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...
Natural Environment Research Council
This research will draw on the extensive research undertaken by ESPA projects in a range of ecosystem contexts through
two main areas of work.
The first, supply-driven phase of the research will provi...
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...
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...
30 June 2016
My chapter ‘“Now– well, look at the chart”: Mapping, Maps and Literature’ for the volume Mapping Across Academia, eds. Stanley D. Brunn and Martin Dodge (Springer) is in press...
This week the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and the Archives and Records Association (ARA) published a series of 24 fact sheets on the ...
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...
Lecturer and Programme Leader for BA (Hons) English & Film
0131 455 5358
Associate Professor of Immunology & Infection / Director of Research, School of Applied Sciences
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-...
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...
Hall, H., Cruickshank, P. & Ryan, B. (in press). Exploring information literacy through the lens of Activity Theory. In Proceedings of the European Conference on Information LiteracyISBN n/a
Activity Theory (AT) is presented as a framework for explaining Information Literacy (IL) as a technologically mediated social practice. This is achieved in the context of a s...
Pomponi, L., Sablone, E., Rusconi Clerici, L., Consalez, L. & Pomponi, F. (2017). Transforming challenges into opportunities in social housing: a case study from Italy. In Brotas, L., Roaf, S. & Nicol, F. (Eds.). PLEA Conference Proceedings Volume IIIISBN N/A
Social housing often aims to provide sheltering for people on low incomes or with particular needs. This results in a constraints-dominated context where environmental and soc...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
Binyamin, S., Rutter, M. J. & Smith, S. (2017). Factors Influencing the Students’ Use of Learning Management Systems: A Case Study of King Abdulaziz University. In n/a, 289 - 297. ISBN n/a
Abstract: The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) has been one of the most popular models in explaining the acceptance of technologies and employed empirically in various studie...
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...
Appleton, L., Duff, A. S., Hall, H. & Raeside, R. (in press). Using a longitudinal focus group methodology to measure the value and impact of public libraries. In Conference ProceedingsISBN tbc
There is a general acceptance that public libraries contribute to ‘community’, and at least have the potential to have a very positive impact on civil society. (V...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
Arts & Humanities Research Council
Sustainable landscape management in rural areas requires the creation of opportunities that treat landscapes in the context of their historical, cultural and social factors. The growing popularity of ...
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...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
The Internet of Things (IoT), a network of physical objects that can communicate, sense and act in the world, is rapidly expanding and is expected to account for nine billion of inter-connected device...
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...
Scottish Funding Council
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...
Fast Fix have a patented design for a construction block that offers highly flexible construction potential in disaster and war zones. Using recyclable plastics would make the product lighter, cheap t...
The perceived auditory environment is an increasingly important part of people’s everyday interactive experiences. While sound design is an establish...
The concept of context-awareness is widely used in mobile and pervasive computing t...
The United Kingdom Higher Education sector is undergoing a prolonged period of turbulence in its external environment...
"This PhD project intends to address the ecological impact of the waste that c...
The primary aim of my thesis is to better understand police and citizen communication via social media in Scotland. This research is importan...
Network models are often created to describe interactions between components in biological systems. At a molecular leve...
The revision or reorganisation of hierarchical data sets can result in many possible hierarchical classifications composed of the same or ove...
The level of ownership and use of motorcycling has increased rapidly in Edinburgh and the UK in the last ten years. In this study, motorcy...
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...
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...
21 September 2016
Talk on 'Writing the First World War: Conflict and Memory, 1914-1930' given by Andrew Frayn and chaired by Linda Dryden
16 November 2016
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...
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...
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...
01 November 2017
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 ...
30 June 2016
30 June 2016
Stephen McMurray, Edinburgh Napier University
The significant decrease in student numbers within the Scottish Further Education (FE) College sector is increasin...
01 March 2017
01 March 2017