Professor of Data Science and Intelligent Systems
Esteves, A. & Oakley, I. (2011, January). Eco Planner: A Tabletop System for Scheduling Sustainable Routines. Presented at The 5th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, 2011., Madeira, Funchal, Portugal
This paper presents Eco Planner, a tangible system that aims to encourage users to behave more sustainably. It is based on a tabletop system showing a tabular view on which us...
Verweij, D., Khan, V., Esteves, A., & Bakker, S. (2017, June). Multi-user motion matching interaction for interactive television using Smartwatches. Poster presented at Adjunct Publication of the 2017 ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video - TVX '17 Adjunct, Hilversum, The Netherlands
Motion matching input, following continuously moving targets by performing bodily movements, offers new interaction possibilities in multiple domains. Unlike optical motion ma...
Verweij, D., Esteves, A., Khan, V., & Bakker, S. (2017, May). WaveTrace: Motion Matching Input using Wrist-Worn Motion Sensors. Poster presented at Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI EA '17, Denver, Colorado, USA
We present WaveTrace, a novel interaction technique based on selection by motion matching. In motion matching systems, targets move continuously in a singular and pre-defined ...
Arts & Humanities Research Council
Data Driven Innovation (DDI) is transforming society and the economy. DDI is defined as the challenge to make effective use of data to shape, develop and deliver innovative products and services to co...
Scottish Funding Council
Walks and Waterfalls is a multi-channel interactive project intended to design and roadmap a blended experience between a fine art photography book, a mobile augmented reality app and physical locatio...
The feeling of being immersed within a live performance by an ensemble of world class musicians can be a deeply engaging and highly valued cultural experience for audiences as well as for the performe...
22 November 2017
21 October 2017
The Dutch Design Week is one of the most prominent Design events internationally and the Mind the Step exhibition one of its highlights. It features design driven by technolog...
10 October 2017
08 April 2019
12 April 2019
A week of activities both internal at Napier, and external at Whitespace, including presentations, workshops, and panels, delivered by the Shopify UX Team.
04 April 2019
04 April 2019
CI Studios are new regular informal events open to anyone working in the creative industries to meet, share experiences, and explore using data and data-driven technologies.
13 June 2018
15 June 2018
A talk was presented, entitled "The Sensorium: Designing Future Interactions".
UX Scotland is a hands-on, practical UX & design conference that allows participan...
Lecturer/ Programme Leader
Senior Research Fellow
Senior Content Producer & Research Fellow
Abreu Esteves, A., Quintal, F. & Oakley, I. (2014, February). TouchCloud: An Exploratory Study in Physically Tagging the Cloud. Poster presented at International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, Munich, Germany
Smyth, M. (1999, January). Space, place and interface. Paper presented at Acradia Workshop
No abstract available.
Verweij, D., Abreu Esteves, A., Khan, V. & Bakker, S. WaveTrace Demo at the Dutch Design Week. Exhibited at Eindhoven, The Netherlands. 21 October 2017 - 29 October 2017. (Unpublished)
Every design has its own story, a story about ideas, exploring, decisions and adaptations. During Mind the Story, the lecture program that accompanies Mind the Step, the focus...
Savaglio, C., Pace, P., Aloi, G., Liotta, A., & Fortino, G. (2019). Lightweight Reinforcement Learning for Energy Efficient Communications in Wireless Sensor Networks. IEEE Access, 7, 29355-29364. https://doi.org/10.1109/access.2019.2902371
High-density communications in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) demand for new approaches to meet stringent energy and spectrum requirements. We turn to reinforcement learning,...
Erhan, L., Ndubuaku, M., Ferrara, E., Richardson, M., Sheffield, D., Ferguson, F. J., …Liotta, A. (2019). Analyzing Objective and Subjective Data in Social Sciences: Implications for Smart Cities. IEEE Access, 7, 19890-19906. https://doi.org/10.1109/access.2019.2897217
The ease of deployment of digital technologies and the Internet of Things gives us the opportunity to carry out large-scale social studies and to collect vast amounts of data ...
van der Lee, T., Liotta, A., & Exarchakos, G. (2019). Interference graphs to monitor and control schedules in low-power WPAN. Future Generation Computer Systems, 93, 111-120. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.future.2018.10.014
• This study presents the complete and slotted interference graph model.
• The service uses the complete interference graph to evaluate the network.
• Slotted int...
Mocanu, D. C., Mocanu, E., Stone, P., Nguyen, P. H., Gibescu, M., & Liotta, A. (2018). Scalable training of artificial neural networks with adaptive sparse connectivity inspired by network science. Nature Communications, 9(1), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-04316-3
Through the success of deep learning in various domains, artificial neural networks are currently among the most used artificial intelligence methods. Taking inspiration from ...
Pace, P., Aloi, G., Gravina, R., Caliciuri, G., Fortino, G., & Liotta, A. (2019). An Edge-Based Architecture to Support Efficient Applications for Healthcare Industry 4.0. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 15(1), 481-489. https://doi.org/10.1109/tii.2018.2843169
Edge computing paradigm has attracted many interests in the last few years as a valid alternative to the standard cloud-based approaches to reduce the interaction timing and t...
Mocanu, E., Mocanu, D. C., Nguyen, P. H., Liotta, A., Webber, M. E., Gibescu, M., & Slootweg, J. G. (2019). On-Line Building Energy Optimization Using Deep Reinforcement Learning. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 10(4), 3698-3708. https://doi.org/10.1109/tsg.2018.2834219
Unprecedented high volumes of data are becoming available with the growth of the advanced metering infrastructure. These are expected to benefit planning and operation of the ...
Torres Vega, M., Perra, C., De Turck, F., & Liotta, A. (2018). A Review of Predictive Quality of Experience Management in Video Streaming Services. IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, 64(2), 432-445. https://doi.org/10.1109/tbc.2018.2822869
Satisfying the requirements of devices and users of online video streaming services is a challenging task. It requires not only managing the network quality of service but als...
Chincoli, M., & Liotta, A. (2018). Self-Learning Power Control in Wireless Sensor Networks. Sensors, 18(2), 1-29. https://doi.org/10.3390/s18020375
Current trends in interconnecting myriad smart objects to monetize on Internet of Things applications have led to high-density communications in wireless sensor networks. This...
Mocanu, D. C., Exarchakos, G., & Liotta, A. (2018). Decentralized dynamic understanding of hidden relations in complex networks. Scientific Reports, 8(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-19356-4
Almost all the natural or human made systems can be understood and controlled using complex networks. This is a difficult problem due to the very large number of elements in s...
V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation
The challenge that climate change poses to humanity and the natural environment is critical and well documented. Faced with such an unprecedented challenge, three responses are needed: drastic cuts in...
With the vision of ubiquitous computing becoming increasingly realized, a new technological layer in the form of sensors, urban screens, smartp...
This research will investigate the nature of interactions between people and experience-oriented technologies such as new-media artw...
The thesis describes an investigation into how people learn to cope with non-discretionary use of digital technologies. This includes...
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong neurodevelopmental disorder that can affect people in a number...
The necessity for scientists and others to use consistent terminology has recently been regarded as fundamental to advancing ...
The perceived auditory environment is an increasingly important part of people’s everyday interactive experiences. While sound design is an establish...
Augusto Esteves has been invited by the HCI group at the University of Bath to deliver a seminar on his work on motion matching input for the Internet-of-Things (IoT).
Abstract: Motion m...
22 November 2017
WaveTrace, a project that was internally funded, was awarded with an additional 5000€ from Design United, to prepare an exhibition at the acclaimed Dutch Design Week. This work was done in collaborati...
20 October 2017
The articles cover the work published at ICMI '17, exploring the use of head-mounted displays as opera glasses, with the goal of delivering an egalitarian user experience during live events. Links bel...
9 October 2017
The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) is a London-based, British organisation committed to finding practical solutions to social challenges. Founded in 1754 ...
17 August 2017
Work titled "Tailoring Methodological Bricolage to Investigate Non-Discretionary use of digital technology" by Emilia Sobolewska awarded Best Paper at British HCI 2017 Conference
4 July 2017
SICSA DEMOfest is the annual technology showcase of leading Informatics and Computer Science research from Scottish Universities and it creates an environment for industry partners and academics to co...
11 November 2016
Augusto joined 53,056 tech CEOs, founders, startups, investors and political leaders driving change across the world in Lisbon for the Web Summit. Over 2,000 of the world’s leading media attended. Tog...
7 November 2016
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
12 June 2018 - 14 June 2018
CORE 44, Merchiston Campus
12 January 2018
The Glass Room
Edinburgh Napier University
Edinburgh EH10 5DT
12 December 2017
Edinburgh Napier University, Merchiston Campus
10 Colinton Road
9 November 2017
Core44, Room C44, Merchiston Campus
24 October 2017
Core44, room C44, Merchiston campus
27 June 2017
Core44, room c44, Merchiston campus
11 January 2017
Merchiston, Glass room
7 July 2016
C19, Merchiston, Edinburgh Napier University.
16 June 2016 - 22 June 2016