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 ...
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...
Moradpoor, N., Brown, M., & Russell, G. (in press). Insider Threat Detection Using Principal Component Analysis and Self-Organising Map. In 10th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN 2017)doi:10.1145/3136825.3136859
An insider threat can take on many aspects. Some employees abuse their positions of trust by disrupting normal operations, while others export valuable or confidential data wh...
British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences
The project will measure circulating white blood cells and progenitor cells in response to an extreme exercise running bout/event/ We will also be quantifying upper respiratory tract symptoms.
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...
Scottish Funding Council
This project takes a new approach to teaching Mindful-breathing techniques to children aged 4-9.
Diagnosis of anxiety, stress, depression and ADHD in children has seen a significant increase over the...
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...
06 January 2016
06 January 2016
CAVES Researcher Dr Neil Urquhart is to organise and chair a workshop on Intelligent Transport at the Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN) conference. The worksho...
04 May 2016
04 May 2016
Congratulations to the following SIG members who have the following papers accepted at upcoming international conferences & journals
Alife 2016 (Cancun,...
Associate Professor of Immunology & Infection / Director of Research, School of Applied Sciences
Senior Research Fellow
Programme Leader, Bachelor of Music
Lecturer in Psychology
Programme Leader and Lecturer
Uwagbole, S. O., Buchanan, W. J., & Fan, L. (2017). Applied Machine Learning Predictive Analytics to SQL Injection Attack Detection and Prevention. In 2017 IFIP/IEEE Symposium on Integrated Network and Service Management (IM),doi:10.23919/INM.2017.7987433
The back-end database is pivotal to the storage of the massive size of big data Internet exchanges stemming from cloud-hosted web applications to Internet of Things (IoT) smar...
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 ...
Hall, H., Cruickshank, P., & Ryan, B. (in press). Exploring information literacy through the lens of Activity Theory. In Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Literacy
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...
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...
Urquhart, N., & Fonzone, A. (2017). Evolving Solution Choice and Decision Support for a Real-World Optimisation Problem. In Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference 2017, 1264-1271. doi:10.1145/3071178.3071207
Agencies who provide social care services typically have to optimise staff allocations and the travel whilst attempting to satisfy conflicting objectives. In such cases it i...
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...
Urquhart, N. & Hart, E. (in press). Creating optimised employee travel plans. In TBCISBN TBC
The routing of employees who provide services such as home health or social care is a complex problem. When sending an employee between two addresses , there may exist more th...
Brodie, J., & Weaver, M. (2017). 'Getting on Board’: Supporting HE students’ transition to employment. Glasgow
In 2013, -The Get on Board (GOB) -extra-curriculum -programme was launched at Edinburgh Napier University’s Business School with the aim of placing students on the boards of l...
Binyamin, S., Rutter, M. J. & Smith, S. (2017). Factors Influencing the Students’ Use of Learning Management Systems: A Case Study of King Abdulaziz University. In n/a, 289 - 297. ISBN n/a
Abstract: The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) has been one of the most popular models in explaining the acceptance of technologies and employed empirically in various studie...
Aldhous, J., Hetherington, R. & Turner, P. (in press). The Digital Rubber Hand Illusion. In Proceedings of British HCI 2017 – Digital Make-BelieveISBN n/a
The rubber hand illusion (RHI) is a body ownership illusion whereby congruently stroking a fake rubber hand and a subject's hidden hand while observing the rubber hand produce...
Vettese, S., Thompson, P. & Allan, D. (2017). A study of the multi generational relationship with making through mediated designing in collaborative, digital environments: implications for learning and open access fabrication. In Cumulus Hong Kong 2016, Cumulus Working Papers, Open Design for E-very-thing, 23 - 30. ISBN 9789526000800
In this paper, the researchers will investigate different ways in which school age, 'generation net' children learn, through non-linear, mediated, collaborative ‘making’ envir...
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...
National Institute for Health Research
The impact of parental drug misuse on children and families is a major public health problem . Parental drug misuse is closely associated with poor parenting, poor child development and increased r...
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, ...
Society for Research into Higher Education
Teaching-focused academics in UK Life Science departments may experience anxiety about their continued ability to teach undergraduates at Honours level, and postgraduates at Masters and doctoral level...
Edinburgh Napier Funded
Having relevant work experience, such as a placement or internship, is valued by employers in the technology sector and can improve employment outcomes for computing graduates. However, gaining good w...
Skills Development Scotland
Graduate Level Apprenticeships (GLAs) are undergraduate degrees in which the students are in full-time employment, studying on campus one day per week. In September 2017, Edinburgh Napier’s first coho...
NHS Education Scotland
NES -GNC and Margaret Callum Roger Midwifery Award
To find out from people with learning disabilities and those who care and support them what skills and qualities non-learning disability trained sta...
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.
Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
The findings of this research will contribute to strategies to improve citizen engagement in the democratic process at community level.
Community Councillors are a vital link between local communities...
Digital Health Institute
As a precursor to the work described under the DHI application for development of “Diabetes: Understanding Daily Events –an interactive, digital diabetes education site for Young People”, there are se...
The objectives of this project are as follows. The project will:
1. Produce a culture shift in terms of environment for Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) in member states and in the organisatio...
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...
Living with a chronic illness can impact on many aspects of people’s lives such as mental, social and financial wellbeing. GP practices were encouraged to look for depression in people with long term ...
Hyper-heuristics (HH) have been described as methodologies that aim to offer “good enough -soon enough - cheap enough” solutions to real world...
The topic Addresses the development of novel secrity echanisms for mobile ad hoc networks, inspired by mechanisms apparent in the biological...
This PhD project is to investigate the physiological demands of elite enduro mountain bike racing. Previou...
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), which includes ...
The PhD project which I am undertaking is focused on understanding the role of cathelicidins during respiratory viral infec...
Purpose: To investigate the physiological, immunological and psychological response to an intense ...
The development and fabrication injection of moulding tools is complex and
demands highly skilled personal. The research...
Soil particle loss can occur through biodegradation, erosion and dissolution. Yet there is little understanding of the mechanical changes that accompany these p...
17 February 2017
23 August 2017
In an interview with Inspired Edinburgh in The Victorian Townhouse, Professor Bill Buchanan outlined his career and his university, along with his love of his home city, crypt...
23 September 2017
Building: Craigsbank Parish Church
Composer: Katrina Burton
Performer: Joanna Stark (BMus year 3)
Inspired by the modernist design of Craigsbank, Dr Kathy Ch...
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 ...
13 February 2017
25 April 2016
TRI working in collaboration with Dutch consultancy Inno-V have been appointed by the UK’s Urban Transport Group – which represents public bodies responsible for coordinating ...
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 February 2017
05 December 2016
01 November 2017
18 May 2017
Professor Hazel Hall was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) by RSE President Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell at a ceremony at the RSE headquarters at Georg...
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...