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Systemic risk in major public contracts (2018)
Journal Article
Bloomfield, K., Williams, T., Bovis, C., & Merali, Y. (2018). Systemic risk in major public contracts. International Journal of Forecasting, doi:10.1016/j.ijforecast.2018.10.005

This paper presents a novel approach to the characterisation of “systemic risk” in the context of public sector procurement and contracting. We argue that contemporary risk management practices in project and programme management exhibit a number of... Read More

Fitness voter model: damped oscillations and anomalous consensus (2017)
Journal Article
Woolcock, A., Connaughton, C., Merali, Y., & Vazquez, F. (2017). Fitness voter model: damped oscillations and anomalous consensus. Physical Review E, 96(3), doi:10.1103/physreve.96.032313. ISSN 2470-0045

We study the dynamics of opinion formation in a heterogeneous voter model on a complete graph, in which each agent is endowed with an integer fitness parameter k ≥ 0, in addition to its + or − opinion state. The evolution of the distribution of k–val... Read More

Small fish in a big pond : an architectural approach to users privacy, rights and security in the age of big data
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Merali, Y., Angelopoulos, S., McAuley, D., Mortier, R., & Price, D. Small fish in a big pond : an architectural approach to users privacy, rights and security in the age of big data

Paper presented at 37th International conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2016), 11-14 December 2016, Dublin, Ireland. ABSTRACT We focus on the challenges and issues associated with Big Data, and propose a novel architecture that uses the princip... Read More