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Professor of Data Science and Intelligent Systems
Wang, L., Chalmers, K. & Wang, Z. (2014). Improving of the university course teaching methodology: a case study. Scotland: Shanghai University, China
Improving of the university course teaching methodology: a case study
Chalmers, K. (2008). Investigating communicating sequential processes for Java to support ubiquitous computing. (Thesis)
Ubiquitous Computing promises to enrich our everyday lives by enabling the environment to be enhanced via computational elements. These elements are designed to augment and su...
Paterson, T., Cannon, A., Raguenaud, C., Russell, G., Armstrong, K. E., MacDonald, S. M., …Kennedy, J. (2003). A methodology for composing well-defined character descriptions
Taxonomy has been described as “the science of documenting biodiversity”, which involves collecting, naming, describing, identifying and classifying specimens of organisms (Ke...
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...
Scottish Funding Council
Extending a containerised microservices architecture developed in the initial project to support a set of user functions required for the platform's MVP. Additionally, the project will deliver cloud A...
Language generation (LG) is a crucial technology if machines are to communicate with humans seamlessly using human natural language. A great number of different tasks within Natural Language Processin...
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Dean, Research & Innovation
Chinenyeze, S. Mango: A model-driven approach to engineering green Mobile Cloud Applications. (Thesis)
With the resource constrained nature of mobile devices and the resource abundant offerings of the cloud, several promising optimisation techniques have been proposed by the gr...
Kerracher, N. Tasks and visual techniques for the exploration of temporal graph data. (Thesis)
This thesis considers the tasks involved in exploratory analysis of temporal graph data, and the visual techniques which are able to support these tasks.
There has been an e...
Urquhart, N. (2017, November). What can we learn from simulating commuters?. Presented at U!REKA
Commuting affects just about every member of the workforce in the UK, those who do not commute are affected by the congestion and pollution generated by such activities. There...
Piotrowska, B., Murray, J., Willis, A., & Kerridge, J. (2017). Investigation of visual aspects of developmental dyslexia in children. Journal of Vision, 17(10), 640. https://doi.org/10.1167/17.10.640
Developmental dyslexia is a disorder characterised by difficulties with reading, despite adequate intelligence and education. Phonological deficits are often indicated as the ...
Douglas, J. & Wells, S. (2017, June). Monkeypuzzle: Towards Next Generation, Free & Open-Source, Argument Analysis Tools. Paper presented at The 17th International Workshop on Computation Models of Natural Argument (CMNA17), London, U.K
We introduce a new, free, open-source, web-based argument analysis tool called Monkeypuzzle. This is designed to provide both a foundation for creating and visualising reprodu...
Wells, S. & LaGreca, R. (2015, October). Introducing ALIAS. Paper presented at 15th International Workshop on Computation Models of Natural Argument, Bertinoro, Italy
ALIAS is a Python library for constructing, manipulating, storing, visualising, and converting argumentation structues. It is available with full source code under a copyleft ...
Wells, S., Yuan, T., Manandhar, S., & Kelly, T. (2015, October). Automatically Detecting Fallacies in System Safety Arguments. Paper presented at 15th International Workshop on Computational Models of Natural Argument(CMNA15)
Safety cases play a significant role in the development of safety-critical systems. The key components in a safety case are safety arguments, that are designated to demonstrat...
Wells, S. (2015, June). Combinatorial Dialogue Games in Strategic Argumentation. Paper presented at 1st European Conference on Argumentation: Argumentation and Reasoned Action (ECA15)
This paper introduces combinatorial dialogue, a formal approach to strategising within argumentative dialogue games where the moves played within a dialogue game are interpret...
Wells, S. & Pangbourne, K. (2015, June). Using Argumentation Within Sustainable Transport Communication. Paper presented at 1st European Conference on Argumentation: Argumentation and Reasoned Action (ECA15), Lisbon, Portugal
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Hart, E., & Sim, K. (2015, June). A research agenda for metaheuristic standardization. Paper presented at 11th Metaheuristics International Conference, Agadir, Morocco
We propose that the development of standardized, explicit, machine-readable descriptions of metaheuris- tics will greatly advance scientific progress in the field. In particul...
Wells, S., Kotkanen, H., Schlafli, M., Gabrielli, S., Masthoff, J., Jylha, A., & Forbes, P. (2014, May). Towards an applied gamification model for tracking, managing, & encouraging sustainable travel behaviours. Paper presented at First Urban Sustainable, CollaboratIve, and Adaptive MObility (USCIAMO) Workshop, Nice, France
In this paper we introduce a gamification model for encouraging sustainable multi-modal urban travel in modern European cities. Our aim is to provide a mechanism that encourag...
Helgason, I., Bradley, J., & Egan, C. (2011, March). This pervasive day: design and development case study. Paper presented at i-Docs, A Symposium on Interactive Documentary, Watershed Media Centre Bristol, UK
This presentation will describe the development process, and the underpinning rationale, behind a multi-format, interactive exhibition and online documentary. This project, to...
Improving customer experience through intelligent workflow
This project will focus on the design and development of a distributed software architecture for the platform with innovative technology approaches. This includes microservices with containerisation, ...
Royal Society of Edinburgh
The project aims to advance the autonomy of field robots with a novel approach to developing a new generation of Meteorological Drone Robots (Met-Bot) which will be context-driven, proactively auto-re...
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Robotics is changing the landscape of innovation. But traditional design approaches are not suited to novel or unknown habitats and contexts, for instance: robot colonies for ore mining, exploring or ...
To optimise the ZoneFox product through the development and incorporation of effective information visualisation tools for
generating insight through visual exploration and discovery of relationships ...
Develop a bespoke system for managing defined client data including charitable clients in Scotland for TC Young.
The project will examine the manner in which a scheduling/timetabling system can be enhanced by having classifying users into types and then using problem templates matched to type to guide the user.
Develop a prototype for an interactive data-driven website to address the unique challenges of managing numerous archaeological services projects across diverse sites in Scotland.
The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance
Research exchange with the Bielefeld Dialogue Systems group
An SFC Innovation Voucher being used to fund a feasibility study examining the use of heuristics to optimize food collection and delivery.
The development of enhanced data analytics capabilities to enable the modelling, analysis and presentation of complex data to improve Group Internal Audit’s assessment and insight into business risks ...
Forestry Commission Scotland
Use the ITED system to search literature based observations about the chemical extractive components of both broadleaf and conifer tree species commonly grown in the UK.
Chemically, wood structure ma...
A town planner, faced with the task of designing attractive walking spaces, needs a tool that will allow different designs to b...
The necessity for scientists and others to use consistent terminology has recently been regarded as fundamental to advancing ...
Network models are often created to describe interactions between components in biological systems. At a molecular level the involved com...
Arguments are structures of premises and conclusions that underpin rational reasoning processes. Within complex knowledge domains, especially if they are contentious, argument st...
Swarm robotics is a special case within the general field of robotics. The distributed nature makes it...
With the growing need of the industry and due to high business demands, there have consequently been high demands of IT pro...
Augmented Reality (AR) aims to extend the physical world through virtual content. To perform such addition in an unnoticeable way, a variety of technical constraints need to be su...
Prof. Emma Hart has been invited by Minister Kate Forbes to join a Scottish Government Steering Group to develop an Artificial Intelligence (AI) strategy for Scotland.
16 September 2019
PhD student Mohamad Alissa with supervisors Dr Kevin Sim and Prof. Emma Hart won the Best Paper award in the ECOM track at GECCO 2019 in Prague for their paper:
Algorithm Selection Using ...
16 July 2019
Laura van Beers from ContactEngine, a London based company delivering software that enables its customers to proactively engage customers in AI-driven conversations to fulfil their business objective...
17 December 2018
Prof. Emma Hart gave an invited talk at the monthly meet-up of the Scotland IS Software Engineering forum on behalf of the SICSA AI theme to describe the work taking place across Scottish Universities...
20 November 2018
Sentient Technologies, a world leader in artificial intelligence (AI) products based on evolutionary computation, today announced a new video collection that provides unique insights to the burgeonin...
13 August 2018
The Annual Humies prize is awarded at the International Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation for human-competitive results that have been produced by any form of genetic and evolutionar...
18 July 2018
Prof. Emma Hart, Dr Andreas Steyven and Prof. Ben Paechter have been nominated for a prestigious best paper award at the GECCO 18, Kyoto, Japan for new work in evolving a diverse team of swarm robot...
14 July 2018
The International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence brings together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the field of Computational Intelligence both from theoretical an...
1 November 2017
Adaptive Behavior is an indexed, international peer reviewed journal that publishes articles on adaptive behavior in biological systems and autonomous artificial systems. Dr. Simon Powers has been inv...
18 October 2017
Simon Powers will give the keynote talk at the Second International Workshop of Social Learning and Cultural Evolution, part of the European Conference on Artificial Life held in Lyon, France, 4th Sep...
26 August 2017
Neil Urquhart was awarded the Best Contribution to Information Society research theme award at the University Research Conference. Dr Urquhart has applied Artificial Intelligence methods based on evol...
23 July 2017
Dr Neil Urquhart has been elected to the management board of SPECIES (Society for the Promotion of Evolutionary Computing In Europe and its Surroundings). As well as promoting Evolutionary Computation...
Members of the CAVES research group have 3 papers accepted at the world's leading conference on Evolutionary Computing. GECCO 2017 will be held in Berlin from 15-19th July 2017.
14 July 2017
This one-day symposium organised at the Radboud University Medical Centre brought together international scientists in the field of tumor immunology, computational and artificial immune systems.
17 February 2017
The New Year welcomed Emma Hart to the helm of Evolutionary Computation. She took over the role of Editor-in-Chief from Hans-Georg Beyer (who had assumed the role himself in 2010). Professor Hart ans...
16:00 in CoRe44 (room C44) Merchiston Campus
31 October 2018
14:00 in CoRe44, room C44, Merchiston Campus
13 June 2018
Core44, Room C44, Merchiston Campus
7 June 2018
16:00 CoRe44, room C44 Merchiston
5 June 2018
15 May 2018
Frankenstein Bar, 26 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh
16:00 in Core44, room C44, Merchiston campus
1 May 2018
11:00, CORE44, room C44 Mechiston Campus
26 April 2018
15:00 in Core44, room C44 Merchiston Campus
24 April 2018
CORE 44, room C44 Merchiston Campus
21 March 2018
15:00, Core44, Room C44, Merchiston Campus
20 March 2018
CORE44 Merchiston Campus
21 February 2018
CORE44, room C44 Merchiston Campus
7 February 2018
CORE 44, Merchiston Campus
12 January 2018
2 November 2017