Leader of Research Information Management
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...
O 'Dowd, A. (2017). SKiN Designing pseudo-physiology into personal technology devices to create enhanced interactions through visceral signifiers and behaviours
The majority of technology is now personal. Humans, in turn, are expected to and have personal relationships with their devices. The issue is that humans are biological beings...
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...
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
The aim of this project is to assess the surface ultrastructure of marine apicomplexan gregarines and to evaluate if similar surface morphologies of different gregarine species are reflected in molecu...
A unique coating process has been developed for applications in environmentally challenging environments, in particular for the oil and gas industry. The University will investigate the feasibility of...
Lecturer and Research Leader in Biomedical Sciences
Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow
Goh, K., Boix, D. M., McWhinnie, J. & Smith, G. (2016). Control of rotorcraft landing gear on different ground conditions. In 2016 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation (ICMA)doi:10.1109/icma.2016.7558557. ISBN 978-1-5090-2396-7
This paper presents an example of a PID controller applied to a 2-dimensional rotorcraft landing gear with two DOF (degrees of freedom), as well as the design of the landing g...
Marinelli, A. (2016). A combined experimental and numerical study of the pull-out mechanism of threaded titanium bars embedded in marble blocks. In The ECCOMAS Congress 2016 Proceedings, 5207-5218. ISBN 978-618-82844-0-1
The present study describes the first stage of an ongoing research project aiming to investigate the failure mechanisms activated when reinforcing bars are pulled-out from the...
Steyven, A., Hart, E. & Paechter, B. (2016). Understanding environmental influence in an open-ended evolutionary algorithm. In Parallel Problem Solving from Nature – PPSN XIV, 921-931. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-45823-6_86. ISBN 978-3-319-45822-9
It is well known that in open-ended evolution, the nature
of the environment plays in key role in directing evolution. However, in Evolutionary Robotics, it is often unclear e...
Koniaris, B., Israr, A., Mitchell, K., Huerta, I., Kosek, M., Darragh, K., …Moon, B. (2016). IRIDiuM: immersive rendered interactive deep media. In n/adoi:10.1145/2929490.2929496
Compelling virtual reality experiences require high quality imagery
as well as head motion with six degrees of freedom. Most existing
systems limit the motion of the viewer (p...
Koniaris, C., Mitchell, K., & Cosker, D. (2015). Real-time variable rigidity texture mapping. In CVMP '15 Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Visual Media Productiondoi:10.1145/2824840.2824850
Parameterisation of models is typically generated for a single pose, the rest pose. When a model deforms, its parameterisation characteristics change, leading to distortions i...
Miller, M., Holden, D., Al-Ashqar, R., Dubach, C., Mitchell, K., & Komura, T. (2015). Carpet unrolling for character control on uneven terrain. In MIG '15 Proceedings of the 8th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference on Motion in Gamesdoi:10.1145/2822013.2822031
We propose a type of relationship descriptor based on carpet unrolling that computes the joint positions of a character based on the sum of relative vectors originating from a...
Innes, M. (2015). Digital Lighting for the Analogue Museum. In PLDC 2015 ProceedingsISBN 978-3-9811940-3-6
Exhibition lighting in museums and galleries usually strives to render the true nature of the surface of the exhibits. This would normally include using light sources that pro...
Whitlock, D., Rickson, J., Humphries, N., Thompson, R. & Tibbett, M. (2015). The influence of coal mine spoil physical properties on the spatial distribution of lichen-rich communities. In Mine Closure 2015: Proceedings of the tenth internation conference on mine closure, 1047. ISBN 9780991790593
Coal mine spoil tips have been recognised as a UK Biodiversity Action Plan habitat owing to the presence of a host of unique flora and fauna assemblages and, in particular, " ...
Mohamed, A., Zhang, H., Smith, I. & Xiao, Z. (2015). A Low Cost Non-Contact and Non-Destructive Method for Evaluating the Variation of the Shear Modulus for Glued Laminated Timber Beams using a Photogrammetric Approach. In Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computingdoi:10.4203/ccp.108.260. ISBN 978-1-905088-63-8
This paper presents the experimental studies performed to investigate the feasibility of the proposed photogrammetric system for torsion tests. In this study, two binocular st...
Reza, H., Zhang, B., & Gupta, N. K. (2014). Assessment of efficiency of air abrasive cleaning on masonry stones and bricks using greyscale Imaging analysis. In Proc. of the Second Intl. Conf. on Advances in Civil, Structural and Construction Engineering
Advanced greyscale imaging analysis was
conducted using Adobe Photoshop 6 on the surfaces of masonry
stones and clay bricks, taken from old buildings, to accurately
HARRISON, I., KERMANI, A. & MUNIR, S. (2013). "Portal Frame”. A portal frame with header and column connector. 2496577 (A). The UK Patent Office
A portal frame, for example a door or window, comprising at least one header 20, at least a first column 30 and at least one frame connector 50 for rigidly connecting the firs...
Humanyun, R., Zhang, H. & Zhang, B. (2012). Digital image processing of weathered stone for determining the optimum cleaning level of stonework. In 14th International Conference and Exhibition on Structural Faults and RepairISBN N/A
In this study, the authors introduced a new image component sampling technique that can be used to evaluate level of cleaning of weathered masonry stone for historic buildings...
Medical Research Council
Risks of developing many adult illnesses are set down as we develop in the womb, hence the environment we experience during fetal life needs to be ‘just right’. Understanding how the fetal environmen...
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...
Scottish Funding Council
A digital dome is a large physical object that can fully immerse one or more users and present them digital material via rear projection onto the dome’s surface. Such a system presents unique and curr...
To further develop, optimise and upscale a current lab based technology for innovative surface coatings techniques into a
full scale production process.
Innovate KTP no. 009703
RS Macdonald Charitable Trust
Ovine prenatal steriod exposure: a new model for neuropsychiatric disorders
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a complex disorder encompassing
reproductive and metabolic dysfunction...
Steroids play a major role in the development of the CNS with those brain areas invo...
The development and fabrication injection of moulding tools is complex and
demands highly skilled personal. The research...
The PhD project studies the area of robotic landing gear. Most aerial vehicles, including helicopters, incorporate fixed landing gear systems which require a reasonably ...
Proteolytic degradation of the extracellular matrix (ECM...
Mangrove forests are considered one of the most efficient natural carbon sinks and their preservation is thus im...
Despite a growing research base in support of higher order thinking process...
Augmented Reality (AR) aims to extend the physical world through virtual content. To perform such addition in an unnoticeable ...
This thesis investigates the application of large scale concentrated solar (CSP) and photovoltaic power plants in Libya.
Direct Steam Gene...