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Dr Laurissa Tokarchuk, BA BSc(Hons) PhD

Laurissa

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

Computer Programming (Postgraduate)

This module provides an introduction to the principles of programming in the context of designing and constructing complete programs. Programming techniques will be introduced and practical work will form an integral part of the course and of the assessment of students. The first half of the course will concentrate on program structures. The second half will cover representation of abstract types such as lists and trees using the types such as records and arrays provided in imperative programming languages.

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 (Postgraduate)

Content description: ------- How does the way we feel and express emotional behaviour affect our interaction with technology? What if we could use a ''head nod'' for ''liking'' things on Facebook? Can we create assistive technology to help people suffering from social disorders (e.g., autism)? Affective and Behavioural Computing is a multidisciplinary field of research and practice concerned with these questions, and understanding, recognizing and utilizing human emotions and communicative behaviour in the design of computational systems. ----- The following list aims to clarify the content and provides a representative list of topics: ¿ Overview: affective and behavioural computing; ¿ Theories in psychology, cognitive science and neuroscience: affect, emotion and social signal processing; ¿ Computational models; ¿ Emotion, affect and social signals in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI); ¿ Sensing: vision, audio, bio signals, text; data acquisition and annotation, databases and tools; ¿ Processing: extracting meaningful information and features; ¿ Recognition: applying machine learning techniques; ¿ Programming refresher: Hands-on lecture on programming for affective and behavioural computing using relevant libraries; ¿ Evaluation: automatic analysers, and emotionally and socially intelligent systems; ¿ Affect and social signal expression and generation (virtual characters, robots, etc.); ¿ Affect and social signals for Mobile HCI; ¿ Applications (entertainment technology/gaming/arts; clinical and biomedical studies, e.g., autism, depression, pain; etc.; implicit (multimedia) tagging; affective wearables); ¿ Ethical issues.

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

Software and Network Services Design (Postgraduate)

This module provides an introduction to Object Orientated Programming using Java to enable students to do practical work in Mobile Services (ECM7205)

Research

Publications

  • 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
  • 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
  • Irfan M, Marcenaro L, Tokarchuk L (2017). Crowd analysis using visual and non-visual sensors, a survey. nameOfConference
  • Katevas K, Tokarchuk LN, Haddadi H et al. (2017). Demo: 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
  • 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
  • AZAM M, TOKARCHUK L (2009). Behaviour Detection Using Bluetooth Proximity Data. Proceedings of Networking & Electronic Commerce Research Conference
  • 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
  • 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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