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    • Opening the school gates: facilitating after-school play in school grounds 

      Mannello, Marianne; Connolly, Mark; Dumitrescu, Sandra; Ellis, Cheryl; Haughton, Chantelle; Sarwar (nee Evans), Sian; Tyrie, Jacky (Routledge, 2019)
    • Momentary lapse of control: A cognitive continuum approach to understanding and mitigating perseveration in human error 

      Dehais, Frédéric; Hodgetts, Helen M.; Causse, Mickael; Behrend, Julia; Durantin, Gautier; Tremblay, Sébastien (Elsevier, 2019)
      Everyday complex and stressful real-life situations can overwhelm the human brain to an extent that the person is no longer able to accurately evaluate the situation and persists in irrational actions or strategies. Safety ...
    • Decoding Complexity-Aware, Rate, Distortion Optimized HEVC Video Encoding 

      Mallikarachchi, Thanuja; Talagala, Dumidu; Kodikara Arachchi, Hemantha; Fernando, Anil (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018-01-12)
      Video content adaptation has become a popular application layer approach to reduce the decoding complexity and the associated energy consumption of video playback. In this context, this paper proposes an encoding algorithm ...
    • Decoding-Complexity-Aware HEVC Encoding Using a Complexity-Rate-Distortion Model 

      Mallikarachchi, Thanuja; Talagala, Dumidu; Kodikara Arachchi, Hemantha; Fernando, Anil (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018-03-02)
      The energy consumption of consumer electronic (CE) devices during media playback is inexorably linked to the computational complexity of decoding compressed video. Reducing a CE device's the energy consumption is therefore ...
    • A Feature Based Complexity Model for Decoder Complexity Optimized HEVC Video Encoding 

      Mallikarachchi, Thanuja; Talagala, Dumidu; Kodikara Arachchi, Hemantha; Fernando, Anil (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017-01-08)
      The complexity of the novel video compression algorithms is a major contributor for the increased demand of processing and energy resources for video playback in consumer electronic devices. Therefore, a decoder complexity ...
    • Decoder energy-aware intra-coded HEVC bit stream generation 

      Mallikarachchi, Thanuja; Talagala, Dumidu; Kodikara Arachchi, Hemantha; Fernando, Anil (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016-07-11)
      The rising demand for media consumption via mobile devices and the emergence of complex video coding algorithms present an additional challenge for the energy management algorithms in resource-constrained consumer electronic ...
    • Punch 

      North, Kate (Cinnamon Press, 2019)
      Punch is a collection of stories exploring the uncanny, the uncomfortable and the surreal in the everyday, at home and abroad. Whether its a man with a growth on his hand, a couple trying for a baby, a woman finishing a ...
    • Piloting e-Assessment of Diagrammatic Coursework, CIF 2008/09 Project Completion Report 

      Jayal, Ambikesh; Shepperd, Martin (2010-04-14)
      This project deals with improving undergraduate assessment by using automated marking fordiagrammatic coursework. Automated marking of diagrammatic coursework (e-Assessment),offers many potential benefits including timely ...
    • An adaptive video streaming framework for Scalable HEVC (SHVC) standard 

      Rakngan, S.; Mallikarachchi, Thanuja; Fernando, A. (IEEE, 2019-01-12)
      This paper presents an implementation of a Media Aware Network Element (MANE) for dynamic video content adaptation in Scalable HEVC (SHVC) video streaming. The experimental results discuss the varying ...
    • Content Adaptive Fast CU Size Selection for HEVC Intra-Prediction 

      Erabadda, B.; Mallikarachchi, Thanuja; Kulupana, G.; Fernando, A. (IEEE, 2019-01-11)
      This paper proposes a content adaptive fast CU size selection algorithm for HEVC intra-prediction using weighted support vector machines. The proposed algorithm demonstrates an average encoding time reduction of 52.38% ...
    • Symptoms of muscle dysmorphia between users of anabolic androgenic steroids with varying usage and bodybuilding experience 

      Harris, Marc Ashley; Dunn, Michael; Alwyn, Tina (Hogrefe, 2019)
      Anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) usage has been repeatedly linked with a body image disorder called Muscle Dysmorphia (MD). However, evidence for how this relationship manifests is currently inconclusive. This study ...
    • Experiences of Introducing Group Projects to Computing Degrees 

      Shepperd, Martin; Jayal, Ambikesh (IUT, 2010-06-30)
      As a result of restructuring our computing undergraduate programmes, we introduced group projects as an integrating central spine for Levels 1 and 2. The task includes requirements discovery, software development, team ...
    • Are We Better Off Working in the Public Sector? 

      Wang, Yi; Zhou, Peng (Springer, 2017-06-08)
      This paper critically reviews the literature on public sector wage premium, especially in the developed countries like the USA and the UK. It is found that the pay advantage is persistent over the latest half century, but ...
    • An Evaluation of E-Learning Standards 

      Jayal, Ambikesh; Shepperd, Martin (Computer Society of India, 2007-12-28)
      The aim of this investigation is to perform an independent study of the various emerging elearning standards. This paper presents a summary of these standards in order to make them more accessible and understandable, and ...
    • Premark: A System Designed To Organising Course Work For Assessment 

      Jayal, Ambikesh; Cartwright, Michelle; Shepperd, Martin (Computer Society of India, 2007-12-28)
      Unfortunately a side effect of the introduction of some e-learning systems into HEIs has been the loss of flexibility and the imposition of new processes that can result in additional clerical and ...
    • The problem of labels in e-assessment of diagrams 

      Jayal, Ambikesh; Shepperd, Martin (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2009-01)
      In this article we explore a problematic aspect of automated assessment of diagrams. Diagrams have partial and sometimes inconsistent semantics. Typically much of the meaning of a diagram resides in the labels; however, ...
    • The public sector wage premium puzzle 

      Wang, Yi; Zhou, Peng (Inderscience, 2019)
      This paper investigates the public sector wage premium in the UK over the first decade of the 21 st century using both econometric and economic modelling methods. A com- prehensive literature review is conducted ...
    • An Improved Method for Label Matching in E-Assessment of Diagrams 

      Jayal, Ambikesh; Shepperd, Martin (Taylor and Francis, 2009-02)
      A challenging problem for e-assessment is automatic marking of diagrams. There are a number of difficulties not least that much of the meaning of a diagram resides in the labels and hence label matching is an important ...
    • Python for Teaching Introductory Programming: A Quantitative Evaluation 

      Jayal, Ambikesh; Lauria, Stasha; Tucker, Allan; Swift, Stephen (Taylor and Francis, 2011-02)
      This paper compares two different approaches of teaching introductory programming by quantitatively analysing the student assessments in a real classroom. The first approach is to emphasise the principles of object-oriented ...