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Professor Nirmalie Wiratunga


Explainability through transparency and user control: a case-based recommender for engineering workers. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
MARTIN, K., LIRET, A., WIRATUNGA, N., OWUSU, G. and KERN, M. 2018. Explainability through transparency and user control: a case-based recommender for engineering workers. In Minor, M. (ed.) Workshop proceedings for the 26th International conference on case-based reasoning (ICCBR 2018), 9-12 July 2018, Stockholm, Sweden. Stockholm: ICCBR [online], pages 22-31. Available from: http://iccbr18.com/wp-content/uploads/ICCBR-2018-V3.pdf#page=22

Within the service providing industries, field engineers can struggle to access tasks which are suited to their individual skills and experience. There is potential for a recommender system to improve access to information while being on site. Howeve... Read More about Explainability through transparency and user control: a case-based recommender for engineering workers..

Study of similarity metrics for matching network-based personalised human activity recognition. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
SANI, S., WIRATUNGA, N., MASSIE, S. and COOPER, K. 2018. Study of similarity metrics for matching network-based personalised human activity recognition. In Minor, M. (ed.) Workshop proceedings for the 26th International conference on case-based reasoning (ICCBR 2018), 9-12 July 2018, Stockholm, Sweden, pages 91-95. Available from: http://iccbr18.com/wp-content/uploads/ICCBR-2018-V3.pdf#page=91

Personalised Human Activity Recognition (HAR) models trained using data from the target user (subject-dependent) have been shown to be superior to non personalised models that are trained on data from a general population (subject-independent). Howev... Read More about Study of similarity metrics for matching network-based personalised human activity recognition..

Accuracy of physical activity recognition from a wrist-worn sensor. (2017)
Presentation / Conference
COOPER, K., SANI, S., CORRIGAN, L., MACDONALD, H., PRENTICE, C., VARETA, R., MASSIE, S. and WIRATUNGA, N. 2017. Accuracy of physical activity recognition from a wrist-worn sensor. Presented at the 2017 Physiotherapy UK conference and trade exhibition: transform lives, maximise independence and empower populations, 10-11 November 2017, Birmingham, UK.

The EU-funded project 'selfBACK' (http://www.selfback.eu) will utilise continuous objective monitoring of physical activity (PA) by a wrist-mounted wearable, combined with self-monitoring of symptoms and case-based reasoning. Together these will prov... Read More about Accuracy of physical activity recognition from a wrist-worn sensor..

Effective dependency rule-based aspect extraction for social recommender systems. (2017)
Presentation / Conference
CHEN, Y.Y., WIRATUNGA, N. and LOTHIAN, R. 2017. Effective dependency rule-based aspect extraction for social recommender systems. In Proceedings of the 21st Pacific Asia conference on information systems 2017 (PACIS 2017), 16-20 July 2017, Langkawi, Malaysia. Atlanta: Association for Information Systems [online], article ID 263. Available from: http://aisel.aisnet.org/pacis2017/263

Social recommender systems capitalise on product reviews to generate recommendations that are both guided by experiential knowledge and are explained by user opinions centred on important product aspects. Therefore, having an effective aspect extract... Read More about Effective dependency rule-based aspect extraction for social recommender systems..

mHealth optimisation for education and physical activity in Type 1 diabetes: MEDPAT1. (2017)
Presentation / Conference
HALL, J., STEPHEN, K., CROALL, A., MACMILLAN, J., MURRAY, L., WIRATUNGA, N., MASSIE, S. and MACRURY, S. 2017. mHealth optimisation for education and physical activity in Type 1 diabetes: MEDPAT1. Presented at the 2017 Diabetes UK professional conference, 8-10 March 2017, Manchester, UK.

Aims: To develop and evaluate usability of prototype personalised prediction algorithms for people with Type 1 diabetes to optimise blood glucose control associated with physical activity using smart phone technology. To explore the potential to buil... Read More about mHealth optimisation for education and physical activity in Type 1 diabetes: MEDPAT1..