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s.parkinson@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472525


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Biography

Simon Parkinson is a Lecturer in Informatics within the school of Computing and Engineering at the University of Huddersfield. He received a first class degree (hons) in Secure and Forensic Computing from the University of Huddersfield. Following this he gained a PhD entitled the Construction of Machine Tool Calibration Plans Using Domain-Independent Automated Planning also from the University of Huddersfield.

Simon's research interest is in developing intelligent systems for manufacturing and cyber security. This involves his continuing research of developing and utilising artificial intelligence for task automation. His research interests are cyber security focussed as cover aspects such as access control, vulnerability and anomaly detection, learning domain knowledge, mitigation planning, and software tools to aid situation awareness

Research and Scholarship

Simon's research is driven by commercial requirements. His research in developing intelligent and automated solutions in cyber security strives to complement the human security analyst by assisting in identifying vulnerabilities and threats, as well as aiding with mitigation. Simon's previous work in developing intelligent systems in the manufacturing domain has a similar objective of trying to improve process efficiency by complementing expert knowledge.

Funded projects

2016 University of Huddersfield & Probado Ltd   (PI) £2.5k
Developing a flexible network audit and reporting tool
2016-2019 University of Huddersfield (URF) (PI) c.£46k
2 × PhD stipends to develop cyber security research capacity
2016-2018 Innovate UK (KTP) with Axia Interactive Media Ltd. (PI) c.£120k
Intelligent, reconfigurable e-portfolio architecture
2015-2017 Technology Strategy Board (CR&D) (Co-I) c.£150k
Modular Machine tool and process simulator for precision machining
2015 University of Huddersfield & Portcullis Security Ltd (PI) £1.5k
Developing software to extract Microsoft active directory permissions

Publications and Other Research Outputs

Article

Khan, S., Parkinson, S. and Qin, Y. (2017) ‘Fog computing security: a review of current applications and security solutionsJournal of Cloud Computing: Advances, Systems and Applications , 6 (1). ISSN 2192-113X

Parkinson, S (2017) ‘Use of access control to minimise ransomware impactNetwork Security (7), pp. 5-8. ISSN 1353-4858

Chen, X., Koenders, L. and Parkinson, S. (2017) ‘Correlation and convolution filtering and image processing for pitch evaluation of 2D micro- and nano-scale gratings and latticesApplied Optics , 56 (9), pp. 2434-2443. ISSN 0003-6935

Parkinson, S., Ward, P., Wilson, K. and Miller, J. (2017) ‘Cyber Threats Facing Autonomous and Connected Vehicles: Future ChallengesIEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems , pp. 1-18. ISSN 1524-9050

Miller, J., Longstaff, A., Parkinson, S. and Fletcher, S. (2017) ‘Improved Machine Tool Linear Axis Calibration Through Continuous Motion Data CapturePrecision Engineering , 47, pp. 249-260. ISSN 0141-6359

Qin, Y., Sheng, Q., Falkner, N., Yao, L. and Parkinson, S. (2016) ‘Efficient Computation of Distance Labeling for Decremental Updates in Large Dynamic GraphsWorld Wide Web Journal . ISSN 1386-145X

Parkinson, S. and Crampton, A. (2016) ‘Identification of irregularities and allocation suggestion of relative file system permissionsJournal of Information Security and Applications , 30, pp. 27-39. ISSN 2214-2126

Parkinson, S., Somaraki, V. and Ward, R. (2016) ‘Auditing file system permissions using Association Rule MiningExpert Systems With Applications , 15, pp. 274-283. ISSN 0957-4174

Parkinson, S. and Longstaff, A. (2015) ‘Multi-objective optimisation of machine tool error mapping using automated planningExpert Systems With Applications , 42 (6), pp. 3005-3015. ISSN 0957-4174

Parkinson, S., Longstaff, A. and Fletcher, S. (2014) ‘Automated planning to minimise uncertainty of machine tool calibrationEngineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence , 30, pp. 63-72. ISSN 0952-1976

Longstaff, A., Fletcher, S., Parkinson, S. and Myers, A. (2014) ‘The Role of Measurement and Modelling of Machine Tools in Improving Product QualityInternational Journal of Metrology and Quality Engineering , 4 (03), pp. 177-184. ISSN 2107-6839

Chen, X., Longstaff, A., Parkinson, S. and Myers, A. (2014) ‘A Method for Rapid Detection and Evaluation of Position Errors of Patterns of Small Holes on Complex Curved and Freeform SurfacesInternational Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing , 15 (2), pp. 209-217. ISSN 2234-7593

Parkinson, S. and Crampton, A. (2013) ‘A Novel Software Tool for Analysing NT® File System PermissionsInternational Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications , 4 (6), pp. 266-272. ISSN 2156-5570

Parkinson, S. and Longstaff, A. (2012) ‘Increasing the Numeric Expressiveness of the Planning Domain Definition LanguageProceedings of The 30th Workshop of the UK Planning and Scheduling Special Interest Group (PlanSIG2012) .

Parkinson, S., Longstaff, A., Fletcher, S., Crampton, A. and Gregory, P. (2012) ‘Automatic planning for machine tool calibration: A case studyExpert Systems with Applications , 39 (13), pp. 11367-11377. ISSN 09574174

Parkinson, S., Longstaff, A., Allen, G., Crampton, A., Fletcher, S. and Myers, A. (2011) ‘Hierarchical Task Based Process Planning For Machine Tool CalibrationProceedings of The 29th Workshop of the UK Planning and Scheduling Special Interest Group (PlanSIG2011) , pp. 53-60. ISSN 1368-5708

Book Section

Parkinson, S., Qin, Y., Khan, S. and Vallati, M. (2017) ‘Security Auditing in the Fog’. In: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Internet of Things : Data and Cloud Computing (ICC 2017). : ACM. . ISBN 978-1-4503-4774-7

Wilson, K., Bridges, K., Ward, P., Parkinson, S., Louw, T. and Cooney, R. (2017) ‘Driver Interaction with a Traffic Light Assistant App: A Naturalistic Investigation’. In: Contemporary Ergonomics & Human Factors 2017: Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors. Daventry, UK: CIEHF. pp. 143-150.

Parkinson, S., Longstaff, A., Fletcher, S., Vallati, M. and Chrpa, L. (2017) ‘On the Exploitation of Automated Planning for Reducing Machine Tools Energy Consumption Between Manufacturing Operations’. In: Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2017). : Association for the Advancement of Arti?cial Intelligence AAAI. pp. 400-408.

Saad, K. and Simon, P. (2016) ‘Towards A Multi-tiered Knowledge-based System for Autonomous Cloud Security Auditing’. In: Proceedings of the AAAI-17 Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Cyber Security (AICS). : AAAI. .

Parkinson, S., Crampton, A. and Longstaff, A. (2015) ‘Optimising Measurement Processes Using Automated Planning’. In: Advances in Mathematical and Computational Tools in Metrology and Testing. Singapore: World Scientific. pp. 286-292. ISBN 978-981-4678-61-2

Simon, P., Andrew, L., Andrew, C. and Peter, G. (2014) ‘Automated Planning for Multi-Objective Machine Tool Calibration: Optimising Makespan and Measurement Uncertainty’. In: Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling. Portsmouth, USA: Association for the Advancement of Arti?cial Intelligence AAAI. pp. 421-429.

Shagluf, A., Parkinson, S., Longstaff, A. and Fletcher, S. (2014) ‘Towards an Optimization Calculation for Preventative and Reactive Calibration Strategies’. In: SDM'2014 International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing Cardiff, Wales, UK 28-30 April 2014. Cardiff, UK: KES International. pp. 83-94. ISBN 978-0-9561516-9-8

Parkinson, S., Longstaff, A., Crampton, A. and Gregory, P. (2012) ‘The Application of Automated Planning to Machine Tool Calibration’. In: Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2012). Atibaia, São Paulo, Brazil: ICAPS 2012. pp. 216-224. ISBN 9781577355625

Parkinson, S., Longstaff, A., Crampton, A. and Gregory, P. (2012) ‘The Application of Automated Planning to Machine Tool Calibration’. In: Proceedings of the Twenty-Second International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling. California, USA: AAAI Press. pp. 216-224. ISBN 978-1-57735-562-5

Parkinson, S., Longstaff, A., Crampton, A., Allen, G., Fletcher, S. and Myers, A. (2012) ‘The use of Cryptographic Principles within Metrology Software’. In: Advanced Mathematical and Computational Tools in Metrology and Testing. Singapore, China: World Scientific. pp. 292-296.

Parkinson, S., Longstaff, A., Crampton, A., Fletcher, S., Allen, G. and Myers, A. (2011) ‘Representing the Process of Machine Tool Calibration in First-order Logic’. In: Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Automation & Computing. Huddersfield, UK: Chinese Automation and Computing Society. . ISBN 978-1-86218-098-7

Conference Item

Khan, S. and Parkinson, S. (2017) ‘Towards Automated Vulnerability Assessment’. In: 11th Scheduling and Planning Applications woRKshop (SPARK), 19th June 2017, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA

Qin, Y., Sheng, Q., Parkinson, S. and Falkner, N. (2017) ‘Edge Influence Computation in Dynamic Graphs’. In: The 22nd International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA), 27-30 March 2017, Suzou, China

Parkinson, S., Vallati, M., Chrpa, L., Longstaff, A. and Fletcher, S. (2016) ‘Planning Machine Activity Between Manufacturing Operations: Maintaining Accuracy While Reducing Energy Consumption’. In: 10th Scheduling and Planning Applications woRKshop (SPARK), 14th June 2016, Kings College, London

Parkinson, S. and Hardcastle, D. (2014) ‘Automated Planning for File System Interaction’. In: 32nd Workshop of the UK Planning and Scheduling Special Interest Group, 15th December 2014, Darlington, Teesside, UK

Parkinson, S., Longstaff, A., Crampton, A., Allen, G., Fletcher, S. and Myers, A. (2011) ‘The use of Cryptographic Principles within Metrology Software’. In: Advanced Mathematical and Computational Tools in Metrology (AMCTM) 2011, 20-23 June 2011, Gothenburg, Sweden

Parkinson, S., Longstaff, A., Fletcher, S., Allen, G., Crampton, A. and Myers, A. (2011) ‘Controlling Machine Tool Accuracy Through a Robust Calibration Process’. In: Yorkshire and North East Vitae Public Engagement Competition, 6th April 2011, Durham town hall

Parkinson, S., Longstaff, A., Fletcher, S., Crampton, A., Allen, G. and Myers, A. (2011) ‘Cryptographic Techniques in Metrology Software’. In: University of Huddersfield Annual Research Festival School of Computing and Engineering 12th March 2010, Friday 12th March 2010, University of Huddersfield

Other

Parkinson, S. and Crampton, A.(2011) NTFS Permissions Explorer. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield (Unpublished).

Esteem

  • Simon's Microsoft’s New Technology File System (NTFS) explorer has a user-base of around 25k users and has been ranked number 1 in the GFI.com "101 Free Admin Tools" guide.

Conference involvement:

  • Co-organiser of the UK planning special interest group (planSIG), Huddersfield University, 2016
  • Co-organiser of the Scheduling and Planning Applications woRKshop (SPARK), King's College, London, 2016
  • Programme Chair 11h International conference on ICT in Education, Research, and Industrial Applications (ICTERI), Ukraine, 2015
  • Programme Chair 12th International conference on ICT in Education, Research, and Industrial Applications (ICTERI), Ukraine, 2016
  • Programme Chair 32nd UK planning special interest group (planSIG), Teesside University, 2014
  • Doctoral Consortium Committee 24th International Conference on Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS), New Hampshire, USA, 2014

Journal reviewing

  • International Journal of Expert Systems with Applications
  • International Journal Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • International Journal International Journal of Manufacturing, Product and Process Development
  • International Journal of Applied Sciences

Research Degree Supervision

 These are all general project ideas. Please contact me for more information and to discuss specific project ideas.

  • Automated planning with non-linear numeric domains.
  • Automated planning for metrological processes.
  • Novel algorithms for autonomous management and penetration testing of file system permissions.
  • Knowledge engineering tools for embedding AI planning in engineering processes.

Current opportunities

Postgraduate research opportunities with Dr Simon Parkinson

2017-18

PhD
MSc by Research

2018-19

PhD
MSc by Research

Teaching and Professional Activities

  • Module Leader CIS2343 – Cyber Security
  • Tutor CFS2160 – Software Design and Development
  • Module Leader CIS2343 (2014-2016) – Object-Oriented Systems Development
  • Second year tutor
  • Final year project supervisor
  • Placement supervision duties