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A hybrid method for feature construction and selection to improve wind-damage prediction in the forestry sector

Conference Proceeding
Hart, E., Sim, K., Gardiner, B., & Kamimura, K. (2017)
A hybrid method for feature construction and selection to improve wind-damage prediction in the forestry sector. In GECCO '17 Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, (1121-1128). https://doi.org/10.1145/3071178.3071217
Catastrophic damage to forests resulting from major storms has resulted in serious timber and financial losses within the sector across Europe in the recent past. Developing r...

Impact of selection methods on the diversity of many-objective Pareto set approximations

Journal Article
Martí, L., Segredo, E., Sánchez-Pi, N., & Hart, E. (2017)
Impact of selection methods on the diversity of many-objective Pareto set approximations. Procedia Computer Science, 112, (844-853). ISSN 1877-0509
Selection methods are a key component of all multi-objective and, consequently, many-objective optimisation evolutionary algorithms. They must perform two main tasks simultane...

Cognitive Internet of Everything (CIoE): State of the Art and Approaches

Book
Jamnal, G. S., Liu, X., Fan, L., & Ramachandran, M. (2016)
Cognitive Internet of Everything (CIoE): State of the Art and Approaches. In R. Mihajlovic, M. Ramachandran, R. Behringer, & P. Kocovic (Eds.), Emerging Trends and Applications of the Internet of Things; Advances in Wireless Technologies and Telecommunication, 277-309. IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-2437-3.ch010
In today's world, we are living in busy metropolitan cities and want our homes to be ambient intelligent enough towards our cognitive requirements for assisted living in smart...

CACA-UAN: a context-aware communication approach to efficient and reliable underwater acoustic sensor networks

Journal Article
Liu, Q., Chen, X., Liu, X., & Linge, N. (2018)
CACA-UAN: a context-aware communication approach to efficient and reliable underwater acoustic sensor networks. International Journal of Sensor Networks, 26(1), 1. https://doi.org/10.1504/ijsnet.2018.088364
Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks (UANs) have emerged as a promising technology recently which can be applied in many areas such as military and civil, where the communicati...

A Unifying Software Framework for Vehicle Routing and Logistics

Conference Proceeding
Enenkel, J., Geyer, J., Keiner, J., Nguyen, J., Steuler, J. L., & Urquhart, N. (in press)
A Unifying Software Framework for Vehicle Routing and Logistics. In Conference proceedings
A wide range of open source tools and real world data are available to support those working on vehicle routing and logistics optimisation. Despite such tools being available ...

Combining parallel coordinates with multi-objective evolutionary algorithms in a real-world optimisation problem

Conference Proceeding
Urquhart, N. (2017)
Combining parallel coordinates with multi-objective evolutionary algorithms in a real-world optimisation problem. In GECCO ’17 Companion, B, (1335-1340). https://doi.org/10.1145/3067695.3082485
Optimisation problems based upon real-world instances often contain many objectives. Many existing Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm techniques return a set of solutions ...

Measuring perceived clutter in concept diagrams

Conference Proceeding
Hou, T., Chapman, P., & Oliver, I. (2016)
Measuring perceived clutter in concept diagrams. In 2016 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computinghttps://doi.org/10.1109/vlhcc.2016.7739661
Clutter in a diagram can be broadly defined as how visually complex the diagram is. It may be that different users perceive clutter in different ways, however. Moreover, it ha...

Artificial Immunology for Collective Adaptive Systems Design and Implementation

Journal Article
Capodieci, N., Hart, E., & Cabri, G. (2016)
Artificial Immunology for Collective Adaptive Systems Design and Implementation. ACM transactions on autonomous and adaptive systems, 11(2), 1-25. https://doi.org/10.1145/2897372
Distributed autonomous systems consisting of large numbers of components with no central control point need to be able to dynamically adapt their control mechanisms to deal wi...

Nonlinearly Weighted First-order Regression for Denoising Monte Carlo Renderings

Journal Article
Bitterli, B., Rousselle, F., Moon, B., Iglesias-Guitián, J. A., Adler, D., Mitchell, K., …Novák, J. (2016)
Nonlinearly Weighted First-order Regression for Denoising Monte Carlo Renderings. Computer Graphics Forum, 35(4), 107-117. https://doi.org/10.1111/cgf.12954
We address the problem of denoising Monte Carlo renderings by studying existing approaches and proposing a new algorithm that yields state-of-the-art performance on a wide ran...

Real-Time Multi-View Facial Capture with Synthetic Training

Journal Article
Klaudiny, M., McDonagh, S., Bradley, D., Beeler, T., & Mitchell, K. (2017)
Real-Time Multi-View Facial Capture with Synthetic Training. Computer Graphics Forum, 36(2), 325-336. https://doi.org/10.1111/cgf.13129
We present a real-time multi-view facial capture system facilitated by synthetic training imagery. Our method is able to achieve high-quality markerless facial performance cap...
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Managing Archaeological Projects - Innovation Voucher

2017 - 2017
Develop a prototype for an interactive data-driven website to address the unique challenges of managing numerous archaeological services projects across diverse sites in Scotland.
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Autonomous Robot Evolution: Cradle to Grave

2018 - 2022
Robotics is changing the landscape of innovation. But traditional design approaches are not suited to novel or unknown habitats and contexts, for instance: robot colonies for ore mining, exploring or ...
Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | Value: £366,412

Solicitor Data Management for TC Young

2018 - 2018
Develop a bespoke system for managing defined client data including charitable clients in Scotland for TC Young.
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Netmedia: Innovation Voucher for Artificial Intelligence/Optimisation

2018 - 2018
The project will examine the manner in which a scheduling/timetabling system can be enhanced by having classifying users into types and then using problem templates matched to type to guide the user.
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Security Visualisation

2018 - 2022
To optimise the ZoneFox product through the development and incorporation of effective information visualisation tools for generating insight through visual exploration and discovery of relationships ...
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £184,993

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

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

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

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
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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 - date
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

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

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
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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...