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Welcome to Edinburgh Napier Research Repository

The ‘Research Repository’ is the open access institutional repository of Edinburgh Napier University. It contains examples of research outputs produced by staff and research students, as well as related information about the university's funded projects and staff research interests.

Whenever possible, refereed documents accepted for publication, or finished artistic compositions presented in public, will be made available here in full digital format, and hyperlinks to standard published versions will be provided. Any questions about submissions to the repository or problems with access to any of its content should be sent to the Repository Team at repository@napier.ac.uk



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An Empirical Study of C++ Vulnerabilities in Crowd-Sourced Code Examples (2020)
Journal Article
Verdi, M., Sami, A., Akhondali, J., Khomh, F., Uddin, G., & Karami Motlagh, A. (2022). An Empirical Study of C++ Vulnerabilities in Crowd-Sourced Code Examples. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 48(5), 1497-1514. https://doi.org/10.1109/tse.2020.3023664

Software developers share programming solutions in Q&A sites like Stack Overflow, Stack Exchange, Android forum, and so on. The reuse of crowd-sourced code snippets can facilitate rapid prototyping. However, recent research shows that the shared code... Read More about An Empirical Study of C++ Vulnerabilities in Crowd-Sourced Code Examples.

Wood properties & strength grading (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2022, December). Wood properties & strength grading. Presented at James Jones & Sons Architects' and Structural Engineers' Open Day, Lockerbie

James Jones & Sons held an open day for architects and structural engineers at its flagship sawmill site in Lockerbie. "James Jones & Sons' new visitor building at its flagship sawmill site in Lockerbie has attracted considerable interest in the... Read More about Wood properties & strength grading.

Chefbot: A Novel Framework for the Generation of Commonsense-enhanced Responses for Task-based Dialogue Systems (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Strathearn, C., & Gkatzia, D. (2021). Chefbot: A Novel Framework for the Generation of Commonsense-enhanced Responses for Task-based Dialogue Systems. In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Natural Language Generation (46-47)

Conversational systems aim to generate responses that are accurate, relevant and engaging, either through utilising neural end-to-end models or through slot filling. Human-to-human conversations are enhanced by not only the latest utterance of the in... Read More about Chefbot: A Novel Framework for the Generation of Commonsense-enhanced Responses for Task-based Dialogue Systems.

A fuzzy-enhanced deep learning approach for early detection of Covid-19 pneumonia from portable chest X-ray images (2022)
Journal Article
Ieracitano, C., Mammone, N., Versaci, M., Varone, G., Ali, A., Armentano, A., …Morabito, F. C. (2022). A fuzzy-enhanced deep learning approach for early detection of Covid-19 pneumonia from portable chest X-ray images. Neurocomputing, 481, 202-215. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neucom.2022.01.055

The Covid-19 pandemic is the defining global health crisis of our time. Chest X-Rays (CXR) have been an important imaging modality for assisting in the diagnosis and management of hospitalised Covid-19 patients. However, their interpretation is time... Read More about A fuzzy-enhanced deep learning approach for early detection of Covid-19 pneumonia from portable chest X-ray images.

Curation: 'Ecologies of Displacement' Art Exhibition (Summerhall, Scotland) (2022)
Exhibition / Performance
Bilgrami, S. Curation: 'Ecologies of Displacement' Art Exhibition (Summerhall, Scotland). [Curation of art works]. Exhibited at Meadows and Corner Galleries, Summerhall, Edinburgh, Scotland. 29 July 2022 - 25 September 2022. (Unpublished)

In 2021, I brought together Summerhall, Edinburgh, and Koel Gallery, Karachi, to host an international digital artist residency. We won a 25k 'Connect and Collaborate' grant from British Council and Creative Scotland. I designed and curated the resid... Read More about Curation: 'Ecologies of Displacement' Art Exhibition (Summerhall, Scotland).