Reader/ Principal Research Fellow
Senior Research Fellow
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...
Ukwandu, E., Buchanan, W., & Russell, G. (2017). Performance Evaluation of a Fragmented Secret Share System. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics and Assessment (Cyber SA 2017)doi:10.1109/CyberSA.2017.8073396
There are many risks in moving data into public storage environments, along with an increasing threat around large-scale data leakage. Secret sharing scheme has been proposed ...
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...
Scottish Institute for Policing Research
This project will entail a systematic literature review of police methods in visible policing to establish the current evidence base in relation to how these affect public confidence. This review will...
Chief Scientists Office
We have developed an intervention that aims to help pregnant women to stop smoking by sending text messages with embedded behaviour change techniques (BCTs), as part of an engaging story with pictures...
Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation
Surviving critical illness is associated with chronic psychological distress. Anxiety occurs in 43% of patients and depression in 30% of patients at 12 months after hospital discharge. Post-traumatic ...
27 June 2016
Centre for Social Informatics PhD student John Mowbray is delivering a paper entitled ‘The role of networking and social media tools during job search: an information behaviou...
29 March 2016
The Transport Minister Derek Mackay has commissioned an independent review of the current system of managing the timing and quality of works in the road carried out by utility...
07 December 2016
The paper reports some of the findings of Frances Ryan's doctoral research. The full study – due to be completed in spring 2017 – takes into account prior research on the buil...
Research Fellow / Lecturer
Head of Applications
Programme Leader and Lecturer
Romdhani, I., Faiza, M., Tandjaoui, D., & Djedjig, N. (2017). Performance Evaluation of RPL Protocol Under Mobile Sybil Attacks. In 2017 IEEE Trustcom/BigDataSE/ICESSdoi:10.1109/Trustcom/BigDataSE/ICESS.2017.351
In Sybil attacks, a physical adversary takes multiple fabricated or stolen identities to maliciously manipulate the network. These attacks are very harmful for the Internet of...
Li, Q., Tan, Z., Jamdagni, A., Nanda, P., He, X., & Han, W. (2017). An Intrusion Detection System Based on Polynomial Feature Correlation Analysis. In 2017 IEEE Trustcom/BigDataSE/ISPA Conference Proceedingsdoi:10.1109/Trustcom/BigDataSE/ICESS.2017.340
This paper proposes an anomaly-based Intrusion Detection System (IDS), which flags anomalous network traffic with a distance-based classifier. A polynomial approach was design...
Soufian, M., Borairi, M., & Yu, D. (2017). Fault detection observer of a pilot plant papermaking machine. In 2017 IEEE 26th International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE)doi:10.1109/ISIE.2017.8001525
This paper presents the development of a bilinear system model and the application of a bilinear fault detection observer to a papermaking machine to detect various ...
Segura, C., Segredo, E., & Miranda, G. (2017). The Importance of the Individual Encoding in Memetic Algorithms with Diversity Control Applied to Large Sudoku Puzzles. In 2017 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC)doi:10.1109/CEC.2017.7969565
In recent years, several memetic algorithms with explicit mechanisms to delay convergence have shown great promise when solving 9x9 Sudoku puzzles. This paper analyzes and ext...
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. doi: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...
Thomson, C., Wadhaj, I., Romdhani, I. & Al-Dubai, A. (2017). Performance evaluation of RPL metrics in environments with strained transmission ranges. In 2016 IEEE/ACS 13th International Conference of Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA)doi:10.1109/aiccsa.2016.7945687. ISBN 9781509043200
An examination of existing studies in the area of Routing Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks (RPL) implementation in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) reveals a consisten...
Romdhani, I., Djedjig, N., Medjek, F., & Tandjaoui, D. (2017). New Trust Metric for the RPL Routing Protocol. In 2017 8th International Conference on Information and Communication Systems (ICICS),doi:10.1109/IACS.2017.7921993
Establishing trust relationships between routing nodes represents a vital security requirement to establish reliable routing processes that exclude infected or selfish nodes. ...
Casas, L., Kosek, M., & Mitchell, K. (in press). Props Alive: A Framework for Augmented Reality Stop Motion Animation. In 2017 IEEE 10th Workshop on Software Engineering and Architectures for Realtime Interactive Systems (SEARIS)
Stop motion animation evolved in the early days of cinema with the aim to create an illusion of movement with static puppets posed manually each frame. Current stop motion mov...
Alwis, L. S. M., Bustamante, H., Bremer, K., Roth, B., Sun, T. & Grattan, K. T. V. (2017). A pilot study: Evaluation of sensor system design for optical fibre humidity sensors subjected to aggressive air sewer environment. In 2016 IEEE SENSORS,doi:10.1109/icsens.2016.7808482. ISBN 978-1-4799-8287-5
Research has identified that humidity plays a fundamental role on the conversion of hydrogen sulphide into sulphuric acid during corrosion of concrete in gravity sewers and th...
Uwagbole, S. O., Buchanan, W. J., & Fan, L. (in press). Numerical Encoding to Tame SQL Injection Attacks
Recent years have seen an astronomical rise in SQL Injection Attacks (SQLIAs) used to compromise the confidentiality, authentication and integrity of organisations' databases....
Segredo, E., Lalla-Ruiz, E., Hart, E., Paechter, B. & Voss, S. (2016). Hybridisation of Evolutionary Algorithms through hyper-heuristics for global continuous optimisation. In Festa, P., Sellmann, M. & Vanschoren, J. (Eds.). Learning and Intelligent Optimization: 10th International Conference, LION 10, Ischia, Italy, May 29 -- June 1, 2016, 296-305. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-50349-3_25. ISBN 978-3-319-50348-6, 978-3-319-50349-3,
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...
McGee-Lennon, M., Bouamrane, M., O'Connor, S., Agbakoba, R., Grieves, E., O'Donnell, C. & Mair, F. (2016). Delivering Assisted Living Lifestyles at Scale –DALLAS programme. Final Evaluation Report. United Kingdom: Innovate UK (Technology Strategy Board)
Delivering assisted living lifestyles at scale – DALLAS programme. Final evaluation report.
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...
Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common sexually transmitted infection in Scotland, and has significant long‐term consequences to reproductive health. Recent studies suggest that in addition to the g...
This is a Data Labs project which will investigate Blockchain technology - with Spiritus, the project will be ground-breaking in the implementation of a private blockchain within a large-scale healthc...
Our website evaluated extremely positively among patients, family members and clinicians in NHS Lothian and our model is unquestionably of utility Scotland-wide.The underpinning research and iterative...
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 ...
SUNRISE will develop, implement, assess and facilitate learning about new, collaborative ways to address common mobility challenges at the neighbourhood level. Towards this aim, 6 cities will foster c...
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 ...
NHS Health Scotland
The aim of this study is to analyse free text data generated via an online survey with mothers. The survey elicited opinions on the provision of a free breast pump or breast pump hire service for brea...
Paths for All Partnership
This is a research and evaluation of Macmillan Move all project in collaboration with Paths for all partnership.
The Melville Trust for Cure and Care of Cancer
It is recognised that teenagers and young people with cancer (and their families) require specialist expert care from allied health professionals (AHPs) (National Institute for Health and Clinical Exc...
This proposed process evaluation will evaluate the implementation of ASSIST. It will be conducted over two and a half years and employ qualitative methods (in-depth interviews, paired interviews, mini...
Psychiatric emergencies, and episodes of self-harm, accounted for over 30,000 Scottish ambulance call-outs in 2011. The overwhelming majority of these people were taken directly to Emergency Departmen...
Affiliate advertising is changing the way that people do business online. Retailers are now offering incentives to third-party publis...
Augmented Reality (AR) aims to extend the physical world through virtual content. To perform such addition in an unnoticeable ...
Component-Based Development (CBD) has been broadly used in software development as it enhances the productivity and reduces t...
This dissertation reports the results of case studies on innovation and new product development in eight Scottish food companies and a subsequen...
The work presented in this thesis concerns the problem of timetabling at universities – particularly course-timetabling, and examines the various ways i...
Motorcyclists that have no protective structures while motorcycling as other
This thesis offers an original contribution to knowledge through providing a...
Traffic congestion today is a major problem in almost all of the metropolitan areas of
the world. ...
The aim of the project is to investigate the impact of spinal mobilisation therapy in MS pa...
06 April 2016
06 April 2016
Academics and the imposter phenomenon: What is it and how do you address it?
Dr. Holly M. Hutchins, University of Houston
Imposter syndrome was first coi...
02 June 2016
02 June 2016
Frances Ryan is at Dartington Hall in Totnes, Devon, today as an invited speaker at Cilip’s 5th annual Discover Academic Research, Training, and Support (DARTS) conference.
11 July 2016
13 July 2016
Ella Taylor-Smith presented the paper "Non-public eParticipation in social media spaces" at Social Media and Society 2016.