Senior Associate Research Fellow
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...
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...
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...
Scottish Funding Council
Traditionally energy balance in distilling has focused around process function or building. The intention of this project, focussing on Strathearn Distillery, is to develop a holistic approach which i...
This funding is for collaborative workshops to develop data collection tools and intervention components to inform a definitive trial of a breast pump intervention. It is part of the BABI study funded...
14 January 2016
14 January 2016
Dr Neil Urquhart has been invited to present a seminar to the ERGO group (Edinburgh Research Group in Optimisation) at Edinburgh University. The seminar entitled "Explor...
04 May 2016
04 May 2016
Congratulations to the following SIG members who have the following papers accepted at upcoming international conferences & journals
Alife 2016 (Cancun,...
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...
Lecturer in Entrepreneurship
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-...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation
Surviving critical illness is associated with chronic psychological distress. Anxiety occurs in 43% of patients and depression in 30% of patients at 12 months after hospital discharge. Post-traumatic ...
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...
Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity
Project transfer in from Stirling University. To develop an acceptable and feasible breast pump incentive intervention for future testing in a trial. To describe NHS and voluntary sector breast pump p...
ENU Development Trust
The project will work with a new PhD student who is collecting regular samples of juvenile fish from the Vanga mangrove forest in southern Kenya. The work will focus on two areas:
1) Describing the me...
Chief Scientists Office
Psychiatric emergencies, and episodes of self-harm, accounted for over 30,000 Scottish ambulance call-outs in 2011. The overwhelming majority of these people were taken directly to Emergency Departmen...
Due to increasing incidence, more intensive treatment and improved survival, a growing number of head and neck cancer (HNC) survivors experience long-term swallowing difficulties, profoundly affecting...
To re-establish Scotland’s status as Global Centre of Excellence for all aspects of mountain biking. Enable a sustainable industry led approach to mountain bike sector development using the knowledge...
Hyper-heuristics (HH) have been described as methodologies that aim to offer “good enough -soon enough - cheap enough” solutions to real world...
This PhD project is on the optimisation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC’s) electrodes produced via Elec...
The ICSSWH (Integrated Collector Storage Solar Water Heater), apart from being the
oldest is also the most economical...
"In the field of solar thermal technology there are numerous models on the market, from the thermosiphon collector to the evacuated-t...
In this thesis two existing computer science techniques are used to solve a...
The work presented in this thesis concerns the problem of timetabling at universities – particularly course-timetabling, and examines the various ways i...
The current thesis aimed to explore the novice driver problem from a psychological perspective. The ultimate aim was to e...
Soil particle loss can occur through biodegradation, erosion and dissolution. Yet there is little understanding of the mechanical changes that accompany these p...
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 ...
15 July 2017
05 December 2016
01 November 2017
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
06 January 2016
06 January 2016
CAVES Researcher Dr Neil Urquhart is to organise and chair a workshop on Intelligent Transport at the Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN) conference. The worksho...
10 May 2016
10 May 2016
Tackling gender inequality and enhancing opportunities in the labour market continues to be a priority for the Scottish Government. However, gender stereotyping in school and ...