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Evolving planar mechanisms for the conceptual stage of mechanical design (2020)
Thesis
Lapok, P. Evolving planar mechanisms for the conceptual stage of mechanical design. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2709215

The design of planar mechanical systems is a challenging and time-consuming task for engineers. Evolutionary computing has been shown to be a successful tool applied to design automation in various mechanical engineering fields. This thesis aims to d... Read More about Evolving planar mechanisms for the conceptual stage of mechanical design.

Evolving planar mechanisms for the conceptual stage of mechanical design (2019)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Lapok, P., Lawson, A., & Paechter, B. (2019, July). Evolving planar mechanisms for the conceptual stage of mechanical design. Presented at GECCO '19, Prague, Czech Republic

This study presents a method to evolve planar mechanism prototypes using an evolutionary computing approach. Ultimately, the idea is to provide drafts for designers at the conceptual design stage of mechanism design which meet their design brief. The... Read More about Evolving planar mechanisms for the conceptual stage of mechanical design.

2-Dimensional Outline Shape Representation for Generative Design with Evolutionary Algorithms (2018)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Lapok, P., Lawson, A., & Paechter, B. (2018, September). 2-Dimensional Outline Shape Representation for Generative Design with Evolutionary Algorithms. Presented at EngOpt 2018 International Conference on Engineering Optimization, Lisboa, Portugal

In this paper, we investigate the ability of genetic representation methods to describe two-dimensional outline shapes, in order to use them in a generative design system. A specific area of mechanical design focuses on planar mechanisms. These are a... Read More about 2-Dimensional Outline Shape Representation for Generative Design with Evolutionary Algorithms.

Evaluation of a genetic representation for outline shapes (2017)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Lapok, P., Lawson, A., & Paechter, B. (2017). Evaluation of a genetic representation for outline shapes. In GECCO '17 Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion (1419-1422). https://doi.org/10.1145/3067695.3082501

This work in progress focuses on the evaluation of a genetic representation for outline shapes for planar mechanical levers which addresses the first stage of the complex real-world problem of modelling and evolving planar mechanical lever systems. T... Read More about Evaluation of a genetic representation for outline shapes.

Cloud based processing of real time sensor-data streams (2014)
Thesis
Lapok, P. (2014). Cloud based processing of real time sensor-data streams. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/7331

The aim of the project is to design an architecture for real time sensor data streaming, management and live visualisation over the web to contribute to existing research in the field of the Web of Things. The project will investigate the infrastruct... Read More about Cloud based processing of real time sensor-data streams.

Guiding learners to near native fluency in English through an adaptive programme of activities which includes phoneme and prosody analysis. (2014)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Lawson, A., Attridge, A., & Lapok, P. (2014, September). Guiding learners to near native fluency in English through an adaptive programme of activities which includes phoneme and prosody analysis. Paper presented at Eurocall 2014

This project aims to address pronunciation problems of English language learners. Current pronunciation software tools mainly address phonemic difficulties and give little or no analytic feedback. Achievement of near native fluency however involves t... Read More about Guiding learners to near native fluency in English through an adaptive programme of activities which includes phoneme and prosody analysis..

Digital Exclusion Cyber Security - Improving The Online Safety Of Digitally Excluded Users
Report
Koikkalainen, H., Lapok, P., Johnston, L., & Lawson, A. (2022). Digital Exclusion Cyber Security - Improving The Online Safety Of Digitally Excluded Users. University of St Andrews/ Scottish Government Cyber Resilliance Unit

This exploratory study was designed to explore cyber security issues experienced by vulnerable adults who do not regularly have direct access to digital devices and the internet, with a special focus on people who are financially insecure and experie... Read More about Digital Exclusion Cyber Security - Improving The Online Safety Of Digitally Excluded Users.