Research

Papers

M. Shackleton, F. El-Moussa, R. Rowlingson, A. Healing, J. Crowther, J. Daniel, T. Dimitrakos, A. Sajjad, Deploying Visual Analytics Through a Multi-cloud Service Store with Encrypted Big Data, Short Paper in On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2016 Conferences, October 2016

R. Shittu, A. Healing, R. Ghanea-Hercock, R. Bloomfield, M. Rajarajan, Intrusion Alert Prioritisation and Attack Detection using Post-Correlation Analysis, published in Computers & Security Journal, Vol 50, May 2015 (Available from: Science Direct)

A. Olabelurin, S. Veluru, A. Healing, M. Rajarajan, Entropy clustering approach for improving forecasting in DDoS attacks, 12th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, Taiwan, IEEE, April 2015

R.Shittu, A.Healing, R. Ghanea-Hercock, R.Bloomfield and M. Rajarajan, OutMet: A New Metric for Prioritising Intrusion Alerts Using Correlation and Outlier Analysis, 19th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks, September, 2014, Edmonton, Canada

R. Rowlingson, A. Healing, R. Shittu, S. Matthews, R. Ghanea-Hercock, Visual Analytics in the Cyber Security Operations Centre, NATO Symposium on Visual Analytics, October 2013 – Best Paper Award

R. Shittu, A. Healing, R. Bloomfield, M. Rajarajan, Visual Analytic Agent-based Framework for Intrusion Alert Analysis, to appear at IEEE International Conference on Cyber-enabled Distributed Computing and Knowledge Discovery, Sanya, China, October 2012

M. Koyabe, M. Rajarajan, A. Healing, Critical National Infrastructure Protection: Emerging Threats & Challenges to Information Infrastructure, Indo-UK Workshop on Critical National Infrastructure Protection, May 2010

A. Healing, H. Duman, R. Ghanea-Hercock, Autonomic Middleware and Resilient Information Systems, UK MoD Codex Journal, December 2009

H. Duman, A. Healing, R. Ghanea-Hercock, Adaptive Visual Clustering for Mixed-Initiative Information Structuring, presented at the HCI International 2009 Conference, San Diego, July 2009

H. Duman, A. Healing, R. Ghanea-Hercock, An Intelligent Agent Approach for Visual Information Structure Generation, presented at the 2009 IEEE Symposium on Intelligent Agents (IEEE IA 2009), Tennessee. April 2009

A. Healing, H. Duman, and R. Ghanea-Hercock, Nexus – Autonomic Middleware for Flexible and Resilient Command and Control Systems, NATO SCI-187 Symposium on Agility, Resilience and Control in NEC, May 2008

Robert Ghanea-Hercock, E. Gelenbe, Nicholas R. Jennings, Oliver Smith, David N. Allsopp, Alex Healing, Hakan Duman, Simon Sparks, Nishan C. Karunatillake, Perukrishnen Vytelingum. Hyperion: Next-Generation Battlespace Information Services, The Computer Journal 2007

M. Jakob, A. Healing, F. Saffre. Mercury: Multi-Agent Adaptive Service Selection Based on Non-Functional Attributes. In proceedings of 2nd International Workshop on Engineering Emergence in Decentralised Autonomic Systems (EEDAS), 2007

C. Darabos, A. Healing, T. Johann, A. Trehan and A. Veron, Exploring Healing Strategies for Random Boolean Networks, Santa Fe Institute Complex Systems Summer School 2007 Project Report

A. Veron, A. Healing, M. Piotrowska, H. Cornish and R. Chisholm, Battle of the Civilisations: A game-theoretic approach to modelling globalisation, Santa Fe Institute Complex Systems Summer School 2007 Project Report

A. Healing. COllective INtelligence (COIN) for agents with differing preferences. Fourth-year project, The University of Edinburgh, 2005

Book Chapters

Nexus: Self-organising Agent-based Peer-to-Peer Middleware for Battlespace Support in
Defense Industry Applications of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems
, 2008

Articles

Alex Healing & Simon Thompson, Open Source Intelligence, BCS Twenty:09

Responsibilities

External Advisory Board member for VALCRI project

Program Committee Member for First Annual Workshop on Pervasive Networks for Emergency Management (PerNEM 2010)

Program Committee Member for Third International Workshop on Pervasive Systems (PerSys´08)

Program Committee Member for Second IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2008)

Program Committee Member for Second International Workshop on Pervasive Systems (PerSys´07)

Reviewer for 5th IEEE Workshop on Engineering of Autonomic and Autonomous Systems (EASe 2008)

Invited Talks

Visual Analytics – Human-computer symbiosis for the big data era, Royal Society, October ’16

Cyber Defence – When to automate and when to augment, CyberInvest Conference, October ’16

Panel Member, Symposium on Theoretical Foundation of Visual Analytics, The Alan Turing Institute, April ’16

Guest Lecture on Visual Analytics, City University London, March ’15

Keynote: Visual Analytics, from Concept to Market, VALCRI Project Meeting, Barcelona, October ’14

Visual Analytics for Cyber Security, 33rd SGAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, December ’13

Keynote: Security Futures Research, Alert Online, the Netherlands, November ’13

Visual Analytics in the Wild, Visual Analytics Summer School 2013 (VASS’13), Middlesex, UK, July ’13

Interactive Data Mining for Unstructured Data, MIT Media Lab, Boston MA, USA, May ’11

Structuring Folksonomic Systems using Adaptive Visual Clustering, CSIRO, Sydney, Australia, Oct ’09

Structuring Folksonomic Systems using Adaptive Visual Clustering, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, Oct ’09

Towards Autonomous ICT Services, University of Southampton, Nov ’07

Large-scale distributed information systems for situational awareness – managing complexity through decentrality, STRL De Montford University, May ’07

Patents

My work has produced nine patent applications in the areas of multi-agent systems, web software and machine learning.

Attended Courses

MIT Professional Education – Machine Learning for Big Data and Text Processing, June 2015

MIT Professional Education – Tackling the Challenges of Big Data, April 2014

Santa Fe Institute Complex Systems Summer School 2007

8th European Agent Systems Summer School (EASSS’06), July 2006

Complexity Science Spring School on Complexity Science, Southampton University, April 2006

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