O 'Dowd, A. (2017). SKiN Designing pseudo-physiology into personal technology devices to create enhanced interactions through visceral signifiers and behaviours
The majority of technology is now personal. Humans, in turn, are expected to and have personal relationships with their devices. The issue is that humans are biological beings...
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...
Burdett Trust for Nursing
This nurse-led project will be an interdisciplinary collaboration between leading researchers working in Edinburgh Napier University, in the University of Sydney, and Flinders University, Adelaide Aus...
Economic and Social Research Council
Integration of health and social care services is happening across the United Kingdom. Integrating services is important as it puts more focus on supporting the lives – not just the health – of indivi...
Chief Scientists Office
PThe impact of psychological trauma on physical and mental health is well known, although current models of care are failing to meet clients’ needs. A new model of care, supported and financed by the ...
13 December 2016
Centre for Social Informatics PhD student Iris Buunk has been awarded a John Campbell Trust travel bursary.
Iris will use the bursary to support participation at ...
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 ...
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...
Programme Leader BDes(Hons) Product Design
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
Buunk, I., Hall, H. & Smith, C. (in press). Skills in Sight: How Social Media Affordances Increase Network Awareness. In Proceedings of the 18th European Conference on Knowledge Management ECKM 2017ISBN n/a
The discussion in this paper derives from an analysis of data from twenty interviews conducted with members of an online knowledge sharing platform between October 2016 and Fe...
Buchanan, B. (2017). How WannaCry caused global panic but failed to turn much of a profit. https://theconversation.com/how-wannacry-caused-global-panic-but-failed-to-turn-much-of-a-profit-77740
The WannaCry cyber-attack led to panic across the globe, showing just how important it is for organisations to have secure operating systems. This was not even the most sophis...
Romdhani, I., Faiza, M., Tandjaoui, D. & Djedjig, N. (in press). Performance Evaluation of RPL Protocol Under Mobile Sybil Attacks. In International Symposium on Security, Privacy and Trust in Internet of Things (SPTIoT 2017ISBN n/a
In Sybil attacks, a physical adversary takes multiple fabricated or stolen identities to maliciously manipulate the network. These attacks are very harmful for the Internet of...
Durkin, R. (2017). What I discovered inside Edinburgh’s museum of musical instruments. https://theconversation.com/what-i-discovered-inside-edinburghs-museum-of-musical-instruments-77495
No abstract available.
Chalmers, K., Kerridge, J. & Pedersen, J. B. (2017). Communicating Connected Components: Extending Plug-and-Play to Support Skeletons. In Communicating Process Architectures 2016ISBN 978-0-9934385-1-6
For a number of years, the Communicating Process Architecture (CPA) community have developed languages and runtimes supporting message passing concurrency. For these we always...
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
Urquhart, N. (2017). Combining Parallel Coordinates with Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithms in a Real-World Optimisation Problem. In GECCO ’17 Companion, Bdoi:10.1145/3067695.3082485. ISBN 978-1-4503-4939-0
Optimisation problems based upon real-world instances often contain many objectives. Many existing Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm techniques return a set of solutions ...
Salayma, M., Al-Dubai, A. & Romdhani, I. (2017). Reliability and Energy Efficiency Enhancement in Wireless Body Area Networks for E-Health. In 2016 19th Conference of Open Innovations Association (FRUCT)doi:10.23919/FRUCT.2016.7892202. ISBN 978-952-68397-4-5, 978-1-5090-6188-4
Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) is a technology that revolutionises our understanding of the future digitised healthcare systems. WBAN has unique challenges and features com...
Farrenkopf, T., Guckert, M., Urquhart, N. & Wells, S. (in press). Information Diffusion in Multi-Agent Communities. In Conference ProceedingsISBN tbc
Understanding the course of events when newly launched products penetrate a market, and how those products supersede existing dominant products, is crucial. Besides potential ...
Enenkel, J., Geyer, J., Keiner, J., Nguyen, J., Steuler, J. L. & Urquhart, N. (in press). A Unifying Software Framework for Vehicle Routing and Logistics. In Conference proceedingsISBN tbc
A wide range of open source tools and real world data are available to support those working on vehicle routing and logistics optimisation. Despite such tools being available ...
Buchanan, B. (2017). The next cyberattack could come from sound waves. https://theconversation.com/the-next-cyberattack-could-come-from-sound-waves-74716
You might think your smartphone or laptop is relatively safe from cyber attacks thanks to anti-virus and encryption software. But your devices are increasingly at risk from “s...
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...
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...
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 ...
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, ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
National Institute for Health Research
Living with a chronic illness can impact on many aspects of people’s lives such as mental, social and financial wellbeing. GP practices were encouraged to look for depression in people with long term ...
Digital Health Institute
The focus of the project is to use the new breed of motion sensors which can fully capture the movement of hands and fingers, and use this to create an early stage product to demonstrate how precise h...
"The development of science and technology are increasingly affecting and changing the nature of processes in...
Mobile ad-hoc networking (MANET) technology has been a major avenue for many wireless and mobile networke...
My research involves the integration of elements from a variety of musical styles, with special emphasis on jazz and classical styles, i...
Mergers are a fact of life in the private sector and are increasingly becoming a factor in the public se...
The specification of Internet protocol stack was developed to be as universal as possible, providing various optio...
Hyper-heuristics (HH) have been described as methodologies that aim to offer “good enough -soon enough - cheap enough” solutions to real world...
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...
31 May 2017
Prof Bill Buchanan, who leads The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University, has been invited as a witness at the Health and Sport Committee within the Scottish Parliament ...
25 April 2016
TRI working in collaboration with Dutch consultancy Inno-V have been appointed by the UK’s Urban Transport Group – which represents public bodies responsible for coordinating ...
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...
12 May 2016
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...
18 May 2016
The June 2016 issue of Journal of Information Science (volume 42, issue 3) has just been published. This is a special issue of the journal that comprises twelve articles devel...
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, ...
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...
19 May 2016
Community in Modern Scottish Literature, published by Brill and edited by Scott Lyall, is out this month. This contains a chapter by Lyall and a 10,000-word introduction.
16 June 2016
TRi PhD student Moira Weir successfully completed her PhD research entitled ‘The role of taxis in the supply of transport to the night time economy and identification of the b...
18 November 2012
Two months into my new role as Director of the Edinburgh Institute and I wanted to thank those of you who have been in touch to wish me well and offer advice on how we can dev...