Mocanu, E., Mocanu, D. C., Nguyen, P. H., Liotta, A., Webber, M. E., Gibescu, M., & Slootweg, J. G. (2019). On-Line Building Energy Optimization Using Deep Reinforcement Learning. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 10(4), 3698-3708. https://doi.org/10.1109/tsg.2018.2834219
Unprecedented high volumes of data are becoming available with the growth of the advanced metering infrastructure. These are expected to benefit planning and operation of the ...
Torres Vega, M., Perra, C., De Turck, F., & Liotta, A. (2018). A Review of Predictive Quality of Experience Management in Video Streaming Services. IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, 64(2), 432-445. https://doi.org/10.1109/tbc.2018.2822869
Satisfying the requirements of devices and users of online video streaming services is a challenging task. It requires not only managing the network quality of service but als...
Chincoli, M., & Liotta, A. (2018). Self-Learning Power Control in Wireless Sensor Networks. Sensors, 18(2), 1-29. https://doi.org/10.3390/s18020375
Current trends in interconnecting myriad smart objects to monetize on Internet of Things applications have led to high-density communications in wireless sensor networks. This...
Arts & Humanities Research Council
Data Driven Innovation (DDI) is transforming society and the economy. DDI is defined as the challenge to make effective use of data to shape, develop and deliver innovative products and services to co...
Scottish Funding Council
Walks and Waterfalls is a multi-channel interactive project intended to design and roadmap a blended experience between a fine art photography book, a mobile augmented reality app and physical locatio...
The feeling of being immersed within a live performance by an ensemble of world class musicians can be a deeply engaging and highly valued cultural experience for audiences as well as for the performe...
22 November 2017
21 October 2017
The Dutch Design Week is one of the most prominent Design events internationally and the Mind the Step exhibition one of its highlights. It features design driven by technolog...
10 October 2017
08 April 2019
12 April 2019
A week of activities both internal at Napier, and external at Whitespace, including presentations, workshops, and panels, delivered by the Shopify UX Team.
04 April 2019
04 April 2019
CI Studios are new regular informal events open to anyone working in the creative industries to meet, share experiences, and explore using data and data-driven technologies.
13 June 2018
15 June 2018
A talk was presented, entitled "The Sensorium: Designing Future Interactions".
UX Scotland is a hands-on, practical UX & design conference that allows participan...
Research Fellow, Module Leader
Senior Research Fellow
Professor of Data Science and Intelligent Systems
0131 455 2723
Associate Professor in Law
Senior Content Producer & Research Fellow
Mocanu, D. C., Exarchakos, G., & Liotta, A. (2018). Decentralized dynamic understanding of hidden relations in complex networks. Scientific Reports, 8(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-19356-4
Almost all the natural or human made systems can be understood and controlled using complex networks. This is a difficult problem due to the very large number of elements in s...
Torres Vega, M., Perra, C., & Liotta, A. (2018). Resilience of Video Streaming Services to Network Impairments. IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, 64(2), 220-234. https://doi.org/10.1109/tbc.2017.2781125
When dealing with networks, performance management through conventional quality of service (QoS)-based methods becomes difficult and is often ineffective. In fact, quality eme...
Torres Vega, M., Koonen, A. M. J., Liotta, A., & Famaey, J. (2018). Fast Millimeter Wave Assisted Beam-Steering for Passive Indoor Optical Wireless Networks. IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, 7(2), 278-281. https://doi.org/10.1109/lwc.2017.2771771
In light of the extreme radio congestion, the time has come to consider the upper parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. Optical beam-steered wireless communications offer gre...
Hetherington, R., & McRae, R. (2017). Make-Believing Animated Films Featuring Digital Humans: A Qualitative Inquiry Using Online Sources. Animation, 12(2), 156-173. https://doi.org/10.1177/1746847717710738
A qualitative inquiry of reviews of films featuring digital humanlike characters was performed by sampling user comments from three online reviewer aggregator sites: the Inter...
Mocanu, D. C., Bou Ammar, H., Puig, L., Eaton, E., & Liotta, A. (2017). Estimating 3D trajectories from 2D projections via disjunctive factored four-way conditional restricted Boltzmann machines. Pattern Recognition, 69, 325-335. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.patcog.2017.04.017
Estimation, recognition, and near-future prediction of 3D trajectories based on their two dimensional projections available from one camera source is an exceptionally difficul...
Mocanu, D. C., Mocanu, E., Nguyen, P. H., Gibescu, M., & Liotta, A. (2016). A topological insight into restricted Boltzmann machines. Machine Learning, 104(2-3), 243-270. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10994-016-5570-z
Restricted Boltzmann Machines (RBMs) and models derived from them have been successfully used as basic building blocks in deep artificial neural networks for automatic feature...
Alty, J., Knott, R., Anderson, B., & Smyth, M. (2000). A framework for engineering metaphor at the user interface. Interacting with Computers, 13(2), (301-322). ISSN 0953-5438
Interface metaphors facilitate the learning of new computer systems by supporting the transformation of existing knowledge in order to improve the comprehension of novel situa...
D. Benyon, & P. Palanque (Eds.), (1996). Critical Issues in User Interface Systems Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-1001-9
This book developed from an IFIP workshop which brought together methods and architecture researchers in Human Computer Interaction and Software Engineering. To an extent this...
Benyon, D., & Murray, D. (1993). Adaptive systems: from intelligent tutoring to autonomous agents. Knowledge-Based Systems, 6(4), 197-219. https://doi.org/10.1016/0950-7051%2893%2990012-i
Computer systems which can automatically alter aspects of their functionality or interface to suit the needs of individuals or groups of users have appeared over the years in ...
Benyon, D. (1993). Adaptive systems: A solution to usability problems. User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction, 3(1), 65-87. https://doi.org/10.1007/bf01099425
Improving the usability of computer systems is perhaps the most important goal of human-computer interaction research. Current approaches to usability engineering tend to focu...
Egan, C., Thompson, R., & O'Dowd, A. (in press). The Lions' Gate: Towards a Permaculture-inspired Blended Space. https://doi.org/10.1145/3338103.3338110
In light of the devastating ecological effects of climate breakdown and with human well-being under severe stress, this paper presents The Lions' Gate-an in-development, urban...
Smyth, M., & Helgason, I. (2019). DIY Community WiFi Networks: Insights on Participatory Design. In Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systemshttps://doi.org/10.1145/3290607.3313073
This paper presents a first version of a set of insights developed collaboratively by researchers during a three-year participatory design project spread across four European ...
V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation
The challenge that climate change poses to humanity and the natural environment is critical and well documented. Faced with such an unprecedented challenge, three responses are needed: drastic cuts in...
This research will investigate the nature of interactions between people and experience-oriented technologies such as new-media artw...
The necessity for scientists and others to use consistent terminology has recently been regarded as fundamental to advancing ...
The perceived auditory environment is an increasingly important part of people’s everyday interactive experiences. While sound design is an establish...
If the UK is to address its energy reduction targets, it is vital to understand energy use behaviours and to devise technology that positi...
Augusto Esteves has been invited by the HCI group at the University of Bath to deliver a seminar on his work on motion matching input for the Internet-of-Things (IoT).
Abstract: Motion m...
22 November 2017
WaveTrace, a project that was internally funded, was awarded with an additional 5000€ from Design United, to prepare an exhibition at the acclaimed Dutch Design Week. This work was done in collaborati...
20 October 2017
The articles cover the work published at ICMI '17, exploring the use of head-mounted displays as opera glasses, with the goal of delivering an egalitarian user experience during live events. Links bel...
9 October 2017
The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) is a London-based, British organisation committed to finding practical solutions to social challenges. Founded in 1754 ...
17 August 2017
Work titled "Tailoring Methodological Bricolage to Investigate Non-Discretionary use of digital technology" by Emilia Sobolewska awarded Best Paper at British HCI 2017 Conference
4 July 2017
SICSA DEMOfest is the annual technology showcase of leading Informatics and Computer Science research from Scottish Universities and it creates an environment for industry partners and academics to co...
11 November 2016
Augusto joined 53,056 tech CEOs, founders, startups, investors and political leaders driving change across the world in Lisbon for the Web Summit. Over 2,000 of the world’s leading media attended. Tog...
7 November 2016
School of Computing, Merchiston Campus, Edinburgh Napier University;
The Whitespace, Norloch House, 36 King's Stables Road
7 April 2019 - 11 April 2019
Glassroom, Edinburgh Napier University, Merchiston Campus
10 Colinton Road
3 April 2019
12 June 2018 - 14 June 2018
CORE 44, Merchiston Campus
12 January 2018
The Glass Room
Edinburgh Napier University
Edinburgh EH10 5DT
12 December 2017
Edinburgh Napier University, Merchiston Campus
10 Colinton Road
9 November 2017
Core44, Room C44, Merchiston Campus
24 October 2017
Core44, room C44, Merchiston campus
27 June 2017
Core44, room c44, Merchiston campus
11 January 2017
Merchiston, Glass room
7 July 2016
C19, Merchiston, Edinburgh Napier University.
16 June 2016 - 22 June 2016