Mr Brian Davison

Lecturer

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Brian Davison graduated from Edinburgh University in 1987 with an MA in Linguistics with Artificial Intelligence. Since then, he has held several posts in industry including Head of Computer Systems, Configuration and Release Manager and Intranet Manager. After joining the academic staff of Edinburgh Napier University in 2002, he has taught classes in three out of the four subject groups in the School of Computing, specialising primarily on the use of relational database technology.  Brian has led several commercial design and development projects for mobile platforms, and is a non-executive director of GearedApp, a limited company specialising in web and mobile applications. He also holds an MSc in Energy and Environmental Engineering, has co-authored several articles in solar energy modelling, and is currently working towards a PhD in performance analysis and modelling for wind turbines.

 
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  • Bio-inspired Computing
    The Bio-Inspired Algorithms group within the Centre for Algorithms, Visualisation and Evolving Systems is a large and thriving group with interests in nature-inspired computing that include Evolutionary Computing, Hyper-Heuristics, Artificial Immune Systems and Swarm Intelligence.
  • Information Science
  • Information Visualisation
    Information visualisation is the use of enhanced Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) to communicate and interact with complex data sets such as social networks, multiattribute tables, and financial data. Pages of text and numbers are not the most effective way to communicate or understand information.
  • Interaction Design
    Interaction Design is concerned with the design of interactive objects and spaces and with the delivery of high quality user experiences (UX). For example, expressive interaction describes the range of new forms of human-computer interaction that are made available through technologies based on...
  • Interactive Graphics and Simulation
  • 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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+44 (0)131 455 2373

Room C56
Merchiston Campus
10 Colinton Road
Edinburgh
EH10 5DT

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    PhD Project Involvement

    Brian Davison (PhD 2012-)
    The influence of varying wind conditions on wind turbine power performance.
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    Recent Publications

    Aldali, Y., Davison, B., Muneer, T., Henderson, D. (2012). Modeling the behavior of a 50MW DSG plant for southern Libya based on the thermodynamic and thermophysical properties of water substance. Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 134, (4), .

    Davison, B., McEwan, T. (2012). Constructive scaffolding for accessible PBL. In: (Ed.) Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Frontiers in Education Coference, , () ( ed.). (pp. 822-827). Piscataway, NJ, USA: . IEEE.

    Buchanan, W., Graves, J., Bose, N., Macfarlane, R., Davison, B., Ludwiniak, R. (2011). Performance and Student Perception Evaluation of Cloud-based Virtualised Security and Digital Forensics Labs. HEA ICS Conference, , (), .

    Tham, Y., Muneer, T., Davison, B. (2010). Estimation of hourly-averaged solar irradiation: Evaluation of models. Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, 31, (1), 9-25.

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    Supervised dissertations

    Gethrude, E. (2015). AN ANALYSIS OF ENTERPRISE INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN NIGERIA MANUFACTURING COMPANIES: HOW READY ARE NIGERIAN MANUFACTURING FOR AN EIS IMPLEMENTATION? (MSc Business Information Technology Dissertation). Edinburgh Napier University (Davison, B.).

    Munro, A. (2014). A Database Modelling and Schema Generation Tool (BEng (Hons) Software Engineering Dissertation). Edinburgh Napier University (Chisholm, K., Davison, B.).

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