Senior Associate Research Fellow
Asif, R. (2017). Quantum Encrypted Signals on Multiuser Optical Fiber Networks: Simulation Analysis of Next Generation Services and Technologies. In NoF 2017 Conference Proceedings
Data encryption is gaining much attention these days from the research community and industry for transmitting secure information over access networks, i.e. 'fiber-to-the-home...
Sholl, S. (in press). Balance or tension? Walking the tightrope between training and patient care. Medical Education, ISSN 0308-0110
No abstract available.
Innes, M., & Winton, E. (2017). Lighting for Cities Inhabited by People, Not Cars: Community Co-Design and Creative Lighting. In Convention Proceedings - PLDC 6th Global Lighting Design Conference
Electric street lighting has developed wholly in the age of the motor car. Therefore, normal models of urban lighting are based firmly on designing for vehicle traffic. Standa...
NHS Health Scotland
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...
Scottish Funding Council
Traditionally energy balance in distilling has focused around process function or building. The intention of this project, focussing on Strathearn Distillery, is to develop a holistic approach which i...
This funding is for collaborative workshops to develop data collection tools and intervention components to inform a definitive trial of a breast pump intervention. It is part of the BABI study funded...
14 January 2016
14 January 2016
Dr Neil Urquhart has been invited to present a seminar to the ERGO group (Edinburgh Research Group in Optimisation) at Edinburgh University. The seminar entitled "Explor...
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,...
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...
Lecturer in Entrepreneurship
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...
Abreu Esteves, A., Verweij, D., Suraiya, L., Islam, R., Lee, Y., & Oakley, I. (2017). SmoothMoves: smooth pursuits head movements for augmented reality. In UIST '17 Proceedings of the 30th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, 167-178. doi:10.1145/3126594.3126616
SmoothMoves is an interaction technique for augmented
reality (AR) based on smooth pursuits head movements. It
works by computing correlations between the movements
Ukwandu, E., Buchanan, W., & Russell, G. (2017). Performance Evaluation of a Fragmented Secret Share System. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics and Assessment (Cyber SA 2017)doi:10.1109/CyberSA.2017.8073396
There are many risks in moving data into public storage environments, along with an increasing threat around large-scale data leakage. Secret sharing scheme has been proposed ...
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 ...
Boix, D. M., Goh, K. & Mcwhinnie, J. (in press). 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 2017ISBN n/a
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...
Li, Q., Tan, Z., Jamdagni, A., Nanda, P., He, X., & Han, W. (2017). An Intrusion Detection System Based on Polynomial Feature Correlation Analysis. In 2017 IEEE Trustcom/BigDataSE/ISPA Conference Proceedingsdoi:10.1109/Trustcom/BigDataSE/ICESS.2017.340
This paper proposes an anomaly-based Intrusion Detection System (IDS), which flags anomalous network traffic with a distance-based classifier. A polynomial approach was design...
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 ...
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...
Nagar, U., Nanda, P., He, X., & Tan, Z. (2017). A framework for data security in the cloud using Collaborative Intrusion Detection scheme. In Proceedings of 10th International Conference On Security Of Information And Networks, 7
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...
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...
Bishop, C., Esteves, A. & Mcgregor, I. (in press). Head-Mounted Displays as Opera Glasses: Using Mixed-Reality to Deliver an Equalitarian User Experience During Live Events. In Proceedings of 19th ICMI ConferenceISBN n/a
This paper explores the use of head-mounted displays (HMDs) as a way to deliver a front row experience to any audience member during a live event. To do so, it presents a two-...
Soufian, M., Borairi, M., & Yu, D. (2017). Fault detection observer of a pilot plant papermaking machine. In 2017 IEEE 26th International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE)doi:10.1109/ISIE.2017.8001525
This paper presents the development of a bilinear system model and the application of a bilinear fault detection observer to a papermaking machine to detect various ...
Digital Health Institute
This project aims to extend the existing work with the e-Frail project, and integrate a range of NHS-sourced assessors with care giver and open source gathered assessors, in order to define a weighted...
World Olympians Association
The World Olympians Association (WOA), as part of the International Olympic Committee, would like to find out more about the musculoskeletal issues faced by retired athletes. What the main issues are ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity
Project transfer in from Stirling University. To develop an acceptable and feasible breast pump incentive intervention for future testing in a trial. To describe NHS and voluntary sector breast pump p...
ENU Development Trust
The project will work with a new PhD student who is collecting regular samples of juvenile fish from the Vanga mangrove forest in southern Kenya. The work will focus on two areas:
1) Describing the me...
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...
To re-establish Scotland’s status as Global Centre of Excellence for all aspects of mountain biking. Enable a sustainable industry led approach to mountain bike sector development using the knowledge...
Hyper-heuristics (HH) have been described as methodologies that aim to offer “good enough -soon enough - cheap enough” solutions to real world...
The ICSSWH (Integrated Collector Storage Solar Water Heater), apart from being the
oldest is also the most economical...
This PhD project is on the optimisation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC’s) electrodes produced via Electrole...
"In the field of solar thermal technology there are numerous models on the market, from the thermosiphon collector to the evacuated-t...
In this thesis two existing computer science techniques are used to solve a...
The work presented in this thesis concerns the problem of timetabling at universities – particularly course-timetabling, and examines the various ways i...
The current thesis aimed to explore the novice driver problem from a psychological perspective. The ultimate aim was to e...
Soil particle loss can occur through biodegradation, erosion and dissolution. Yet there is little understanding of the mechanical changes that accompany these p...
06 January 2016
Neil Urquhart and Alistair Lawson have been awarded £19,000 by The Data Lab to support their ongoing research collaboration with Larder Load, an Edinburgh based food services ...
15 July 2017
05 December 2016
01 November 2017
17 February 2017
16 October 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 ...
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...
07 December 2016
The paper reports some of the findings of Frances Ryan's doctoral research. The full study – due to be completed in spring 2017 – takes into account prior research on the buil...
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...
On 30th November 2016 Edinburgh Napier University hosted the 2016 Annual Lecture of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST). The speaker was Professor S...
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...