Lecturer in Cybersecurity and Networks; Program Leader for MSc Advanced Security & Cybercrime; Winner of Outstanding Woman in Cyber (Scottish Cyber Awards 2017)
Lecturer in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics
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...
Mora, L., Deakin, M., & Reid, A. (2018). Smart City Development Paths: Insights from the First Two Decades of Research. In A. Bisello, D. Vettorato, P. Laconte, & S. Costa (Eds.), Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions: Results of SSPCR 2017, 403-420. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-75774-2
More than 20 years have now passed since the concept of smart city first appeared in a scholarly publica-tion, marking the beginning of a new era in urban innovation. Since th...
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...
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 Apprenticeships (GAs) 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 cohort of a...
The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance
In a recent report by International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2, it is estimated there will be a global shortfall of 1.5 million cybersecurity professionals by 2019, so...
31 May 2018
This was the 4th instalment of the Big Data in Cyber Security Conference organised by The Cyber Academy.
It has been co-organised with SBL and it was part of The...
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
Michael J Driscol from the FBI will present the end note talk at Big Data in Cyber Security conference on 10 May 2016. He will join leading speakers, including from HPE, RSA, ...
Lecturer in Cybersecurity
Lecturer in Conservation Biology
Rivera, E. S., & Garden, C. L. P. (in press). Theory and Games: Developing a methof for gamifying Higher Education. In EDULEARN18 Proceedings
Gamification, the use of game attributes in non-game context, is used in the private sector as well as education. Research into Gamified Learning (GL) often focuses on case...
Guan, Y., Vedreno Santos, F., Azar, Z., Thomas, A., Li, G., Odavic, M., & Zhu, Z. (in press). Performance of Superconducting Generators with Different Topologies under Fault Conditions. In Conference Proceedings
This paper compares the short-circuit performance of superconducting (SC) generators with three different topologies, i.e., iron-cored stator and rotor, iron-cored stator and ...
Garden, C. L. P., & Rivera, E. S. (in press). Putting theory into practice: gamification for student engagement. In EDULEARN18 Proceedings
Gamification is the use of game design elements in a non-game contexts . It is an intervention that has been used in a business setting for a number of years and is now bec...
Ridley-Ellis, D., & Gil-Moreno, D. (2018). TG1/201804/25 Derivation of MTG grading machine settings for Douglas fir (IE & GB, C classes). Ljubljana: WoodProps for Ireland project
mtgBATCH 962 mtgBATCH 966
Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)
Permitted timber sizes
Thickness: 33 mm to 84...
McKeown, S., Russell, G., & Leimich, P. (in press). Sub-file Hashing Strategies for Fast Contraband Detection. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Cyber Security and Protection of Digital Services (Cyber Security 2018)
Traditional digital forensics processes do not scale well with the huge quantities of data present in a modern investigation, resulting in large investigative backlogs for man...
McKeown, S., Russell, G., & Leimich, P. (in press). Reducing the Impact of Network Bottlenecks on Remote Contraband Detection. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Cyber Security and Protection of Digital Services (Cyber Security 2018)
Cloud based storage is increasing in popularity, with
large volumes of data being stored remotely. Digital forensics
investigators examining such systems remotely are limited ...
Mora, L., Deakin, M., & Reid, A. (2018). Stylized Facts on Smart Specialisation Research. In M. Bozina Beros, N. Recker, & M. Kozina (Eds.), Proceedings of the 27th International Scientific Conference on Economic and Social Development, 176-185
Smart Specialisation has generated a paradigmatic change in regional innovation policies and the European Union has shown a strong interest in supporting research that investi...
Hoffman, B., Guckert, M., Farrenkopf, T., Chalmers, K., & Urquhart, N. (in press). A domain-specific language for routing problems. In Proceedings of the 32nd EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON MODELLING AND SIMULATION
Vehicle Routing Problems (VRPs) are commonly used as benchmark optimisation problems and they also have many applications in industry. Using agent-based approaches to solve VR...
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...
Brodie, J., Miles, W., & Hutchinson, J. (in press). Graduating from the Classroom to the Boardroom: Supporting HE Students’ Employability. In Online Proceedings of CABS LTSE Conference
The Get on Board (GOB) extra-curriculum programme started at Edinburgh Napier University’s Business School in 2013. Its goal is to prepare students to take up board level oppo...
Buwert, P. (in press). Examining the Professional Codes of Design Organisations. In Proceedings of the Design Research Society 2018: Catalyst
Many of the professional organisations within the various fields of design activity publish professional codes of ethics in one form or another. This paper opens up a discussi...
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...
Scottish Funding Council
The aim of this project is to design and prototype a new, flatpack, low carbon home accessory for the Scottish tourist, domestic and export markets, using an eco-friendly alternative to medium density...
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 ...
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...
Descent Master is a novel upper body training tool concept, initially created with the mountain bike market in mind, as this activity requires a stable and robust upper body musculature in order to pi...
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...
This project aims to review an assess existing remote sensing technologies in order to improve and adapt technologies currently used in other fields to civil engineering applications. The two main aim...
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...
This event aims to inspire women into cybersecurity roles by bringing together the cyber women from across the UK in the form of a poster competition. The event will be held in collaboration with Edin...
Morgan Stanley is seeking a data science resource / support to augment its Technology Information Risk Team within the Technology and Data division. The key challenge involves an investigation of the ...
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...
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...
Advocates of game-based learning argue that computer games have the
potential to transform university education, moti...
Component-Based Development (CBD) has been broadly used in software development as it enhances the productivity and reduces t...
The aims of this research study were threefold. Firstly, to explore the impact of the strategic arrang...
The non-registered assistant workforce in the National Health Service Scotland (NHSS) has ...
Over the past 30 years, Senior and Advanced Nurse Practitioners (SNPs/...
Despite a growing research base in support of higher order thinking process...
The thesis describes an investigation into how people learn to cope with non-discretionary use of digital technologies. This includes...
This thesis explores participation in adult learning and focuses upon three key areas of interest: reasons for participation, the challenges of par...
Along with the rapid development of expansion of the cloud computing market, not only the number of cloud ap...
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...
05 August 2016
In traditional digital forensics, analysts will examine static traces from hard disks, but increasingly the evidence is found within Cloud-based systems, where the trails of e...
02 February 2017
A great partnership between Hutchinson Networks and The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University has been showcased within a collaboration project which has build advanced...
19 December 2016
The world is moving towards Big Data, and with Cyber Security we see the tracking of host and network events as one of its leading applications. Threats to organisations incre...
20 May 2017
Professor Bill Buchanan, an international expert in Cyber Security, appeared on a wide range of media events related to the ransomware attack (WannaCry). This included a numbe...
17 May 2017
The Cyber Academy and MBM Commercial hosted a highly successful conference event with over 120 delegates which outlined some of the current issues of law and cyber security.
31 May 2017
Prof Bill Buchanan, who leads The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University, has been invited as a witness at the Health and Sport Committee within the Scottish Parliament ...
11 April 2018
The official launch of the SOCLAB was on the 11th April 2018.
The event was was attended by Principal Andrea Nolan, Dr Sally Smith, the Dean of School of Computi...
20 February 2018
As mixed reality technology becomes ubiquitous the boundary between the digital and the real is increasingly blurred. Our work involves creating a framework of experiences wh...
03 December 2016
Edinburgh is becoming the best city in the World to be into tech.
This week five Edinburgh based companies head to a two-day TechCrunch Disrupt event. Other comp...
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...
22 August 2017
Zonefox, a spin-out of The Cyber Academy within the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University, officially launched their move into new offices in Edinburgh. They have...