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School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Dr Laurissa Tokarchuk, BA BSc(Hons) PhD

Laurissa

Senior Lecturer

Email: laurissa.tokarchuk@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 20 7882 8027
Room Number: Peter Landin, CS 412
Website: http://www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/~laurissa
Office Hours: Monday 16:30-18:00, Wednesday 15:00-16:00

Teaching

Creating Interactive Objects (Undergraduate)

Interactive objects are physical devices controlled by microcontrollers using simple sensors and actuators. The module provides students with skills, knowledge, and experience of designing and prototyping interactive physical objects using contemporary microcontrollers. The module covers basic electronics, control circuits, sensors (analogue and digital), output (analogue and digital), microcontrollers, simple networking, and microcontroller programming using the popular Arduino open-source platform. It additionally touches on topics of interaction design and evaluation to provide a framework in which students can prototype and understand interactive objects.

Digital Media and Social Networks (Undergraduate)

Introduction to Online Social Networks (OSN) Characteristics of OSNs Basic Graph Theory Small World Phenomenon Information propagation on OSNs Influence and Content Recommendation Sentiment Analysis in Social Media Privacy and ethics

Research Impact and Engagement (Postgraduate)

This module equips IGGI PhD students with the knowledge and skills required to understand how they can responsibly generate economic, social and cultural impact from their research. An intensive part 1 introduces students to a range of topics in the context of interaction between academic research and the games industry: user engagement, communication skills, responsible innovation, and inclusive and ethical research. In part 2, students are then mentored (possibly remotely) by industry and academic experts to design and develop a more substantial piece over several weeks -- a game, interactive experience, short film or similar -- that communicates their research to wider audiences.

Research

Publications

    • Ratcliffe J, Ballou N, Tokarchuk L (2021), Actions, not gestures: Contextualising embodied controller interactions in immersive virtual reality $nameOfConference


    • Ratcliffe J, Soave F, Hoover M et al. (2021), Remote XR Studies: Exploring Three Key Challenges of Remote XR Experimentation $nameOfConference


    • Ratclife J, Soave F, Bryan-Kinns N et al. (2021), Extended reality (xr) remote research: A survey of drawbacks and opportunities $nameOfConference


    • Raeburn G, Tokarchuk L, Welton M (2021), Creating Immersive Play Anywhere Location-Based Storytelling Using Mobile AR $nameOfConference


    • Ratcliffe J, Soave F, Bryan-Kinns N et al. (2021), Extended Reality (XR) Remote Research: a Survey of Drawbacks and Opportunities. $nameOfConference

    • Ratcliffe J, Soave F, Hoover M et al. (2021), Remote XR Studies: Exploring Three Key Challenges of Remote XR Experimentation. $nameOfConference

    • Ratcliffe J, Tokarchuk L (2021), Sensorimotor learning in immersive virtual reality: A scoping literature review $nameOfConference


    • Raeburn G, Tokarchuk L (2021), Varying user agency and interaction opportunities in a home mobile augmented virtuality story $nameOfConference


    • Ratcliffe J, Tokarchuk L (2020), Evidence for embodied cognition in immersive virtual environments using a second language learning environment 2020 IEEE Conference on Games (CoG)


    • Ratcliffe J, Tokarchuk L (2020), Presence, Embodied Interaction and Motivation: Distinct Learning Phenomena in an Immersive Virtual Environment $nameOfConference


    • Katevas K, Hänsel K, Clegg R et al. (2019), Finding dory in the crowd: Detecting social interactions using multi-modal mobile sensing $nameOfConference


    • Zaal H, Baydoun M, Marcenaro L et al. (2019), Abnormality detection using graph matching for multi-task dynamics of autonomous systems $nameOfConference


    • Perez NP, Tokarchuk L, Burdet E et al. (2019), Exploring user motor behaviour in bimanual interactive video games IEEE Conference on Computatonal Intelligence and Game


    • Warriar VR, Woodward JR, Tokarchuk L (2019), Modelling player preferences in AR mobile games IEEE Conference on Computatonal Intelligence and Game


    • Warriar VR, Ugarte C, Woodward JR et al. (2019), PlayMapper: Illuminating design spaces of platform games IEEE Conference on Computatonal Intelligence and Game


    • Irfan M, Tokarchuk L, Marcenaro L et al. (2019), ANOMALY DETECTION in CROWDS USING MULTI SENSORY INFORMATION $nameOfConference


    • Katevas K, Hänsel K, Clegg RG et al. (2019), Finding Dory in the Crowd: Detecting Social Interactions using Multi-Modal Mobile Sensing. $nameOfConference

    • Pacheco C, Tokarchuk L, Pérez-Liébana D (2018), Studying believability assessment in racing games $nameOfConference


    • Gabana D, TOKARCHUK LN, HANNON E et al. (2018), Effects of Valence and Arousal on Working Memory Performance in Virtual Reality Gaming 7th Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction


    • Irfan M, Tokarchuk LN, Marcenaro L et al. (2018), Anomaly Detection in Crowds Using Multi Sensory Information. $nameOfConference

    • Tokarchuk L, Wang X, Poslad S (2017), Piecing together the puzzle: Improving event content coverage for real-time sub-event detection using adaptive microblog crawling. $nameOfConference


    • Katevas K, Tokarchuk L, Haddadi H et al. (2017), Demo Proceedings of the 15th Annual International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services


    • Irfan M, Marcenaro L, Tokarchuk L (2017), Crowd analysis using visual and non-visual sensors, a survey $nameOfConference


    • Katevas K, Tokarchuk L, Haddadi H et al. (2017), Detecting Group Formations using iBeacon Technology $nameOfConference


    • Arellano DG, Tokarchuk L, Gunes H (2017), Measuring affective, physiological and behavioural differences in solo, competitive and collaborative games $nameOfConference


    • Katevas K, Haddadi H, Tokarchuk L (2016), SensingKit: Evaluating the Sensor Power Consumption in iOS devices $nameOfConference


    • Katevas K, Haddadi H, Tokarchuk L et al. (2016), Detecting Group Formations using iBeacon Technology HASCA @ UbiComp 2016


    • Smith D, TOKARCHUK LN, Wiggins G (2016), Rapid Phenotypic Landscape Exploration through Hierarchical Spatial Partitioning 14th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature


    • Smith D, Tokarchuk L, Wiggins G (2016), Exploring conflicting objectives with MADNS: Multiple assessment directed novelty search $nameOfConference


    • Smith D, Tokarchuk L, Wiggins G (2016), Harnessing phenotypic diversity towards multiple independent objectives $nameOfConference


    • Katevas K, Haddadi H, Tokarchuk LN (2016), SensingKit: Evaluating the Sensor Power Consumption in iOS Devices. $nameOfConference

    • Katevas K, Haddadi H, Tokarchuk L et al. (2015), Walking in sync: Two is company, three's a crowd $nameOfConference


    • TOKARCHUK LN, Wang X, Cuadrado F et al. (2015), Adaptive identification of hashtags for real-time event data collection $nameOfConference


    • Smith D, Tokarchuk L, Fernando C (2015), Evolving diverse strategies through combined phenotypic novelty and objective function search $nameOfConference


    • Wang X, Tokarchuk L, Poslad S (2014), Identifying relevant event content for real-time event detection $nameOfConference


    • Katevas K, Haddadi H, Tokarchuk L (2014), Poster: SensingKit - A multi-platform mobile sensing framework for large-scale experiments $nameOfConference

    • Adeel M, Tokarchuk LN, Azam MA et al. (2014), Propagation analysis of malware families in mobile P2P networks $nameOfConference


    • Fatemi M, Tokarchuk L (2013), A Community Based Social Recommender System for individuals & groups $nameOfConference


    • Li K, Bigham J, Bodanese EL et al. (2013), Outdoor location estimation in changeable environments $nameOfConference


    • Jarvis M, Harris MT, Tokarchuk L (2013), UbiComp '13 sencity workshop: Sensing festivals as cities $nameOfConference


    • Li K, Bigham J, Tokarchuk L et al. (2013), A probabilistic approach to outdoor localization using clustering and principal component transformations $nameOfConference


    • Li K, Bigham J, Bodanese EL et al. (2013), Location estimation in large indoor multi-floor buildings using hybrid networks $nameOfConference


    • Li K, Bigham J, Tokarchuk L (2013), Validation of a Probabilistic Approach to Outdoor Localization $nameOfConference


    • Wang X, Tokarchuk L, Cuadrado F et al. (2013), Exploiting Hashtags for Adaptive Microblog Crawling $nameOfConference

    • Wang X, Tokarchuk L, Cuadrado F et al. (2013), Exploiting hashtags for adaptive microblog crawling $nameOfConference


    • Li K, Bigham J, Bodanese EL et al. (2013), Outdoor Location Estimation in Changeable Environments $nameOfConference


    • Zielinski A, Middleton SE, Tokarchuk LN et al. (2013), Social media text mining and network analysis for decision support in natural crisis management $nameOfConference

    • Khan SKA, Loo J, Azam MA et al. (2012), Enhanced Lobby Influence: Knowledge based content forwarding algorithm for opportunistic communication networks $nameOfConference

    • Khan SKA, Loo J, Azam MA et al. (2012), Hybrid content forwarding technique for Bluetooth communication environment $nameOfConference

    • Khan SKA, Mondragon RJ, Tokarchuk LN (2012), Lobby influence: Opportunistic forwarding algorithm based on human social relationship patterns $nameOfConference


    • KHAN SKA, MONDRAGON RJ, TOKARCHUK LN (2012), Lobby Influence: Opportunistic forwarding algorithm based on Human social relationship patterns. PerMoby 2012:International Workshop on the impact of Human Mobility in Pervasive Systems and Applications 2012


    • FATEMI M, TOKARCHUK LN (2012), An Empirical Study on IMDb and its Communities Based on the Network of Co-Reviewers. MPM '12 Proceedings of the First Workshop on Measurement, Privacy, and Mobility


    • Adeel M, Tokarchuk LN (2011), Analysis of mobile P2P malware detection framework through Cabir & Commwarrior families $nameOfConference


    • Adeel M, Tokarchuk LN (2011), MPeersim: Simulation environment for mobile P2P networks $nameOfConference

    • Feng C, Qin Z, Tokarchuk L et al. (2011), Epidemiological modeling of passive worm propagation on the P2P file-sharing network $nameOfConference


    • Adeel M, Tokarchuk LN (2011), MPeersim: Simulation environment for mobile P2P networks. $nameOfConference

    • Feng C, Qin Z, Cuthbert L et al. (2010), Reactive worms propagation modeling and analysis in peer-to-peer networks $nameOfConference

    • TOKARCHUK L, Adeel M, Azam MA (2010), Classification of Mobile P2P Malware Based on Propagation Behaviour The Fourth International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies

    • TOKARCHUK L, Azam MA, Adeel M (2010), Human Behaviour Detection Using GSM Location Patterns and Bluetooth Proximity Data The Fourth International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies

    • ADEEL M, TOKARCHUK LN, CUTHBERT L et al. (2009), Improved Distributed Framework for Worm Detection & Throttling in Mobile Peer-to-Peer Networks $nameOfConference

    • FENG C, QIN Z, TOKARCHUK LN et al. (2009), Propagation Modeling and Analysis of Peer-to-Peer File-Sharing Networks $nameOfConference

    • Adeel M, Tokarchuk L, Cuthbert L et al. (2009), A DISTRIBUTED FRAMEWORK FOR PASSIVE WORM DETECTION AND THROTTLING IN P2P NETWORKS $nameOfConference


    • Adeel M, Tokarchuk LN, Cuthbert LG et al. (2009), A Distributed Framework for Passive Worm Detection and Throttling in P2P Networks. $nameOfConference

    • AZAM M, TOKARCHUK L (2009), Behaviour Detection Using Bluetooth Proximity Data Proceedings of Networking & Electronic Commerce Research Conference

    • Wang L, Vial ED, Tokarchuk LN et al. (2009), Blue Danger: Live Action Gaming Over Bluetooth. $nameOfConference

    • Wang L, De Vial E, Tokarchuk L et al. (2009), Blue Danger: Live action gaming over Bluetooth $nameOfConference


    • DONG R, TOKARCHUK LN, MA A (2009), Digging Friendship: Paper Recommendation in Social Networks Proceedings of Networking & Electronic Commerce Research Conference

    • Khan SKA, Tokarchuk LN (2009), Interest-Based Self Organization in Group-Structured P2P Networks. $nameOfConference

    • Khan SKA, Tokarchuk LN (2009), Interest-based Self Organization in Group-Structured P2P Networks $nameOfConference


    • Tokarchuk L, Shoop K, Ma A (2009), Using Co-presence Communities to Enhance Social Recommendation $nameOfConference


    • Feng C, Qin Z, Cuthbet L et al. (2008), Propagation model of active worms in P2P networks $nameOfConference


    • ZHAN B, TOKARCHUK L, FENG C et al. (2008), Defense against Passive Worms in P2P Networks Networking & Electronic Commerce Research Conference

    • Adeel M, Hussain M, Beenish U et al. (2008), Identifier Based Key Distribution Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks $nameOfConference


    • Feng CS, Qin ZG, Cuthbet L et al. (2008), Propagation Model of Active Worms in P2P Networks $nameOfConference

    • Feng CS, Qin ZG, Cuthbet L et al. (2008), Propagation Modeling of Passive Worms in P2P Networks $nameOfConference


    • Feng CS, Qin ZG, Cuthbet L et al. (2008), Propagation modeling and analysis of viruses in P2P networks $nameOfConference


    • Tokarchuk L, Bigham J, Cuthbert L (2006), Fuzzy and tile coding function approximation in agent coevolution $nameOfConference

    • TOKARCHUK LN (2005), Fuzzy and Tile Coding Approximation Techniques for Coevolution in Reinforcement Learning $nameOfConference

    • Ngo-Pham K, Bigham J, Rodaway J et al. (2005), A system to mark programs automatically $nameOfConference


    • TOKARCHUK LN, BIGHAM J, CUTHBERT L (2005), Fuzzy Sarsa: An approach to linear function approximation in reinforcement learning International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

    • CUTHBERT LG, Bigham J, Tokarchuk L (2004), Fuzzy Sarsa: An approach to fuzzifying Sarsa Learning Proceeding of the International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Modelling, Control and Automation, July 2004

    • Ryan D, Bigham J, Cuthbert L et al. (2002), Intelligent agents for resource management in third generation mobile networks $nameOfConference


    • Cuthbert L, Ryan D, Tokarchuk L et al. (2001), Using intelligent agents to manage resources in 3G networks $nameOfConference

    • Tjelta T, Nordbotten A, Annoni M et al. (2001), Future broadband radio access systems for integrated services with flexible resource management $nameOfConference


    • D'Inverno M, Luck M, Boutilier C et al. (2001), Multi-agent systems research into the 21st century $nameOfConference


    • CUTHBERT LG, BIGHAM J, TOKARCHUK LN et al. (2001), Design of a Trust Model for a Secure Multi-Agent Marketplace Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Autonomous Agents


    • CUTHBERT LG, BIGHAM J, TOKARCHUK LN et al. (2001), Selection Mechanisms for Resource Provision in an Agent-Based System for 3G 9th International Conference on Telecommunication, Dallas, TX

    • CUTHBERT LG, Bigham J, Tokarchuk L et al. (2001), "Using intelligent agents to manage resources in 3G networks." $nameOfConference

    • Bigham J, Tokarchuk L, Ryan DJ et al. (2001), Agent-based resource management for 3G networks $nameOfConference


    • Cuthbert L, Ryan D, Tokarchuk L et al. (2001), Using intelligent agents to manage resources in 3G networks $nameOfConference

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