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On the comparison of initialisation strategies in differential evolution for large scale optimisation

Journal Article
Segredo, E., Paechter, B., Segura, C., & González-Vila, C. I. (2018)
On the comparison of initialisation strategies in differential evolution for large scale optimisation. Optimization Letters, 12(1), 221-234. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11590-017-1107-z
Differential Evolution (DE) has shown to be a promising global opimisation solver for continuous problems, even for those with a large dimensionality. Different previous works...

Pricing Ontology for Task-Oriented Cloud Sourcing

Conference Proceeding
Greenwell, R., Liu, X., & Chalmers, K. (2016)
Pricing Ontology for Task-Oriented Cloud Sourcing. In 2016 IEEE 4th International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud (FiCloud)https://doi.org/10.1109/ficloud.2016.17
Cloud computing allows access to computing resources from a number of providers, who offer multiple pricing strategies for selected product characteristics. The service offeri...

A Survey of Speculative Execution Strategy in MapReduce

Conference Proceeding
Liu, Q., Jin, D., Liu, X., & Linge, N. (2016)
A Survey of Speculative Execution Strategy in MapReduce. In A. Liu, H. C. Chao, E. Bertino, & X. Sun (Eds.), Cloud Computing and Security, 296-307. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48671-0_27
MapReduce is a parallel computing programming model designed to process large-scale data. Therefore, the accuracy and efficiency for computing are needed to be assured and spe...

A Classification and Comparison Framework for Cloud Service Brokerage Architectures

Journal Article
Fowley, F., Pahl, C., Jamshidi, P., Fang, D., & Liu, X. (2016)
A Classification and Comparison Framework for Cloud Service Brokerage Architectures. IEEE transactions on cloud computing, 6(2), 358-371. https://doi.org/10.1109/tcc.2016.2537333
Cloud service brokerage and related management and marketplace concepts have been identified as key concerns for future cloud technology development and research. Cloud servic...

An Introduction of Non-intrusive Load Monitoring and Its Challenges in System Framework

Conference Proceeding
Liu, Q., Lu, M., Liu, X., & Linge, N. (2016)
An Introduction of Non-intrusive Load Monitoring and Its Challenges in System Framework. In Cloud Computing and Security, 254-263. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48674-1_23
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...

A Task Orientated Requirements Ontology for Cloud Computing Services

Conference Proceeding
Greenwell, R., Liu, X., Chalmers, K., & Pahl, C. (2016)
A Task Orientated Requirements Ontology for Cloud Computing Services. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER 2016), (121-128). https://doi.org/10.5220/0005752301210128
Requirements ontology offers a mechanism to map requirements for cloud computing services to cloud computing resources. Multiple stakeholders can capture and map knowledge in ...

DEEPC: Dynamic Energy Profiling of Components

Conference Proceeding
Liu, X., Chinenyeze, S. J., & Al-Dubai, A. (2016)
DEEPC: Dynamic Energy Profiling of Components. In 2016 IEEE 40th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC)https://doi.org/10.1109/COMPSAC.2016.90
Many software projects are built using reusable components (i.e. reusable objects - as per component and connectors in software architectures). During component selection in C...

A Coordination-Based Brokerage Architecture for Multi-cloud Resource Markets

Conference Proceeding
Aldawood, S., Fowley, F., Pahl, C., Taibi, D., & Liu, X. (2016)
A Coordination-Based Brokerage Architecture for Multi-cloud Resource Markets. In IEEE International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud Workshops (FiCloudW)https://doi.org/10.1109/w-ficloud.2016.19
With an increasing number of service providers in the cloud market, the competition between these is also increasing. Each provider attempts to attract customers by providing ...

An adaptive approach to better load balancing in a consumer-centric cloud environment

Journal Article
Liu, Q., Cai, W., Shen, J., Liu, X., & Linge, N. (2016)
An adaptive approach to better load balancing in a consumer-centric cloud environment. IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, 62(3), 243-250. https://doi.org/10.1109/tce.2016.7613190
Pay-as-you-consume, as a new type of cloud computing paradigm, has become increasingly popular since a large number of cloud services are gradually opening up to consumers. It...

CACA-UAN: A Context-Aware Communication Approach Based on the Underwater Acoustic Sensor Network

Conference Proceeding
Liu, Q., Chen, X., Liu, X., & Linge, N. (2016)
CACA-UAN: A Context-Aware Communication Approach Based on the Underwater Acoustic Sensor Network. In X. Sun, A. Liu, H. C. Chao, & E. Bertino (Eds.), Cloud Computing and Security. ICCCS 2016
Underwater acoustic sensor networks (UANs) have emerged as a promising technology which can be applied in many areas such as military and civil in recent years. Among these ap...
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Mountain Bike App Development

2013 - 2013
Context The nature of sport drives people to improve, develop and better their own performances. To do this effectively means hiring a coach but often there are costs and/or geographical issues in fin...
Funder: Sporting Chance Initiative | Value: £5,000

Plansafe - Follow on voucher

2015 - 2016
This is a follow-on innovation voucher project to further develop a software system which will fully document Statutory Examinations of lifting, pressure and LEV equipment. The solution will involve a...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £35,837

ASHS Interactive Journal

2015 - 2015
This project aims to produce a pilot mobile app for industry members making relevant content from ASHS's bi-annual print journal and related interactive tools available on gps enabled mobile...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

FOCAS

2013 - 2016
FOCAS is a coordination action in the area of collective adaptive systems. It provides increased visibility to the research carried out by projects funded by the FOCAS FET Proactive Initiative and oth...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £639,999

Life Long Learning Hyper Heuristic Optimisation

2012 - 2015
This project aims to improve the current state of the art in developing optimisation tools which are relevant and acceptable to industry. This will be achieved by addressing industrial current concer...
Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | Value: £238,068

Torchbearer

2014 - 2014
The creation of a ‘software-as-a-service’ product to allow Client companies, or their agents, to improve their ‘Propositions’ – their own commercial offers; this is done by removing the need for ‘twea...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,962

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

Weather Prediction - Motogoloco

2015 - 2015
The solution for the synchronisation issue was to include a simultaneous animation of the journey and the weather data. This provided an intuitive visualisation of two independent sets of data.
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Visual Justifications for Ontologies

2015 - 2016
Ontologies are a way of reasoning about data in an efficient manner. Ontologies are increasingly prevalent in a range of applications, including the Semantic Web, medicine and law. The development and...
Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | Value: £9,320

TrueBuild Usable Building Regulations

2014 - 2015
The TrueBuild app is a resource delivered by Smart ‘Phone (either IOS or Android) to help builders access and interpret Building Regulations quickly and easily whilst on site.
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000
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Visualising Multiple Overlapping Classification Hierarchies

1998 - 2002
The revision or reorganisation of hierarchical data sets can result in many possible hierarchical classifications composed of the same or ove...
Dr Martin Graham | Director of Studies: Prof Jessie Kennedy | Second Supervisor: Prof David Benyon

A closer look at adaptation mechanisms in simulated environment-driven evolutionary swarm robotics

2013 - 2018
Swarm robotics is a special case within the general field of robotics. The distributed nature makes it...
Dr Andreas Steyven | Director of Studies: Prof Emma Hart | Second Supervisor: Prof Ben Paechter

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

Intermediated reality

2016 - 2020
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...
Llogari Casas Cambra | Director of Studies: Prof Kenny Mitchell | Second Supervisor: Dr Kevin Chalmers

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

Application of evolutionary machine learning in metamorphic malware analysis and detection

2017 - date
Ms Kehinde Babaagba | Director of Studies: Dr Thomas Tan | Second Supervisor: Prof Emma Hart

Evolving planar mechanisms for the conceptual stage of mechanical design

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

Solving a real world routing proglem using evolutionary algorithms and multi-agent systems

1999 - 2003
Dr Neil Urquhart | Director of Studies: Peter Ross | 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
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Prof. Emma Hart invited to join Scottish Government Steering Group to develop an Artificial Intelligence (AI) strategy for Scotland.

16 September 2019
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.

Researchers from Nature-Inspired Intelligent Systems group win Best Paper Award@GECCO 2019

16 July 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 Deep Learnin...

Prof . Emma Hart gives interview "An Insider's Guide to Evolutionary Computation"

17 December 2018
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...

Prof. Emma Hart invited to talk at Scotland IS Software Engineering Leader's Forum to discuss SICSA's work on AI

20 November 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...

Prof. Emma Hart interviewed in new video released by Sentient AI to provide unique insights to business leaders on the growing applicability of evolutionary computation

13 August 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...

Prof. Emma Hart and Dr Kevin Sim win Bronze Award in International Humies competition for work on predicting wind damage in Forestry

18 July 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...

Evolutionary Robotics Research Nominated for Best Paper Award

14 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...

Prof. Emma Hart invited as a keynote speaker at IJCCI in Funchal, Madeira, November 2017

1 November 2017
The International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence brings together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the field of Computational Intelligence both from theoretical an...

Dr. Simon Powers has been appointed as an Associate Editor for Adaptive Behavior

18 October 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...

Neil Urquhart awarded Best Contribution to Information Society research theme.

23 July 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...