Senior Lecturer T&R
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...
Liu, X., & Liu, Q. (2017). Power Consuming Activity Recognition in Home Environment. In X. Sun, H. Chao, X. You, & E. Bertino (Eds.), Cloud Computing and Security. ICCCS 2017, 361-372. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-68505-2_31
This work proposed an activity recognition model which focus on the power con-suming activity in home environment, to help residents modify their behavior. We set the IoT syst...
Deakin, M., Mora, L., & Reid, A. (2017). Smart specialisation strategies in the post-linear era of research and innovation. In P. Ketikidis, & A. Solomon (Eds.), Proceedings of the 10th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development, 529-539
Smart specialisation can be considered an entrepreneurial discovery process which makes it possible to identify where regions can benefit from specialising in specific areas o...
Medical Research Scotland
Medical Research Scotland (MRS) -Vacation Scholarship 2015
Heriot Watt University
This project proposes utilising high quality Scottish ‘unused’ textiles, including pieces of yarn and fabric that are too small to be used in apparel or upholstery production, in a ‘powdered’ form. Th...
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
The Climate Change Act 2008 requires a 34% cut in 1990 greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 and at least an 80% reduction in emissions by 2050. Residential and commercial buildings account for 25% and 18%...
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...
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 ...
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...
Programme Leader and Lecturer
Finance and Commercial Director
Programme Leader, Bachelor of Music
Segura, C., Segredo, E., & Miranda, G. (2017). The Importance of the Individual Encoding in Memetic Algorithms with Diversity Control Applied to Large Sudoku Puzzles. In 2017 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC)doi:10.1109/CEC.2017.7969565
In recent years, several memetic algorithms with explicit mechanisms to delay convergence have shown great promise when solving 9x9 Sudoku puzzles. This paper analyzes and ext...
Asif, R. & Buchanan, W. J. (2017). Seamless Cryptographic Key Generation via Off-the-Shelf Telecommunication Components for End-to-End Data Encryption. In International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings-2017)ISBN 978-1-5090-5880-8
Quantum key distribution (QKD) systems have already attained much attention for providing end-to-end data encryption to the subscribers. However, it is very important that the...
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...
Koniaris, B., Kosek, M., Sinclair, D., & Mitchell, K. (2017). Real-time rendering with compressed animated light fields. In GI '17 Proceedings of the 43rd Graphics Interface Conference, 33-40. doi:10.20380/GI2017.05
We propose an end-to-end solution for presenting movie quality animated graphics to the user while still allowing the sense of presence afforded by free viewpoint head motion....
Casas, L., Kosek, M., & Mitchell, K. (in press). Props Alive: A Framework for Augmented Reality Stop Motion Animation. In 2017 IEEE 10th Workshop on Software Engineering and Architectures for Realtime Interactive Systems (SEARIS)
Stop motion animation evolved in the early days of cinema with the aim to create an illusion of movement with static puppets posed manually each frame. Current stop motion mov...
Su, S., Smith, S. & McAndrew, S. (2017). Acoustic Hanger. GB 2493005. UK Patent Office
This patent stemmed from research undertaken to investigate the reduction of sound transmission through lightweight floors in apartments. Lightweight floors have commonly been...
Alwis, L. S. M., Bustamante, H., Bremer, K., Roth, B., Sun, T. & Grattan, K. T. V. (2017). A pilot study: Evaluation of sensor system design for optical fibre humidity sensors subjected to aggressive air sewer environment. In 2016 IEEE SENSORS,doi:10.1109/icsens.2016.7808482. ISBN 978-1-4799-8287-5
Research has identified that humidity plays a fundamental role on the conversion of hydrogen sulphide into sulphuric acid during corrosion of concrete in gravity sewers and th...
Andrews, S., Huerta, I., Komura, T., Sigal, L., & Mitchell, K. (2016). Real-time Physics-based Motion Capture with Sparse Sensors. In CVMP 2016 Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Visual Media Production (CVMP 2016)doi:10.1145/2998559.2998564
We propose a framework for real-time tracking of humans
using sparse multi-modal sensor sets, including data obtained
from optical markers and inertial measurement units. A sm...
Segredo, E., Lalla-Ruiz, E., Hart, E., Paechter, B. & Voss, S. (2016). Hybridisation of Evolutionary Algorithms through hyper-heuristics for global continuous optimisation. In Festa, P., Sellmann, M. & Vanschoren, J. (Eds.). Learning and Intelligent Optimization: 10th International Conference, LION 10, Ischia, Italy, May 29 -- June 1, 2016, 296-305. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-50349-3_25. ISBN 978-3-319-50348-6, 978-3-319-50349-3,
Choosing the correct algorithm to solve a problem still remains an issue 40 years after the Algorithm Selection Problem was first posed. Here we propose a hyper-heuristic whic...
Zeb, K., Saleem, K., Al Muhtadi, J. & Thuemmler, C. (2016). U-Prove Based Security Framework for Mobile Device Authentication in eHealth Networks. In 2016 IEEE 18th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom), 562-567. doi:10.1109/HealthCom.2016.7749518. ISBN 978-1-5090-3370-6
Cybersecurity in the health care domain is one of the most important and critical issues of this era. In fact, it was reported in 2014 that on the black market medical records...
Quye, A., Han, J. & Innes, M. (2016). Research on the Chemical and Colour Changes of Historically Important Light-Sensitive Dyestuffs during Accelerated Light Ageing with Filtered Visible Light
Lighting is a key factor for the display and preservation of cultural heritage materials. This research pioneers the chemical investigation of colourants aged by visible light...
Aldawood, S., Fowley, F., Pahl, C., Taibi, D., & Liu, X. (2016). A Coordination-Based Brokerage Architecture for Multi-cloud Resource Markets. In IEEE International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud Workshops (FiCloudW)doi:10.1109/w-ficloud.2016.19
With an increasing number of service providers in the cloud market, the competition between these is also increasing. Each provider attempts to attract customers by providing ...
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...
Society for Research into Higher Education
The overarching aim of this study is to investigate how universities are preparing IT students for the global labour market. The focus of this study is entrepreneurship which is now given high priorit...
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...
Optimisation – finding cost-effective or high-performing solutions - is a key economic driver for business today. However, academic literature on search-based optimisation techniques reflects an escal...
Fragment Finder (FF) enables a new, high-speed approach to digital forensics. It is unique in that it will build a more efficient technical architecture for the creation, storage and use of hash signa...
ENU Development Trust
To investigate the timber and glulam thermal and moisture impacts to the composite effects, to study the different possibilities of combining the timber and bamboo materials and propose innovative way...
Scottish Funding Council
The aim of the project led by Alistair Lawson of IIDI is is to investigate the development of a visually stimulating, high quality interactive on-line learning package for refresher courses for the ...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
In the United Kingdom (UK), cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women under 35 years. Human papillomavirus (HPV) types 16 and 18 are sexually transmitted viruses which may contribute t...
The project aims to make use out of reject potatoes from the food market in Scotland for the production of high value commodity chemicals and biofuels without impacting on food supply and providing a ...
Kirkwall is the capital town of the Orkney Islands. It has a population of around 8,500 people, but Orkney has over 140,000 visitors every year. The majority of visitors are in the summer months and J...
Cloud computing is a fast emerging ICT technology to achieving an innovative and sustainable digital economy. It is expected to be a dominating model and technology of the ICT sector for the next 15 y...
"This study will look at addressing the issues concerning environmentally conscious homes and reviewing how efficiently they compare asp...
Mobile ad-hoc networking (MANET) technology has been a major avenue for many wireless and mobile networke...
User-friendly systems of human factors (HF) ...
Since 2010, XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) has been widely adopted throughout the world. In 2013, both the HMRC ...
The development and fabrication injection of moulding tools is complex and
demands highly skilled personal. The research...
This thesis examines the meaning, origin and influence of Edgar Allan Poe’s...
With an interest in psychopathology and individual differences, my current work...
06 October 2017
Friday 6th October
Edinburgh Methodist Church, Nicholson Square
2-5pm Discussions and talks (free admission)
7:30pm Concert (cello and electronics)
04 May 2016
The FOCAS project was rated as Excellent at its final review, after running for three years. The project coordinator was Emma Hart, with Jennifer Willies as Project Manager.
01 February 2017
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...
18 August 2017
19 October 2017
19 October 2017
As a composer Katrina’s work is informed by a variety of visual stimuli: painting, sculpture, photography, dance and architecture. During her PhD studies she was awarded a num...
04 November 2016
04 November 2016
Works for solo microtonal trumpet with electronics and video performed by Stephen Altoft. Includes world premiere of new work by John Hails.