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...
Blakey, E. P., & O'Connor, S. (2017). Harnessing the power of social media in older adult nursing. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 12(4), doi:10.1111/opn.12177. ISSN 1748-3735
No abstract available.
Craven, T. H., Wojcik, G., McCoubrey, J., Brooks, O., Grant, E., Reilly, J., …Walsh, T. S. (2017). Lack of concordance between ECDC and CDC systems for surveillance of ventilator associated pneumonia. Intensive Care Medicine, doi:10.1007/s00134-017-4993-8. ISSN 0342-4642
no abstract available.
The online version of this article (https://doi.org/10.1007/s00134-017-4993-8) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users...
Scottish Funding Council
This project aims to review an assess existing remote sensing technologies in order to improve and adapt technologies currently used in other fields to civil engineering applications. The two main aim...
SUNRISE will develop, implement, assess and facilitate learning about new, collaborative ways to address common mobility challenges at the neighbourhood level. Towards this aim, 6 cities will foster c...
This is a Data Labs project which will investigate Blockchain technology - with Spiritus, the project will be ground-breaking in the implementation of a private blockchain within a large-scale healthc...
The main aim of the project seeks to enhance the resistance of the soil foundation against seismic events with the introducti...
30 June 2016
My chapter ‘“Now– well, look at the chart”: Mapping, Maps and Literature’ for the volume Mapping Across Academia, eds. Stanley D. Brunn and Martin Dodge (Springer) is in press...
17 May 2017
The Cyber Academy and MBM Commercial hosted a highly successful conference event with over 120 delegates which outlined some of the current issues of law and cyber security.
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...
Research Fellow, Energy Consultant & Lecturer
Senior Research Fellow
Finance and Commercial Director
O'Connor, S. (2017). Big Data and Data Science in Healthcare: What Nurses and Midwives Need to Know. Journal of Clinical Nursing, doi:10.1111/jocn.14164. ISSN 0962-1067
The evolution of technology in contemporary society has been accelerating in recent decades, with smaller, more interconnected hardware devices and software applications becom...
Sholl, S. (in press). Balance or tension? Walking the tightrope between training and patient care. Medical Education, ISSN 0308-0110
Pomponi, F. (2017). So much for COP23 – there’s a whole class of carbon emissions we’re totally ignoring. The Conversation, UK
Article published on 'The Conversation' on embodied carbon of buildings.
Blake, J. (2017). Brexit has started: so what should Remain Vote Scotland do to protect its interests?. The Scotsman, Edinburgh, Scotland
This Scotsman newspaper article is based on research by James Blake - examining the impact of Brexit on the creative industries - and other reports from members of the RSE You...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Elaine, C., & Inglis, G. (in press). Just and Sustainable Places: Extending the Boundaries of Socio-environmental Health. In N/A
Background: Ecological public health encompasses the complex relationship between environment and health - protecting the physical environment and its inhabitants from contami...
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
Alsnousi, E., Al-Dubai, A., Romdhani, I., & Eshaftri, M. (2017). A New Weight based Rotating Clustering Scheme for WSNs. In 2017 International Symposium on Networks, Computers and Communications (ISNCC)doi:10.1109/ISNCC.2017.8072000
Although energy efficiency in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) has been investigated widely, it is still a challenging dilemma. Clustering mechanisms are among the most widely ...
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 ...
Scottish Institute for Policing Research
The aim of the project is to conduct a systematic review and host round-table discussions to explore the use of police discretion when making decisions in relation to individuals' vulnerability.
Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems
The collaboration work has developed through an existing Data Lab funded project, and has shown how data science can be used to discover security vulnerabilities within IoT devices. Currently the team...
Economic and Social Research Council
Integration of health and social care services is happening across the United Kingdom. Integrating services is important as it puts more focus on supporting the lives – not just the health – of indivi...
Chief Scientists Office
This study concerns the impact of a diagnosis of mental illness on young people and their families. One in ten adolescents suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder and there is increasing awareness t...
Unity is a EU Horizon 2020 funded project under the Secure Societies theme of the Fight against Crime and Terrorism on Community Policing in Europe. The vision of Unity is to strengthen the connection...
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...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
Derek Hoy was a Scottish nurse based predominantly in Glasgow who died in 2012. He worked for many years in the National Health Service (NHS) in a variety of clinical roles, where he began to experime...
Higher Education Funding Council for England
The study is led by Blackburn College. We are an identified partner. The purpose of the project is to study staff and student experiences of the design and use of interactive essays and digital disser...
V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation
The challenge that climate change poses to humanity and the natural environment is critical and well documented. Faced with such an unprecedented challenge, three responses are needed: drastic cuts in...
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...
An SFC Innovation Voucher being used to fund a feasibility study examining the use of heuristics to optimize food collection and delivery.
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...
The adoption of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in
Least Developed Countr...
The concept of context-awareness is widely used in mobile and pervasive computing t...
This critical appraisal demonstrates three particular themes that are domin...
I am currently working on a PhD programme in the Centre ...
The study will examine the introduction of the computerisation of crime and intelligence re...
This research focuses on an analysis of the changes in the Libyan Higher Education Institutions (LHEI...
Timber platform frame has evolved as an efficient method of construction for domestic dwellings and
is experiencing continual growth in the UK due to it lending its...
Infrared pedestrian detection systems struggle with real-time processing performance. Known solutions are limited to either...
The aims of this research study were threefold. Firstly, to explore the impact of the strategic arrang...
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...
19 May 2016
Community in Modern Scottish Literature, published by Brill and edited by Scott Lyall, is out this month. This contains a chapter by Lyall and a 10,000-word introduction.
01 April 2016
Michael J Driscol from the FBI will present the end note talk at Big Data in Cyber Security conference on 10 May 2016. He will join leading speakers, including from HPE, RSA, ...
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.
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...
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...
13 December 2016
Centre for Social Informatics PhD student Iris Buunk has been awarded a John Campbell Trust travel bursary.
Iris will use the bursary to support participation at ...
24 November 2017
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 ...
20 June 2017
Professor Bill Buchanan was invited to present evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee on Cyber Security risks within Health Care in Scotland. He gave evidence on 20 ...
05 July 2017
The 31st British Human Computer Interaction Conference was held between the 3rd and 6th July 2017 at the University of Sunderland.
The conference was organised by...