Organization profile

Organisation profile

Our 30+ academics, supported by a similar number of research staff, conduct world leading and internationally recognised research across the spectrum of computer science. This enables us to adopt a research-led approach to our teaching which ensures that our students are fully prepared to generate the next wave of innovations when they graduate

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Robots Engineering & Materials Science
Semantics Engineering & Materials Science
Robotics Engineering & Materials Science
Data storage equipment Engineering & Materials Science
Communication Engineering & Materials Science
Learning systems Engineering & Materials Science
Planning Engineering & Materials Science
Evolutionary algorithms Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 1966 2020

A Cellular Automata-Based Path-Planning for a Cooperative and Decentralized Team of Robots

Oliveira, G. M. B., Silva, R. G. O., Ferreira, G. B. S., Couceiro, M. S., Do Amaral, L. R., Vargas, P. A. & Martins, L. G. A., 8 Aug 2019, 2019 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC). IEEE, p. 739-746 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Cellular automata
Path Planning
Motion planning
Cellular Automata

A deep learning approach for slice to volume biomedical image integration

Almogadwy, B., McLeod, K. & Burger, A., 29 May 2019, ICBBT'19 Proceedings of the 2019 11th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Technology. ACM, p. 62-68 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Image registration
Medical imaging
Neural networks
Medical applications
Computer vision

A Digital Twin for Human-Robot Interaction

Pairet, È., Ardon, P., Liu, X., Lopes, J., Hastie, H. & Lohan, K. S., 25 Mar 2019, 2019 14th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI). IEEE, p. 372-372 1 p. (ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Human robot interaction
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)


Human Ratings of Natural Language Generation Outputs

Novikova, J. (Creator), Dusek, O. (Creator), Cercas Curry, A. (Creator), Rieser, V. (Creator), Heriot-Watt University, 2017


The E2E Challenge Dataset

Novikova, J. (Creator), Dusek, O. (Creator), Rieser, V. (Creator), Heriot-Watt University, Nov 2017



2017/18 Teaching Excellence Awards (Global Learning and Teaching Award, Highly Commended))

Manuel Maarek (Recipient), Mohammad Mahmoud Mohammad Hamdan (Recipient), Smitha Kumar (Recipient), Talal Shaikh (Recipient), Joseph Brian Wells (Recipient) & Hind Zantout (Recipient), 21 May 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Amazon Alexa Challenge

Verena Rieser (Recipient) & Oliver Lemon (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Paper Award

Nick Taylor (Recipient), 13 Apr 2008

Prize: Other distinction

Activities 2009 2020

17th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management

Fiona McNeill (Chair)
May 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Implementing Inclusive Active Learning Spaces

Tessa Berg (Consultant)
1 Jan 20191 Jan 2020

Activity: Consultancy

ISCRAM (External organisation)

Fiona McNeill (Member)
May 2018May 2020

Activity: MembershipMembership of board

Press / Media

A new algorithm for detecting the side-effects of Parkinson's medication

Michael Adam Lones


2 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Native Scientist 2017

Katrin Solveig Lohan, Christian Dondrup & Christian Saemann


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Research