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The HDIN dataset: A Real-world Indoor UAV Dataset with Multi-task Labels for Visual-based Navigation (2022)
Dataset
Chang, Y., Cheng, Y., Murray, J., Huang, S., & Shi, G. (in press). The HDIN dataset: A Real-world Indoor UAV Dataset with Multi-task Labels for Visual-based Navigation. [Dataset]

The dataset contains image samples and Multi-task labels (i.e., regression and classification labels) collected from onboard UAV sensors in real-world indoor environments. By transforming the original labels following the instructions at: https://git... Read More about The HDIN dataset: A Real-world Indoor UAV Dataset with Multi-task Labels for Visual-based Navigation.

Flexible Ontology-Driven Educational Apps and Social Media for Learners with a Disability (2022)
Conference Proceeding
Nganji, J. T., Brayshaw, M., & Gordon, N. (2022). Flexible Ontology-Driven Educational Apps and Social Media for Learners with a Disability. In P. Zaphiris, & A. Ioannou (Eds.), Learning and Collaboration Technologies. Designing the Learner and Teacher Experience. HCII 2022 (361-375). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-05657-4_26

This paper explores how to build ontology-driven learning systems from a flexible disability-aware mentality and augment them into a learning blend that embraces social media. The approach emphasizes the use of user centered flexible software in a bl... Read More about Flexible Ontology-Driven Educational Apps and Social Media for Learners with a Disability.

Learning Analytics and Deep Learning in Large Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) (2022)
Journal Article
Wechie, N., Brayshaw, M., & Gordon, N. (2022). Learning Analytics and Deep Learning in Large Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs). International Journal on Engineering Technologies and Informatics, 3(1), 1-3. https://doi.org/10.51626/ijeti.2022.03.00029

In this paper we look at the use of Deep Learning as a technique for Education Data Mining and Learnng Analytics. We discuss existing approaches and how Deep Learning can be used in a complimentary manner in order to provide new and insightful perspe... Read More about Learning Analytics and Deep Learning in Large Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs).

Addressing Optimisation Challenges for Datasets with Many Variables, Using Genetic Algorithms to Implement Feature Selection (2022)
Journal Article
Gordon, N., Kambhampati, C., & Alabad, A. (2022). Addressing Optimisation Challenges for Datasets with Many Variables, Using Genetic Algorithms to Implement Feature Selection. AI, Computer Science and Robotics Technology, 1, 1-21. https://doi.org/10.5772/acrt.01

This article provides an optimisation method using a Genetic Algorithm approach to apply feature selection techniques for large data sets to improve accuracy. This is achieved through improved classification, a reduced number of features, and further... Read More about Addressing Optimisation Challenges for Datasets with Many Variables, Using Genetic Algorithms to Implement Feature Selection.

Improving Graduate Futures and Employability Through Embedded Industrial Experience (2022)
Journal Article
Dixon, J., & Gordon, N. (2022). Improving Graduate Futures and Employability Through Embedded Industrial Experience. New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, https://doi.org/10.29311/ndtps.v0i17.3596

The financial cost to individuals of higher education is now regularly exceeding £50k before maintenance in the UK; consequently, students are more concerned than ever that their degree should offer value for money when they enter the jobs marketplac... Read More about Improving Graduate Futures and Employability Through Embedded Industrial Experience.

The Role of Gamification in a Software Development Lifecycle (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Gordon, N., Brayshaw, M., Dixon, J., Grey, S., & Parker, D. (2021). The Role of Gamification in a Software Development Lifecycle. In INSPIRE XXVI . Delivering Global Education and Impact in Emergencies Using E-Learning (81-94)

Teaching Software Engineering students raises a number of challenges; in particular that student developers typically demonstrate behaviours that run counter to good software development. These include failing to plan properly, failing to develop the... Read More about The Role of Gamification in a Software Development Lifecycle.

A permanent Pivot to online learning, or will universities bounce back to normal? (2021)
Journal Article
Gordon, N. (2021). A permanent Pivot to online learning, or will universities bounce back to normal?. Academia Letters, 1-6. https://doi.org/10.20935/al2394

The Coronavirus pandemic has had a profound impact on how universities (higher or tertiary education) globally have taught students, throughout 2020 and into 2021. The response to the Coronavirus pandemic saw a mass pivot towards online learning in m... Read More about A permanent Pivot to online learning, or will universities bounce back to normal?.

Regulation of sinus node pacemaking and atrioventricular node conduction by HCN channels in health and disease (2021)
Journal Article
Boyett, M. R., Yanni, J., Tellez, J., Bucchi, A., Mesirca, P., Cai, X., …D'Souza, A. (in press). Regulation of sinus node pacemaking and atrioventricular node conduction by HCN channels in health and disease. Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pbiomolbio.2021.06.008

The funny current, If, was first recorded in the heart 40 or more years ago by Dario DiFrancesco and others. Since then, we have learnt that If plays an important role in pacemaking in the sinus node, the innate pacemaker of the heart, and more recen... Read More about Regulation of sinus node pacemaking and atrioventricular node conduction by HCN channels in health and disease.

Consequences of combined exposure to thermal stress and the plasticiser DEHP in Mytilus spp. differ by sex (2021)
Journal Article
Mincarelli, L. F., Rotchell, J. M., Chapman, E. C., Turner, A. P., & Wollenberg Valero, K. C. (2021). Consequences of combined exposure to thermal stress and the plasticiser DEHP in Mytilus spp. differ by sex. Marine pollution bulletin, 170, Article 112624. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112624

Little is known about the combined effect of environmental factors and contaminants on commercially important marine species, and whether this effect differs by sex. In this study, blue mussels were exposed for seven days to both single and combined... Read More about Consequences of combined exposure to thermal stress and the plasticiser DEHP in Mytilus spp. differ by sex.

Dependability Analysis Using Temporal Fault Trees and Monte Carlo Simulation (2021)
Book Chapter
Edifor, E., Gordon, N., & Walker, M. (2021). Dependability Analysis Using Temporal Fault Trees and Monte Carlo Simulation. In W. Zamojski, J. Mazurkiewicz, J. Sugier, T. Walkowiak, & J. Kacprzyk (Eds.), Theory and Engineering of Dependable Computer Systems and Networks (86-96). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-76773-0_9

The safety and reliability of high-consequence systems is an issue of utmost importance to engineers because such systems can have catastrophic effects if they fail. Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) is a well-known probabilistic technique for assessing the... Read More about Dependability Analysis Using Temporal Fault Trees and Monte Carlo Simulation.

UAVs-UGV Leader Follower Formation Using Adaptive Non-Singular Terminal Super Twisting Sliding Mode Control (2021)
Journal Article
Ullah, N., Mehmood, Y., Aslam, J., Ali, A., & Iqbal, J. (2021). UAVs-UGV Leader Follower Formation Using Adaptive Non-Singular Terminal Super Twisting Sliding Mode Control. IEEE Access, 9, 74385-74405. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3081483

Leader follower formation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) has found numerous applications such as surveillance of critical infrastructure, industrial automation and disaster management emergency. For completion... Read More about UAVs-UGV Leader Follower Formation Using Adaptive Non-Singular Terminal Super Twisting Sliding Mode Control.

Robust Finite-Time Trajectory Tracking Control of Quadrotor Aircraft via Terminal Sliding Mode-Based Active Antidisturbance Approach: A PIL Experiment (2021)
Journal Article
Mechali, O., Iqbal, J., Xie, X., Xu, L., & Senouci, A. (2021). Robust Finite-Time Trajectory Tracking Control of Quadrotor Aircraft via Terminal Sliding Mode-Based Active Antidisturbance Approach: A PIL Experiment. International Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 2021, Article 5522379. https://doi.org/10.1155/2021/5522379

This paper presents an accurate solution of finite-time Cartesian trajectory tracking control problem of a quadrotor system by designing and implementing a novel robust flight-control algorithm. The quadrotor is subject to nonlinearities, unmodeled d... Read More about Robust Finite-Time Trajectory Tracking Control of Quadrotor Aircraft via Terminal Sliding Mode-Based Active Antidisturbance Approach: A PIL Experiment.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: a setting for Professional and Research skills (2021)
Journal Article
Dixon, J., & Gordon, N. A. (2021). The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: a setting for Professional and Research skills. New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 16(1), https://doi.org/10.29311/ndtps.v0i16.3660

This paper considers the use of the United Nations global goals to provide a framework for the teaching of professional and related skills. The main example and case study considered in this paper is from computing; however, much of the approach and... Read More about The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: a setting for Professional and Research skills.

Effect of treatment planning system parameters on beam modulation complexity for treatment plans with single-layer multi-leaf collimator and dual-layer stacked multi-leaf collimator (2021)
Journal Article
Quintero, P., Cheng, Y., Benoit, D., Moore, C., & Beavis, A. (2021). Effect of treatment planning system parameters on beam modulation complexity for treatment plans with single-layer multi-leaf collimator and dual-layer stacked multi-leaf collimator. British Journal of Radiology, 94(1122), Article 20201011. https://doi.org/10.1259/bjr.20201011

OBJECTIVE: High levels of beam modulation complexity (MC) and monitor units (MU) can compromise the plan deliverability of intensity-modulated radiotherapy treatments. Our study evaluates the effect of three treatment planning system (TPS) parameters... Read More about Effect of treatment planning system parameters on beam modulation complexity for treatment plans with single-layer multi-leaf collimator and dual-layer stacked multi-leaf collimator.

System architecture of a proactive intelligent system to monitor health of older adults living alone (2021)
Journal Article
Al-Mejibli, I., Al-Majeed, S., Karam, J., Iqbal, J., Adolfo, C. M., & Yalung, C. (2021). System architecture of a proactive intelligent system to monitor health of older adults living alone. International Journal of Computing and Digital Systems, 10(1), 509-517. https://doi.org/10.12785/IJCDS/100149

Worldwide improvements in the quality of life highlight immense need to have a remote health monitoring system that can provide critical biomedical data. This paper presents a low-cost health monitoring system, forming part of the Internet of Things... Read More about System architecture of a proactive intelligent system to monitor health of older adults living alone.

Towards Improving Confidence in Autonomous Vehicle Software: A Study on Traffic Sign Recognition Systems (2021)
Journal Article
Aslansefat, K., Kabir, S., Abdullatif, A., Vasudevan Nair, V., & Papadopoulos, Y. (in press). Towards Improving Confidence in Autonomous Vehicle Software: A Study on Traffic Sign Recognition Systems. Computer,

The application of artificial intelligence (AI) and data-driven decision-making systems in autonomous vehicles is growing rapidly. As autonomous vehicles operate in dynamic environments, the risk that they can face an unknown observation is relativel... Read More about Towards Improving Confidence in Autonomous Vehicle Software: A Study on Traffic Sign Recognition Systems.

SRAGL-AWCL: A two-step multi-view clustering via sparse representation and adaptive weighted cooperative learning (2021)
Journal Article
Tan, J., Yang, Z., Cheng, Y., Ye, J., Wang, B., & Dai, Q. (2021). SRAGL-AWCL: A two-step multi-view clustering via sparse representation and adaptive weighted cooperative learning. Pattern Recognition, 117, Article 107987. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.patcog.2021.107987

Sparse representation and cooperative learning are two representative technologies in the field of multi-view spectral clustering. The former can effectively extract features of multiple views by the removal of redundant information contained in each... Read More about SRAGL-AWCL: A two-step multi-view clustering via sparse representation and adaptive weighted cooperative learning.

Scientometric review of artificial intelligence for operations & maintenance of wind turbines: The past, present and future (2021)
Journal Article
Chatterjee, J., & Dethlefs, N. (2021). Scientometric review of artificial intelligence for operations & maintenance of wind turbines: The past, present and future. Renewable & sustainable energy reviews, 144, Article 111051. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2021.111051

Wind energy has emerged as a highly promising source of renewable energy in recent times. However, wind turbines regularly suffer from operational inconsistencies, leading to significant costs and challenges in operations and maintenance (O&M). Condi... Read More about Scientometric review of artificial intelligence for operations & maintenance of wind turbines: The past, present and future.

A new perspective on teaching the natural exponential to engineering students (2021)
Journal Article
Ullah, M., Aman, M. N., Wolkenhauer, O., & Iqbal, J. (2021). A new perspective on teaching the natural exponential to engineering students. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, https://doi.org/10.1080/0020739X.2021.1896812

The natural exponential and logarithm are typically introduced to undergraduate engineering students in a calculus course using the notion of limits. We here present an approach to introduce the natural exponential/logarithm through a novel interpret... Read More about A new perspective on teaching the natural exponential to engineering students.

Hierarchical Multiscale Recurrent Neural Networks for Detecting Suicide Notes (2021)
Journal Article
Schoene, A. M., Turner, A. P., De Mel, G., & Dethlefs, N. (in press). Hierarchical Multiscale Recurrent Neural Networks for Detecting Suicide Notes. IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, https://doi.org/10.1109/TAFFC.2021.3057105

Recent statistics in suicide prevention show that people are increasingly posting their last words online and with the unprecedented availability of textual data from social media platforms researchers have the opportunity to analyse such data. Furth... Read More about Hierarchical Multiscale Recurrent Neural Networks for Detecting Suicide Notes.