Principal Research Fellow
Smyth, M. & Helgason, I. (2015). Life at the local scale: an alternative perspective on the urban. In Hybrid Cities - data to the peopledoi:10.13140/RG.2.1.3740.2083
The study of cities has risen to the top of research agendas in the last decade, raising the question of how to study something as vast and eclectic as cities. This paper prop...
Smyth, M. (1994). Human computer co-operative systems - empowering users through partnership. In Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Design of Cooperative Systems, 37-55
Benyon, D. (2002). Human-Centred interaction design. In Cairncross, S., Varey, A. & McEwan, T. (Eds.). Proceedings of 6th HCI Educators Workshop,
Economic and Social Research Council
The PhD studentship project will analyse the benefits and challenges of work-based learning (WBL) in organisations and develop a maturity model for benchmarking and a toolkit for maximising value and ...
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...
17 September 2019
Recognising Scotland’s strengths – as a destination for the tech industry, excellent universities, history of innovation, resources and size – the Data Delivery Group's priori...
17 July 2019
12 July 2019
On July 12th 2019 the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) announced Professor Hazel Hall as the winner of the 2019 Clarivate Analytics Outstanding Infor...
04 June 2019
05 June 2019
The 5th International Conference in Big Data in Cyber Security runs over 4th and 5th June, 2019. It includes a wide range of businesses, universities, non-profit and Scottish ...
15 May 2019
15 May 2019
Domain squatting is a common adversarial practice where attackers register domain names that are purposefully similar to popular domains. During this presentation we will begi...
03 May 2019
03 May 2019
The talk presented to staff and graduate students at:
Behavioral Health Sciences Unit
Department of Preventive Medicine
School of Public Health,
Lecturer in Cybersecurity and Networks; Program Leader for MSc Advanced Security & Cybercrime; Winner of Outstanding Woman in Cyber (Scottish Cyber Awards 2017)
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Lecturer in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics
Buchanan, W. J., Thuemmler, C., Fan, L., Lo, O. & Khedim, A. S. (2010). Information sharing framework: next generation e-Health cloud
This presentation outlines the novel e-Health Cloud. See:
Buchanan, W. J., Fan, L., Lawson, A., Schafer, B., Scott, R., Thuemmler, C. & Uthmani, O. (2010). Interagency data exchange protocols as computational data protection law
The paper describes a collaborative project between computer scientist, police officers, medical professionals and social workers to develop a communication infrastructure tha...
Buchanan, W. J., Thuemmler, C., Fan, L., Lo, O. & Khedim, A. S. (2010). An e-Health cloud
A significant weakness within cloud-based systems is often their security. This presentation shows how a health care cloud has been created which preserves the rights of the p...
Abimbola, A., Munoz, J. & Buchanan, W. J. (2003). Analysis and detection of cruising computer viruses
Viral propagation is an important phenomenon of computer viruses. This paper focuses on viral movement and proposes the feasibility of a computer virus which is able to target...
Buchanan, W. J., Graves, J., Saliou, L., Sebea, A. L. & Migas, N. (2004). Agent-based forensic investigations with an integrated framework
Forensics investigations can be flawed for many reasons, such as that they can lack any real evidence of an incident. Also, it can be the case that the legal rights of an indi...
Miehling, M. J., Buchanan, W. J. & Lawson, A. (2010). Affliate advertising fraud and an investigatory fraud framework. In CyberForensics 2011
This paper outlines the details of a real-life scam, which involves creating fraudulent Web sites which pretend to sell goods, but are actually used to perform click-through c...
Russell, G., Macfarlane, R. & Ludwiniak, R. (2011). A forensic image description language for generating test images. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Cybercrime Forensics Education & TrainingISBN 978-1-899253-94-4
Digital Forensics is a fast developing job market, as well as being topical and interesting, and as such is an area in which University students are keen to develop and study....
Rimbaud, Y., McEwan, T., Lawson, A. & Cairncross, S. (2013). Adaptive learning in computing for non-native speakers. In 2014 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings, 1-4. doi:10.1109/FIE.2014.7044142. ISBN 978-1-4799-3921-3
A significant proportion of e-Learning resources for engineering and computing education appear to be exclusively in English, requiring many learners to adapt themselves to le...
Jaroucheh, Z., Liu, X. & Smith, S. (2011). A unified approach for the dynamic evolution of context-aware services. In Proceedings of International Conference on Innovations in Computers, Information and Communication - ICICIC 2012
Rietsche, R., Russell, G. & Karduck, A. P. (2010). Creation of an online virtual Cisco router learning environment. In Proceedings of the 14th IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education (CATE 2011)doi:10.2316/P.2011.734-045. ISBN 978-0-88986-888-5
Online learning environments are an important aspect to many University courses. They allow flexibility in student approaches, and permit students from a range of backgrounds ...
McEwan, T. (2011). Digital Markets and UX: Case Studies in SFIA in Higher Education
Two case studies are combined here, to illustrate generic challenges in embedding Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) competency statements in higher education, in...
Buchanan, W. J., Fan, L., Lawson, A., Schafer, B., Scott, R., Thuemmler, C. & Uthmani, O. (2011). Computational data protection law: trusting each other offline and online. In Legal Knowledge and Information Systems; JURIX 2012, 31-40. doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-167-0-31. ISBN 978-1-61499-166-3
The paper reports of a collaborative project between computer scientists, lawyers, police officers, medical professionals and social workers to develop a communication in infr...
The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance
The usage of encryption keys is an important aspect in preserving privacy in communications. Increasingly these communications are protected using SSL/TLS methods. Along with this, there is a general ...
The objective is to clearly demonstrate that better internet search can be achieved through the use of user-side personalisation (under the full control of the user) and with no personal data revealed...
Improving customer experience through intelligent workflow
This project aims to investigate the integration of a cipher policy for the protection of data, and how these can be applied into a cloud-based infrastructure. A key focus for the implementation will ...
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, ...
A project to provide decentralised identity for meeting KYC & AML requirements in the property industry.
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...
This project will use steganography technology and shared secrets to improve the usability of the process of recovering cryptocurrency/distributed ledger wallet. It will do so by encoding parts of the...
To develop a formal Scotland-wide network of LIS researchers and practitioners, to help spread expertise into a connected practitioner community across all LIS sectors through high quality training an...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
As social media use by older people increases, along with an increased rate of dementia diagnoses, the management or oversight of social networking sites by carers is likely to increase. This research...
Eye-tracking is an increasingly popular technique in which user’s eye movements are captured by a computer system, allowing it to ascertain where the user is looking in a display or visual scene (fixa...
This will investigate the feasibility of incentivising environmentally friendly behaviours through rewards given in tokens as well as IoT wearables to discover this behaviour and reward automatically.
At present the Information Technology profession appears to be dogged by high profile project failure, high...
Ubiquitous Computing promises to enrich our everyday lives by enabling the environment to be enhanced via compu...
The concept of context-awareness is widely used in mobile and pervasive computing t...
The "Frailty Framework" is the development of a next generation health assessment and predictive analysis system. It will...
This research will investigate the nature of interactions between people and experience-oriented technologies such as new-media artw...
Participation Space Studies explore eParticipation ...
This PhD is concerned with the role of online information in...
Hyper-heuristics (HH) have been described as methodologies that aim to offer “good enough -soon enough - cheap enough” solutions to real world...
This investigation examines various methods for evaluating interactivity and engagement with technology. By using a static model, namely the interactive gallery at The Public...
A town planner, faced with the task of designing attractive walking spaces, needs a tool that will allow different designs to b...
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
The Association for Information Science and Technology announced Professor Hazel Hall as the winner of the 2019 Clarivate Analytics Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award.
11 July 2019
Honourable mentions in the SICSA Supervisor of the Year 2019 were awarded to Dr Zhiyuan (Thomas) Tan and Dr Tom Flint from the School of Computer, Edinburgh Napier University at the SICSA PhD Conferen...
17 June 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
Edinburgh Napier University has once more a great presence in the Scottish Cyber Awards, with six (direct and indirect finalists) in five categories.
10 October 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
Big Data in Cyber Security Conference held at Craiglockhart
30 May 2018
Official launch of SOCLAB, the new SOC facility in Merchiston Campus
10 April 2018
Tom Flint will be discussing his work with Jupiter Artland in a talk titled An infrastructure for exploring the mixed reality continuum with children: Minecraft, Mixed Reality, and Jupiter Artland. T...
20 February 2018
The Journal of Documentation has recently accepted a journal article by Centre for Social Informatics researchers that considers the long-term value and impact of AHRC network grant funding.
15 February 2018
Professor Hazel Hall has won the SICSA PhD Supervisor of the Year Silver Award 2017
12 January 2018
Edinburgh Napier University - Craiglockhart Campus
3 June 2019 - 4 June 2019
University of Surrey, Guilford
14 May 2019
Venue: SPH, Zewditu Campus, Main teaching Hall
2 May 2019
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
16:00 in CoRe44 (room C44) Merchiston Campus
31 October 2018
17:00-19:00 in room B2, Merchiston Camnpus
Room G20, Merchiston
24 October 2018
CoRe44, room C44, Merchiston
15 October 2018
CoRe44, room C44, Merchiston Campus
25 September 2018
Room 1/10, Craiglockhart Campus
10 July 2018
14:00 in CORE44, room C44 Merchiston Campus
19 June 2018
14:00 in CoRe44, room C44, Merchiston Campus
13 June 2018
12 June 2018 - 14 June 2018
Core44, Room C44, Merchiston Campus
7 June 2018