Dr Alistair Armitage

Senior Lecturer

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A. Armitage received his PhD in Physics from Warwick University. He is a Senior Lecturer and Subject Group leader in the area of Computer Systems and Networks. He is also the Research Degree Coordinator for the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries. His research is mostly in the area of Sensor Systems, particularly using infrared for applications such as pedestrian tracking and gesture recognition. He has been holder of a number of external grants, most recently for the use of pyroelectric sensors for energy saving in the home and in the miniaturisation of pyroelectric sensors for security applications. He has published nearly 50 papers and acts as a referee for journals such as Sensors and Microprocessors & Microsystems. He is a chartered engineer, a chartered physicist and a chartered measurement and control technologist and a member of the Institute of Physics and  the Institute of Measurement & Control.

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  • Software Systems
    The institute's expertise in software engineering encompasses the entire development lifecycle, and we focus on developing the approaches and tools to improve the engineering process of both emerging and widely used software systems.
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    PhD Project Involvement

    Serkan Ayan (PhD 2010-)
    Understanding user experience in blended spaces.
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    Recent Publications

    Wojtczuk, P., Armitage, A., Binnie, D., Chamberlain, T. (2012). Recognition of Simple Gestures Using a PIR Sensor Array. Sensors & Transducers Journal, 14, (1), 83-94.

    Walczyk, R., Balazs, A., Armitage, A., Binnie, D. (2011, June). System architectures for infrared pedestrian tracking. Paper presented at 22nd IET Irish Signals and Systems Conference, Trinity College, Dublin.

    Wojtczuk, P., Armitage, A., Binnie, D., Chamberlain, T. (2011, August). PIR sensor array for hand motion recognition. Paper presented at SensorDevices 2011, Nice, France.

    Berger, M., Armitage, A. (2010, June). Room Occupancy Measurement Using Low-Resolution Infrared Cameras. Paper presented at IET Irish Systems & Signals Conference, Cork.

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    Supervised dissertations

    Harris, A. (2015). The Weaknesses of Passwords and Alternative Authentication Technologies (MSc ASDF Dissertation). Edinburgh Napier University (Greig, F., Armitage, A.).