Associate Professor of Immunology & Infection / Director of Research, School of Applied Sciences
Onyianta, A. J., & Williams, R. (2017). The Use of Sedimentation for the Estimation of Aspect Ratios of Charged Cellulose Nanofibrils. In R. Fangueiro, & S. Rana (Eds.), Advances in Natural Fibre Composites: Raw Materials, Processing and Analysis, 195-203. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-64641-1_17
In this study, the aspect ratios of carboxymethylated and TEMPO-oxidised cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) were estimated by gel point analysis using a sedimentation approach. The f...
Elaine, C., & Inglis, G. (in press). Just and Sustainable Places: Extending the Boundaries of Socio-environmental Health. In N/A
Background: Ecological public health encompasses the complex relationship between environment and health - protecting the physical environment and its inhabitants from contami...
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 ...
To adapt our existing brief school-based psycho-educational cancer awareness intervention to focus exclusively on increasing early detection of melanoma among young people (14-15 years) and test ...
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...
Royal Society of Edinburgh
To explore legal professionals’ attitudes towards and perspectives on the provisions of s.11 (7A – E) by examining; - how the provisions are understood and implemented in practice by lawyers in the co...
The main aim of the project seeks to enhance the resistance of the soil foundation against seismic events with the introducti...
30 June 2016
The Cyber Academy and Hutchinson Networks have started a new collaborative project which aims to create a completely virtualized infrastructure which mirrors one that can be s...
01 April 2016
Prime numbers are used extensively in public key encryption key, typically where we take two prime numbers and multiply them together to give a modulus (N). This modulus is ...
01 June 2017
It is established that there are recognition rate limitations when using a single modality sensor to perform human action or gesture recognition for human-comp...
Lecturer in Conservation Biology
Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing
Senior Research Fellow
Senior Associate Research Fellow
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...
Ma, F., Liu, X., Yang, Y., Yao, W., Cai, J., & Wang, F. (2017). ESBSC: Energy-Aware Service Brokering Strategy in Clouds. In Proceedings of the IEEE 41st Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC)doi:10.1109/compsac.2017.120
One of the key features of cloud computing is on demand resource provision. Unfortunately, different cloud service providers often have different standards, which makes the jo...
Stankiewicz, A., Winiarski, J., Zielinska, K., & Barker, M. (2017). Electroless Ni-P\alginate microgels coatings with self-healing properties. In Proceedings of EuroCorr 2017
Self-healing coatings, offering corrosion protection on an alloy steel substrate, were fabricated by electroless co-deposition of a Ni-P matrix together with alginate microgel...
Romdhani, I., Mirza, N., King, P., Abdelshafy, M. & A. Alghamdi, A. (in press). Reliable Multipath Multi-channel Route Migration over Multi Link-Failure in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks. In Proceedings of WiMob'2017ISBN n/a
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...
Yassin, A., Nasser, Y., Awad, M. & Al-Dubai, A. (2017). Simultaneous Context Inference and Mapping using mm-Wave for Indoor Scenarios. In IEEE ICC 2017, 1-6. doi:10.1109/ICC.2017.7996976
We introduce in this paper two main approaches, Triangulateration (TL) and Angle-Difference-of-Arrival (ADoA) for indoor localization and mapping using single-anchor and milli...
O 'Dowd, A. (2017). SKiN Designing pseudo-physiology into personal technology devices to create enhanced interactions through visceral signifiers and behaviours
The majority of technology is now personal. Humans, in turn, are expected to and have personal relationships with their devices. The issue is that humans are biological beings...
Pomponi, F., Medina Campos, L., Moncaster, A. & Smith, S. (2017). Bringing pupils into building energy performance: school design, construction and operation. In PLEA Conference Proceedings Volume IIIISBN N/A
Colegio Rochester is school in Colombia with a strong vision for sustainability. This vision permeates the new school building which was the first school in Latin America to b...
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...
Romdhani, I., Nabil, D., Medjek, F. & Tandjaoui, D. (in press). Trust-Based Defence Model Against MAC Unfairness Attacks for IoT. In Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Wireless and Mobile CommunicationsISBN na
The vulnerability of IoT networks makes channel
access security a serious problem. The IEEE 802.15.4 MAC
(Media Access Control) layer faces the risk of attacks from
Faiza, M., Tandjaoui, D., Romdhani, I. & Nabil, D. (in press). A Trust-based Intrusion Detection System for Mobile RPL Based Networks. In Proceedings of 10th IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings-2017)ISBN unknown
Successful deployment of Low power and Lossy
Networks (LLNs) requires self-organising, self-configuring, security,
and mobility support. However, these characteristics can be
Malleson, C., Kosek, M., Klaudiny, M., Huerta, I., Bazin, J., Sorkine-Hornung, A., …Mitchell, K. (2017). Rapid one-shot acquisition of dynamic VR avatars. In IEEE 2017 Virtual Reality (VR)doi:10.1109/vr.2017.7892240. ISBN 978-1-5090-6647-6
We present a system for rapid acquisition of bespoke, animatable, full-body avatars including face texture and shape. A blendshape rig with a skeleton is used as a template fo...
Leigl, C. & Weaver, M. (in press). Guidelines for sustainable-value creation within the context of German automotive industry’s strategic carbon crisis management. In N/AISBN tbc
The continuing debate on the global environmental progress through achievement of smarter clean/green-policies, reasoned with the need for carbon-emissions’ reduction/preventi...
Unity is a EU Horizon 2020 funded project under the Secure Societies theme of the Fight against Crime and Terrorism on Community Policing in Europe. The vision of Unity is to strengthen the connection...
Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University)
Experiment with single and combined noise and temperature stress treatments
NHS Health Scotland
The project will take the form of a systematic review of relevant literature to provide an update on the evidence base on the health needs of people with learning disabilities in Scotland since 2004, ...
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 ...
Chief Scientists Office
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...
Due to increasing incidence, more intensive treatment and improved survival, a growing number of head and neck cancer (HNC) survivors experience long-term swallowing difficulties, profoundly affecting...
Scottish Funding Council
When purchasing business insurance, a customer often completes forms each year to fulfil legal disclosure requirements and receive a ‘quote’. Internet services, such as comparison sites, have enabled ...
University of Aberdeen
Portrait is a software tool developed to help care staff get to know personal and social information about clients that live in residential care facilities. The Portrait system consists of a biography...
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...
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Ontologies are a way of reasoning about data in an efficient manner. Ontologies are increasingly prevalent in a range of applications, including the Semantic Web, medicine and law. The development and...
We have identified the human cathelicidn LL-37 as having potent direct antiviral activity against human rhinovirus (HRV), together with the capacity to alter death pathways in HRV-infected cells, as a...
The project undertaken by Onyu and ENU will concentrate around the mobile application that is under development by the team at Onyu.
Working with ENU our key objectives are:
1. Validation of our zero...
The PhD project which I am undertaking is focused on understanding the role of cathelicidins during respiratory viral infec...
Alpha-1-acid glycoprotein (AGP) is a 43kDa glycoprotein, so called due to the post-translation...
Recent years have witnessed a rapid evolution in the treatment available for hepatitis C in Scotland. Unprecedented pharmacologi...
Information Visualisation is extensively used in single graph analysis. However, relatively little work has been done in the field of graph comparison. Thi...
The dynamic response of structural timber flooring systems can cause vibrational serviceability problems in terms of discomfort experienced by the...
Affiliate advertising is changing the way that people do business online. Retailers are now offering incentives to third-party publis...
The aim of this study is to understand the operational practices of copyright exploitation and prot...
Despite a growing research base in support of higher order thinking process...
The current thesis aimed to explore the novice driver problem from a psychological perspective. The ultimate aim was to e...
The United Kingdom Higher Education sector is undergoing a prolonged period of turbulence in its external environment...
This PhD project is on the optimisation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC’s) electrodes produced via Electrole...
This work aims to address current problems of security within Cloud-based systems, as the risks in moving data into public cloud environments persists, along with an incr...
13 February 2017
08 October 2017
Details of research output in press. Results show that cyclists are being exposed to hand-arm vibration (HAV) and infrastructure must be improved to prevent long term health ...
21 April 2016
21 April 2016
The MAZI project was an exhibitor at the Netfutures 2016 conference in Brussels in April. The conference, attracting over 1,000 attendees, aims to maximize competitivenes...
17 February 2016
17 February 2016
Stevie Wilson will provide a key talk at the International Conference on Big Data in Cyber Security on 10 May in Edinburgh.
Steve is currently the Head of Europol’s Euro...