Perret, C., Powers, S. T., Pitt, J., & Hart, E. (2018). Can justice be fair when it is blind? How social network structures can promote or prevent the evolution of despotism. In T. Ikegami, N. Virgo, O. Witkowski, M. Oka, R. Suzuki, & H. Iizuka (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Artificial Lifedoi:10.1162/isal_a_00058
Hierarchy is an efficient way for a group to organize, but often goes along with inequality that benefits leaders. To control despotic behaviour, followers can assess leaders'...
Segredo, E., Lalla-Ruiz, E., & Hart, E. (2018). A Novel Similarity-based Mutant Vector Generation Strategy for Differential Evolution. In H. Aguirre (Ed.), Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference 2018
The mutant vector generation strategy is an essential component of Differential Evolution (DE), introduced to promote diversity, resulting in exploration of novel areas of the...
Kerracher, N., Kennedy, J., & Chalmers, K. (2018). Using a task classification in the visualisation design process for task understanding and abstraction: an empirical study. In J. Johansson, F. Sadlo, & T. Schreck (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2018 Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis 2018) - Short Papers, 79-83. doi:10.2312/eurovisshort.20181082
Task classifications are widely purported to be useful in the design process, with various suggestions having been made for their use at the different stages. However, little ...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences
The project will measure circulating white blood cells and progenitor cells in response to an extreme exercise running bout/event/ We will also be quantifying upper respiratory tract symptoms.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Robotics is changing the landscape of innovation. But traditional design approaches are not suited to novel or unknown habitats and contexts, for instance: robot colonies for ore mining, exploring or ...
15 July 2017
09 June 2016
Simon Powers will write an article about "defection" (as the term is used in game theory), for the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science, edited by To...
21 March 2018
21 March 2018
This talk will present our recent findings and visual (static and animated) maps characterising combinatorial and computer program search spaces. We seek to lay the foundation...
Associate Professor, Applied Social Sciences
Associate Professor of Immunology & Infection / Director of Research, School of Applied Sciences
Smith, S., Sobolewska, E., Bhardwaj, J., & Fabian, K. (in press). Exploring women's motivations to study computer science. In Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education 2018 Conference
This paper presents a study exploring women's decisions, influencers and early experiences of computing to better understand how women's motivations and prior experience affec...
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...
Mcneill, M., Lawson, A., Raeside, R., & Peisl, T. (in press). Get Your Project Funded: Using Biometric Data to Understand What Makes People Trust and Support Crowdfunding Campaigns. In Conference Proceedings
Creating a good crowdfunding campaign is difficult. By understanding why people contribute to crowdfunding campaigns we can make campaigns better and raise more money. Crowdfu...
Mishra, A., Tripathy, A., Obaidat, M., Tan, Z., Prasad, M., Sadoun, B., & Puthal, D. (in press). A Chain Topology for Efficient Monitoring of Food Grain Storage Using Smart Sensors. In Conference Proceedings
Due to lack of an efficient monitoring system to periodically record environmental parameters for food grain storage, a huge loss of food grains in storage is reported every y...
Urquhart, N., & Hart, E. (in press). Optimisation and Illumination of a Real-world Workforce Scheduling and Routing Application via Map-Elites. In Proceedings of PPSN 2018
Workforce Scheduling and Routing Problems (WSRP) are very common in many practical domains, and usually have a number of objectives. Illumination algorithms such as Map-Elites...
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...
Bernal-Sanchez, J., McDougall, J., Barreto Gonzalez, D., Miranda, M., & Marinelli, A. (in press). Dynamic behaviour of shredded rubber soil mixtures. In Proceedings of the 16th European Conference in Earthquake Engineering
Residential buildings in high population density areas are seismically vulnerable to the action of major seismic events. The high cost and technical difficulties related to th...
Liu, X., & Liu, Q. (in press). Appliance Recognition Based on Continuous Quadratic Programming. In Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Security (ICCCS 2018)
The detailed information of residents' electricity consumption is of great significance to the planning of the use of electrical appliances and the reduction of electrical ene...
Liu, X., Liu, Q., Zou, Y., & Wang, G. (in press). A Self-organizing LSTM-Based Approach to PM2.5 Forecast. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Security (ICCCS 2018)
Nanjing has been listed as the one of the worst performers across China with respect to the high level of haze-fog, which impacts people's health greatly. For the severe condi...
Hart, E., Steyven, A. S. W., & Paechter, B. (in press). Evolution of a Functionally Diverse Swarm via a Novel Decentralised Quality-Diversity Algorithm. In Proceedings of GECCO 2018
The presence of functionality diversity within a group has been demonstrated to lead to greater robustness, higher performance and increased problem-solving ability in a broad...
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...
Urquhart, N. (2018). Evaluating the Performance of an Evolutionary Tool for Exploring Solution Fronts. In Applications of Evolutionary Computation, 523-537. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-77538-8_36
EvoFilter is an evolutionary algorithm based tool for searching through large non-dominated fronts in order to find a subset of solutions that are of interest to the user. Ev...
Increasingly in Scottish criminal justice, ‘desistance’ is regarded as central to supporting a reduction and cessation in offending. This approach, which places the offender at the centre of their pro...
Medical Research Council
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most important ageing-related musculoskeletal disease, affecting almost 9 million people in the UK. Despite this, there remain many unanswered questions in our understanding...
Royal Academy of Engineering
Africa is the continent with the highest number of displaced people due to wars, humanitarian crises, resource scarcity, and extreme climate events. Emergency sheltering always sets out with the best ...
Society of Legal Scholars
This research project aims to provide a theory of authority in international criminal law. The question explored by the project overall is what authority international criminal law possesses, and from...
The objective of this research study is to develop a prototype model for gathering and reusing ocean plastic in-situ. The proposal is to visit a number of beachside locations along the Scottish West C...
Society for Reproduction and Fertility
Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common sexually-transmitted infection in the world, and is associated with miscarriage, pre-term birth and infertility. However, the understanding of the mechanisms t...
Edinburgh Innovations Ltd
The textile industry is based largely on the use of cotton, leather and oil derived polymers and these industries are resource intensive and not sustainable. For example, cotton production requires va...
The population in Africa is growing rapidly, and thus the urbanization is accelerated. The need for detailed information on the performance of materials is a crucial part of the decision-making proces...
Arts & Humanities Research Council
The feeling of being immersed within a live performance by an ensemble of world class musicians can be a deeply engaging and highly valued cultural experience for audiences as well as for the performe...
Children's Hospice Association Scotland
The aim of the scoping exercise is to inform the development of an education strategy for CHAS relating to the delivery of palliative care for babies, children and young people (BCYP) and their famili...
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
The worldwide success of the Whisky Industry provides a considerable supply of biomass-derived waste streams for future use. Sustainable valorisation of these streams will drive additional economic gr...
The Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland became operational in 2005. It plays an integral role in guaranteeing the rights of patients with mental disorder as originally identified in the Millan Princip...
Swarm robotics is a special case within the general field of robotics. The distributed nature makes it...
Life histories are known to vary across geographic ranges in response to a number of factors, both b...
This research focuses upon measures targeting individuals’ future vehicle purchasing ...
The field of coordinated and multiple views (CMVs) has been for over a decade, a promising technique for enhancing data ...
The work presented in this thesis concerns the problem of timetabling at universities – particularly course-timetabling, and examines the various ways i...
Rates of loss of biodiversity caused by human action are on the increase worldwide. However implicatio...
This PhD project aims to explore the role of discourse in ...
17 February 2017
01 November 2017
18 August 2017
25 April 2018
25 April 2018
The range of social organization exhibited by human groups is astonishingly wide and diverse. Yet a manifest trend is that larger and more productive groups shift from distrib...
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...
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...
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...
13 February 2017
12 November 2017
Dr. Zhiyuan Tan's research work entitled "Building an intrusion detection system using a filter-based feature selection algorithm" has been awarded by the The Research Council...
08 June 2018
08 June 2018
Nicolas Bredeche, ISIR, UPMC, Sorbonnes Université (France)
Collective adaptive systems are ubiquitous: from the many examples that can be observed in nature to a...
08 June 2017
08 June 2017
29 June 2016
29 June 2016
In order to address the difficult issue of parameter setting within a diversity-based Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithm (MOEA), we recently proposed a hybrid control sche...