Brian Davison

Brian Davison

Dr Brian Davison MA MSc PhD SFHEA

Lecturer

Biography

Brian Davison graduated from Edinburgh University in 1987 with an MA in Linguistics with Artificial Intelligence. He has held several posts in industry including Head of Computer Systems, Configuration and Release Manager and Intranet Manager. Since joining the School of Computing in 2002, he has led modules in a wide range of subjects such as HCI, mobile development, database technology, the Internet of Things and student project work.
Brian has led several commercial design and development projects for mobile platforms, and is a non-executive director of GearedApp, a limited company specialising in web and mobile applications. He also holds an MSc in Energy and Environmental Engineering and a PhD in wind turbine performance, has co-authored several articles in solar energy modelling, and manages the School's cyber-physical sustainability lab.

Events

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Fellowships and Awards

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Member of IEEE

 

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The evaluation of data filtering criteria in wind turbine power performance assessment

Thesis
Davison, B. The evaluation of data filtering criteria in wind turbine power performance assessment. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2376943
The post-installation verification of wind turbine performance is an essential part of a wind energy project. Data collected from meteorological instruments and from the turbi...

Constructive scaffolding for accessible PBL.

Conference Proceeding
Davison, B., & McEwan, T. (2012)
Constructive scaffolding for accessible PBL. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2012.6462395
We reflect on the success of embedding legal, social, ethical and professional issues (LSEPI) into computing courses while at the same time encouraging a "growth mindset" in o...

Modeling the behavior of a 50MW DSG plant for southern Libya based on the thermodynamic and thermophysical properties of water substance

Journal Article
Aldali, Y., Davison, B., Muneer, T., & Henderson, D. (2012)
Modeling the behavior of a 50MW DSG plant for southern Libya based on the thermodynamic and thermophysical properties of water substance. Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 134, https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4006893
This paper presents arguments for the use of direct steam generation (DSG) in preference to other forms of generation in particular locations according to the prevailing envir...

Performance and student perception evaluation of cloud-based virtualised security and digital forensics labs.

Journal Article
Buchanan, W. J., Graves, J., Bose, N., Macfarlane, R., Davison, B., & Ludwiniak, R. (2011)
Performance and student perception evaluation of cloud-based virtualised security and digital forensics labs. HEA ICS Conference,
This paper focuses on the integration of virtualised environments within the teaching of computer security and digital forensics, and includes three case studies. The first ca...

Shared relationships, spaces and online information behaviours: a social exchange and capital perspective.

Presentation / Conference
Hall, H., Widen-Wulff, G., Peterson, L. & Davison, B. (2009, June)
Shared relationships, spaces and online information behaviours: a social exchange and capital perspective. Paper presented at Information: Interactions and Impact (i3), Aberdeen
No abstract available.

Social software as support in hybrid learning environments: the value of the blog as a tool for reflective learning and peer support.

Journal Article
Hall, H., & Davison, B. (2007)
Social software as support in hybrid learning environments: the value of the blog as a tool for reflective learning and peer support. Library and Information Science Research, 29(2), 163-187. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lisr.2007.04.007
This article reports on an investigation of blog technology's potential for encouraging interaction between students, and its consequences in terms of peer learning and peer s...

Instant messaging: using log files to identify patterns of interaction in group of teenage users.

Conference Proceeding
Davison, B., & Buckner, K. (2005)
Instant messaging: using log files to identify patterns of interaction in group of teenage users. In A. Sloane (Ed.), Home-oriented informatics and telematics : proceedings of the IFIP WG 9.3 HOIT2005 conference, 277 - 290. https://doi.org/10.1007/11402985_20
This paper presents preliminary findings on teenagers’ use of instant messaging (IM) as an example of an Internet technology. The results are quantitative, being drawn from th...

Estimation of hourly averaged solar irradiation: evaluation of models.

Journal Article
Tham, Y. W., Muneer, T. & Davison, B. (2010)
Estimation of hourly averaged solar irradiation: evaluation of models. Building Services Engineering Research and Technology. 31, 9-25. doi:10.1177/0143624409350547. ISSN 14770849
Hourly solar radiation data are required in many building services applications. These are also reported in the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers Guides A &...

A toolkit approach to solar radiation modelling.

Working Paper
Davison, B., Tham, Y. W. & Muneer, T. (2011)
A toolkit approach to solar radiation modelling
Considerable effort is required to implement solar radiation models in software. Many existing implementations have efficiency as their main priority rather than re-usability,...

Using online discussion to support activities in online tutorials.

Conference Proceeding
Beasley, N., Davison, B. & Hall, H. (2003)
Using online discussion to support activities in online tutorials. In Remenyi, D. (Ed.). 3rd european conference on e-learning, 7-14. ISBN 0954709675
Online discussion activities are commonly used to create online communities, foster peer and tutor support, encourage reflection and provide equal opportunities for participat...

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