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Athos: An Extensible DSL for Model Driven Traffic and Transport Simulation

Conference Proceeding
Hoffmann, B., Urquhart, N., Chalmers, K., & Guckert, M. (2020)
Athos: An Extensible DSL for Model Driven Traffic and Transport Simulation
Multi-agent systems may be considered appropriate tools for simulating complex systems such as those based around traffic and transportation networks. Modelling traffic partic...

Using MAP-Elites to support policy making around Workforce Scheduling and Routing

Journal Article
Urquhart, N., Hart, E., & Hutcheson, W. (2020)
Using MAP-Elites to support policy making around Workforce Scheduling and Routing. Automatisierungstechnik, 68(2), https://doi.org/10.1515/auto-2019-0107
English abstract: Algorithms such as MAP-Elites provide a means of allowing users to explore a solution space by returning an archive of high-performing solutions. Such an arc...

Increasing Trust in Meta-Heuristics by Using MAP-Elites

Conference Proceeding
Urquhart, N., Guckert, M., & Powers, S. (2019)
Increasing Trust in Meta-Heuristics by Using MAP-Elites. In GECCO '19 Companion, (1345-1348). https://doi.org/10.1145/3319619.3326816
Intelligent AI systems using approaches containing emergent elements often encounter acceptance problems. Results do not get sufficiently explained and the procedure itself ca...

An Illumination Algorithm Approach to Solving the Micro-Depot Routing Problem

Conference Proceeding
Urquhart, N., Hoehl, S., & Hart, E. (2019)
An Illumination Algorithm Approach to Solving the Micro-Depot Routing Problem. In Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO '19)https://doi.org/10.1145/3321707.3321767
An increasing emphasis on reducing pollution and congestion in city centres combined with an increase in online shopping is changing the ways in which logistics companies addr...

Simulating Dynamic Vehicle Routing Problems with Athos

Conference Proceeding
Hoffman, B., Guckert, M., Chalmers, K., & Urquhart, N. (2019)
Simulating Dynamic Vehicle Routing Problems with Athos. In Proceedings of the 33rd International ECMS Conference on Modelling and Simulation ECMS 2019, (296-302). https://doi.org/10.7148/2019-0296
Complex routing problems, such as vehicle routing problems with additional constraints, are both hard to solve and hard to express in a form that is accessible to the human ex...

An Agent Based Technique for Improving Multi-Stakeholder Optimisation Problems

Conference Proceeding
Urquhart, N., & Powers, S. T. (2019)
An Agent Based Technique for Improving Multi-Stakeholder Optimisation Problems. In PAAMS 2019: Advances in Practical Applications of Survivable Agents and Multi-Agent Systems: The PAAMS Collection: vol 1 – Main track and Demos proceedings, 285-289. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-24209-1_32
We present an agent based framework for improving multi-stakeholder optimisation problems, which we define as optimisation problems where the solution is utilised by a number ...

Simulating the actions of commuters using a multi-agent system

Journal Article
Urquhart, N., Powers, S., Wall, Z., Fonzone, A., Ge, J., & Polhill, G. (2019)
Simulating the actions of commuters using a multi-agent system. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 22(2), https://doi.org/10.18564/jasss.4007
The activity of commuting to and from a place of work affects not only those travelling but also wider society through their contribution to congestion and pollution. It is de...

Quantifying the effects of increasing user choice in MAP-Elites applied to a Workforce Scheduling and Routing Problem.

Conference Proceeding
Urquhart, N., Hart, E., & Hutcheson, W. (2019)
Quantifying the effects of increasing user choice in MAP-Elites applied to a Workforce Scheduling and Routing Problem. In EvoApplications 2019: Applications of Evolutionary Computation, 49-63. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-16692-2_4
Quality-diversity algorithms such as MAP-Elites provide a means of supporting the users when finding and choosing solutions to a problem by returning a set of solutions which ...

Athos - A Model Driven Approach to Describe and Solve Optimisation Problems

Conference Proceeding
Hoffman, B., Chalmers, K., Urquhart, N., & Guckert, M. (2019)
Athos - A Model Driven Approach to Describe and Solve Optimisation Problems. https://doi.org/10.1145/3300111.3300114
Implementing solutions for optimisation problems with general purpose high-level programming languages is a time consuming task that can only be carried out by professional so...

Trusting Intelligent Machines: Deepening Trust Within Socio-Technical Systems

Journal Article
Andras, P., Esterle, L., Guckert, M., Anh Han, T., Lewis, P. R., Milanovic, K., …Wells, S. (2018)
Trusting Intelligent Machines: Deepening Trust Within Socio-Technical Systems. IEEE technology & society magazine, 37(4), 76-83. https://doi.org/10.1109/MTS.2018.2876107
Intelligent machines have reached capabilities that go beyond a level that a human being can fully comprehend without sufficiently detailed understanding of the underlying mec...
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Bus Passenger Analytics

2020 - 2020
Passengers using the Lothian Buses network may use a smart card (Ridacard) to pay for their journey, swiping the card on boarding a vehicle. Smart card journeys account for about 1/3rd of journeys mad...
Funder: Data Lab | Value: £26,170

Optimisation of AirNode mesh nets

2019 - 2020
Urban air quality affects the lives of millions, according to WHO statistics air quality contributes to 6.7% of all deaths worldwide. Managing air quality in urban areas is now a priority for governme...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Netmedia: Innovation Voucher for Artificial Intelligence/Optimisation

2018 - 2018
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.
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Bendifa Innovation Voucher

2017 - 2017
An SFC Innovation Voucher being used to fund a feasibility study examining the use of heuristics to optimize food collection and delivery.
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,920

The Extractive Components of UK Hardwood

2016 - 2017
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...
Funder: Forestry Commission Scotland | Value: £28,492

DataLab_LarderLoad

2016 - 2016
Analysis of transactional data provided by real time cloud based ordering systems linked within the food supply chain which targets Foodservice sector
Funder: Data Lab | Value: £19,807

Food Services Analytics

2015 - 2015
I-POS produce an Intelligent Point of Sale application which runs on Apple iPad hardware for use in bars and restaurants. The application generates transaction based sales data and re-ordering data fr...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Caddie Charger

2014 - 2014
Focusing on the IT aspects of sound recognition and analysis. The product will be used to monitor the players  playing golf shots using a mixture of location, wi-fi and sounds technologies. Through us...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,950

BeeFound

2014 - 2014
A demonstrator has been created which showcases a ranking algorithm and availability matching. Currently discussions are ongoing regarding a follow on project.
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

AvantGuarde

2014 - 2014
Workshop style sessions were held with Avant Garde, their work so far was reviewed and issues relating to performance were examined. We were able to make specific  suggestions to address a number of i...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000
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Traffic scenarios for urban and regional mobility - modelling and evaluating individual behaviour and it's impact on the traffic system

2020 - date
Director of Studies: Dr Neil Urquhart | Second Supervisor: Dr Simon Powers

Cargo Tram - a chance to relieve city streets?

2018 - date
Silke Hoehl | Director of Studies: Dr Neil Urquhart | Second Supervisor: Dr Achille Fonzone

Youth digital culture co-creation: Measuring social impact in Scotland

2016 - 2019
Alicja Pawluczuk | Director of Studies: Dr Gemma Webster | Second Supervisor: Dr Colin Smith

A domain specific language for multi-agent traffic and transport simulations

2016 - date
Benjamin Hoffmann | Director of Studies: Dr Neil Urquhart | Second Supervisor: Dr Kevin Chalmers

Activity theory as a lens to evaluate implementation of agile project management methods

2015 - date
Pritam Chita | Director of Studies: Peter Cruickshank | Second Supervisor: Peter Cruickshank

A journey that motivates: Discovering the associate student experience

2015 - date
Debbie Meharg | Director of Studies: Ms Alison Varey | Second Supervisor: Dr Sandra Cairncross

The role of networking and social media tools during job search: an information behaviour perspective

2014 - 2018
John Mowbray | Director of Studies: Prof Hazel Hall | Second Supervisor: Prof Robert Raeside

Applying semantic technologies to multi-agent models in the context of business simulations

2011 - 2017
Thomas Farrenkopf | Director of Studies: Dr Neil Urquhart | Second Supervisor: Dr Simon Wells

Computer aided synthesis and optimisation of electronic logic circuits

2008 - 2012
Ban Al-Jassani | Director of Studies: Abid Almaini | Second Supervisor: Dr Neil Urquhart

Tracking, Analysis and Measurement of Pedestrian Trajectories

2005 - 2016
The realistic simulation of pedestrian movement is a challenging problem, a large number of individual pedestrians may be included in the s...
Sarah Clayton | Director of Studies: Dr Neil Urquhart | Second Supervisor: Prof Jon Kerridge