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Prof. Karen Rafferty
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Journal Paper

  1. Nelis, J. L. D., Bura, L., Zhao, Y., Burkin, K. M., Rafferty, K., Elliott, C. T. & Campbell, K., The efficiency of color space channels to quantify color and color intensity change in liquids, pH strips, and lateral flow assays with smartphones (2019), Sensors (Switzerland) , Vol. 19, 2019

  2. Tsagkaris, A. S., Nelis, J. L., Ross, G. M., Jafari, S., Guercetti, J., Kopper, K., Zhao, Y., Rafferty, K., Salvador, J. P., Migliorelli, D., Salentijn, G. I., Campbell, K., Marco, M. P., Elliot, C. T., Nielen, M. W., Pulkrabova, J. & Hajs, Critical assessment of recent trends related to screening and confirmatory analytical methods for selected food contaminants and allergens (2019), TrAC - Trends in Analytical Chemistry , 2019

  3. Nelis, J., Tsagkaris, A., Zhao, Y., Lou-Franco, J., Nolan, P., Zhou, H., Cao, C., Rafferty, K., Hajslova, J., Elliott, C. & Campbell, K., The End user Sensor Tree: An end-user friendly sensor database (2019), Biosensors and Bioelectronics , 2019

  4. Siddiqui, F., Amiri, S., Minhas, U. I., Deng, T., Woods, R., Rafferty, K. & Crookes, D., FPGA-based Processor Acceleration for Image Processing Applications (2019), Journal of Imaging , Vol. 5, 2019

  5. McConnell, R., Butterfield, J., Rafferty, K., Price, M., Murphy, A., Burke, R., Legg, A. & Lemon, R., An interactive and immersive human–computer interface for rapid composite part production design (2017), Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture , Vol. 232, 2017, (pp2276-2285)

  6. Peng, J., Rafferty, K. & Ferguson, R., A fast algorithm for sparse support vector machines for mobile computing applications (2016), Neurocomputing , Vol. 230, 2016, (pp160-172)

  7. McConnell, R., Butterfield, J., Rafferty, K., Price, M., Murphy, A., Burke, R., Legg, A. & Lemon, R., An Automated Design Framework for Assembly Task Simulation (2016), Procedia CIRP , Vol. 56, 2016, (pp203-208)

  8. Amiri, M., Siddiqui, F. M., Kelly, C., Woods, R., Rafferty, K. & Bardak, B., FPGA-based soft-core processors for image processing applications (2016),  Journal of Signal Processing Systems , Vol. 87, 2016, (pp139-156)

  9. Peng, J., Rafferty, K. & Ferguson, S., Building Support Vector Machines in the Context of Regularised Least Squares (2016), Neurocomputing , 2016, (pp1)

  10. Peng, J. X., Ferguson, S., Rafferty, K. & Stewart, V., A sequential algorithm for sparse support vector classifiers (2013), Pattern Recognition , Vol. 46, 2013, (pp1195-1208)

  11. Rafferty, K., Choudrey, S. & Ferguson, S., Multiple Luminaire Identification in Airborne Images of Airport’s Approach Lighting Using Mathematical Morphology With Variable Length Structuring Element (2012), IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing , Vol. 6, 2012, (pp876 - 885)

  12. Mack, I., Ferguson, S., Rafferty, K., Potts, S. & Dick, A., Interactive force-sensing feedback system for remote robotic laparoscopic surgery (2012), Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control , Vol. 34, 2012, (pp376-387)

  13. Peng, J. X., Ferguson, S., Rafferty, K. & Kelly, P., An efficient feature selection method for mobile devices with application to activity recognition (2011), Neurocomputing , Vol. 74, 2011, (pp3543–3552)

  14. McKenna, K., Rafferty, K. & Ferguson, S., A heuristic model for the simulation of the deformation of elastic and spongy material for virtual reality applications (2011), Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control , Vol. 33, 2011, (pp494-521)

  15. Chowdhury, S., Rafferty, K. & Das, A., Localisation and Tracking of an Airport’s Approach Lighting System (2010), Advances in Pattern Recognition, Machine Vision and Image Understanding , 2010, (pp19-26)

  16. Wang, J., Rafferty, K. & Xia, C., Short, medium and long term load forecasting model and virtual load forecaster based on radial basis neural networks (2010), International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems , Vol. 32, 2010, (pp743-750)

  17. Mack, I., Ferguson, S., Rafferty, K., Potts, S. & Dick, A., Force sensing for remote robotic laparoscopic surgery (2010), Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control , Vol. -, 2010

  18. Chowdhury, S., Dhar, S., Rafferty, K., Das, A. & Chanda, B., Robust Extraction of Text from Camera Images using Colour and Spatial Information Simultaneously (2009), JOURNAL OF UNIVERSAL COMPUTER SCIENCE , Vol. 15, 2009, (pp3325-3342)

  19. Niblock, J., Peng, J. X., Rafferty, K. & Irwin, G., Automated object identification and position estimation for airport lighting quality assessment (2009), Computer Vision and Computer Graphics. Theory and Applications , Vol. 24, 2009, (pp262-275)

  20. Rafferty, K., Uniformity Assessment of Aerodrome Ground Lighting - An Acceptable Approach? (2009), Airside International , 2009

  21. Rafferty, K., Automated assessment of CAT I & II lighting systems (2009), Airside International , 2009

  22. McMenemy, K. & Ferguson, S., Enhancing the teaching of professional practice and key skills in engineering through the use of computer animation (2009), INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING EDUCATION , Vol. 46, 2009, (pp164-174)

  23. Niblock, J., McMenemy, K., Peng, J. X. & Irwin, G., Fast model based feature matching technique applied to airport lighting (2008), IET Science, Measurement and Technology , Vol. 2 (3), 2008, (pp160-176)

  24. Hu, M., McMenemy, K., Ferguson, S., Dodds, G. & Yuan, B., Epipolar geometry estimation based on evolutionary agents (2008), Pattern Recognition , Vol. 41 , 2008, (pp575-591)

  25. McMenemy, K. & Ferguson, R., Real-time stereoscopic video streaming (2006), DR DOBBS JOURNAL , Vol. 31, 2006, (pp18)

  26. McMenemy, K. & Dodds, G., Objective Measurement of the Quality of Airport Lighting whilst In Service (2006), Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control , Vol. 28 (4), 2006, (pp353-369)

  27. Zatari, A., Dodds, G., McMenemy, K. & Robinson, R., Glare, luminance and illuminance measurements of road lighting using vehicle mounted CCD cameras (2004), LEUKOS The Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America , Vol. 1 (2), 2004, (pp85-106)


Book Chapter

  1. Kelly, C., Woods, R., Amiri, M., Siddiqui, F. M. & Rafferty, K., Programmable Architectures for Histogram of Oriented Gradients Processing (2019), Handbook of Signal Processing Systems, , 2019, (pp649 - 682)

  2. Rafferty, K., Performance evaluation of airport lighting using mobile camera techniques (2009), Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns, , 2009, (pp1171-1178)


Book

  1. Woods, R., Rafferty, K., Murphy, J. & Hermon, P., Engineering Innovative Products: A Practical Experience (2014), Wiley-Blackwell , 2014, 296p

  2. McMenemy, K. & Ferguson, S., A Hitchhiker's Guide to Virtual Reality (2007), A.K Peters Natick MA , 2007, 588p


Patent

  1. McMenemy, K., Dodds, G. & Zatari, A., Light Measurement method and apparatus (2006), Patent Number: 0515157.6 2006


Conference Paper

  1. Zhao, Y., Choi, S., Lou-Franco, J., Neils, J., Zhou, H., Cao, C., Campbell, K., Elliott, C. & Rafferty, K., Smartphone Modulated Colorimetric Reader with Color Subtraction (2019), 18th IEEE Sensors, SENSORS 2019 , Aug 2019

  2. Brice, D. & Rafferty, K., A Proof of Concept Integrated Multi-Systems Approach for Large Scale Tactile Feedback in VR (2019), The 6th International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Computer Graphics (SalentoAVR2019) , Jun 2019

  3. Zhao, Y., Elliott, C., Zhou, H. & Rafferty, K., Pixel-wise Illumination Correction Algorithms for Relative Color Constancy under the Spectral Domain (2019), 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, ISSPIT 2018 , Feb 2019, (pp638-643)

  4. Brice, D., McRoberts, T. & Rafferty, K., A proof of concept integrated multi-systems approach for large scale tactile feedback in VR (2019), 6th International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Computer Graphics, SALENTO AVR 2019 , Jan 2019, (pp120-137)

  5. Zhao, Y., Elliott, C., Zhou, H. & Rafferty, K., Spectral Illumination Correction: Achieving Relative Color Constancy Under the Spectral Domain (2018), IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology 2018 , Nov 2018

  6. Rafferty, K., Nickleson, K., Devine, S. & Herdman, C., “Improving the ergonomics of hand tracking inputs to VR HMDs (2017), International Conferences in Central Europe on Human Computer Interaction , May 2017

  7. Devine, S., Rafferty, K. & Ferguson, R., A Point Contact Encounter Haptic Solution with the HTC VIVE and Baxter Robot (2017), 25th International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision , May 2017

  8. Rafferty, K., Devine, S. & Brice, D., A Novel Force Feedback Haptics System with Applications in Phobia Treatment (2017), 25th International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision , May 2017

  9. Devine, S., Rafferty, K. & Ferguson, S., "HapticVive" - A point contact encounter haptic solution with the HTC VIVE and Baxter Robot (2017), 25th International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision, WSCG 2017 , Jan 2017, (pp17-24)

  10. Devine, S., Nicholson, C., Rafferty, K. & Herdman, C., Improving the ergonomics of hand tracking inputs to VR HMD's (2017), 25th International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision, WSCG 2017 , Jan 2017, (pp167-174)

  11. Devine, S., Rafferty, K. & Ferguson, R., Real time robotic arm control using hand gestures with multiple end e?ectors (2016), 2016 UKACC 11th International Conference on Control , Sep 2016

  12. McConnell, R., Butterfield, J., Rafferty, K., Price, M., Murphy, A., Burke, R., Legg, A. & Lemon, R., An Automated Design Framework for Assembly Task Simulation (2016), 9th International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology - DET 2016 – “Intelligent Manufacturing in the Knowledge Economy Era , Mar 2016

  13. Kelly, C., Siddiqui, F. M., Bardak, B., Wu, Y., Woods, R. & Rafferty, K., FPGA Soft-core Processors, Compiler and Hardware Optimizations validated using HOG (2016), 12th International Symposium on Applied Reconfigurable Computing (ARC) , Mar 2016

  14. Kelly, C., Siddiqui, F. M., Bardak, B., Wu, Y., Woods, R. & Rafferty, K., FPGA soft-core processors, compiler and hardware optimizations validated using HOG (2016), 12th International Symposium on Applied Reconfigurable Computing, ARC 2016 , Mar 2016, (pp78-90)

  15. Siddiqui, F. M., Russell, M., Bardak, B., Woods, R. & Rafferty, K., IPPro: FPGA based Image Processing Processor (2014), IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Systems , Oct 2014

  16. McConnell, R., Butterfield, J., Rafferty, K., Price, M. & Robinson, T. T., The Development of an Immersive Virtual Reality Environment for Manufacturing and Improving Organizational Learning (2014), International Manufacturing Conference (IMC31) , Sep 2014

  17. McConnell, R., Butterfield, J., Price, M. & Rafferty, K., Automated Methods for Virtual Maintainability & Aerospace Maintenance Planning (2013), Air Transport and Operations Symposium (Including ISIATM, ASDA and Complex World) , Jul 2013

  18. Stewart, V., Ferguson, S., Peng, J. & Rafferty, K., Practical automated activity recognition using standard smartphones (2012), , Jan 2012, (pp229-234)

  19. Kelly, P., Ferguson, S., Peng, J. X. & Rafferty, K., Use of Geographical Information for Non-Visual Perceptualisation (2011), GIS Research UK Annual Conference , Apr 2011, (pp141-146)

  20. Rafferty, K., Chowdhury, S. & Ferguson, S., Modelling 3D camera movement for vibration characterisation and multiple object identification with application to lighting assessment (2011), , Jan 2011, (pp178-183)

  21. Chowdhury, S., Rafferty, K. & Ferguson, S., Simulation and performance assessment of airport landing lighting (2010), 13th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems , Sep 2010, (pp1600-1607)

  22. Chowdhury, S., Rafferty, K. & Das, R., Localisation and Tracking of an Airport's Approach Lighting System (2010), International Conference on Computer Vision and Graphics , Sep 2010, (pp19-26)

  23. Chowdhury, S., Rafferty, K. & Ferguson, S., Confidence factor determination for performance evaluation of airport lighting (2010), International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems , Sep 2010, (pp1380-1387)

  24. Chowdhury, S., Rafferty, K. & Ferguson, S., Confidence factor determination for performance evaluation of lighting pattern (2010), , Jan 2010, (pp1380-1387)

  25. Mack, I., Rafferty, K., Ferguson, S., Potts, S. & Potts, A., Interactive force sensing feedback system for remote robotic laparoscopic surgery (2009), IEEE International Workshop on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and Games , Nov 2009, (pp58-63)

  26. Chowdhury, S., McMenemy, K. & Peng, J. X., Performance evaluation of airport lighting using mobile camera technique (2009), Proceedings of the 13th International Conference of Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns , Sep 2009, (pp1171-1178)

  27. Chowdhury, S., Das, A., Chanda, B. & McMenemy, K., Robust extraction of text from camera images (2009), Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition , Jul 2009, (pp1280-1284)

  28. McArdle, A., McMenemy, K. & Ferguson, S., The Study of NF-kappaB Transcription Dynamics via Fluorescent Image Analysis (2008), 8th IEEE International Conference on BioInformatics and BioEngineering , Oct 2008, (pp1-6)

  29. Rafferty, K., Image Processing: The Plane Approach (2008), , Sep 2008

  30. Grimes, H., McMenemy, K. & Ferguson, S., Camera Calibration of a Nintendo Wii Remote using PA-10 Robotic Arms (2008), Proc. of the 14th Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments , May 2008, (pp441-447)

  31. Peng, J. X., Niblock, J. & McMenemy, K., An Iterative Algorithm for Finding Point Correspondences (2008), Proc. of the 1st International Congress on Image and Signal Processing , May 2008, (pp441-447)

  32. Mack, I., McMenemy, K., Ferguson, S., Potts, S. & Dick, A., Measuring the Forces Applied to a Virtual Reality Laparoscopic Surgical Simulator with Quantum Tunneling Composite Sensors (2008), BIODEVICES - International Conference on Biomedical Devices and Electronics , Jan 2008, (pp29-34)

  33. Niblock, J., McMenemy, K., Peng, J. X. & Irwin, G., An automated system for performance assessment of airport lighting (2008), Proc. of the International Society for Optical Engineering , Jan 2008, (pp68160E-68160E-11)

  34. McKenna, K., McMenemy, K., Ferguson, S., Dick, A. & Potts, S., Enhancing the Immersive Reality of Virtual Simulators for Easily Accessible Laparoscopic Surgical Training (2008), Proc. of the International Society for Optical Engineering , Jan 2008, (pp680402-680402-8)

  35. Niblock, J., McMenemy, K. & Ferguson, S., A transportable and easily configurable multiprojector display system for distributed virtual reality applications (2008), Proc. of the International Society for Optical Engineering , Jan 2008, (pp68040G-68040G-9)

  36. Niblock, J., Peng, J. X., McMenemy, K. & Irwin, G., Autonomous model-based object identification & camera position estimation with application to airport lighting quality control (2008), 3rd International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications , Jan 2008, (pp383-390)

  37. Niblock, J., McMenemy, K. & Peng, J. X., Autonomous model-based object identification and camera position estimation with application to airport lighting quality control (2008), Proc. of 3rd Int. Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications , Jan 2008, (pp383-390)

  38. Rafferty, K., The hardware for user interfaces (2007), , 2007

  39. Niblock, J., McMenemy, K., Peng, J. X. & Ferguson, S., Autonomous Tracking System for Airport Lighting Quality Control (2007), Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications , Mar 2007, (pp317-324)

  40. Hu, M., McMenemy, K., Ferguson, S., Dodds, G. & Yuan, B., Robust projective reconstruction with missing information (2006), 18th International Conference on Pattern recognition (ICPR 2006) , Aug 2006, (pp547-550)

  41. McMenemy, K. & Niblock, J., Classification of Luminaire color using CCDs - art. no. 60680M (2006), Conference on Sensors, Cameras and Systems for Scientific/Industrial Applications VII , Jan 2006, (ppM680-M680)

  42. Niblock, J., McMenemy, K. & Irwin, G., An imaging system that autonomously monitors lighting patterns with application to airport lighting - art. no. 60680P (2006), Conference on Sensors, Cameras and Systems for Scientific/Industrial Applications VII , Jan 2006, (ppP680-P680)

  43. Mack, I., Potts, S., McMenemy, K. & Ferguson, S., Adding tactile realism to a virtual reality laparoscopic surgical simulator with a cost-effective human interface device - art. no. 60551T (2006), Conference on Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems XIII , Jan 2006, (ppT551-T551)

  44. Hu, M., McMenemy, K., Ferguson, S. & Dodds, G., Multiple view geometry estimations based on finite multiple evolutionary agents for medical images (2005), Int. Conf. on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics , Sep 2005, (pp202-209)

  45. Rafferty, K., Fashionable education: is RGB the new black? (2005), 32nd Int. Conf. on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, ACM Siggraph, , Aug 2005

  46. Ferguson, S., McMenemy, K., Potts, S., McKenna, K. & Mack, I., Adapting Computer Technology to Build a Surgical Simulator (2005), International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics Visualization and Computer Vision (Journal of the WSCG) , Feb 2005, (pp0-0)

  47. McMenemy, K., Mullin, E. & Dodds, G., Calibration and use of video cameras in the photometric assessment of aerodrome ground lighting (2003), Conference on Sensors and Camera Systems for Scientific, Industrial, and Digital Photography Applications IV , Dec 2003, (pp104-115)