Lecturer and Research Leader in Biomedical Sciences
Associate Professor of Immunology & Infection / Director of Research, School of Applied Sciences
Agyepong, E., Buchanan, W., & Jones, K. (2018). Detection of Algorithmically Generated Malicious Domain. In CS & IT-CSCP 2018, 13-32. doi:10.5121/csit.2018.80802
In recent years, many malware writers have relied on Dynamic Domain Name Services (DDNS) to maintain their Command and Control (C&C) network infrastructure to ensure a persist...
Mishra, A., Tripathy, A., Obaidat, M., Tan, Z., Prasad, M., Sadoun, B., & Puthal, D. (in press). A Chain Topology for Efficient Monitoring of Food Grain Storage Using Smart Sensors. In Conference Proceedings
Due to lack of an efficient monitoring system to periodically record environmental parameters for food grain storage, a huge loss of food grains in storage is reported every y...
Perret, C., Powers, S. T., Pitt, J., & Hart, E. (in press). Can justice be fair when it is blind? How social network structures can promote or prevent the evolution of despotism. In Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Artificial Life
Hierarchy is an efficient way for a group to organize, but often goes along with inequality that benefits leaders. To control despotic behaviour, followers can assess leaders'...
The University of Edinburgh
Neuromodulation can improve ovarian dysfunction in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This is achieved by four mechanisms: i) if neural signals are involved in LH action directly their modulation may ...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
To compare the vehicular driving cycle of a small town in an EU member state against the standard EU cycle and obtain the primary energy requirements for road transport. Furthermore, to explore the sa...
Royal Academy of Engineering
Structures such as bridges or wind turbines develop loads that have to be transmitted to the ground.
The loads can be static (self-weight) or dynamic (wind, wave or traffic loads) and may be significa...
08 October 2017
Cyclists are risking permanent nerve damage due to poor road surfaces, research by Edinburgh Napier University reported in The Scotsman suggests.
The research sug...
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 ...
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...
Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow
Leader of Research Information Management
PhD Candidate, Lecturer
Bernal-Sanchez, J., McDougall, J., Barreto Gonzalez, D., Miranda, M., & Marinelli, A. (in press). Dynamic behaviour of shredded rubber soil mixtures. In Proceedings of the 16th European Conference in Earthquake Engineering
Residential buildings in high population density areas are seismically vulnerable to the action of major seismic events. The high cost and technical difficulties related to th...
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...
McLaren, P., Russell, G., & Buchanan, B. (2018). Mining malware command and control traces. In Proceedings of the SAI Computing Conference 2017doi:10.1109/SAI.2017.8252185
Detecting botnets and advanced persistent threats is a major challenge for network administrators. An important component of such malware is the command and control channel, w...
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...
Boix, D. M., Goh, K., & McWhinnie, J. (2017). Modelling and control of helicopter robotic landing gear for uneven ground conditions. In Proceedings of 2017 Workshop on Research, Education and Development of Unmanned Aerial Systems (RED-UAS 2017doi:10.1109/RED-UAS.2017.8101644
This paper proposes a method to investigate into helicopter landing on uneven terrain by means of using a scaled articulated robotic landing gear. A mathematical model of an a...
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...
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...
Nagar, U., Nanda, P., He, X., & Tan, Z. (. (2017). A framework for data security in cloud using collaborative intrusion detection scheme. In Proceedings of 10th International Conference On Security Of Information And Networks, 188-193. doi:10.1145/3136825.3136905
Cloud computing offers an on demand, elastic, global network access to a shared pool of resources that can be configured on user demand. It offers a unique pay-as-you go featu...
Singh Jamnal, G., Liu, . X., & Fan, L. (2017). Home automation:HMM based fuzzy rule engine for Ambient intelligent smart space. In Proceedings of The 29th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering
in this paper, we proposed a new type of decision making system to achieve the intelligent goal for automated smart environments. The artificial intelligence techniques, used ...
Soufian, M. (2017). Towards self-defending control systems in cybersecurity analysis and measures in industrial automation systems. In 26th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE17)doi:10.1109/isie.2017.8001538
Towards self-defending control systems in cybersecurity analysis and measures in industrial automation systems.
Soufian, M., & Borairi, M. (2017). Optimal actuator\sensor placement and controller design for large flexible space structures and robotics. In 26th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE17)doi:10.1109/isie.2017.8001450
Optimal actuator\sensor placement and controller design for large flexible space structures and robotics.
Medjek, F., Tandjaoui, D., Romdhani, I., & 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...
Edinburgh Napier Funded
Five year records based follow up of the participants in two telemonitoring trials will be carried out for the following reasons
1. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an incurable, progre...
The benefits of exercise and reduced sedentary behavior on health and wellbeing are important for the whole population, but for those with type 2 diabetes they have particular benefits in enhancing bl...
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...
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...
Chief Scientists Office
Development of Interventions to reduce patient delay with symptoms of Acute Coronary Syndrome: identifying optimal content and mode of delivery.
Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) is serious and delay to ...
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 ...
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 ...
Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation
Many people need to instil eye drops to treat conditions such as Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) and Glaucoma (30% of the population have DES and 70 million people worldwide have glaucoma). DES is relieved wit...
The customer has experience in the locksmith sector and has identified an opportunity for developing a system that will automatically control the closure of windows to prevent theft and break in. An i...
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Biology is a visually grounded scientific discipline-from the way data is collected and analysed to the manner in which the results are communicated to others. Traditionally pictures in scientific pub...
Sporting Chance Initiative
The nature of sport drives people to improve, develop and better their own performances. To do this effectively means hiring a coach but often there are costs and/or geographical issues in fin...
This study will evaluate the stress physiology of South African ungulates (antelope) under two methods of control/management; capture for translocation, and culling. The research will provide guidance...
This thesis deals with- various aspects of broadband horizontal solar
irradiance. Quality control of measu...
This PhD project is on the optimisation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC’s) electrodes produced via Electrole...
08 August 2016
Sir, Jim Brunsden and Alex Barker, in “City of London eyes ‘equivalence’ as post-Brexit link with EU” (July 26), make the point that relating to the EU on the basis of “equiva...
19 October 2017
Adaptive Behavior is an indexed, international peer reviewed journal that publishes original research and review articles on adaptive behavior in biological systems and autono...
17 January 2017
CM2000, Edinburgh Napier University, Digital Health & care Institute (DHI) and East Dunbartonshire Health & Social Care Partnership hosted an event in the Scottish Parliament ...
25 January 2017
The effects of Brexit on the supply chain of transport professionals to industry is of critical interest to government and the private sector at present. To maintain competi...
28 March 2018
28 March 2018
Transport Scotland recently published a new Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Strategy titled “Scotland’s Trunk Road and Motorway Network: Future Intelligent Transport Syste...
08 July 2016
08 July 2016
Eye tracking offers many opportunities for the control of smart spaces and devices. It works hands-free and offers instant control, enabling users to adapt their environment o...
29 June 2016
29 June 2016
In order to address the difficult issue of parameter setting within a diversity-based Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithm (MOEA), we recently proposed a hybrid control sche...
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.
21 February 2018
21 February 2018
Prof. Helen Hastie of Heriot-Watt University will deliver a seminar entitled "Techniques and Interfaces for Trustworthy Robotics".
In the near future, we will see a rap...
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,...
25 April 2018
25 April 2018
The range of social organization exhibited by human groups is astonishingly wide and diverse. Yet a manifest trend is that larger and more productive groups shift from distrib...
29 September 2017
29 September 2017
This presentation overviews a study that investigates the impact of behavioural diversity maintenance methods on controller evolution in collective behaviour tasks (RoboCup ke...