Finance and Commercial Director
Hart, E., Sim, K., Gardiner, B. & Kamimura, K. (in press). A Hybrid Method for Feature Construction and Selection to Improve Wind-Damage Prediction in the Forestry Sector. In Proceedings of GEcco 2017doi:10.1145/3071178.3071217. ISBN unknown
Catastrophic damage to forests resulting from major storms has resulted in serious timber and financial losses within the sector across Europe in the recent past. Developing r...
Marinelli, A. (2016). A combined experimental and numerical study of the pull-out mechanism of threaded titanium bars embedded in marble blocks. In The ECCOMAS Congress 2016 Proceedings, 5207-5218. ISBN 978-618-82844-0-1
The present study describes the first stage of an ongoing research project aiming to investigate the failure mechanisms activated when reinforcing bars are pulled-out from the...
Taylor-Smith, E. & Smith, C. F. (2016). Non-public eParticipation in social media spaces. In SMSociety '16 Proceedings of the 7th 2016 International Conference on Social Media & Societydoi:10.1145/2930971.2930974
This paper focuses on the importance of non-public social media spaces in contemporary democratic participation at the grassroots level, based on case studies of citizen-led, ...
Analysis, support and development of the patented ABE Fermentation Process
Scottish Funding Council
With expertise from Edinburgh Napier, Caledonian Mercury would like to develop a new model for generating income by investigating various fundraising options such as crowd funding of specific stories ...
Zero Waste Scotland
The objective is to assess the technical and commercial potential to use waste and recycled paper as a feedstock for ABE fermentation.
17 May 2017
The Cyber Academy and MBM Commercial hosted a highly successful conference event with over 120 delegates which outlined some of the current issues of law and cyber security.
22 August 2017
Zonefox, a spin-out of The Cyber Academy within the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University, officially launched their move into new offices in Edinburgh. They have...
28 June 2016
28 June 2016
A group of twenty senior officials from Tianjin, China visited Scotland at the end of June for an extended 5 day visit of government, commercial, academic and cultur...
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McKeown, S., Buivys, M. & Azzopardi, L. (2016). InfoScout: An interactive, entity centric, person search tool. In SIGIR '16 Proceedings of the 39th International ACM SIGIR conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 1113-1116. doi:10.1145/2911451.2911468. ISBN 978-1-4503-4069-4
Individuals living in highly networked societies publish a large amount of personal, and potentially sensitive, information online. Web investigators can exploit such informat...
Flint, T., Turner, P. & Banach, A. (2016). The Ensoulment of Virtual Space Minecraft as a Tool for Engaging With a Sculpture Park. In Read, J. C. & Stenton, P. (Eds.). IDC '16 Proceedings of the The 15th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, 680-683. doi:10.1145/2930674.2938613. ISBN 9781450343138
This is a demonstration of a Minecraft facsimile of
Jupiter Artland, a sculpture park on the outskirts of
Edinburgh. With the cooperation of primary school
children we develop...
Hou, T., Chapman, P. & Blake, A. (2015). Antipattern comprehension: an empirical evaluation. In Kuhn, W. & Ferrario, R. (Eds.). 9th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2016), 211-224. doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-660-6-211. ISBN 978-1-61499-659-0, 978-1-61499-660-6,
Comprehension of justifications is known to be difficult for even experienced ontology engineers, and much more so for other stakeholders. In this paper, we present two method...
Dionisio, M., Gujaran, A., Pinto, M. & Esteves, A. (2015). Fall of Humans: Interactive tabletop games and transmedia storytelling. In Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Interactive Tabletops & Surfaces, 401-404. doi:10.1145/2817721.2823477. ISBN 978-1-4503-3899-8
This paper illustrates how transmedia storytelling can help introduce players to interactive tabletop games. To do so, we developed Fall of Humans (FoH), an experience that ta...
Macdonald, I. & MacLeod, M. (2015). How can design students develop intercultural competencies using critical approaches to global consumerism?
Within the field of graphic design many contemporary designers and educators seek to challenge global corporate homogenization and the exploitation of developing countries (Ra...
Chomsiri, T., He, X., Nanda, P. & Tan, Z. (2014). A Stateful Mechanism for the Tree-Rule Firewall. In 2014 IEEE 13th International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications, 122-129. doi:10.1109/trustcom.2014.20. ISBN 978-1-4799-6513-7
In this paper, we propose a novel connection tracking mechanism for Tree-rule firewall which essentially organizes firewall rules in a designated Tree structure. A new firewal...
Chinenyeze, S., Liu, X. & Al-Dubai, A. (2014). An aspect oriented model for software energy efficiency in decentralised servers. In ict4s-14doi:10.2991/ict4s-14.2014.14. ISBN 978-94-62520-22-6
Green software is currently gaining interests with the increasing impact of IT in energy consumption. Green-ness in software however, can be achieved at various stages of the ...
Droumeva, M. & McGregor, I. (2014). A method for comparative evaluation of listening to auditory displays by designers and listeners. In The 20th International Conference on Auditory Display
The process of designing and testing auditory displays often includes evaluations only by experts, and where non-experts are involved, training is commonly required. This pape...
Menendez, J., Hairstans, R. & Leitch, K. (2013). Timber frame racking calculation software.
CSC has been working successfully with the University’s Centre for Offsite Construction & Innovative Structures (COCIS) to deliver a new Tedds timber racking calculation to Eu...
Buchanan, W. J., Fan, L., Uthmani, O. & Lawson, A. (2013). Information sharing.
http://www.google.com/patents/US20140201804 The present disclosure relates to improved information sharing and in particular to formal representations of information sharing p...
Crawford, D., Hairstans, R. & Smith, R. E. (2013). Feasibility of cross-laminated timber production from UK Sitka Spruce. ISBN 1 85790 181 9
Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) is an innovative wood product, which can be used for almost all superstructure elements. It is generally produced from kiln dried, fast growing ti...
Jadevicius, A., Sloan, B. & Brown, A. (2012). Development of a Sesma model for short-term investment decision-making. ISBN 978-7-5642-1401-2
ARIMA models have been extensively used for property market modelling. Property researchers have used this type of univariate forecasting technique to predict property rents, ...
University of Stratchlyde (Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre)
This project aims to investigate the first phase to manufacture chemicals from starch waste, namely acetone, butanol, ethanol, succinic acid and/or D-amino acid oxidase. Edinburgh Napier University (E...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
The proposed research project seeks to examine the ways colony-based photographers represented and celebrated the success of the colonial-based enterprises in Southeast Asian at the turn of the 20th c...
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...
The Internet of Things (IoT), a network of physical objects that can communicate, sense and act in the world, is rapidly expanding and is expected to account for nine billion of inter-connected device...
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
The project seeks to undertake industrial research and commercial development bringing to market a new party wall building system that increases the use of Scottish produced offsite construction, sign...
The university will undertake a comprehensive review of the core biometric security software for the desktop enterprise environment including Bio Logon, Bio ID Secure Communications and Bio ID Secure ...
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
The Climate Change Act 2008 requires a 34% cut in 1990 greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 and at least an 80% reduction in emissions by 2050. Residential and commercial buildings account for 25% and 18%...
The creation of a ‘software-as-a-service’ product to allow Client companies, or their agents, to improve their ‘Propositions’ – their own commercial offers; this is done by removing the need for ‘twea...
Higher Education Office
The aim of the project will be to develop a model for the development of student PDPs incrementally during their undergraduate degree. The skills that students are expected to develop at present inclu...
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Awareness is a Coordination Action (CA), supporting research under the FP7: FET Proactive Intiative:Self-Awareness in Autonomic Systems...
As 80% of about 1.6 billion people who lacked access to electricity in the world in 2005 reside in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, and given the importance of energy in achieving the Millennium Dev...
Natural Environment Research Council
This research has two related aims, both focused on a better understanding of carbon cycling and greenhouse gas emissions in mangroves:
1) To examine how controlled cutting, which reproduces on a smal...
Credit risk is one of the most general risks that exist in the financial market and a major risk faced by financial institutions. Credit risk m...
Prompted by the increasing number, sophistication and quality of laboratory-grown gemstones; gem...
German guarantee banks provide guarantees for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that apply for bank loans but cannot provid...
This thesis presents a socio-technical account of the adoption and development
of Managed Learning Environme...
17 June 2016
17 June 2016
Professor Chandra Bhat Director of the Centre for Transportation Research, The University of Texas at Austin visited TRI at Edinburgh Napier University to discuss joint collab...