Congratulations to LUCID member Elissa Madi who passed her viva on Friday subject to minor corrections!
Elissa was primarily supervised by Prof Jon Garibaldi. Her thesis is entitled ‘An Improved Uncertainty in Multi-Criteria Decision Making Model Based on Type-2 Fuzzy TOPSIS’.
Cyber Security Threat Data Analyst - KTP Associate (fixed term)
Closing Date: Friday, 5th October 2018
Based primarily at J.P. Morgan, Canary Wharf, London
This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to advance their career through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). You will be working with JP Morgan and the School of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham to develop and embed a novel methodology to deliver improved forward assessment of the likelihood of cyber security threats in respect to a variety of uncertain data.
You will be employed by the University of Nottingham (School of Computer Science) but will be based primarily at JP Morgan, Canary Wharf, London.
This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 36 months.
See here for more details on the role and to apply.
SyFSeL is a free open-source library that automatically generates synthetic fuzzy sets. It is aimed for use in empirically testing methods developed for fuzzy sets. SyFSeL generates as many sets as desired, with specified membership function type (normal, bi-modal or multi-modal) and fuzzy set type (type-1 or type-2) to enable users to emulate real data. Fuzzy sets are stored in csv format so users can easily import the generated sets into their own fuzzy systems software and SyFSeL can also create graphical plots of the generated sets.
The library is available through the software page of the LUCID website and is available here.
For more information on the library and how to use it, see the related paper here.
LUCID member has been awarded with the 2018 IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Graduate Research Grant
LUCID is proud to announce that its PGR Student member Shaily Kabir has been awarded with the 2018 IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Graduate Research Grant. This grant is given to deserving PhD students with meritorious projects who seek to carry out their research, therefore, Shaily will work during this coming summer break period with Dr. Timothy C. Havens at the Michigan Technological University (USA).
Based on a collaboration with NTU Singapore, a new paper on leveraging the more faithful tracking of input uncertainty in the context of Quadcopter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) control has been accepted for publication in the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics.
An early access copy is available via the DOI here:
"Input Uncertainty Sensitivity Enhanced Non-Singleton Fuzzy Logic Controllers for Long-Term Navigation of Quadrotor UAVs": https://doi.org/10.1109/TMECH.2018.2810947
The UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology has published a POST note on Communicating Risk, including input on uncertainty by LUCID. For a summary of the note, read on, while summary, key points, and full report are available on the POST website here. "People's responses to risk are shaped by the way that such risks are communicated. Communicating risks effectively can defuse concerns, mitigate disaster situations and build trust with public institutions and organisations. This POSTnote defines the often misunderstood concepts of risk, uncertainty and hazard and describes the key stakeholders communicating it. It examines the factors that shape how people perceive and respond to such risks and summarises evidence on effective risk communication strategies."
LUCID is offering a fully-funded PhD scholarship for a UK or International student. If you are interested in our research, please send an email to christian.wagnerATnottingham.ac.uk, including a brief summary of what you would like to work on during your PhD and why you feel this proposed work would be important. Finally, please include your CV.
We are expecting to make a decision on the scholarship in the very near future, so please send your detail asap.
As part of ongoing collaboration across the UK Cyber Security sector, the LUCID project on 'Leveraging the Multi-Stakeholder Nature of Cyber Security', led by Christian Wagner is collaborating with the Research Institute of Science in Cyber Security (RISCS). See here for an interview with Christian on key aspects of the project including the importance of capturing uncertainty during data collection from security experts.
As part of a new EPSRC funded research project investigating “Leveraging the Multi-Stakeholder Nature of Cyber Security” (EP/P011918/1) on human centred cyber security, working with the NCSC and Carnegie Mellon University (USA), we are exploring novel approaches of capturing and modelling data on the vulnerability of computer systems from a variety of sources, specifically human experts, with the aim of developing new ways of alerting stakeholders to specific areas of cyber security risk in their systems.
To support this project, we are excited to offer two positions for post-doctoral research fellows in cyber security which provide exceptional opportunities to the successful applicants, including working with leading academic and institutional partners in cyber security; being based at one of the leading universities in the UK; benefitting from fully funded residencies at partner institutions including Carnegie Mellon University to support collaboration; and competitive remuneration. The two positions have different foci as follows:
· Research Associate/Fellow in Human-Centric Cyber Security
· Research Associate/Fellow in Data-Driven Cyber Security
fuzzycreator is a toolkit for automatic generation and analysis of fuzzy sets from data. It facilitates the creation of both conventional and non-conventional (non-normal and non-convex) type-1, interval type-2 and general type-2 (zSlices-based) fuzzy sets from data. These fuzzy sets may then be analysed and compared through a series of tools and measures (included in the toolkit), such as evaluating their similarity and distance.
It is now available through the LUCID website at www.lucidresearch.org/software.html
Detailed documentation is available within the toolkit and a high-level overview will be available soon.
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