Senior Associate Research Fellow
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
Thomson, C., Wadhaj, I., Romdhani, I. & Al-Dubai, A. (2017). Performance evaluation of RPL metrics in environments with strained transmission ranges. In 2016 IEEE/ACS 13th International Conference of Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA)doi:10.1109/aiccsa.2016.7945687. ISBN 9781509043200
An examination of existing studies in the area of Routing Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks (RPL) implementation in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) reveals a consisten...
Li, Q., Tan, Z., Jamdagni, A., Nanda, P., He, X. & Han, W. (in press). An Intrusion Detection System Based on Polynomial Feature Correlation Analysis. In 2017 IEEE Trustcom/BigDataSE/ISPA Conference ProceedingsISBN NA
This paper proposes an anomaly-based Intrusion Detection System (IDS), which flags anomalous network traffic with a distance-based classifier. A polynomial approach was design...
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
This project involves the research and development of novel systems to recover and re-distribute energy in food processing
and manufacturing premises, especially where there are demands for refrigerat...
Economic and Social Research Council
This research studentship will investigate innovation and best practice in skills development in the workplace in Scotland, drawing comparisons with the rest of the UK and other countries. It will exp...
Ontologies are a way of reasoning about data in an efficient manner. Ontologies are increasingly prevalent in a range of applications, including the Semantic Web, medicine and law. The development and...
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,...
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...
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 and Research Leader in Biomedical Sciences
Lecturer in Biomedical Science
Lecturer in Psychology
Associate Professor of Psychoanalysis & Cultural Theory
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
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...
Baudel, M., Rae, M., Fraser, J. & Poole, A. (2017). The expression of the chloride co-transporters NKCC1 and KCC2 is reversed in the penumbra following. In Brain and Neuroscience: BNA 2017 Festival of Neuroscience: Abstract BookISBN n/a
Stroke is one of the major causes of death and disability worldwide. The harm caused by the interruption of blood flow to the brain
unfolds in the subsequent hours and days, s...
Alsnousi, E., Al-Dubai, A., Romdhani, I. & Eshaftri, M. (in press). A New Weight based Rotating Clustering Scheme for WSNs. In Proceedings of ISNCC-2017 WMCN
Although energy efficiency in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) has been investigated widely, it is still a challenging dilemma. Clustering mechanisms are among the most widely ...
Vones, K. (2017). Crafted Evolution - The creation of the HyperHive Series. In Conference Proceedingsdoi:10.6084/m9.figshare.4746934. ISBN N/A
The following paper describes the conception and creation of the HyperHive Series of interactive pendants. This practice-led research analyses how the recent emergence of term...
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...
Leigl, C. & Weaver, M. (in press). Guidelines for sustainable-value creation within the context of German automotive industry’s strategic carbon crisis management. In N/AISBN tbc
The continuing debate on the global environmental progress through achievement of smarter clean/green-policies, reasoned with the need for carbon-emissions’ reduction/preventi...
Segura, C., Segredo, E. & Miranda, G. (in press). The Importance of the Individual Encoding in Memetic Algorithms with Diversity Control Applied to Large Sudoku Puzzles. In Proceedings of the CEC 2017
In recent years, several memetic algorithms with explicit mechanisms to delay convergence have shown great promise when solving 9x9 Sudoku puzzles. This paper analyzes and ext...
Medboe, H., Bares, W., Webster, E., Frost Fadnes, P., Inglis, C., Kahr, M., …Heyman, M. (2017). Continental Drift: 50 years of jazz from Europe. In Moir, Z. & Atton, C. (Eds.). Continental Drift: 50 years of jazz from Europe - Conference Proceedings, v, vi. ISBN 978-1-78808-706-3
Following popular exposure in France to the proto-jazz of James Reese Europe and his 369th “Harlem Hellfighters” Infantry Regiment during the latter years of WW1, the jazz bug...
Uwagbole, S. O., Buchanan, W. J. & Fan, L. (in press). Applied Machine Learning Predictive Analytics to SQL Injection Attack Detection and Prevention. In Proceedings
The back-end database is pivotal to the storage of the massive size of big data Internet exchanges stemming from cloud-hosted web applications to Internet of Things (IoT) smar...
Uwagbole, S. O., Buchanan, W. J. & Fan, L. (in press). Numerical Encoding to Tame SQL Injection Attacks
Recent years have seen an astronomical rise in SQL Injection Attacks (SQLIAs) used to compromise the confidentiality, authentication and integrity of organisations' databases....
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
The main goal of this project is to understand the mechanisms responsible for the virulence of food-related yeasts on humans, and to provide tools and recommendations to prevent the release of yeasts ...
Our website evaluated extremely positively among patients, family members and clinicians in NHS Lothian and our model is unquestionably of utility Scotland-wide.The underpinning research and iterative...
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...
The Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare
In this project, we will spread the use of an innovative website, designed to support patients and family members in and after Intensive Care. We have already implemented the website at the Royal Infi...
assist the development of a novel electrolysed water based application to reduce spoilage and microbial contamination of a variety of fresh produce types of importance to Indian commerce.
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...
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...
Chief Scientists Office
We have identified the human cathelicidn LL-37 as having potent direct antiviral activity against human rhinovirus (HRV), together with the capacity to alter death pathways in HRV-infected cells, as a...
Scottish Funding Council
The aim of this project led by Alistair Lawson of IIDI is to develop a design for the underlying architecture of a novel virtual learning platform
A digital dome is a large physical object that can fully immerse one or more users and present them digital material via rear projection onto the dome’s surface. Such a system presents unique and curr...
Evaluate the application of a novel heat exchanger design for the food and drink sector
This project aims to enhance ILI's existing TRUSTLii system by using novel and unique methods to extract useful insights from personal data, as well as improving the security of personal data stores t...
Hyper-heuristics (HH) have been described as methodologies that aim to offer “good enough -soon enough - cheap enough” solutions to real world...
In this thesis two existing computer science techniques are used to solve a...
The necessity for scientists and others to use consistent terminology has recently been regarded as fundamental to advancing ...
eGovernment is a relatively new, but rapidly expanding, domain;
mainly due to the perceived outcomes that it may bring to the
The concept of context-awareness is widely used in mobile and pervasive computing t...
Ubiquitous Computing promises to enrich our everyday lives by enabling the environment to be enhanced via compu...
Component-Based Development (CBD) has been broadly used in software development as it enhances the productivity and reduces t...
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 evidence to suggest that psychological therapie...
Affiliate advertising is changing the way that people do business online. Retailers are now offering incentives to third-party publis...
Fossil fuels are a finite resource, which are subject to erratic price fluctuations and are c...
06 October 2017
Friday 6th October
Edinburgh Methodist Church, Nicholson Square
2-5pm Discussions and talks (free admission)
7:30pm Concert (cello and electronics)
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 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...
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, ...
22 November 2017
02 May 2017
02 May 2017
The “Academics Online” workshop on Tuesday 2 May, organised by Dr Ivana Rihova and Dr Nathalia Tjandra from the Business School, allowed the 40 participating academics, ECRs a...
15 August 2017
15 August 2017
Everyday branded products, from instant coffee to cars, have long been imbued by marketers with human traits as a means of appealing to consumers’ self-image. Indeed an interp...
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...
The 2010 Equality Act and associated Public Sector Equality Duties have introduced important legal obligations for public authorities, continuing for those under the previous ...
24 July 2016
24 July 2016
Local co-ordinator for Soapbox Science, a novel public outreach platform for promoting women scientists and the science they do.
22 June 2017
22 June 2017
The University’s Centre for Literature and Writing (CLAW) runs a series of research seminars on Wednesday afternoons throughout the teaching trimesters. These seminars are des...