Simeon Keates

simeon keates

Prof Simeon Keates MA (Cantab) PhD (Cantab) FIET

Dean of the School of Engineering & the Built Environment

Biography

Professor Simeon Keates is Dean of the School of Engineering and the Built Environment at Edinburgh Napier University.

He was previously Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor in the Faculty of Engineering and Science at the University of Greenwich and Head of School of Engineering, Computing and Applied Mathematics at the University of Abertay Dundee. His work history has included time both overseas and in industry, including a role as Associate Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, where he lectured on the Design and Digital Communication study line.

He obtained his MA in Electrical and Information Science Tripos (EIST) from the Department of Engineering of the University of Cambridge (CUED) and PhD in Rehabilitation Engineering from the same institution, where he also worked as a Research Associate in the Speech Vision Robotics Group and later as the Royal Mail Research Fellow in the Engineering Design Centre, specialising in Inclusive Design.

After 12 years at Cambridge, he moved to the US and joined the Accessibility Research Group at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center before moving to Boston and working at ITA Software (now part of Google), designing systems for Air Canada.

Simeon's research interests include inclusive design, user-centred design, AI, HCI, robotics, novel computer architectures and machine-learning. He is the author and editor of numerous books, including "Countering Design Exclusion: An introduction to inclusive design" and "Designing for Accessibility: A business guide to countering design exclusion,” and over 150 research papers.

He has chaired a number of conferences, most recently the 15th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, was a member of the drafting committee for BS 7000 Part 6, and even competed on BBC 2’s Robot Wars.

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A 10:1 Bandwidth Cryogenic Quadruple-Ridged Flared Horn Design for Reflector Antennas in Radio Astronomy

Journal Article
Ma, Y., See, C. H., Pang, F., Wu, D., Liu, D., Abidin, Z. Z., …Abd-Alhameed, R. A. (2020)
A 10:1 Bandwidth Cryogenic Quadruple-Ridged Flared Horn Design for Reflector Antennas in Radio Astronomy. IEEE Access, https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2991350
A two port 2.4 to 24 GHz cryogenic Quadruple-Ridged Flared Horn (QRFH) Feed with 10:1 impedance bandwidth is selected for presentation and investigation in this paper. The an...

Modelling IoT devices communication employing representative operation modes to reveal traffic generation characteristics

Journal Article
Barakat, B., Keates, S., Wassel, I. J., & Arshad, K. (2019)
Modelling IoT devices communication employing representative operation modes to reveal traffic generation characteristics. International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems, https://doi.org/10.1080/17445760.2019.1649402
Several traffic models for the Internet of Things (IoT) have been proposed in the literature. However, they can be considered as heuristic models since they only reflect the s...

Universal Access: The Challenges Ahead

Conference Proceeding
Keates, S. (2019)
Universal Access: The Challenges Ahead. In Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Theory, Methods and Tools, (100-112). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-23560-4_8
It is approaching 20 years since the first issue of the International Journal on Universal Access was published and also that the first International Conference on Universal A...

Is the Zero-Wait Policy Always Optimum for Information Freshness (Peak Age) or Throughput?

Journal Article
Barakat, B., Keates, S., Wassell, I., & Arshad, K. (2019)
Is the Zero-Wait Policy Always Optimum for Information Freshness (Peak Age) or Throughput?. IEEE Communications Letters, 23(6), 987-990. https://doi.org/10.1109/LCOMM.2019.2907935
The Zero-Wait (ZW) policy is widely held to achieve maximum information 'freshness', i.e., to achieve minimum Peak Age (PA) and maximum throughput, for real-time Internet-of-T...

Deriving Machine to Machine (M2M) Traffic Model from Communication Model

Conference Proceeding
Barakat, B., Keates, S., Arshad, K., & Wassell, I. J. (2019)
Deriving Machine to Machine (M2M) Traffic Model from Communication Model. In The Fifth International Symposium on Innovation in Information and Communication Technology (ISIICT 2018), 27-31. doi:10.1109/ISIICT.2018.8613727
The typical traffic models proposed in literature can be considered as heuristic models since they only reflect the stochastic characteristic of the generated traffic. In this...

The benefits of contextual information for speech recognition systems

Conference Proceeding
Kinch, M. W., Melis, W. J., & Keates, S. (2018)
The benefits of contextual information for speech recognition systems. In The 10th Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Conference (CEEC)https://doi.org/10.1109/CEEC.2018.8674204
This paper demonstrates the significance of using contextual information in machine learning and speech recognition. While the benefits of contextual information in human comm...

When Universal Access is not quite universal enough: Case studies and lessons to be learned

Journal Article
Keates, S. (2020)
When Universal Access is not quite universal enough: Case studies and lessons to be learned. Universal Access in the Information Society, 19, 133-144. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10209-018-0636-2
While the theory of designing for Universal Access is increasingly understood, there remain persistent issues over realising products and systems that meet the goal of being a...

Enhancing Robotic Swarms With Fractal Behaviours to Explore Unknown Enclosed Areas

Presentation / Conference
Eissa, H., Melis, W. J. C., Keates, S., & Doncheva, R. (2018, June)
Enhancing Robotic Swarms With Fractal Behaviours to Explore Unknown Enclosed Areas. Paper presented at 3rd Medway Engineering Conference: Systems: Efficiency, Sustainability and Modelling
Swarm robotics coordinates multiple interacting robots for which it takes inspiration from nature. It has been used in different engineering applications, such as: food search...

When Universal Access does not go to plan: Lessons to be learned

Conference Proceeding
Keates, S. (2018)
When Universal Access does not go to plan: Lessons to be learned. In M. Antona, & C. Stephanidis (Eds.), 12th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction (UAHCI 2018), Proceedings, Part I, 75-90. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-92049-8_6
While the theory of designing for Universal Access is increasingly understood, there remain persistent issues over realising products and systems that meet the goal of being a...

Computational Mechanics and the Finite Element Method

Book Chapter
Okereke, M., & Keates, S. (2018)
Computational Mechanics and the Finite Element Method. In J. Sun, H. Duan, S. Choi, Y. Fu, & C. Guardiola (Eds.), Finite Element Applications: A Practical Guide to the FEM Process, 3-25. Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-67125-3_1
This textbook demonstrates the application of the finite element philosophy to the solution of real-world problems and is aimed at graduate level students, but is also suitabl...

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