Vice Principal & Deputy Vice Chancellor
Programme Leader BDes(Hons) Product Design
Lalla-Ruiz, E., Segredo, E., & Voß, S. (in press). A Cooperative Learning Approach for the Quadratic Knapsack Problem. In Learning and Intelligent Optimization Conference (LION12)
The Quadratic Knapsack Problem (QKP) is a well-known optimization problem aimed to maximize a quadratic objective function subject to linear capacity constraints. It has sever...
Buwert, P. (in press). Examining the Professional Codes of Design Organisations. In Proceedings of the Design Research Society 2018: Catalyst
Many of the professional organisations within the various fields of design activity publish professional codes of ethics in one form or another. This paper opens up a discussi...
Alwis, L., Bremer, K., Zheng, Y., Weigand, F., Kuhne, M., Helbig, R., & Roth, B. (2017). Integrated fiber Bragg grating incorporated textile carbon reinforcement structures. In 2017 IEEE Sensorsdoi:10.1109/ICSENS.2017.8234106
An optical fibre Bragg grating (FBG) based strain sensor network incorporated in a functionalized textile-based carbon structure (FTCS) that can be used for structural health ...
Chief Scientists Office
PThe impact of psychological trauma on physical and mental health is well known, although current models of care are failing to meet clients’ needs. A new model of care, supported and financed by the ...
Technology has been heralded as a potential enabler of communication between individuals and those in their informal or
professional care network. Enabling people to effectively talk about their needs...
Higher Education Funding Council for England
The study is led by Blackburn College. We are an identified partner. The purpose of the project is to study staff and student experiences of the design and use of interactive essays and digital disser...
20 June 2017
Professor Bill Buchanan was invited to present evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee on Cyber Security risks within Health Care in Scotland. He gave evidence on 20 ...
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...
18 July 2016
Congratulations to the following SIG members who have the following papers accepted at upcoming international conferences:
Alife 2016 (Cancun, Mexico) Simon Pow...
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Liu, X., & Liu, Q. (in press). CAMA-UAN: A Context-Aware MAC Scheme to the Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks for the Improved CACA-UAN. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer and Communication Systems
Acoustic Communication is one of the most common and popular techniques used for Underwater Sensor Networks. The design of its communication protocol becomes a challenge due t...
Allan, D. (2017). The Acquisition of Design Skills: A Hybrid Practice in the Digital Age. In G. Pritchard, & N. Lambert (Eds.), Learn X Design London 2017 : the allure of the digital and beyond, 60-66
This paper will briefly discuss the debate between technological determinism and cultural materialism by reviewing relevant literature. Auto-ethnography will be used to explor...
Bros Williamson, J., & Currie, J. (2017). Work Package 1 - Review of construction process. Edinburgh: Private, Cala Group Ltd
This report was commissioned by the Product Design Department at Cala
Group Ltd (CALA) from the Scottish Energy Centre (review team) to assess current
designs and construction...
Romdhani, I., Mirza, N., King, P., Abdelshafy, M., & A. Alghamdi, A. (2017). Reliable Multipath Multi-channel Route Migration over Multi Link-Failure in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks. In Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob)doi:10.1109/WiMOB.2017.8115854
The route recovery algorithm is a crucial part of
an ad hoc routing protocol. Designing an efficient and fast route
recovery mechanism scheme without incurring extra overheads...
Innes, M., & Winton, E. (2017). Lighting for Cities Inhabited by People, Not Cars: Community Co-Design and Creative Lighting. In PLDC 6th Global Lighting Design Conference
Electric street lighting has developed wholly in the age of the motor car. Therefore, normal models of urban lighting are based firmly on designing for vehicle traffic. Standa...
Liu, X., & Liu, Q. (2017). An Energy-Efficiency Routing Scheme Based on Clusters with a Mobile Sink for WSNs. In X. Sun, H. C. Chao, X. You, & E. Bertino (Eds.), Cloud Computing and Security (ICCCS 2017), 450-459. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-68505-2_39
With the development of microelectronic devices and the radio, the application of WSN is more popular and can be applied in the various areas, which has attracted scholars. Ho...
Alsnousi, E., Al-Dubai, A., Romdhani, I., & Eshaftri, M. (2017). A New Weight based Rotating Clustering Scheme for WSNs. In 2017 International Symposium on Networks, Computers and Communications (ISNCC)doi:10.1109/ISNCC.2017.8072000
Although energy efficiency in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) has been investigated widely, it is still a challenging dilemma. Clustering mechanisms are among the most widely ...
Pitt, J., & Hart, E. (2017). For Flux Sake: The Confluence of Socially- and Biologically-Inspired Computing for Engineering Change in Open Systems. In 2017 IEEE 2nd International Workshops on Foundations and Applications of Self* Systems (FAS*W),doi:10.1109/FAS-W.2017.119
This position paper is concerned with the challenge of engineering multi-scale and long-lasting systems, whose operation is regulated by sets of mutually-agreed, conventional ...
Innes, M. (2017). True Colours: explorations in art, design and research. In Color and Imaging Conference, 309-312
Do you see colour the same way that I see colour? As my initial training was as an artist, it is possible that I look at colour very differently from someone with a scientific...
Vettese, S. (2017). 3D printable recycled textiles : material innovation and a resurrection of the forgotten ‘shoddy’ industry. In Loughborough University Textile Design Research Group INTERSECTIONS Conference 2017ISBN not known
This paper will disseminate an interdisciplinary project, undertaken at Edinburgh Napier University between the Design and Advanced Materials. Several 3D printable materials a...
Esteban-Altabella, J., McDougall, J., Colomer-Mendoza, F., Gallardo, A. & Edo-Alcon, N. (2017). Review and application of a settlement model for landfills. In International Waste and Landfill Symposium ProceedingsISBN 978-88-6265-010-6
The geotechnical behavior and settlement in landfills has been changing for many years. This behavior in fact depends on many factors and, therefore, making forecasts is compl...
Kane, T. B. (2017). Maximum Entropy in Nilsson's Probabilistic Logic. In Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 452-457
Nilsson's Probabilistic Logic is a set theoretic mechanism for reasoning with uncertainty. We propose a new way of looking at the probability constraints enforced by the frame...
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...
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Building-related carbon emissions in the UK total over 200MtCO2e, which is more than 40% of the national figure. The correct measurement of the embodied carbon of structural materials would enable a r...
Descent Master is a novel upper body training tool concept, initially created with the mountain bike market in mind, as this activity requires a stable and robust upper body musculature in order to pi...
Royal Society of Edinburgh
The first BSL National Plan (due 22 October 2017) and its mandate for the inclusion of Deaf Culture in Scottish public life provide the context and rationale for the proposed collaborative networking ...
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...
Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University)
Production of final version smartphone application and data queries for citizen science research in Brazil to improve mangrove crab fisheries management.
Forestry Commission Scotland
Forestry Commission Scotland have asked us to carry out a short review of solar kiln technology and, specifically, a kiln design proposed by a small Scottish sawmill.
The report is for the public ben...
assist the development of a novel electrolysed water based application to reduce spoilage and microbial contamination of a variety of fresh produce types of importance to Indian commerce.
RSE Visiting Fellowship application for Alexandra Peat, Franklin University Switzerland.
The main objective of the Fellowship is to pursue research on the 1938 British Empire Exhibition in Glasgow an...
Arts & Humanities Research Council
This collaborative project with University of Edinburgh, will focus on the design and development of an interface, which will be accessible online, via mobile phones and tablets, and via large touchsc...
Natural Environment Research Council
This research will draw on the extensive research undertaken by ESPA projects in a range of ecosystem contexts through
two main areas of work.
The first, supply-driven phase of the research will provi...
Traditionally energy balance in distilling has focused around process function or building. The intention of this project, focussing on Strathearn Distillery, is to develop a holistic approach which i...
The explosive growth of data tr...
The work presented in this thesis concerns the problem of timetabling at universities – particularly course-timetabling, and examines the various ways i...
Today, data plays an important role in people’s daily activities. With the help of some database applications such as decision support systems an...
Swarm robotics is a special case within the general field of robotics. The distributed nature makes it...
Network models are often created to describe interactions between components in biological systems. At a molecular leve...
This investigation examines various methods for evaluating interactivity and engagement with technology. By using a static model, namely the interactive gallery at The Public...
Although the starvation or non-growth state is probably the most common physiological state of...
The demand for the electric vehicle has increased as the automobile industry,...
The ICSSWH (Integrated Collector Storage Solar Water Heater), apart from being the
oldest is also the most economical...