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A hybrid evolutionary strategy to optimise early-stage cancer screening (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Figueredo, G. P., Shi, P., Parkes, A. J., Evans, K., Garibaldi, J. M., Negm, O., …Robertson, J. (2019). A hybrid evolutionary strategy to optimise early-stage cancer screening

Current methods to identify cutoff values for tumour-associated molecules (antigens) discrimination are based on statistics and brute force. These methods applied to cancer screening problems are very inefficient, especially with large data sets with... Read More

The pattern of penetration and aspiration in acute stroke survivors (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Everton, L., Benfield, J., Michou, E., Hamdy, S., & Bath, P. M. (2018). The pattern of penetration and aspiration in acute stroke survivors

Background and Aims: Aspiration is common in acute stroke survivors with dysphagia, is associated with increased pneumonia rates, and is an independent predictor of mortality. However, studies evaluating the nature and pattern of penetration and aspi... Read More

The Care Certificate Evaluation: an overview (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Argyle, E., Thomson, L., Khan, Z., Arthur, T., Maben, J., Schneider, J. M., & Wharrad, H. (2017). The Care Certificate Evaluation: an overview

BACKGROUND: Front line care workers play a key role in health and social care provision for older people and this has been reflected in training innovations aiming to improve the care provided by these workers. One recent training initiative has bee... Read More

Using acoustic simulations of hearing loss to describe health states: are they feasible and reliable to use? (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Williams, N., Pierzycki, R., Akeroyd, M. A., & Kitterick, P. T. (2016). Using acoustic simulations of hearing loss to describe health states: are they feasible and reliable to use?. doi:10.1016/j.jval.2016.09.212

Objectives Decisions about which treatments to provide in publicly-funded healthcare systems are partly based on the preferences of the general public. Preferences can be obtained by describing a health state before and after a treatment in word... Read More

A comparison of humanoid and non-humanoid robots in supporting the learning of pupils with severe intellectual disabilities (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Aslam, S., Standen, P., Shopland, N., & Burton, A. (2016). A comparison of humanoid and non-humanoid robots in supporting the learning of pupils with severe intellectual disabilities. doi:10.1109/iTAG.2016.9

Previous research has shown that the humanoid NAO robot can enhance learning as well as improve communication in children with intellectual disabilities. However, most special needs schools cannot afford the humanoid NAO robot due to high costs. Coul... Read More

Exploiting the Plasticity of Primary and Secondary Response Mechanisms in Artificial Immune Systems (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Greensmith, J., Jackson, A. M., & Spendlove, I. (2016). Exploiting the Plasticity of Primary and Secondary Response Mechanisms in Artificial Immune Systems. In Proceedings of the 2016 on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion - GECCO '16 Companionhttps://doi.org/10.1145/2908961.2908962

One of the key properties of the human immune system is to detect the presence of pathogens, and as such there are numberous immune algorithm which perform anomaly detection and pattern recognition. An additional facet of the human immune system is t... Read More

Development and clinical acceptability of a pre-operative risk stratification tool of cerebellar mutism syndrome in children with posterior fossa tumour (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Dineen, R. A., Avula, S., Chambers, T., Dutta, M., Liu, J., Soria, D., …Walker, D. (2016). Development and clinical acceptability of a pre-operative risk stratification tool of cerebellar mutism syndrome in children with posterior fossa tumour

Aims: Despite identification of numerous pre-operative cerebellar mutism syndrome (CMS) clinical and radiological predictors, a unifying pre-operative risk stratification model for use during surgical consent is currently lacking. The aims of the pro... Read More

Navigating in large hospitals (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Hughes, N., Pinchin, J., Brown, M., & Shaw, D. E. (in press). Navigating in large hospitals

Navigating around large hospitals can be a stressful and time-consuming experience for all users of the hospital infrastructure. Navigation difficulties encountered by patients and visitors can result in missed appointments or simply create a poor im... Read More

Ensemble learning of colorectal cancer survival rates
Conference Proceeding
Roadknight, C., Aickelin, U., Scholefield, J., & Durrant, L. Ensemble learning of colorectal cancer survival rates

In this paper, we describe a dataset relating to cellular and physical conditions of patients who are operated upon to remove colorectal tumours. This data provides a unique insight into immunological status at the point of tumour removal, tumour cla... Read More