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Dr Scott Turner (update 2015)- robots, genetic algorithms and problem-solving








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Research Interests


  • Robotics
  • Problem-solving and computer-related pedagogy
  • Genetic Algorithms and Neural Network Applications
  • Signal Progressing




Recent Publications


Sidoumou, M. R., Turner, S. J., Picton, P., Bechkoum, K. and Benatchba , K. (2015) Multitasking in Emotion Modelling Attention Control. In: Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII).Xi'an, china: IEEE. 978-1-4799-9953-8/15


Olajubu, O., Ajit, S., Johnson, M., Turner, S., Thomson, S. and Edwards, M. (2015) Automated Test Case Generation from Domain Specific Models of High-level Requirements. In: Proceedings of the 2015 Conference on Research in Adaptive and Convergent Systems. New York, NY, USA: ACM. pp. 505-508.


Al-Khalil AB, Al-Sherbaz A, Turner S (2015) "Utilising SCM – MIMO Channel Model Based on V-BLAST Channel Coding in V2V Communication." 8th international workshop on communication technologies for vehicles. 6-8 May 2015 Tunis, Tunisa

Turner S (2015) "Enhancing computing student employability skills through partnership working in STEM outreach" CEISEE 2015


Ajah S, Al-Sherbaz A, Turner S, Picton P (2015)  "Machine to machine communications energy efficiencies: the implications of different M2M communications specifications"  International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing (IJWMC), volume 8, pp. 15--26, 2015

Al-Khalil AB, Al-Sherbaz A, Turner S (2014)Feasibility Study of Utilising SCM – MIMO Channel Model in V2V Communication. 7th international workshop on communication technologies for vehicles. 2014 Saint-Petersburg – Russia (accepted)
    Al-Khalil AB, Al-Sherbaz A, Turner S (2014) SCM – MIMO Channel Model Based on V-BLAST Channel Coding in V2V Communication. Submitted to the 3rd international conference on connected vehicles and expo.Vienna – Austria 2014. (accepted)
      Hill G, Turner S (2014) Chapter 5: Electronic Online Marking of Software Assignments", Progress in IS: Software Engineering Education for a Global E-service Economy, Motta, Gianmario; Bing, Wu (Eds.), Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-04216-9, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-04217-6_5
        Forti Y,  Bechkoum K,  Turner S and Ajit S (2014)  The adoption of e-government in Arab Countries - The case of Libya  European Conference on eGovernment ECEG 2014 Spiru Haret University, Romania 12-13 June 2014
          Hill G, Svennevik E, Turner S (2014) "Computer Science Courses Using Laptops" Innovation in Teaching and Learning in Information and Computer Sciences (preprint)
            Ajah S, Al-Sherbaz Ali, Turner S, Picton P (2014) “Sub 1GHz M2M Communications Standardization: The Advancement in White Space Utilization for Enhancing the Energy Efficiency” PGNet 2014 Liverpool John Moore's University, UK 23rd June 2014.

                Turner S, Holmes N, Gordon A (2014) "Visualising the Field" Workshop Northampton Learning and Teaching Conference 2014- Northampton 2018: Planning, Designing and Delivering Student Success University of Northampton 22nd May 2014

                  Sinclair J, Allen A, Davis  L, Goodchild  T, Messenger J, Turner S (2014)  "Enhancing student employability skills through partnership working in STEM outreach " Northampton Learning and Teaching Conference 2014- Northampton 2018: Planning, Designing and Delivering Student Success University of Northampton 22nd May 2014

                    Sinclair J, Allen A, Davis  L, Goodchild  T, Messenger J, Turner S (2014)  "Enhancing student employability skills through partnership working in STEM outreach; the University of Northampton approach " HEA STEM Annual Teaching and Learning Conference 2013: Enhancing the STEM Student Journey, University of Edinburgh, 30th April-1st May 2014

                      Turner S (2014) "Greenfoot in Problem solving and Artificial Intelligence" CEISEE 2014 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu China 24-25 April 2014.

                       Kaczmarczyk S, Mirhadizadeh S, Picton P, Salamaliki-Simpson R, Turner S (2013) Modelling, simulation and experimental validation of nonlinear dynamic interactions in an aramid rope system ICOVP Lisbon, Portugal 9-12 September 2013

                      Shwail SH, Karim A, Turner S.(2013): Probabilistic Multi Robot Path Planning in Dynamic Environments: A Comparison between A* and DFS. International Journal of Computer Applications 82(7):29-34, November 2013. Published by Foundation of Computer Science, New York, USA


                      Turner S (2013) Junkbots – it is not one thing! Engage 2013 27-28th September 2013

                      Hill G and Turner S (2013) Electronic Online Marking Of Software Assignments (EOMOSA) CEISIE 2013 13th -14th May 2013 Milan
                      Turner S (2013) Junkbots HEA STEM: Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2013: Where practice and pedagogy meet 17 Apr 2013 - 18 Apr 2013

                      Al-Khalil AB, Al-Sherbaz A, Turner S (2013) Enhancing the Physical Layer in V2V Communication Using OFDM – MIMO Techniques 14th Annual PostGraduate Symposium on The Convergence of Telecommunications, Networking and Broadcasting (PGNET 2013) in Liverpool 24-25th June 2013.
                      Turner, S (2012) Case Studies in Web Sustainability Ariadne No 70 ISSN: 1361-3200

                      Maunder, R., Turner, S.Sneddon, S. and Crouch, A. (2012) Editorial. Enhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education. 4(1), pp. 1-2. 2041-3122.


                      Turner, S. and Al-Sherbaz, A. (2012) What's the problem with problem-solving? Seminar Presentation presented to: Insights into the future of learning and teaching at Northampton, University of Northampton, 3rd December 2012.

                      Kariyawasam K., A., Turner S., Hill G. (2012) "Is it Visual? The importance of a Problem Solving Module within a Computing course", Computer Education, Volume 10, Issue 166, May 2012, pp. 5-7, ISSN: 1672-5913. 

                      Hill G., Turner S. (2012) "Referencing within Code in Software Engineering Education!", Computer Education, Volume 10, Issue 166, May 2012, pp. 1-4, ISSN: 1672-5913.



                      Wang, Y., Picton, P., Turner, S. and Attenburrow, G (2011) The Subjective Measurement of Leather Handle by Descriptive Sensory Analysis, Journal of the American Leather Chemists Association, Apr 2011 pp 134-139


                      Wang, Y., Picton, P., Turner, S. and Attenburrow, G (2011) Predicting Leather Handle like an Expert Artificial Neural Networks, Applied Artificial Intelligence, Volume 25, Issue 2 February 2011 , pages 180 - 192 ISSN: 0883-9514DOI:10.1080/08839514.2011.545218 pp 180-192.


                      Turner S and Hill G (2010) "Innovative use of Robots and Graphical Programming in Software Education" Computer Education Ser. 117 No. 9 pp 54-57 ISSN: 1672-5913
                        Turner S and Hill G(2008) "Robots within the Teaching of Problem-Solving" ITALICS vol. 7 No. 1 June 2008 pp 108-119 ISSN 1473-7507
                           Kaczmarczyk S, Mirhadizadeh S, Picton P, Salamaliki-Simpson R, Turner S (2013) Modelling, simulation and experimental validation of nonlinear dynamic interactions in an aramid rope system ICOVP Lisbon, Portugal 9-12 September 2013 

                          Hill G and Turner S (2013) Electronic Online Marking Of Software Assignments (EOMOSA) CEISIE 2013 13th -14th May 2013 Milan (accepted)


                          Turner S (2013) Junkbots HEA STEM: Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2013: Where practice and pedagogy meet 17 Apr 2013 - 18 Apr 2013 (accepted)


                          Turner, S. and Al-Sherbaz, A. (2012) What's the problem with problem-solving? Seminar Presentation presented to: Insights into the future of learning and teaching at Northampton, University of Northampton, 3rd December 2012.


                          Turner S (2011) Neural Nets Robotics Workshop. Bot Shop! University of Derby, 28th October 2011.


                          Hill, G, Svennevik E, Turner S (2011) "Green Computer Science Courses. No more labs full of computers, we're going mobile!" The 7th China - Europe International Symposium on Software Industry Oriented Education (CEISIE 2011), University of Northampton 23-24th May 2011


                          Turner S (2011) "Junkbots" The 7th China - Europe International Symposium on Software Industry Oriented Education (CEISIE 2011), University of Northampton 23-24th May 2011


                          McGovern K, Mothersole P, Turner S (2011) "Influencing students' construction of personalised concept maps through the use of query expansion (QE) searching of the World Wide Web" Learning Global, University of Northampton  11th May 2011


                          Kariyawasam K and Turner (2011) "Is it Visual? problem solving evaluation" Learning Global,University of Northampton  11th May 2011


                          Goodchild T, Dravid R, Turner S (2011) "Mind the Gender Gap - Reflections on addressing gender diversity in Computing and Engineering" Learning Global,University of Northampton  11th May 2011


                          Zhao F, Turner S, Hill G, Dravid R, Zhang Y (2010) A Virtual Environment Training System for Haptic Laparoscopic Surgery 16th International Conference on Automation and Computing, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, 11 September 2010


                          Turner S (2010) "PowerPoint is just the start" Learning Dialogues: Learning and Teaching Conference, University of Northampton 13th May 2010


                          Turner S (2010) "Initial Experience of using Audio Feedback" Learning Dialogues: Learning and Teaching Conference, University of Northampton 13th May 2010

                            Turner S(2009) " PowerPoint, but what else?"10th Higher Education Academy-ICS Conference, University of Kent, 24-27th August 2009, pp 151 ISBN 978-0-9559676-6-5


                            Turner S (2009)"Initial experience of using audio feedback for general assignment feedback" A Word In Your Ear 2009 Sheffield Hallam University, 18 December 2009 pg 12


                            Turner S, Hill G, Adams J (2009) "Robots in problem solving in programming" 9th 1-day Teaching of Programming Workshop, University of Bath, 6th April 2009.


                            Turner S (2009) "Tiddlywikis for student developed resources" Transitions: Teaching and Learning Conference 13th May 2009 University of Northampton.


                            Turner S (2008) "TiddlyWikis for Student Developed Resources" 9th Higher Education Academy-ICS Annual Conference, Liverpool Hope University, 26th August - 28th August 2008. pp. 192 ISBN 978-0-9559676-0-3.


                            Turner S and Adams J (2008) "Robots and Problem Solving" 9th Higher Education Academy-ICS Annual Conference, Liverpool Hope University, 26th August - 28th August 2008. pp. 14 ISBN 978-0-9559676-0-3.


                            Minai, A, Turner S, and Hill. G (2008) "Motivational Differences in Learning Internet Programming Between Arts and Computing Students" 9th Higher Education Academy-ICS Annual Conference, Liverpool Hope University, 26th August - 28th August 2008. pp. 197 ISBN 978-0-9559676-0-3.


                            Adams, J. and Turner, S., (2008) Problem Solving and Creativity for Undergraduate Computing and Engineering students: the use of robots as a development tool Creating Contemporary Student Learning Environments 2008, Northampton, UK.


                            Adams, J. and Turner, S., (2008) Problem Solving and Creativity for Undergraduate Engineers: process or product? International Conference on Innovation, Good Practice and Research in Engineering Education 2008, Loughborough, UK.


                            Adams, J., Turner, S., Kaczmarczyk, S., Picton, P. and Demian, P.,(2008). Problem Solving and Creativity for Undergraduate Engineers: findings of an action research project involving robots International Conference on Engineering Education ICEE 2008, Budapest, Hungary.

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