Associate Professor of Immunology & Infection / Director of Research, School of Applied Sciences
Akram, R. N., Markantonakis, K., Mayes, K., Habachi, O., Sauveron, D., Steyven, A., & Chaumette, S. (2017). Security, Privacy and Safety Evaluation of Dynamic and Static Fleets of Drones. In 2017 IEEE/AIAA 36th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC),doi:10.1109/DASC.2017.8101984
Interconnected everyday objects, either via public or private networks, are gradually becoming reality in modern life -- often referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT) or C...
Deakin, M., Mora, L., & Reid, A. (2017). Smart specialisation strategies in the post-linear era of research and innovation. In P. Ketikidis, & A. Solomon (Eds.), Proceedings of the 10th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development, 529-539
Smart specialisation can be considered an entrepreneurial discovery process which makes it possible to identify where regions can benefit from specialising in specific areas o...
Nagar, U., Nanda, P., He, X., & Tan, Z. (2017). A framework for data security in the cloud using Collaborative Intrusion Detection scheme. In Proceedings of 10th International Conference On Security Of Information And Networks, 7
Cloud computing offers an on demand, elastic, global network access to a shared pool of resources that can be configured on user demand. It offers a unique pay-as-you go featu...
Crohn's in Childhood Research Association
An investigation of commonly used IBD drugs on autophagy pathway activity and potential therapeutic benefit for treatment of paediatric IBD
British Council "Mobility Grant for Leadership Development Project". Funds visit by 6 persons from Ukraine to Edinburgh to seek potential collaborations in education and work based learning.
Scottish Funding Council
Fast Fix have a patented design for a construction block that offers highly flexible construction potential in disaster and war zones. Using recyclable plastics would make the product lighter, cheap t...
04 November 2016
This paper explores the potential impact of BREXIT on the Scottish financial services sector. For the purpose of this discussion the assumption is that Scotland remains part o...
05 January 2017
Staff within the Faculty of Informatics at the Vienna University of Technology in Austria plan to establish a Centre for Informatics and Society (CIS) as part of the Universit...
17 January 2017
CM2000, Edinburgh Napier University, Digital Health & care Institute (DHI) and East Dunbartonshire Health & Social Care Partnership hosted an event in the Scottish Parliament ...
Associate Professor, Applied Social Sciences
Lecturer in Biomedical Science
Lecturer and Research Leader in Biomedical Sciences
Liu, X., & Liu, Q. (2017). An Optimized Speculative Execution Strategy Based on Local Data Prediction in a Heterogeneous Hadoop Environment. In Proceedings of 2017 IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) and IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC)doi:10.1109/cse-euc.2017.208
Hadoop is a famous distributed computing framework that is applied to process large-scale data. "Straggling tasks" have a serious impact on Hadoop performance due to...
Salayma, M., Al-Dubai, A., Romdhani, I. & Nasser, Y. (2017). New Dynamic, Reliable and Energy Efficient Scheduling for Wireless Body Area Networks (WBAN). In 2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)doi:10.1109/ICC.2017.7996898. ISBN 978-1-4673-8999-0
Wireless body area networks (WBANs) facilitate
efficient and cost-effective e-health care and well-being
applications. The WBAN has unique challenges and features
compared to ...
Urquhart, N. (2017). Combining Parallel Coordinates with Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithms in a Real-World Optimisation Problem. In GECCO ’17 Companion, B, 1335-1340. doi: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 ...
Pomponi, F. & Inzitari, G. (2017). Zooming in on biomimicry: the potential of tensegrity structures. In PLEA Conference ProceedingsISBN N/A
The foundations of biomimicry lie with the idea that Nature can inspire solutions to complex human problems. Biomimicry in Architecture is a rapidly growing field which also e...
Colabella, S., D'Amico, B., Hoxha, E., & Fivet, C. (in press). Structural Design with Reclaimed Materials: an Elastic Gridshell out of Skis. In Proceedings of the IASS Annual Symposium 2017 “Interfaces: architecture.engineering.science”
This paper presents the design and construction of a 36m2 gridshell, the rigidity of which is achieved through the bending of an initially flat grid of 210 reclaimed skis. The...
Koniaris, B., Kosek, M., Sinclair, D., & Mitchell, K. (2017). Real-time rendering with compressed animated light fields. In GI '17 Proceedings of the 43rd Graphics Interface Conference, 33-40. doi:10.20380/GI2017.05
We propose an end-to-end solution for presenting movie quality animated graphics to the user while still allowing the sense of presence afforded by free viewpoint head motion....
Appleton, L., Duff, A. S., Hall, H., & Raeside, R. (in press). Using a longitudinal focus group methodology to measure the value and impact of public libraries. In Conference Proceedings
There is a general acceptance that public libraries contribute to ‘community’, and at least have the potential to have a very positive impact on civil society. (V...
Salayma, M., Al-Dubai, A. & Romdhani, I. (2017). Reliability and Energy Efficiency Enhancement in Wireless Body Area Networks for E-Health. In 2016 19th Conference of Open Innovations Association (FRUCT)doi:10.23919/FRUCT.2016.7892202. ISBN 978-952-68397-4-5, 978-1-5090-6188-4
Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) is a technology that revolutionises our understanding of the future digitised healthcare systems. WBAN has unique challenges and features com...
Farrenkopf, T., Guckert, M., Urquhart, N. & Wells, S. (in press). Information Diffusion in Multi-Agent Communities. In Conference ProceedingsISBN tbc
Understanding the course of events when newly launched products penetrate a market, and how those products supersede existing dominant products, is crucial. Besides potential ...
Vones, K. (2017). Crafted Evolution - The creation of the HyperHive Series. In Conference Proceedingsdoi:10.6084/m9.figshare.4746934. ISBN N/A
The following paper describes the conception and creation of the HyperHive Series of interactive pendants. This practice-led research analyses how the recent emergence of term...
Qasem, M., Al-Dubai, A., Romdhani, I. & Ghaleb, B. (2017). Load Balancing Objective Function in RPL draft-qasem-roll-rpl-load-balancing-00
This document proposes an extended Objective Function(OF) that balances the number of children nodes of the parent nodes to avoid the overloading problem and ensure node lifet...
Buwert, P. (2017). Shepard Fairey’s inauguration posters may define political art in Trump era
The American street artist Shepard Fairey created a poster for Barack Obama’s presidential election campaign. It was 2008 and the simple red, beige and blue stencilled image o...
The proposed research is a direct response to the European Commission's Active and Healthy Ageing initiative, with an
overarching goal to improve the quality of life of older people. By pursuing 15 di...
Economic and Social Research Council
Integration of health and social care services is happening across the United Kingdom. Integrating services is important as it puts more focus on supporting the lives – not just the health – of indivi...
The Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland became operational in 2005. It plays an integral role in guaranteeing the rights of patients with mental disorder as originally identified in the Millan Princip...
Nrf2, a transcriptional activator of cell protection genes, is an emerging target for neurodegenerative conditions including Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Nrf2 activity is reduced in dementia patients and...
Gazi Bay in southern Kenya has the potential to become a world-leading centre of excellence in the integration of ecosystem science and community development. Work there, led by scientists from Kenya ...
Morgan Stanley is seeking a data science resource / support to augment its Technology Information Risk Team within the Technology and Data division. The key challenge involves an investigation of the ...
University of Stratchlyde (Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre)
This project aims to investigate the first phase to manufacture chemicals from starch waste, namely acetone, butanol, ethanol, succinic acid and/or D-amino acid oxidase. Edinburgh Napier University (E...
This European Fellowship project will benefit the researcher by giving and enhancing the knowledge and skills for a future generation of CPSs which enjoy the unique feature of context-active resilienc...
Natural Environment Research Council
This research will make direct comparisons of δ13C and δ15N isotope values from muscle tissue between populations of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) returning to the North, East and West coasts of Scotl...
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
The project seeks to undertake industrial research and commercial development bringing to market a new party wall building system that increases the use of Scottish produced offsite construction, sign...
Given the knowledge, infrastructure and resource that resides within Scotland, there is a real opportunity here to be a key player in the global offsite construction market. The emphasis now is to sca...
The university will undertake a comprehensive review of the core biometric security software for the desktop enterprise environment including Bio Logon, Bio ID Secure Communications and Bio ID Secure ...
This research focuses upon measures targeting individuals’ future vehicle purchasing ...
The PhD project which I am undertaking is focused on understanding the role of cathelicidins during respiratory viral infec...
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), which includes ...
Listeria monocytogenes is a ubiquitous environmental bacterium which has the potential to cause serious illness and even death after infection. A potential source...
25 January 2017
The effects of Brexit on the supply chain of transport professionals to industry is of critical interest to government and the private sector at present. To maintain competi...
19 May 2017
19 May 2017
The Employment Research Institute invites you to the Ageing and the Workplace workshop.
The ageing of the population will have a significant impact on ...