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General and craniofacial development are complex adaptive processes influenced by diversity

Journal Article
Hart, E., Brook, A. H., Brook-O'Donnell, M., Hone, A., Hughes, T., & Smith, R. (2014)
General and craniofacial development are complex adaptive processes influenced by diversity. Australian Dental Journal, 59(S1), 13-22. https://doi.org/10.1111/adj.12158
Complex systems are present in such diverse areas as social systems, economies, ecosystems and Biology and, therefore, are highly relevant to dental research, education and pr...

Generating single and multiple cooperative heuristics for the one dimensional bin packing problem using a single node genetic programming island model.

Conference Proceeding
Sim, K., & Hart, E. (2013)
Generating single and multiple cooperative heuristics for the one dimensional bin packing problem using a single node genetic programming island model. In E. Alba (Ed.), Proceedgs of GECCO 2013, (1549-1556). https://doi.org/10.1145/2463372.2463555
Novel deterministic heuristics are generated using Single Node Genetic Programming for application to the One Dimensional Bin Packing Problem. First a single deterministic heu...

If Obama is talking about securing the net, it should be on everyone else’s lips too.

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Buchanan, W. J. (2015)
If Obama is talking about securing the net, it should be on everyone else’s lips too
We have spent years promoting the need for change in our approach to internet infrastructure, forcing politicians to recognise it as a serious issue. So it’s great to see Bara...

"I am Spartacus" – privacy enhancing technologies and privacy as a public good

Journal Article
Kwecka, Z., Buchanan, W. J., Schafer, B., & Rauhofer, J. (2014)
"I am Spartacus" – privacy enhancing technologies and privacy as a public good. Artificial Intelligence and Law, 22(2), 113-139. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10506-014-9155-5
The paper introduces an approach to privacy enhancing technologies that sees privacy not merely as an individual right, but as a public good. This understanding of privacy has...

Hybridisation of Evolutionary Algorithms through hyper-heuristics for global continuous optimisation

Conference Proceeding
Segredo, E., Lalla-Ruiz, E., Hart, E., Paechter, B., & Voß, S. (2016)
Hybridisation of Evolutionary Algorithms through hyper-heuristics for global continuous optimisation. In P. Festa, M. Sellmann, & J. Vanschoren (Eds.), Learning and Intelligent Optimization: 10th International Conference, LION 10, Ischia, Italy, May 29 -- June 1, 2016, (296-305). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-50349-3_25
Choosing the correct algorithm to solve a problem still remains an issue 40 years after the Algorithm Selection Problem was first posed. Here we propose a hyper-heuristic whic...

Hybrid parameter control approach applied to a diversity-based multi-objective Memetic Algorithm for frequency assignment problems

Conference Proceeding
Segredo, E., Paechter, B., Hart, E., & Gonz´alez-Vila, C. I. (2016)
Hybrid parameter control approach applied to a diversity-based multi-objective Memetic Algorithm for frequency assignment problems. In 2016 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC)https://doi.org/10.1109/CEC.2016.7743969
In order to address the difficult issue of parameter setting within a diversity-based Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithm (MOEA), we recently proposed a hybrid control sche...

Implementation and evaluation of a botnet analysis and detection method in a virtual environment

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Waheed, S. (2012)
Implementation and evaluation of a botnet analysis and detection method in a virtual environment. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/5667
Botnets are one of the biggest cyber threats. Botnets based on concepts that used for the development of malware or viruses before origin of the Internet in 1990s. Botnet is a...

Illegal pedestrian crossing at signalised junctions in urban areas: the impact of spatial factors.

Conference Proceeding
Mayeux, A., Lovreglio, R., Saleh, W., & Fonzone, A. (2015)
Illegal pedestrian crossing at signalised junctions in urban areas: the impact of spatial factors. In TRB 94th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers
Much has still to be done to increase pedestrian safety. Illegal crossing at signalised junctions may increase the risk of accidents at the intersections where it takes place ...

If you seek to ‘switch off’ encryption, you may as well switch off the whole internet.

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Buchanan, W. J. (2015)
If you seek to ‘switch off’ encryption, you may as well switch off the whole internet
Prime Minister David Cameron has stated that the UK government will look at “switching off” some forms of encryption in order to make society safer from terror attacks. This m...

HI-Risk: a socio-technical method for the identification and monitoring of healthcare information security risks in the information society

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van Deursen Hazelhoff Roelfze, N. (2014)
HI-Risk: a socio-technical method for the identification and monitoring of healthcare information security risks in the information society. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/6921
This thesis describes the development of the HI-risk method to assess socio-technical information security risks. The method is based on the concept that related organisations...

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Royal Botanic Gardens, Visitor Experience

2012 - 2014
The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh would like to explore an opportunity to try to attract more visitors to the gardens during the dark winter months. They came up with an idea of setting up possible ...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Risk and opportunity in collaborative work

2008 - 2008
Social computing tools for collaboration in work environments. This study set out to establish the main risks and opportunities of the adoption of social computing tools within organizations for colla...
Funder: TFPL | Value: £4,400

Scapa Flow Technologies

2005 - 2006
To use evolutionary techniques to develop prototype software that will automatically optimise the performance of Enterprise Java software for large e-commerce systems.
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £62,436

SCOPE: Server Configuration Optimisation through Parameter Evolution

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

sa.Fire

2012 - 2013
This project has resulted in a spin-out company which was incorporated on 17 January 2014. It has also generated a patent related to BDDs (Binary decision Diagrams).
Funder: Scottish Enterprise | Value: £320,000

Santander Staff Mobility Grant

2016 - 2017
"The Birth of a Nation: Exploring the Values-Based Leadership of Lee Kuan Yew in the Development of the Republic of Singapore" Yew was Singapore’s first Prime Minister from 1965 to 1990 and is regarde...
Funder: ENU Development Trust | Value: £400

RATTRAP (Guardian Toolkit)

2011 - 2013
The Office of Cyber Security & Information Assurance (OCSIA) estimates that the cost of cybercrime to businesses, in the UK alone, is over £21 billion per annum. This project focuses on the real-time ...
Funder: Scottish Enterprise | Value: £291,336

Research in Scotland on the Water Business: Strathpeffer Spa c.1850-2014

2014 - 2017
To analyse the rise, decline, and rise again of Strathpeffer Spa, c.1850-2014. This project will provide insight into the history and development of a distinctive, business-related highland community...
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland | Value: £1,000

Research in Librarianship - Impact Evaluation Study (RiLIES1)

2011 - 2011
Enhancing the impact of LIS Research Projects. RiLIES1 investigated the influence of funded research on practice in UK library and information science (LIS). It  identified factors that increase or ...
Funder: Library & information Science Research Coalition | Value: £27,945

Research in Librarianship - Impact Evaluation Study 2 (RiLIES2)

2012 - 2012
RiLIES2 was a follow-on project to RiLIES1 (completed in 2011). RiLIES2 was successful in: (1) clarifying the support and training needs of library and information science (LIS) researcher and r...
Funder: Library & information Science Research Coalition | Value: £21,923

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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...

Hazel Hall to receive the 2019 Clarivate Analytics Outstanding Information Science Teacher Award

11 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.

Eamonn O'Neill Comments on State of Play in US Democratic PresidentialNominee Race

5 July 2019
This article analyses the current state of play within the US Democratic Party's election for the Presidential nominee.

Dr Zack Moir Elected to the Board of Directors of the Prestigious Association for Popular Music Education

26 June 2019
Dr Zack Moir from Music has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Association for Popular Music Education, which is an international organisation with a mission to promote and advance...

Dr Zhiyuan (Thomas) Tan and Dr Tom Flint Awarded Honourable Mentions in SICSA Supervisor of the Year 2019

17 June 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...

Alistair Duff Quoted on 'Punk Energy" of ePundits

24 March 2019
School of Arts and Creative Industries professor interviewed by Scotland on Sunday on rising power of new media. Political bloggers, referred to as ePundits, have brought punk energy to politics, alth...

Curvilinear MetaSurfaces for wave manipulation: a closer step to invisibility cloak

11 March 2019
Scientists from Edinburgh Napier University (Dr. Luigi La Spada) in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London and UK Industries (Qinetiq Group Ltd) have successfully developed a new design me...

Dr Scott Lyall wins RSE grant to study the work of Scottish writer, Nan Shepherd.

1 February 2019
Dr Scott Lyall has won a grant from the Royal Society of Edinburgh to study the work of Scottish writer, Nan Shepherd.

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...

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