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Twist It, Touch It, Push It, Swipe It: Evaluating Secondary Input Devices for Use with an Automotive Touchscreen HMI (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Large, D. R., Burnett, G., Crundall, E., Lawson, G., & Skrypchuk, L. (2016). Twist It, Touch It, Push It, Swipe It: Evaluating Secondary Input Devices for Use with an Automotive Touchscreen HMI. In Automotive'UI 16: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, 161-168. doi:10.1145/3003715.3005459

Touchscreen Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs) inherently demand some visual attention. By employing a secondary device, to work in unison with a touchscreen, some of this demand may be alleviated. In a medium-fidelity driving simulator, twenty-four dri... Read More

Assessing Cognitive Demand during Natural Language Interactions with a Digital Driving Assistant (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Large, D. R., Burnett, G., Anyasodo, B., & Skrypchuk, L. (2016). Assessing Cognitive Demand during Natural Language Interactions with a Digital Driving Assistant. In Automotive'UI 16: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, 67-74. doi:10.1145/3003715.3005408

Given the proliferation of digital assistants in everyday mobile technology, it appears inevitable that next generation vehicles will be embodied by similar agents, offering engaging, natural language interactions. However, speech can be cognitively... Read More

Can non-profit boards adequately constrain earnings management? The case of UK charities (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Nguyen, T., & Soobaroyen, T. (2016). Can non-profit boards adequately constrain earnings management? The case of UK charities

This paper aims to investigate the monitoring ability of a typically unpaid board of directors (or trustees) in the context of not-for-profit organizations (NFPOs). More specifically, since it has been found that NFPOs may be involved in managing the... Read More

Full SiC Version of the EDA5 Inverter (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Chowdhury, S., Gurpinar, E., & Castellazzi, A. (2017). Full SiC Version of the EDA5 Inverter

Recently, a novel hybrid multilevel inverter topology, the EDA5, was presented. The novel inverter topology comprises of two floating capacitors and 16 active switches to achieve five-level output voltage waveform and achieves higher efficiency at lo... Read More

UIS failure mechanism of SiC power MOSFETs (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Fayyaz, A., Castellazzi, A., Romano, G., Riccio, M., Urresti, J., & Wright, N. (2016). UIS failure mechanism of SiC power MOSFETs

This paper investigates the failure mechanism of SiC power MOSFETs during avalanche breakdown under unclamped inductive switching (UIS) test regime. Switches deployed within motor drive applications could experience undesired avalanche breakdown even... Read More

Integrated bi-directional SiC MOSFET power switches for efficient, power dense and reliable matrix converter assembly (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Lasserre, P., Lambert, D., & Castellazzi, A. (in press). Integrated bi-directional SiC MOSFET power switches for efficient, power dense and reliable matrix converter assembly

This paper presents an innovative device packaging and system integration approach aimed at optimizing the electro-thermal, electro-magnetic and thermo-mechanical performance of the switches in a power converter. In particular, the focus is on state-... Read More

A Venturini based modulation technique for a new isolated AC/AC power converter (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Nasir, U., Rivera, M., Costabeber, A., & Wheeler, P. (2016). A Venturini based modulation technique for a new isolated AC/AC power converter

The Future Global Electricity Network is expected to have large integration of renewable generators, and to be widely interconnected. As a consequence, the multi-modular bidirectional AC/AC power conversion architectures will play a major role in imp... Read More

Novel integrative options for passive filter inductor in high speed AC drives (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Raza Khowja, M., Gerada, C., Vakil, G., Wheeler, P., & Patel, C. (2016). Novel integrative options for passive filter inductor in high speed AC drives. In IECON 2016 - 42nd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Societydoi:10.1109/IECON.2016.7793661

This paper presents novel integration options for passive inductor which include: motor-shaped rotational and motor-shaped rotor-less inductor for high speed motor drive system. The novel options have been designed and their performance is compared w... Read More

Matrix converter open circuit behavior analysis (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Zhang, J., Brunson, C., Bowden, J., Wheeler, P., & De Lillo, L. (2016). Matrix converter open circuit behavior analysis. In IECON 2016 - 42nd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Societydoi:10.1109/IECON.2016.7793184

The matrix converter current recirculating path during an open circuit condition is given in detail with the aim of contributing more expert knowledge to a fault detection system for matrix converter. Simulation results were obtained demonstrating ho... Read More

Novel multilevel hybrid inverter topology with power scalability (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Gurpinar, E., & Castellazzi, A. (2016). Novel multilevel hybrid inverter topology with power scalability. In IECON 2016 - 42nd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Societydoi:10.1109/IECON.2016.7793221

In this paper, a novel multilevel hybrid inverter is presented. The inverter is based on 2 floating capacitors and 16 active switches for five-level voltage waveform between the output of the inverter and neutral point of DC link. The proposed invert... Read More

Validation of a quantifier-based fuzzy classification system for breast cancer patients on external independent cohorts (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Soria, D., & Garibaldi, J. M. (2016). Validation of a quantifier-based fuzzy classification system for breast cancer patients on external independent cohorts

Recent studies in breast cancer domains have identified seven distinct clinical phenotypes (groups) using immunohistochemical analysis and a variety of unsupervised learning techniques. Consensus among the clustering algorithms has been used to categ... Read More

Interacting with robots as performers and producers of music (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Chamberlain, A., Page, K., De Roure, D., & Klyne, G. (2016). Interacting with robots as performers and producers of music

Is it really so strange to think about a robot as something, or perhaps someone that can produce music, as a performer or even as a composer? What happens when robots perform on stage to live audiences, and when they are perceived as intelligent? In... Read More

ChaLearn Looking at People and Faces of the World: Face AnalysisWorkshop and Challenge 2016 (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Escalera, S., Torres, M. T., Martinez, B., Baro, X., Escalante, H. J., Guyon, I., …Valstar, M. (2016). ChaLearn Looking at People and Faces of the World: Face AnalysisWorkshop and Challenge 2016. In 2016 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (CVPRW)doi:10.1109/CVPRW.2016.93

We present the 2016 ChaLearn Looking at People and Faces of the World Challenge and Workshop, which ran three competitions on the common theme of face analysis from still images. The first one, Looking at People, addressed age estimation, while the s... Read More

From Big data to Smart Data with the K-Nearest Neighbours algorithm (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Triguero, I., Maillo, J., Luengo, J., García, S., & Herrera, F. (2016). From Big data to Smart Data with the K-Nearest Neighbours algorithm

The k-nearest neighbours algorithm is one of the most widely used data mining models because of its simplicity and accurate results. However, when it comes to deal with big datasets, with potentially noisy and missing information, this technique beco... Read More

Game features of cognitive training (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Craven, M. P., & Fabricatore, C. (2016). Game features of cognitive training

Cognitive training aimed at older adults is introduced and the issues of engagement and adhesion are discussed. Two examples of ‘brain training’ games are analysed, one with a health (non-leisure) focus that is currently being deployed in a clinical... Read More

Event series prediction via non-homogeneous Poisson process modelling (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Goulding, J., Preston, S. P., & Smith, G. (2016). Event series prediction via non-homogeneous Poisson process modelling. In 2016 IEEE 16th International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM)doi:10.1109/ICDM.2016.0027

Data streams whose events occur at random arrival times rather than at the regular, tick-tock intervals of traditional time series are increasingly prevalent. Event series are continuous, irregular and often highly sparse, differing greatly in nature... Read More

Personal data management with the Databox: What’s inside the box? (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Mortier, R., Zhao, J., Crowcroft, J., Wang, L., Qi, L., Haddadi, H., …Greenhalgh, C. (2016). Personal data management with the Databox: What’s inside the box?. doi:10.1145/3010079.3010082

We are all increasingly the subjects of data collection and processing systems that use data generated both about and by us to provide and optimise a wide range of services. Means for others to collect and process data that concerns each of us – ofte... Read More

Trajectory optimisation for avionics-based GNSS integrity augmentation system (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Sabatini, R., Moore, T., Hill, C., Gardi, A., Ramasamy, S., & Gilgien, M. (2016). Trajectory optimisation for avionics-based GNSS integrity augmentation system. In 2016 IEEE/AIAA 35th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC)doi:10.1109/DASC.2016.7778054

In this paper, trajectory optimisation algorithms developed specifically for the Global Navigation satellite System (GNSS) Avionics-Based Integrity Augmentation (ABIA) system are presented. The ABIA system is designed to increase the levels of integr... Read More

X-Y converter family: A new breed of buck boost converter for high step-up renewable energy applications (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Mahajan, S., Sanjeevikumar, P., Wheeler, P., Blaabjerg, F., Rivera, M., & Kulkarni, R. (in press). X-Y converter family: A new breed of buck boost converter for high step-up renewable energy applications

A new breed of a buck boost converter, named as the XY converter family is proposed in this article. In the XY family, 16 topologies are presented which are highly suitable for renewable energy applications which require a high ratio of DC-DC convert... Read More