Professor and Director of Centre for Timber Enginnering
Deakin, M., Mora, L. & Reid, A. (2017). Smart specialisation strategies in the post-linear era of research and innovation. In Ketikidis, P. & Solomon, A. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 10th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development, 529-539. ISBN 978-960-9416-11-5
Smart specialisation can be considered an entrepreneurial discovery process which makes it possible to identify where regions can benefit from specialising in specific areas o...
Boix, D. M., Goh, K. & Mcwhinnie, J. (in press). Modelling and Control of Helicopter Robotic Landing Gear for Uneven Ground Conditions. In Proceedings of 2017 Workshop on Research, Education and Development of Unmanned Aerial Systems (RED-UAS 2017ISBN n/a
This paper proposes a method to investigate into helicopter landing on uneven terrain by means of using a scaled articulated robotic landing gear. A mathematical model of an a...
Moradpoor, N., Brown, M. & Russell, G. (in press). Insider Threat Detection Using Principal Component Analysis and Self-Organising Map. In N/Adoi:10.1145/3136825.3136859. ISBN 978-1-4503-5303-8/17/10
An insider threat can take on many aspects. Some employees abuse their positions of trust by disrupting normal operations, while others export valuable or confidential data wh...
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
Buildings , energy and acoustics project through CSIC
Oslo School Of Architecture and Design
This one year project will undertake a literature review and physical testing of Scots pine logs and boards. The aim of the project is to develop a predictive model of the knot characteristics of boar...
Scottish Funding Council
This project aims to review an assess existing remote sensing technologies in order to improve and adapt technologies currently used in other fields to civil engineering applications. The two main aim...
20 September 2016
20 September 2016
Timber is a versatile, natural, material with a wide range of properties. When properly understood, responsibly sourced, and produced through modern forestry and manufacturin...
17 February 2017
01 June 2017
It is established that there are recognition rate limitations when using a single modality sensor to perform human action or gesture recognition for human-comp...
PhD Research Student
Bishop, C., Esteves, A. & Mcgregor, I. (in press). Head-Mounted Displays as Opera Glasses: Using Mixed-Reality to Deliver an Equalitarian User Experience During Live Events. In Proceedings of 19th ICMI ConferenceISBN n/a
This paper explores the use of head-mounted displays (HMDs) as a way to deliver a front row experience to any audience member during a live event. To do so, it presents a two-...
Pitt, J. & Hart, E. (in press). For Flux Sake: The Confluence of Socially- and Biologically-Inspired Computing for Engineering Change in Open Systems. In tbaISBN tba
This position paper is concerned with the challenge of engineering multi-scale and long-lasting systems, whose operation is regulated by sets of mutually-agreed, conventional ...
Thuemmler, C., Alois, P., Jell, T. & Keow Lim, A. (2017). Information Technology – Next Generation: The Impact of 5G on the Evolution of Health and Care Services. In Latifi, S. (Ed.). Information Technology-Next Generation, 811-817. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-54978-1_100. ISBN 978-3-319-54977-4
As more and more details of 5G technology specifications unveil and standards emerge it becomes clear that 5G will have an enabling effect on many different verticals includin...
Hall, H., Cruickshank, P. & Ryan, B. (in press). Exploring information literacy through the lens of Activity Theory. In Proceedings of the European Conference on Information LiteracyISBN n/a
Activity Theory (AT) is presented as a framework for explaining Information Literacy (IL) as a technologically mediated social practice. This is achieved in the context of a s...
Abreu Esteves, A., Verweij, D., Suraiya, L., Islam, R., Lee, Y. & Oakley, I. (in press). SmoothMoves: smooth pursuits head movements for augmented reality. In Proceedings of the 30th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software & TechnologyISBN n/a
SmoothMoves is an interaction technique for augmented
reality (AR) based on smooth pursuits head movements. It
works by computing correlations between the movements
Asif, R. & Buchanan, W. J. (2017). Seamless Cryptographic Key Generation via Off-the-Shelf Telecommunication Components for End-to-End Data Encryption. In International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings-2017)ISBN 978-1-5090-5880-8
Quantum key distribution (QKD) systems have already attained much attention for providing end-to-end data encryption to the subscribers. However, it is very important that the...
Colabella, S., D'Amico, B., Hoxha, E. & Fivet, C. (in press). Structural Design with Reclaimed Materials: an Elastic Gridshell out of Skis. In n/aISBN n/a
This paper presents the design and construction of a 36m2 gridshell, the rigidity of which is achieved through the bending of an initially flat grid of 210 reclaimed skis. The...
Datta, S., Zekkos, D., Fei, X. & McDougall, J. (in press). Experimental Assessment and Modelling of Coupled Biochemical-Physical-Mechanical Biodegradation Process of a Municipal Solid Waste Sample from Michigan. In Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics, 6. ISBN NA
ABSTRACT: Municipal solid waste (MSW) is biodegradable in landfills under anaerobic conditions. The evolution of the
biochemical, physical and mechanical characteristics of MS...
Thomson, C., Wadhaj, I., Romdhani, I. & Al-Dubai, A. (2017). Performance evaluation of RPL metrics in environments with strained transmission ranges. In 2016 IEEE/ACS 13th International Conference of Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA)doi:10.1109/aiccsa.2016.7945687. ISBN 9781509043200
An examination of existing studies in the area of Routing Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks (RPL) implementation in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) reveals a consisten...
McGowan, J., Leplâtre, G. & McGregor, I. (2017). CymaSense: A Real-Time 3D Cymatics-Based Sound Visualisation Tool. In DIS '17 Companion Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems, 270-274. doi:10.1145/3064857.3079159. ISBN 9781450349918
What does music look like? Representation of music has taken many forms over time, from musical notation , through to random algorithm-based visualisations based on the am...
Benyon, D. & Egan, C. (2017). Sustainable HCI: Blending permaculture and user-experience. In DIS '17 Companion Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive SystemsISBN 978-1-4503-4991-8
For approximately 10 years the SIGCHI Sustainable HCI (sHCI) and Sustainable Interaction Design (SID) communities have debated the contribution that HCI can make to sustainabi...
Soufian, M. & Borairi, M. (in press). Genetic Sensor Placement in Active Control of a Robotic Arm. In naISBN na
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British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences
The project will measure circulating white blood cells and progenitor cells in response to an extreme exercise running bout/event/ We will also be quantifying upper respiratory tract symptoms.
Scottish Institute for Policing Research
This project will entail a systematic literature review of police methods in visible policing to establish the current evidence base in relation to how these affect public confidence. This review will...
Digital Health Institute
This project aims to extend the existing work with the e-Frail project, and integrate a range of NHS-sourced assessors with care giver and open source gathered assessors, in order to define a weighted...
V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation
The challenge that climate change poses to humanity and the natural environment is critical and well documented. Faced with such an unprecedented challenge, three responses are needed: drastic cuts in...
The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance
Research exchange with the Bielefeld Dialogue Systems group
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...
Morgan Stanley is seeking a data science resource / support to augment its Technology Information Risk Team within the Technology and Data division. The key challenge involves an investigation of the ...
NHS Health Scotland
The project will take the form of a systematic review of relevant literature to provide an update on the evidence base on the health needs of people with learning disabilities in Scotland since 2004, ...
Heriot Watt University
The project will develop specialised lighting systems appropriate for lighting woven optical fibre, develop lighting capacity as an integrated component, and advance large scale commercial manufacture...
Arts & Humanities Research Council
This collaborative project with University of Edinburgh, will focus on the design and development of an interface, which will be accessible online, via mobile phones and tablets, and via large touchsc...
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...
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...
Timber platform frame has evolved as an efficient method of construction for domestic dwellings and
is experiencing continual growth in the UK due to it lending its...
"In the field of solar thermal technology there are numerous models on the market, from the thermosiphon collector to the evacuated-t...
The dynamic response of structural timber flooring systems can cause vibrational serviceability problems in terms of discomfort experienced by the...
Resilient bars provide cheap, effective sound insulation. They are increasingly popular
in timber floor/...
In platform timber frame construction, timber walls and diaphragms provide the overall stability for the structure to resist forces that are generated...
19 December 2016
On 30th November 2016 Edinburgh Napier University hosted the 2016 Annual Lecture of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST). The speaker was Professor S...
17 January 2017
CM2000, Edinburgh Napier University, Digital Health & care Institute (DHI) and East Dunbartonshire Health & Social Care Partnership hosted an event in the Scottish Parliament ...
16 February 2017
28 July 2017
The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) is the foremost professional body in transportation planning and engineering, representing over 11,500 members ...
25 January 2017
The effects of Brexit on the supply chain of transport professionals to industry is of critical interest to government and the private sector at present. To maintain competi...
04 May 2016
The FOCAS project was rated as Excellent at its final review, after running for three years. The project coordinator was Emma Hart, with Jennifer Willies as Project Manager.
29 March 2016
The Transport Minister Derek Mackay has commissioned an independent review of the current system of managing the timing and quality of works in the road carried out by utility...
05 August 2016
In traditional digital forensics, analysts will examine static traces from hard disks, but increasingly the evidence is found within Cloud-based systems, where the trails of e...
30 June 2016
The Cyber Academy and Hutchinson Networks have started a new collaborative project which aims to create a completely virtualized infrastructure which mirrors one that can be s...
23 June 2016
Dr Brian Detlor has been appointed Visiting Professor to the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University. This appointment formalises Brian’s long-standing relationship...
02 February 2017
A great partnership between Hutchinson Networks and The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University has been showcased within a collaboration project which has build advanced...
13 February 2017