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2-Dimensional Outline Shape Representation for Generative Design with Evolutionary Algorithms

Conference Proceeding
Lapok, P., Lawson, A., & Paechter, B. (2018)
2-Dimensional Outline Shape Representation for Generative Design with Evolutionary Algorithms. In H. Rodrigues, J. Herskovits, C. Mota Soares, A. Araújo, J. Guedes, J. Folgado, …J. Madeira (Eds.), EngOpt 2018 Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Engineering Optimization, 926-937. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-97773-7_80
In this paper, we investigate the ability of genetic representation methods to describe two-dimensional outline shapes, in order to use them in a generative design system. A s...

A Dual-spine Approach to Load Error Repair in a HEMS Sensor Network

Journal Article
Liu, X., Liu, Q., & Sun, M. (2018)
A Dual-spine Approach to Load Error Repair in a HEMS Sensor Network. Computers, Materials & Continua,
In a home energy management system (HEMS), appliances are becoming diversified and intelligent, so that certain simple maintenance work can be completed by appliances themselv...

An optimized Speculative Execution Strategy Based on Local Data Prediction in Heterogeneous Hadoop Environment

Journal Article
Jin, D., Liu, Q., Liu, X., & Linge, N. (2019)
An optimized Speculative Execution Strategy Based on Local Data Prediction in Heterogeneous Hadoop Environment. Journal of Computers, 30(3), 130-142. https://doi.org/10.3966/199115992019063003010
Hadoop is a famous parallel computing framework that is applied to process large-scale data, but there exists such a task in hadoop framework, which is called “Straggling task...

An Optimized Resource Scheduling Strategy for Hadoop Speculative Execution Based on Non-cooperative Game Schemes

Journal Article
Jiang, Y., Liu, Q., Dannah, W., Jin, D., Liu, X., & Sun, M. (in press)
An Optimized Resource Scheduling Strategy for Hadoop Speculative Execution Based on Non-cooperative Game Schemes. Computers, Materials & Continua,
Hadoop is a well-known parallel computing system for distributed computing and large-scale data processes. “Straggling” tasks, however, have a serious impact on task allocatio...

A method for electric load data verification and repair in home environment

Journal Article
Liu, Q., Li, S., Liu, X., & Linge, N. (2018)
A method for electric load data verification and repair in home environment. International Journal of Embedded Systems, 10(3), 248-256. https://doi.org/10.1504/ijes.2018.091788
Home energy management (HEM) and smart home have been popular among people; HEM collects and analyses the electric load data to make the power use safe, reliable, economical, ...

Non-intrusive load monitoring and its challenges in a NILM system framework

Journal Article
Liu, Q., Lu, M., Liu, X., & Linge, N. (2019)
Non-intrusive load monitoring and its challenges in a NILM system framework. International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking, 14(1), 102-111. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJHPCN.2019.099748
With the increasing of energy demand and electricity price, researchers gain more and more interest among the residential load monitoring. In order to feed back the individual...

Low-Complexity Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring Using Unsupervised Learning and Generalized Appliance Models

Journal Article
Liu, Q., Kamoto, K. M., Liu, X., Sun, M., & Linge, N. (2019)
Low-Complexity Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring Using Unsupervised Learning and Generalized Appliance Models. IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, 65(1), 1-1. doi:10.1109/tce.2019.2891160
Awareness of electric energy usage has both societal and economic benefits, which include reduced energy bills and stress on non-renewable energy sources. In recent years, the...

A Review on Deep Learning Approaches to Image Classification and Object Segmentation

Journal Article
Wu, H., Liu, Q., & Liu, X. (2019)
A Review on Deep Learning Approaches to Image Classification and Object Segmentation. Computers, Materials & Continua, 60(2), 575-597. https://doi.org/10.32604/cmc.2019.03595
Deep learning technology has brought great impetus to artificial intelligence, especially in the fields of image processing, pattern and object recognition in recent years. Pr...

Microgrids As A Service for Rural Electrification in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Journal Article
Liu, Q., Kamoto, K. M., & Liu, X. (in press)
Microgrids As A Service for Rural Electrification in Sub-Saharan Africa. Computers, Materials & Continua,
The majority of the population on the African continent is unable to access basic electricity services, this despite the abundance of renewable energy sources (RESs). The inab...

Investigation of visual aspects of developmental dyslexia in children

Journal Article
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 ...
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SCOPE: Server Configuration Optimisation through Parameter Evolution

2001 - 2006
SCOPE: Server Configuration Optimisation through Parameter Evolution
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £100,000

Spellakit Feasibility Study

2015 - 2015
The overall vision of the Spellakit project is to significantly enhance learner experience and outcomes in English language spelling through an innovative ICT based approach focused on a kinesthetic m...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Scottish Woodlands KTP

2013 - 2014
Scottish Woodlands Ltd is Scotland's leading independent full-service forest management company. It is also the second largest operator in the UK, with a network of 17 offices operating throughout Sco...
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £110,222

Scottish Crofting Federation E-Learning

2014 - 2014
The aim of the project led by Alistair Lawson of IIDI is to create a prototype  for a single module of a Crofting Entry Level Course developed by the Scottish Crofting Federation.   This project de...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

SIGNAL

2001 - 2004
This is an EU-funded research project to develop basic methodologies and principles of systemic intelligence for artefacts such as robots that will be capable of steadily growing their knowledge throu...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £299,196

SEEK: Science Environment for Ecological Knowledge

2002 - 2008
The goals of the project are to make fundamental improvements in how researchers can 1) gain global access to ecological data and information, 2) rapidly locate and utilize distributed computation...
Funder: National Science Foundation | Value: £348,305

Metaheuristics

2000 - 2004
Metaheuristics are widely used to solve important practical combinatorial optimization problems. But the how and why they work effectively for specific problems and for others not, remains a mystery. ...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £170,000

Market Prepare

2014 - 2015
A feasibility study & demo of tendering and rating software for Market Prepare to increase the work capacity and improve their customer’s experience when booking trade work and dealing with trades peo...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

MATSE: Information Visualisation of Microarray Time-course Data

2007 - 2009
Microarray Time-series Explorer (MaTSE) is a software application developed to improve the analysis of microarray data by allowing the user to explore their data using a unique visual interface.  Thro...
Funder: Scottish Enterprise | Value: £176,630

Mountain Bike Coaching App

2013 - 2013
Dirt School are looking to develop their digital platform, and find new ways of teaching students. They have a requirement for a digital teaching solution that will use innovative video features to al...
Funder: Sporting Chance Initiative | Value: £5,000
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Leadership for the CIO: building capacity through applying leadership theory using frameworks

2012 - 2016
At present the Information Technology profession appears to be dogged by high profile project failure, high...
Prof Sally Smith | Director of Studies: Mr Grant MacKerron | Second Supervisor: Dr Vaughan Ellis

Investigating communicating sequential processes for Java to support ubiquitous computing

2005 - 2009
Ubiquitous Computing promises to enrich our everyday lives by enabling the environment to be enhanced via compu...
Dr Kevin Chalmers | Director of Studies: Prof Jon Kerridge | Second Supervisor: Dr Imed Romdhani

An approach to cross-domain situation-based context management and highly adaptive services in pervasive environments

2008 - 2012
The concept of context-awareness is widely used in mobile and pervasive computing t...
Dr Zakwan Jaroucheh | Director of Studies: Prof Xiaodong Liu | Second Supervisor: Prof Sally Smith

Mango: A model-driven approach to Engineering Green Mobile Cloud Applications

2012 - 2017
With the growing need of the industry and due to high business demands, there have consequently been high demands of IT pro...
Mr Samuel Chinenyeze | Director of Studies: Prof Xiaodong Liu | Second Supervisor: Prof Ahmed Al-Dubai

Evolving planar mechanisms for the conceptual stage of mechanical design

2015 - date
Paul Lapok | Director of Studies: Alistair Lawson | Second Supervisor: Prof Ben Paechter

Novel hyperheuristics applied to the domain of bin packing

2010 - 2014
Hyper-heuristics (HH) have been described as methodologies that aim to offer “good enough -soon enough - cheap enough” solutions to real world...
Dr Kevin Sim | Director of Studies: Prof Emma Hart | Second Supervisor: Prof Ben Paechter

A software framework for the microscopic modelling of pedestrian movement

1999 - 2007
A town planner, faced with the task of designing attractive walking spaces, needs a tool that will allow different designs to b...
Dr Robert Kukla | Director of Studies: Prof Jon Kerridge | Second Supervisor: Prof Jessie Kennedy

An approach to the semantic intelligence cloud

2010 - 2018
Dr Richard Greenwell | Director of Studies: Prof Xiaodong Liu | Second Supervisor: Dr Kevin Chalmers

Interactive Visualisation Tools for Supporting Taxonomists Working Practice

2001 - 2006
The necessity for scientists and others to use consistent terminology has recently been regarded as fundamental to advancing ...
Dr Alan Cannon | Director of Studies: Prof Jessie Kennedy

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

2012 - 2019
Dr Brian Davison | Director of Studies: Prof Tariq Muneer | Second Supervisor: Prof Ahmed Al-Dubai