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

Fingerprint The fingerprint is based on mining the text of the scientific documents related to the associated persons. Based on that an index of weighted terms is created, which defines the key subjects of research unit

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
Evolutionary algorithms Engineering & Materials Science
Planning Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 1966 2019

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)

An architecture for emotional facial expressions as social signals

Aylett, R., Ritter, C., Lim, M. Y., Broz, F., McKenna, P., Keller, I. & Rajendran, G., 19 Mar 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Affecticve Computing.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

An efficient multi-objective optimization method for use in the design of marine protected area networks

Fox, A. D., Corne, D. W., Mayorga Adame, C. G., Polton, J. A., Henry, L-A. & Roberts, J. M., 5 Feb 2019, In : Frontiers in Marine Science. 6, 17.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
system optimization
Multiobjective optimization
protected area
conservation areas


The E2E Challenge Dataset

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


Human Ratings of Natural Language Generation Outputs

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

Nicholas Kenelm Taylor (Recipient), 13 Apr 2008

Prize: Other distinction

Activities 2009 2019

Implementing Inclusive Active Learning Spaces

Tessa Berg (Consultant)
1 Jan 20191 Jan 2020

Activity: Consultancy

Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar

Tessa Berg (Host)
25 Oct 2018

Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitor

ACM Distinguished Speakers

Benjamin Kenwright (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

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