking (CSCN),doi:10.1109/cscn.2016.7785168. ISBN 978-1-5090-3862-6
Low Power and Lossy Networks (LLNs) have a crucial role in the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm. For the IPv6 Routing Protocol for LLNs (RPL), two objective functions (OF) ha...
Segredo, E., Lalla-Ruiz, E., Hart, E., Paechter, B. & Voss, S. (2016). Hybridisation of Evolutionary Algorithms through hyper-heuristics for global continuous optimisation. In Festa, P., Sellmann, M. & Vanschoren, J. (Eds.). Learning and Intelligent Optimization: 10th International Conference, LION 10, Ischia, Italy, May 29 -- June 1, 2016, 296-305. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-50349-3_25. ISBN 978-3-319-50348-6, 978-3-319-50349-3,
Choosing the correct algorithm to solve a problem still remains an issue 40 years after the Algorithm Selection Problem was first posed. Here we propose a hyper-heuristic whic...
Essa, A., Al-Dubai, A., Romdhani, I. & Eshaftri, M. (2016). A new dynamic weight clustering algorithm for wireless sensor networks. In Yang, S., Gao, J., Zhang, Y., Yang, K., Leung, V. C. M. & Hu, J. (Eds.). Smart Grid Inspired Future Technologies: First International Conference, Liverpool, UK, May 19-20, 2016 SmartGIFT 2016, 195-203. ISBN 978-3-319-47729-9, 978-3-319-47728-2
Since sensor nodes have limited energy resources, prolonging network lifetime and improving scalability are essential elements in energy-efficient Wireless Sensor Networks (WS...
Nrf2, a transcriptional activator of cell protection genes, is an emerging target for neurodegenerative conditions including Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Nrf2 activity is reduced in dementia patients and...
SUNRISE will develop, implement, assess and facilitate learning about new, collaborative ways to address common mobility challenges at the neighbourhood level. Towards this aim, 6 cities will foster c...
Society for Research into Higher Education
Teaching-focused academics in UK Life Science departments may experience anxiety about their continued ability to teach undergraduates at Honours level, and postgraduates at Masters and doctoral level...
This European Fellowship project will benefit the researcher by giving and enhancing the knowledge and skills for a future generation of CPSs which enjoy the unique feature of context-active resilienc...
Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
The findings of this research will contribute to strategies to improve citizen engagement in the democratic process at community level.
Community Councillors are a vital link between local communities...
This research will make direct comparisons of δ13C and δ15N isotope values from muscle tissue between populations of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) returning to the North, East and West coasts of Scotl...
I-POS produce an Intelligent Point of Sale application which runs on Apple iPad hardware for use in bars and restaurants. The application generates transaction based sales data and re-ordering data fr...
Higher Education Academy
The proposal aims to build a Virtualised Security Operation Center [vSoC] and integrates into a currently operating virtualized cyber security Cloud infrastructure (DFET), and use state-of-theart
The University of Edinburgh
Neuromodulation can improve ovarian dysfunction in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This is achieved by four mechanisms: i) if neural signals are involved in LH action directly their modulation may ...
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Ontologies are a way of reasoning about data in an efficient manner. Ontologies are increasingly prevalent in a range of applications, including the Semantic Web, medicine and law. The development and...
Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) and Internet of things are among the top potential new technologies that dramatically alter the world and the way we live and work. Indeed, in recent decades, the need ...
This thesis is a critical examination of my own creative practice ...
The subject of this study is Sub-Sahara Africa Anglophone Video-moviemaking and the
research process is an emp...
This critical appraisal demonstrates three particular themes that are domin...
As we move into storing data within a public cloud infrastructure we reduce the defences and must embed security into the data. Along with this we need to fi...
eGovernment is a relatively new, but rapidly expanding, domain;
mainly due to the perceived outcomes that it may bring to the
Real Time Travel Information (RTTI) systems deliver information to a wide range of travellers using different modes, with the aim of...
This thesis presents a socio-technical account of the adoption and development
of Managed Learning Environme...
This research focuses on an analysis of the changes in the Libyan Higher Education Institutions (LHEI...
This investigation examines various methods for evaluating interactivity and engagement with technology. By using a static model, namely the interactive gallery at The Public...
The topic Addresses the development of novel secrity echanisms for mobile ad hoc networks, inspired by mechanisms apparent in the biological...
This thesis provides a comparative analysis of the way contemporary processes of global change...
The necessity for scientists and others to use consistent terminology has recently been regarded as fundamental to advancing ...
The Scottish publishing and printing industries in the nineteenth century left many documentary traces, but most research on the p...
18 May 2017
Professor Hazel Hall was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) by RSE President Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell at a ceremony at the RSE headquarters at Georg...
19 December 2016
The world is moving towards Big Data, and with Cyber Security we see the tracking of host and network events as one of its leading applications. Threats to organisations incre...
18 November 2012
Two months into my new role as Director of the Edinburgh Institute and I wanted to thank those of you who have been in touch to wish me well and offer advice on how we can dev...
01 April 2016
Michael J Driscol from the FBI will present the end note talk at Big Data in Cyber Security conference on 10 May 2016. He will join leading speakers, including from HPE, RSA, ...
20 April 2017
21 April 2017
The Biological Visualisation Community's 3rd Annual Meeting takes place at Craiglockhart Campus in Edinburgh on 20th-21st April 2017.
This two day meeting compri...
21 April 2016
21 April 2016
To mark the Queens 90TH birthday I developed a collaborative design project between our product design department and the 6th form art department at Bo’ness Academy. I was inv...
30 June 2016
30 June 2016
Stephen McMurray, Edinburgh Napier University
The significant decrease in student numbers within the Scottish Further Education (FE) College sector is increasin...
25 May 2016
25 May 2016
Professor Alistair Duff gave a public lecture on privacy, Tuesday 24 May 2016, as part of Edinburgh Napier University's School of Arts and Creative Industries Degree Show Exhi...
21 June 2017
21 June 2017
The prevalence of dementia in the UK is increasing with over 800,000 people currently affected. Of this number in excess of 40,000 are aged under 65 years suggesting that a si...
11 May 2016
11 May 2016
This years post-graduate research conference will be held Wednesday (11th of May) on H-floor.
Presentations and the keynote will be in H5, the poster session, breaks an...
07 March 2016
07 March 2016
Professor Hazel Hall has been invited to present at an event which focuses on gender imbalances in education, and in key sectors of the economy.
02 May 2017
02 May 2017
The “Academics Online” workshop on Tuesday 2 May, organised by Dr Ivana Rihova and Dr Nathalia Tjandra from the Business School, allowed the 40 participating academics, ECRs a...