Urquhart, N., & Hart, E. (in press). Optimisation and Illumination of a Real-world Workforce Scheduling and Routing Application via Map-Elites. In Proceedings of PPSN 2018
Workforce Scheduling and Routing Problems (WSRP) are very common in many practical domains, and usually have a number of objectives. Illumination algorithms such as Map-Elites...
Clavie, B., & Moradpoor, N. (in press). Two Communities, One Topic: Exploring the British Reddit community split based on perceived biases. In Proceedings of posters presented at 10th ACM Conference on Web Science
This article explores a perceived bias between two British reddit
communities dedicated to discussing British politics.We analyse the
popular sources favoured by each communit...
Mirza, N., Taylor, H., Abdelshafy, M., King, P., Romdhani, I., & Alghamdi, A. (in press). Cross-Layer Multipath Multichannel MAC protocol for MANETs. In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Networks, Computers and Communications (ISNCC)
Utilising multiple disjoint paths in multiple channels can improve network performance by enabling a node to reroute data along discovered paths seamlessly when link failure i...
Arts & Humanities Research Council
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...
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Robotics is changing the landscape of innovation. But traditional design approaches are not suited to novel or unknown habitats and contexts, for instance: robot colonies for ore mining, exploring or ...
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...
21 March 2018
21 March 2018
This talk will present our recent findings and visual (static and animated) maps characterising combinatorial and computer program search spaces. We seek to lay the foundation...
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 ...
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...
Zero Hour Lecturer
Senior Research Fellow
Senior Research Fellow
Senior Lecturer in Design & Programme Leader BDes(Hons) Graphic Design
Segredo, E., Lalla-Ruiz, E., & Hart, E. (2018). A Novel Similarity-based Mutant Vector Generation Strategy for Differential Evolution. In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference 2018
The mutant vector generation strategy is an essential component of Differential Evolution (DE), introduced to promote diversity, resulting in exploration of novel areas of the...
Hart, E., Steyven, A. S. W., & Paechter, B. (in press). Evolution of a Functionally Diverse Swarm via a Novel Decentralised Quality-Diversity Algorithm. In Proceedings of GECCO 2018
The presence of functionality diversity within a group has been demonstrated to lead to greater robustness, higher performance and increased problem-solving ability in a broad...
Todd, L. (in press). Tourist Art and Commodification. In Proceedings of Art, Materiality and Representation
Panel 106: Tourist Art and Commodification
The visual consumption and depiction of material and experiential phenomena have become increasingly pertinent in con...
Hood, B., & Flint, T. (in press). Eidolon360 – A VR Experience. In Proceedings of xCoAx 2018
Eidolon360 is a virtual reality artwork and experience that is interacted with through VR headsets. The viewer, reclining on a bed within the exhibition space, experiences a 3...
Urquhart, N. (2018). Evaluating the Performance of an Evolutionary Tool for Exploring Solution Fronts. In Applications of Evolutionary Computation, 523-537. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-77538-8_36
EvoFilter is an evolutionary algorithm based tool for searching through large non-dominated fronts in order to find a subset of solutions that are of interest to the user. Ev...
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...
Hall, H., Cruickshank, P., & Ryan, B. (2018). Exploring Information Literacy Through the Lens of Activity Theory. In Communications in Computer and Information Science; Information Literacy in the Workplace, 803-812. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-74334-9_81
Activity Theory (AT) is presented as a framework for explaining Information Literacy (IL) as a technologically mediated social practice. This is achieved in the context of a s...
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...
Urquhart, E. (2017). Tourist Attractions: From Object to Narrative (Johan R. Edelheim). Tourism Analysis, 22(4), (595-597). ISSN 1083-5423
No abstract available.
Ratz, S. (2017). Book review of "Culture and Identity through English as a Lingua Franca: Rethinking Concepts and Goals in Intercultural Communication" - Will Baker. Asian EFL Journal, 19(4), ISSN 1738-1460
Book review of Culture and Identity through English as a Lingua Franca: Rethinking Concepts and Goals in Intercultural Communication - Will Baker. Berlin/Boston: Walter de Gr...
Mirza, N. S., King, P. J. B., Abdelshafy, M. A., Alghamdi, A. A., Romdhani, I., Mirza, N., …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...
Grant, K., & Maxwell, G. (2017). Opening the black box: A JD-R evaluation of job stress, fatigue and boredom among commercial airline pilots. In TBC
The job demands-resources (JD-R) model is utilised to evaluate the interactions between the job demands and job resources of commercial airline pilots in the UK. The model hol...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
The objective of this research study is to develop a prototype model for gathering and reusing ocean plastic in-situ. The proposal is to visit a number of beachside locations along the Scottish West C...
Society for Reproduction and Fertility
Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common sexually-transmitted infection in the world, and is associated with miscarriage, pre-term birth and infertility. However, the understanding of the mechanisms t...
TRANSFORM - Education reform project – Improving Research capability in the Sri Lankan Higher Education sector.
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...
Digital Health Institute
This work will provide proof-of-concept infrastructures and which will be used to create an ecosystem for strong use cases, and thus attract new funding for the building of new health and social care ...
The project pursues three main aims and objectives:
1. Address desideratum: During the First World War, many communities in Britain and its Empire hosted internment camps for military Prisoners of Wa...
Royal Society of Edinburgh
The "Scotland 2030 Vision” project seeks to build on internal research funding from Edinburgh Napier University to engage citizens in gaining their social, economic and cultural aspirations for the f...
Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems
The collaboration work has developed through an existing Data Lab funded project, and has shown how data science can be used to discover security vulnerabilities within IoT devices. Currently the team...
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...
Scottish Institute for Policing Research
Rural policing in Scotland: Measuring and improving public confidence:-
This research will be undertaken in 2 contrasting Police Scotland local policing areas, Dumfries and Galloway and the Highlands....
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...
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...