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...
Esteban-Altabella, J., McDougall, J., Colomer-Mendoza, F., Gallardo, A. & Edo-Alcon, N. (2017). Review and application of a settlement model for landfills. In International Waste and Landfill Symposium ProceedingsISBN 978-88-6265-010-6
The geotechnical behavior and settlement in landfills has been changing for many years. This behavior in fact depends on many factors and, therefore, making forecasts is compl...
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...
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...
University of Glasgow
Supporting Evidence Based Interventions
Gazi Bay in southern Kenya has the potential to become a world-leading centre of excellence in the integration of ecosystem science and community development. Work there, led by scientists from Kenya ...
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...
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...
18 July 2016
Congratulations to the following SIG members who have the following papers accepted at upcoming international conferences:
Alife 2016 (Cancun, Mexico) Simon Pow...
Head of Applications
Research Fellow, Energy Consultant & Lecturer
Romdhani, I., Mirza, N., King, P., Abdelshafy, M. & A. Alghamdi, A. (in press). Reliable Multipath Multi-channel Route Migration over Multi Link-Failure in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks. In Proceedings of WiMob'2017ISBN n/a
The route recovery algorithm is a crucial part of
an ad hoc routing protocol. Designing an efficient and fast route
recovery mechanism scheme without incurring extra overheads...
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-...
Salayma, M., Al-Dubai, A., Romdhani, I. & Nasser, Y. (2017). New Dynamic, Reliable and Energy Efficient Scheduling for Wireless Body Area Networks (WBAN). In 2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)doi:10.1109/ICC.2017.7996898. ISBN 978-1-4673-8999-0
Wireless body area networks (WBANs) facilitate
efficient and cost-effective e-health care and well-being
applications. The WBAN has unique challenges and features
compared to ...
Ghaleb, B., Al-Dubai, A. & Romdhani, I. (2017). Drizzle: Adaptive and Fair Route Maintenance Algorithm for Low-power and Lossy Networks in IoT. In 2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 1-6. doi:10.1109/ICC.2017.7996819. ISBN 978-1-4673-8999-0
Low-power and Lossy Networks (LLNs) have been a key component in the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm. Recently, a standardized algorithm, namely Trickle algorithm, is adopte...
Yassin, A., Nasser, Y., Awad, M. & Al-Dubai, A. (2017). Simultaneous Context Inference and Mapping using mm-Wave for Indoor Scenarios. In IEEE ICC 2017, 1-6. doi:10.1109/ICC.2017.7996976
We introduce in this paper two main approaches, Triangulateration (TL) and Angle-Difference-of-Arrival (ADoA) for indoor localization and mapping using single-anchor and milli...
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 ...
Pomponi, F., Medina Campos, L., Moncaster, A. & Smith, S. (2017). Bringing pupils into building energy performance: school design, construction and operation. In PLEA Conference Proceedings Volume IIIISBN N/A
Colegio Rochester is school in Colombia with a strong vision for sustainability. This vision permeates the new school building which was the first school in Latin America to b...
Pomponi, F. & Inzitari, G. (2017). Zooming in on biomimicry: the potential of tensegrity structures. In PLEA Conference ProceedingsISBN N/A
The foundations of biomimicry lie with the idea that Nature can inspire solutions to complex human problems. Biomimicry in Architecture is a rapidly growing field which also e...
Bros Williamson, J., Stinson, J., Garnier, C. & Currie, J. (2017). Discrepancies between theoretical and actual heating demand in Scottish modern dwellings. In PLEA 2017 Proceedings - Design to Thrive, 361 to 368. ISBN 978-0-9928957-5-4
The study reports on the differences between the actual heat consumption profiles of twelve dwellings monitored for four years and their predicted heat demand profiles as calc...
Ghaleb, B., Al-Dubai, A., Ekonomou, E. & Wadhaj, I. (2017). A New Enhanced RPL Based Routing for Internet of Things”, 2ndConvergent Internet of Things. In 2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications, 1-6. doi:10.1109/ICCW.2017.7962723. ISBN 978-1-5090-1525-2
The IPv6 Routing Protocol for Low-power and Lossy Networks (RPL) has been recently standardized for routing in the constrained Internet of Things networks. Unfortunately, the ...
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
Romdhani, I., Nabil, D., Medjek, F. & Tandjaoui, D. (in press). Trust-Based Defence Model Against MAC Unfairness Attacks for IoT. In Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Wireless and Mobile CommunicationsISBN na
The vulnerability of IoT networks makes channel
access security a serious problem. The IEEE 802.15.4 MAC
(Media Access Control) layer faces the risk of attacks from
The Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland became operational in 2005. It plays an integral role in guaranteeing the rights of patients with mental disorder as originally identified in the Millan Princip...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
Derek Hoy was a Scottish nurse based predominantly in Glasgow who died in 2012. He worked for many years in the National Health Service (NHS) in a variety of clinical roles, where he began to experime...
World Olympians Association
The World Olympians Association (WOA), as part of the International Olympic Committee, would like to find out more about the musculoskeletal issues faced by retired athletes. What the main issues are ...
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...
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...
Improving breastfeeding outcomes is an international and national priority for infant and maternal health. However, breastfeeding rates in Scotland are amongst the lowest in Europe and the duration o...
The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance
This event aims to inspire women into cybersecurity roles by bringing together the cyber women from across the UK in the form of a poster competition. The event will be held in collaboration with Edin...
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 ...
National Institute for Health Research
The impact of parental drug misuse on children and families is a major public health problem . Parental drug misuse is closely associated with poor parenting, poor child development and increased r...
NHS Health Scotland
The aim of this study is to analyse free text data generated via an online survey with mothers. The survey elicited opinions on the provision of a free breast pump or breast pump hire service for brea...
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...
Scottish Rugby Union
Sports team coaching and support staff face a regular challenge to provide optimal player workloads in order to elicit positive development and performance adaptations, while at the same time minimisi...
"The development of science and technology are increasingly affecting and changing the nature of processes in...
At present the Information Technology profession appears to be dogged by high profile project failure, high...
Hyper-heuristics (HH) have been described as methodologies that aim to offer “good enough -soon enough - cheap enough” solutions to real world...
This research focuses on an analysis of the changes in the Libyan Higher Education Institutions (LHEI...
Mobile ad-hoc networking (MANET) technology has been a major avenue for many wireless and mobile networke...
User-friendly systems of human factors (HF) ...
The field of Digital Forensics has been facing scalability issues for the last 10 years, resulting in huge backlogs for law enforcement agencies, impeding...
"There is a paucity of knowledge relating to the effects of ENM on the male reproductive system. Thus, there is a clear requirement...
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 ...
06 January 2016
Neil Urquhart and Alistair Lawson have been awarded £19,000 by The Data Lab to support their ongoing research collaboration with Larder Load, an Edinburgh based food services ...
07 December 2016
The paper reports some of the findings of Frances Ryan's doctoral research. The full study – due to be completed in spring 2017 – takes into account prior research on the buil...
06 October 2017
Friday 6th October
Edinburgh Methodist Church, Nicholson Square
2-5pm Discussions and talks (free admission)
7:30pm Concert (cello and electronics)
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...
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...
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...
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...
12 October 2016
Wednesday 12 October 21.00
Michael Harris plays an organ concert of British and German music of the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries, as part of the Musical Wednesdays...
27 June 2016
Centre for Social Informatics PhD student John Mowbray is delivering a paper entitled ‘The role of networking and social media tools during job search: an information behaviou...
03 December 2016
Edinburgh is becoming the best city in the World to be into tech.
This week five Edinburgh based companies head to a two-day TechCrunch Disrupt event. Other comp...
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...