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  • Automated counter-terrorism 

    Ball, Leslie D.; Craven, Matthew (IEEE, 2013)
    We present a holistic systems view of automated intelligence analysis for counter-terrorism with focus on the behavioural attributes of terrorist groups.
  • Automating social network analysis: a power tool for counter-terrorism 

    Ball, Leslie D. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013-02-18)
    High-profile terrorist attacks in the new millennium have made counter-terrorism a priority for many governments. The abundance of open source intelligence available after the 9/11/2001 attack, for example, enabled a ...
  • Contemporary database topics: learning by teaching 

    Ball, Leslie D.; Leimich, Petra (Higher Education Academy, 2008)
    Passive learning is generally believed to be ineffectual in that it leads to a generally impoverished student experience manifested by poor attendance, engagement and motivation alike. A shift towards a more pro-active ...
  • A disciplinary commons for database teaching 

    Ball, Leslie D.; Baron, Sheila; Boisvert, Charles; Cooper, Richard; Essendal, Tugrul; Fincher, Sally; Jenkins, Tony; Leimich, Petra; Monger, Al; Nelson, David; Neligwa, Thomas; Paterson, James; Stanier, Clare; Valsamidis, Tony; Wilson, John (Higher Education Academy, 2010)
    This paper discusses the experience of taking part in a disciplinary commons devoted to the teaching of database systems. It will discuss the structure of a disciplinary commons and our experience of the database version.
  • DRASTIC—INSIGHTS: querying information in a plant gene expression database 

    Button, Davina K.; Gartland, Kevan M. A.; Ball, Leslie D.; Natanson, Louis; Gartland, Jill S.; Lyon, Gary D. (Oxford University Press, 2006-01)
    DRASTIC––Database Resource for the Analysis of Signal Transduction In Cells (http://www.drastic.org.uk/) has been created as a first step towards a data-based approach for constructing signal transduction pathways. DRASTIC ...
  • eHealth and the internet of things 

    Ball, Leslie D.; Szymkowiak, Andrea; Keates, Simeon; Bradley, David; Brownsell, Simon (SciTePress - Science and Technology Publications, 2013)
    To respond to an ageing population, eHealth strategies offer significant opportunities in achieving a balanced and sustainable healthcare infrastructure. Advances in technology both at the sensor and device levels and in ...
  • Emotive computing may have a role in telecare 

    Ball, Leslie D.; Bradley, David A.; Brownsell, Simon (Royal Society of Medicine Press, 2011-09)
    This brief paper sets out arguments for the introduction of new technologies into telecare and lifestyle monitoring that can detect and monitor the emotive state of patients. The significantly increased use of computers ...
  • The innocent hill walker 

    Ball, Leslie D.; Coull, Natalie J. (Oxford University Press, 2012)
    Criminals are going to ever more extreme lengths to get access to company systems and home computers, according to Les Ball and Natalie Coull.
  • Linking recorded data with emotive and adaptive computing in an eHealth environment 

    Ball, Leslie D.; Bradley, David A.; Szymkowiak, Andrea; Brownsell, Simon (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2011-07-29)
    Telecare, and particularly lifestyle monitoring, currently relies on the ability to detect and respond to changes in individual behaviour using data derived from sensors around the home. This means that a significant aspect ...
  • Online learning and fun with databases 

    Leimich, Petra; Ball, Leslie D. (Higher Education Academy, 2003)
    In this paper, we explore how online learning can support face-to-face teaching in fundamental database theory and the contributions it can make towards motivating and enhancing the student learning experience. We show ...
  • Towards an affective self-service agent 

    Martin, Christopher J.; Archibald, Jacqueline; Ball, Leslie D.; Carson, Lloyd (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2011-08-29)
    While emotional intelligence plays a key role in facilitating satisfactory interactions between people, its application is both underexplored and underexploited in Human-Computer Interaction. Self-service technology is ...
  • Towards an affective self-service agent 

    Martin, Christopher J.; Archibald, Jacqueline; Ball, Leslie D.; Carson, Lloyd (Springer-Verlag, 2013)
    While emotional intelligence plays a key role in facilitating satisfactory interactions between people, its application is both underexplored and underexploited in human–computer interaction. Self-service technology is ...
  • Towards the improvement of self-service systems via emotional virtual agents 

    Martin, Christopher J.; Ball, Leslie D.; Archibald, Jacqueline; Carson, Lloyd (British Informatics Society Limited (BISL), 2012)
    Affective computing and emotional agents have been found to have a positive effect on human-computer interactions. In order to develop an acceptable emotional agent for use in a self-service interaction, two stages of ...
  • Undermining - social engineering using open source intelligence gathering 

    Ball, Leslie D.; Ewan, Gavin; Coull, Natalie J. (SciTePress - Science and Technology Publications, 2012)
    Digital deposits are undergoing exponential growth. These may in turn be exploited to support cyber security initiatives through open source intelligence gathering. Open source intelligence itself is a doubleedged sword ...