Research Fellow, Energy Consultant & Lecturer
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...
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...
Faiza, M., Tandjaoui, D., Romdhani, I. & Nabil, D. (in press). A Trust-based Intrusion Detection System for Mobile RPL Based Networks. In Proceedings of 10th IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings-2017)ISBN unknown
Successful deployment of Low power and Lossy
Networks (LLNs) requires self-organising, self-configuring, security,
and mobility support. However, these characteristics can be
Scottish Funding Council
Considerable time is currently spent in the testing of plugs and circuitry in new build houses and housing association properties in order to obtain certification of safety This process involves the p...
Developing the Nanoguard coating for use in construction and the built environment
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%...
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...
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 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 ...
Senior Acoustic Consultant
Director of Sustainable Construction
Reader/ Principal Research Fellow
Alwis, L. S. M., Bremer, K., Weigand, F., Kuhne, M., Helbig, R. & Roth, B. (2017). Textile carbon reinforcement structures with integrated optical fibre sensors designed for SHM applications. In Jin, W., Chung, Y., Lee, B., Canning, J., Nakamura, K. & Yuan, L. (Eds.). OFS-25 Proceedingsdoi:10.1117/12.2264915. ISBN n/a
An optical fibre-based strain sensor “stitched” to a functionalised carbon structure (FCS) that can be used for structural health monitoring is introduced. The aim of the desi...
Alwis, L. S. M., Bustamante, H., Bremer, K., Roth, B., Sun, T. & Grattan, K. T. V. (2017). A pilot study: Evaluation of sensor system design for optical fibre humidity sensors subjected to aggressive air sewer environment. In 2016 IEEE SENSORS,doi:10.1109/icsens.2016.7808482. ISBN 978-1-4799-8287-5
Research has identified that humidity plays a fundamental role on the conversion of hydrogen sulphide into sulphuric acid during corrosion of concrete in gravity sewers and th...
Xie, Y. H., Yang, Z. X. & Barreto, D. (2016). The Influence of Particles’ Aspect Ratio on the Shear Behaviour of Granular Materials. In Springer Proceedings in Physics; Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Discrete Element Methods, 253-264. doi:10.1007/978-981-10-1926-5_29. ISBN 978-981-10-1925-8; 978-981-10-1926-5
The mechanical response of granular material depends both on the material properties (e.g. stiffness, anisotropy, permeability, etc.) and particle geometry (shape, roughness, ...
Vettese, S. & Anastasiadou, C. (2016). In Situ 3D Printed Souvenirs and their Affect on Visitors Engagement with Built Heritage. In In this place : cumulus association biannual international conference, 98-103. ISBN 978-0-9928878-1-0
In this study, visitors’ perception and engagement with built heritage surroundings was investigated in relation to their interaction with 3d printed souvenirs which reflected...
Grigoriadis, N., Bakirtzis, C., Politis, C., Danas, K. & Thuemmler, C. (2016). Health 4.0: The Case of Multiple Sclerosis. In 2016 IEEE 18th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom), 100-104. doi:10.1109/HealthCom.2016.7749437. ISBN 978-1-5090-3370-6
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic and variable disease in matters of symptoms, clinical course and outcome. The ultimate goal of currently used drugs and therapeutic strategies ...
Buchanan, W. J. & Van Deursen, N. (2016). HI-risk: A Method to Analyse Health Information Risk Intelligence. In 2016 IEEE 18th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom)doi:10.1109/HealthCom.2016.7749536. ISBN 978-1-5090-3370-6
— Information security threat intelligence is a prevalent topic amongst researchers, long-established IT-vendors and start-ups. The possibilities of Big Data analytics to secu...
Bros-Williamson, J., Stinson, J., Reid, A. & Gravrand, D. (2016). Innovative refurbishment strategies for poorly performing housing stock in Scotland, UK. In 41st IAHS WORLD CONGRESS Conference ProceedingsISBN 978-989-98949-4-5
Scotland is currently increasing its housing stock at a rate of less than 1% per year. With 174,000 households registered on local authority waiting lists for new or improved ...
Stinson, J., Reid, A., Bros-Williamson, J. & Currie, J. (2016). ENERGY BEHAVIOUR CHANGE BY COLOURED IN-HOME DISPLAY. In 41st IAHS WORLD CONGRESS: Conference ProceedingsISBN 978-989-98949-4-5
It is estimated that by 2020 some 53 million, next-generation gas and electricity meters, commonly known as ‘smart meters’, will be installed in approximately 30 million homes...
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...
Ridley-Ellis, D., Adams, S. & Lehneke, S. (2016). THINKING BEYOND THE USUAL STRENGTH GRADES – WITH EXAMPLES OF BRITISH SPRUCE AND LARCH. In Proceedings of the World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2016), August 22-25, 2016, Vienna, Austria, Eds.: J. Eberhardsteiner, W. Winter, A. Fadai, M. Pöll, Publisher: Vienna University of TechnologyISBN 978-3-903039-00-1
This paper summarises the processes and normative requirements involved in grading of structural timber, and outlines a number of areas in which matters may be improved, so as...
Pomponi, F. & Moncaster, A. (2016). Double Skin Façades: Life Cycle Study of a Versatile Technology for the Sustainable Refurbishment of Non-Domestic Buildings. In Proceedings of the CESB16ISBN 978-80-271-0148-8
Nearly half of the non-domestic building stock in central Europe was constructed between 1961-1 990. Partly due to the technical lifespan of façades and building components, m...
Li, M., Zhang, H. & Wong, S. H. F. (2016). Using topology optimization technique to determine the optimized layout of steel reinforcing bars in concrete structures. In Herskovits, J. (Ed.). Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Engineering Optimization, 789-798. ISBN 978-85-7650-548-8
1. Abstract This study presents an optimization procedure based on the modified Bi-directional evolutionary structural optimization (BESO) approach to optimize both location a...
Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University)
Continuous Monitoring of Marine Soundscapes: Assessing Anthropogenic Noise Near Breeding Seabird Colonies
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...
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 ...
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...
Long-duration recorders are commercially available for week-scale terrestrial sound monitoring, but expensive and large, thus difficult to disguise in colonies. We have an active collaboration with th...
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 ...
We have identified the need for a more coherent and closer monitoring of system load and requirements in terms of power consumption within datacentres.
This project will develop a prototype applicat...
ENU Development Trust
To investigate the timber and glulam thermal and moisture impacts to the composite effects, to study the different possibilities of combining the timber and bamboo materials and propose innovative way...
To look at the feasibility of redesigning an electronic device with specific properties to meet offshore performance standard. This will require materials analysis and design, electronics analysis and...
Ayrshire Housing Association
Project: extended monitoring and evaluation of the performance of and user satisfaction with air source heat pump installations in older social housing stock
Forestry Commission Scotland
Improving industry knowledge of timer properties and utilisation potential of 'alternative species', testing 6 different species. Disseminate and promote effectively the outputs of the programme, incl...
To oversea the structural test programme of CLT panels in a test environment and the corresponding influence the available UK fibre and current manufacturing practices have on the key mechanical prope...
"This study will look at addressing the issues concerning environmentally conscious homes and reviewing how efficiently they compare asp...
Decline in supplies of old growth wood coupled with increased demand for structural timber by the construction industry led to creation of engine...
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 2016
17 February 2016
Stevie Wilson will provide a key talk at the International Conference on Big Data in Cyber Security on 10 May in Edinburgh.
Steve is currently the Head of Europol’s Euro...