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...
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 ...
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...
The development of enhanced data analytics capabilities to enable the modelling, analysis and presentation of complex data to improve Group Internal Audit’s assessment and insight into business risks ...
Scottish Funding Council
This project aims to develop a globalisation framework for Anarkik 3D’s haptic (virtual touch) modelling user interface, so as to expand the market for Anarkik3D’s software, particularly into educatio...
Royal Society of Edinburgh
This research builds on existing cooperation with Dr Emoke Imre from Obuda University in Hungary.
The aim of the project is to visit the institution in Budapest to further research and deliver a lec...
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...
16 June 2016
Simon Powers will deliver a research seminar about his work on the evolution of institutions.
Abstract Economics, artificial life, and agent-based c...
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 ...
Lecturer in Energy and Environmental Engineering
Lecturer in Conservation Biology
Senior Acoustic Consultant
Colabella, S., D'Amico, B., Hoxha, E., & Fivet, C. (in press). Structural Design with Reclaimed Materials: an Elastic Gridshell out of Skis. In Proceedings of the IASS Annual Symposium 2017 “Interfaces: architecture.engineering.science”
This paper presents the design and construction of a 36m2 gridshell, the rigidity of which is achieved through the bending of an initially flat grid of 210 reclaimed skis. The...
Datta, S., Zekkos, D., Fei, X. & McDougall, J. (in press). Experimental Assessment and Modelling of Coupled Biochemical-Physical-Mechanical Biodegradation Process of a Municipal Solid Waste Sample from Michigan. In Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics, 6. ISBN NA
ABSTRACT: Municipal solid waste (MSW) is biodegradable in landfills under anaerobic conditions. The evolution of the
biochemical, physical and mechanical characteristics of MS...
Thomson, C., Wadhaj, I., Romdhani, I. & Al-Dubai, A. (2017). Performance evaluation of RPL metrics in environments with strained transmission ranges. In 2016 IEEE/ACS 13th International Conference of Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA)doi:10.1109/aiccsa.2016.7945687. ISBN 9781509043200
An examination of existing studies in the area of Routing Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks (RPL) implementation in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) reveals a consisten...
Soufian, M. (in press). Adaptive clustering based inclusion and computational intelligence for fed-batch fermentation process control, part 1, modelling. In UnknownISBN Unknown
Farrenkopf, T., Guckert, M., Urquhart, N. & Wells, S. (in press). Information Diffusion in Multi-Agent Communities. In Conference ProceedingsISBN tbc
Understanding the course of events when newly launched products penetrate a market, and how those products supersede existing dominant products, is crucial. Besides potential ...
Qasem, M., Al-Dubai, A., Romdhani, I., Ghaleb, B. & Gharibi, W. (2016). A new efficient objective function for routing in Internet of Things paradigm. In 2016 IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking (CSCN),doi:10.1109/cscn.2016.7785168. ISBN 978-1-5090-3862-6
Low Power and Lossy Networks (LLNs) have a crucial role in the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm. For the IPv6 Routing Protocol for LLNs (RPL), two objective functions (OF) ha...
Tokede, O., Gupta, N. & Wamuziri, S. (2016). Evaluating the cost of disruption in office retrofit building projects. In Proceedings of 10th ICEC World Congress & Council Meeting, 1086-1098. ISBN n/a
The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the cost of disruption in office retrofit building projects.
This work adopts a positivist approach and evaluates the cost of disrup...
Livingstone, A., Patlakas, P., Milne, M., Smith, S. & Hairstans, R. (2016). Multi-dimensional data fitting for the structural design of a simple timber connection. In Pöll, M., Fadai, A., Winter, W. & Eberhardsteiner, J. (Eds.). WCTE 2016 e-book : containing all full papers submitted to the World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2016), 2037-2044. ISBN 978-3-903024-35-9
This paper presents a novel method of automating the structural design of timber connections and ensuring
code compliance within a Building Information Modelling (BIM) context...
Li, M., Zhang, H. & Wong, S. H. F. (2016). Using topology optimization technique to determine the optimized layout of steel reinforcing bars in concrete structures. In Herskovits, J. (Ed.). Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Engineering Optimization, 789-798. ISBN 978-85-7650-548-8
1. Abstract This study presents an optimization procedure based on the modified Bi-directional evolutionary structural optimization (BESO) approach to optimize both location a...
Sañudo Ortega, R., Miranda manzanares, M., Markine, V. & Dell'Olio, L. (2016). The Influence of train running direction and track supports position on the behaviour of transition zones. In Proceedings of XII CONGRESO DE INGENIERÍA DEL TRANSPORTEdoi:10.4995/cit2016.2016.4073. ISBN 978-84-608-9960-0
Different types of track infrastructure can be found along railway lines. Separation zones between these different types of structures are the source of a lot of problems. Tra...
Nadimi, S., Fonseca, J., Taylor, R. N. & Barreto, D. (2016). Revisiting the particle size effects in centrifuge modelling. In Escoffier, S., Blanc, M., Bretschneider, A. & Thorel, L. (Eds.). EUROFUGE 2016, 3rd European conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, 85-90. ISBN 978-2-85782-716-0, 978-2-85782-717-7
Geotechnical centrifuge modelling provides an opportunity to examine novel and complex events in a well-controlled and repeatable environment. While grain interaction and cont...
O'Connor, S. (2015). Siobhan O'Connor: A Career in Health Technology. University of Manchester, UK
WISE – A Campaign to Promote Women in Science, Technology, and Engineering (STEM). Role Model Career Blog Series 2015.
"I never thought when I entered the nursing profession...
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 ...
Burdett Trust for Nursing
This nurse-led project will be an interdisciplinary collaboration between leading researchers working in Edinburgh Napier University, in the University of Sydney, and Flinders University, Adelaide Aus...
Medical Research Scotland
MS is a prevalent disease in Scotland with some 10000 sufferers, but treatment options are limited and often only partially effective (Gourraud et al., 2012). MS is known to influence quality of life...
The overall vision of the Spellakit project is to significantly enhance learner experience and outcomes in English language spelling through an innovative ICT based approach focused on a kinesthetic m...
To look at the feasibility of redesigning an electronic device with specific properties to meet offshore performance standard. This will require materials analysis and design, electronics analysis and...
Dunbar Arts Trust is working with the Dunbar SciFest (with 8,500 visitors in 2014, it is possibly the largest primary school science festival in Europe) to develop an annual visual and performance art...
Qatar National Research Fund
Generate an audit of current activities of various Qatari based institutions (public, private and voluntary sectors) linked to the promotion of green and active living via events.
Elicit constructive ...
The overall aim of this exchange programme is to bring together an international team of researchers to establish a research network with a wide variety of skills in operations research, safety and se...
New ideas are on the way to make healthcare more accurate, more affordable and matching the needs of our changing societies. Demographic changes, progress in technology and in medicine offer options t...
The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh would like to explore an opportunity to try to attract more visitors to the gardens during the dark winter months. They came up with an idea of setting up possible ...
With expertise from Edinburgh Napier, Caledonian Mercury would like to develop a new model for generating income by investigating various fundraising options such as crowd funding of specific stories ...
SA Estates & Edinburgh Napier University - Feasibility Study into the benefits & options for the retrofit of an 18th C traditional Scottish House using th Passiv Haus standard.
18 November 2012
Two months into my new role as Director of the Edinburgh Institute and I wanted to thank those of you who have been in touch to wish me well and offer advice on how we can dev...
01 January 1970
01 January 1970
On Friday 17th November we will be holding a seminar to update you on the latest research on timber. The morning session is open to all and will include summaries on two rece...