Mariam Kiran MSc(Eng) PhD FHEA

Journal Publications

    2013

    • M.Holcombe, S.Chin, S.Cincotti, M.Raberto, A.Teglio, S.Coakley, C.Deissenberg, S.vander Hoog, C.Greenough, H.Dawid, M.Neugart, S.Gemkow, P.Harting, M.Kiran, D.Worth, EURACE consortium, Large-scale Modelling of Economic Systems, Complex Systems [Link]
    • K.Djemame, B.Barnitzke, M.Corrales, M.Kiran, M.Jiang, D.Armstrong, N.Forgo, I.Nwankwo, Legal issues in clouds: towards a risk inventory, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 2013, Vol 371, Issue 1983, The Royal Society

    2012

    • M.Holcombe, S.Adra, M.Bicak, S.Chin, S.Coakley, A.I.Graham, J.Green, C.Greenough, D.Jackson, M.Kiran, S.MacNeil, A.Maleki-Dizaji, P.McMinn, M.Pogson, R.Poole, E.Qwarnstrom, F.Ratnieks, M.D.Rolfe, R.Smallwood, T.Sun and D.Worth, Modelling complex biological systems using an agent-based approach, Integrative Biology, 2012 [Link]
    • Inventario de riesgos de la computacion en la nube: cuestiones legales, Por K.Djemame, M.Jiang, M.Kiran, D.Armstrong, B.Barnitzke, M.Corrales, N.Forgo, Citar: elDial.com - DC17AF Publicado el 15/02/2012 Copyright 2012 - elDial.com - editorial albrematica - Tucuman 1440 (1050) - Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos ires - Argentina {Argentinian Journal}

    2011

    • M.Kiran, M.Bicak, S.Maleki-Dizaji, M.Holcombe, FLAME: A Platform for High Performance Computing of Complex Systems, Applied for Three Case Studies, Acta Physica Polonica B, Proceedings Supplement, DOI:10.5506/APhysPolBSupp.4.201, PACS numbers: 07.05.Tp, vol 4, no 2, 2011 {Polish Journal}
    • Modelling Complex Biological Systems Using an Agent-based Approach, Integr. Biol., 2011, DOI: 10.1039/C1IB00042J,pages 53 - 64, Mike Holcombe, Salem Adra, Mesude Bicak, Shawn Chin, Simon Coakley, Alison I. Graham, Jeffrey Green, Chris Greenough, Duncan Jackson, Mariam Kiran, Sheila MacNeil, Afsaneh Maleki-Dizaji, Phil McMinn, Mark Pogson, Robert Poole, Eva Qwarnstrom, Francis Ratnieks, Matthew D. Rolfe, Rod Smallwood, Tao Sun and David Worth, Received 09 May 2011, Accepted 02 Oct 2011, First published on the web 03 Nov 2011

    2010

    • M.Bicak, M.Kiran, M.Holcombe, Simulating Decentralised Behaviour with High Performance Computing with FLAME, in preparation for Journal of Artificial Social Societies.
    • M.Kiran, M.Holcombe, Using genetic programming for agents to learn optimum performances, submitted for Memetic Computing Journal
    • User manual for FLAME v1.0

    2009

    • M.Kiran, M.Holcombe, Agent-based modelling as a tool to simulate evolutionary economics, submitted for Journal of Evolutionary Economics

    2008

    • M.Kiran, S.Coakley, N.Walkinshaw, P.McMinn, M.Holcombe, Validation and discovery from computational biology models. Biosystems 93(1-2): 141-150 (2008)

Reviews for ACM Computing Surveys (2012-Present)

Reviews for various journals (2010-Present): Memetic Computing, JASSS

Conference Papers /News Articles/ Invited Talks/ Posters

    2012

    • M.Kiran, A.U.Khan, M.Jiang, K.Djemame, M.Oriol, M.Corrales, Managing Security Threats in Clouds, Digital Research 2012
    • A.U.Khan, M.Kiran, M.Oriol, M.Jiang, K.Djemame, Security risks and their management in cloud computing, CloudCom 2012: 121-128
    • T.Kirkham, K.Djemame, M.Kiran, M.Jiang, D.Armstrong, G.Kousiouris, G.Vafiadis, A.Evangelinou, Risk based SLA management in clouds: A legal perspective, In: ICITST 8th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, 2012
    • T.Kirkham, D.Armstrong, K.Djemame, M.Corrales, M.Kiran, I.Nwankwo, M.Jiang, N.Forgo, Assuring Data Privacy in Cloud Transformations, In: TrustCom, 2012 [Link]

    2011

    • Securing the cloud: A trust, risk and security centric view of a enterprise's use of cloud computing services, Tutorial on Risk Assessment presented in 5th IFIP International Conference on Trust Management (IFIPTM 2011), June 29 - July 1, 2011, Copenhagen, Denmark
    • M.Kiran, M.Jiang, D.Armstrong and K.Djemame, Towards a Service Life Cycle-based Methodology for Risk Assessment in Cloud Computing, CGC 2011, International conference on Cloud and Green Computing, December, Australia, Proceedings DASC 2011: 449-456
    • K.Djemame, M.Jiang, M.Kiran, D.Armstrong, B.Barnitzke, M.Corrales, N.Forgo, Legal Issues in Clouds: Towards a Risk Inventory, UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2011, York, UK
    • K.Djemame, D.Armstrong, M.Kiran, M.Jiang, A Risk Assessment Framework and Software Toolkit for Cloud Service Ecosystems, CLOUD COMPUTING 2011, The Second International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization, pg: 119-126, ISBN: 978-1-61208-153-3, Italy
    • S.F.Adra, M.Kiran, P.McMinn, N.Walkinshaw: A multiobjective optimisation approach for the dynamic inference and refinement of agent-based model specifications, IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2011: 2237-2244, New Orleans, USA

    2010

    • C.Greenough, S.Chin, D.Worth, S.Coakley, M.Holcombe, M.Kiran: An Approach to the Parallelisation of Agent-Based Applications, ERCIM News 2010(81)
    • M.Kiran, P.Richmond, M.Holcombe, L.S.Chin, D.Worth and C.Greenough, FLAME: Simulating Large Populations of Agents on Parallel Hardware Architectures, AAMAS 2010: 1633-1636, Toronto, Canada.
    • M.Bicak, M.Kiran, Simulating decentralised behaviour of ant colonies, The White Rose Grid e-Science, presented at HPC conference Oxford, UK.
    • C.Prell and M.Kiran (2010), The processes of social capital and the emergence of network structure, Proceedings from Sunbelt XXX. Riva del Garda Fierecongressi, Trento, Italy. Some results of model presented here
    • C.Prell and M.Kiran (2010), Sequencing in the use of actor-based models for simulating networks, Presented at the 6th UK Social Networks Conference, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK. Some results of model presented here.

    2009

    • M.Kiran, Using social bulletin boards for adaptive agents in fast changing environments, presented at International Conference for Computational Biology, September 2009, Bertinoro (Forli), Italy.
    • M.Kiran, Using the learning window to reduce complexity in reactive agents, presented at International Conference for Computational Biology, September 2009, Bertinoro (Forli), Italy.
    • M.Kiran, Applying co-evolution in dynamic scenarios, talk presented at Coping with Crisis in Socio-Economic systems, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, (June 2009).

    2008

    • M.Kiran, Evolutionary forces in Economics, presented at PhD Away Day, Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK (2008)

    2007

    • M.Kiran, S.Coakley, M.Holcombe, L.S.Chin, D.Worth, C.Greenough, From Biology to Economics: FLAME - A Parallel Agent-based Simulation Framework, Proceedings of European Commission Complex Systems 2007, Dresden, Germany.

    2006

    • M.Kiran, Tale of the Oracle, Future Trends in Hypercomputation Workshop, Sheffield, UK, Sept 2006

    Project Research (Technical) Reports

    2013

    • ADD AUTHORSM.Kiran, A.Simons, Broker@Cloud Deliverable 2.3 Pilot cloud platform analysis [private]
    • M.Kiran, A.Simons, Broker@Cloud Deliverable 2.2 Pilot cloud platform analysis [private]
    • ADD AUTHORSM.Kiran, A.Simons, Broker@Cloud Deliverable 2.1 Pilot cloud platform analysis [private]

    2012

    • M.Kiran, M.Jiang, T.Kirkham, K.Djemame, OPTIMIS Deliverable D3.4.2.2 - Provider's Risk Assessment Tools - Dynamic Data
    • J.Tordsson, D.Espling, A.Ali-Eldin, W.Li, P.Svard, L.Edblom, C.Sheridan, A.Tenschert, T.Wang, P.Gilet, J.Luis Prieto, K.Djemame, D.Armstrong, M.Kiran, M.Jiang, O.Fito, J.Guitart, J.Ejarque, R.Sirvent, F.Lordan, W.Ziegler, H.Rasheed, S.Stamokostas, G.Kousiouris, K.Konstanteli, J.Byrne, S.Nair, A.Khan, P.Pawar, OPTIMIS- Public Deliverable- D1.2.1.3- Architecture Design document, [Link]
    • V.Lee, A.Aley, J.Tordsson, R.Sirvent, J.Ejarque, J.Oriol Fito, F.Lordan, J.Subirat, T.Wang, P.Gilet, G.Kousiouris, K.Konstanteli, J.Luis Prieto, Martinez, W.Ziegler, H.Rasheed, J.Byrne, S.Nair, A.U.Khan, P.Pawar, T.Kirkham, K.Djemame, M.Jiang, M.Kiran, D.Armstrong, OPTIMIS- Public Deliverable- D1.1.2.3 - Verification and Validation Cases, [Link]
    • J.Tordsson, F.Hernandez, R.Sirvent, J.Ejarque, J.Oriol Fito, J.Guitar, G.Gallizo, G.Katsaros, G.Kousiouris, K.Konstanteli, J.Luis Prieto, Martinez, W.Ziegler, S.Dawson, S.Nair, A.U.Khan, R.Muttukrishnan, A.Zisman, M.Corrales, C.Zsigri, C.Sheridan, F.B.Arrieta, D.Armstrong, K.Djemame, M.Jiang, M.Kiran, T.Kirkham, OPTIMIS- Public Deliverable- D1.1.1.3 - Requirements Analysis, [Link]
    • J.Tordsson, D.Espling, A.Ali-Eldin, W.Li, P.Svard, L.Edblom, C.Sheridan, A.Tenschert, T.Wang, P.Gilet, J.Luis Prieto, K.Djemame, D.Armstrong, M.Kiran, M.Jiang, O.Fito, J.Guitart, J.Ejarque, R.Sirvent, F.Lordan, W.Ziegler, H.Rasheed, S.Stamokostas, G.Kousiouris, K.Konstanteli, J.Byrne, S.Nair, A.Khan, P.Pawar, OPTIMIS- Public Deliverable- D1.2.1.3 - Architecture Design document, [Link]
    • V.Lee, A.Aley, J.Tordsson, R.Sirvent, J.Ejarque, J.Oriol Fito, F.Lordan, J.Subirat, T.Wang, P.Gilet, G.Kousiouris, K.Konstanteli, J.Luis Prieto, Martinez, W.Ziegler, H.Rasheed, J.Byrne, S.Nair, A.U.Khan, P.Pawar, T.Kirkham, K.Djemame, M.Jiang, M.Kiran, D.Armstrong, OPTIMIS- Public Deliverable- D1.1.2.3 - Verification and Validation Cases, [Link]
    • J.Tordsson, F.Hernandez, R.Sirvent, J.Ejarque, J.Oriol Fito, J.Guitar, G.Gallizo, G.Katsaros, G.Kousiouris, K.Konstanteli, J.Luis Prieto Martinez, W.Ziegler, S.Dawson, S.Nair, A.U.Khan, R.Muttukrishnan, A.Zisman, M.Corrales, C.Zsigri, C.Sheridan, F.Bermejo Arrieta, D.Armstrong, K.Djemame, M.Jiang, M.Kiran, T.Kirkham, OPTIMIS- Public Deliverable- D1.1.1.3- Requirements Analysis, [Link]
    • L.S.Chin, D.J.Worth, C.Greenough, S.Coakley, M.Holcombe, M.Kiran, FLAME: an approach to the parallelisation of agent-based applications RAL Technical Reports, RAL-TR-2012-013 (2012) [application/pdf] CSE-SEG STFC SCI COMP
    • L.S.Chin, D.J.Worth, C.Greenough, S.Coakley, M.Holcombe, M.Kiran, The EURACE agent-based economic model: benchmarking, assessment and optimization, RAL Technical Reports, RAL-TR-2012-006 (2012) [application/pdf] SE-SEG STFC SCI COMP

    2011

    • M.Kiran, M.Jiang, K.Djemame, OPTIMIS Deliverable D3.4.1.2- Provider's Risk Assessment Tools - Static Data
    • J.Tordsson, F.Hernandez, R.Sirvent, J.Ejarque, J.Oriol Fito, J.Guitart, G.Gallizo, G.Katsaros, G.Kousiouris, K.Konstanteli, J.Luis Prieto Martinez, W.Ziegler, S.Dawson, S.Nair, A.U.Khan, R.Muttukrishnan, A.Zisman, M.Corrales, I.Nwankwo, N.Forgo, C.Zsigri, C.Sheridan, D.Armstrong, K.Djemame, M.Jiang, M.Kiran, T.Kirkham, OPTIMIS- Public Deliverable- D1.2.1.2 Architecture Design document, [Link]
    • J.Tordsson, D.Espling, A.Ali-Eldin, W.Li, P.Svard, C.Sheridan, R.Kubert, P.Gilet, J.Luis Prieto, K.Djemame, D.Armstrong, M.Kiran, M.Jiang, O.Fito, J.Guitart, J.Ejarque, R.Sirvent, W.Ziegler, O.Waldrich, A.Zisman, G.Kousiouris, K.Konstanteli, S.Dawson, S.Nair, A.Khan, OPTIMIS- Public Deliverable- D1.1.1.2- Requirements Analysis, [Link]

    2010

    • C.Greenough, L.S.Chin, D.J.Worth, M.Holcombe, S.Coakley, M.Kiran, Parallel Implementation of Large Scale Agent-based Models in Economics, Advances in Agent-Based Computational Economics: Agent-based modelling (ADACE), Bielefeld, Germany, 05-07 Jun 2010 [application/pdf] CSE CSE-SEG STFC
    • Developer documentation for FLAME. This report was written to study how the FLAME xparser generator works. The software code was studied to understand the various stages in the code. This will allow future programmers to go through this report to implement further enhancements to FLAME.
    • Release of FLAME v1.0 as Opensource on SourceForge
    • Iceberg documentation for running parallel models of FLAME. Iceberg is a high performance computing grid at Sheffield as part of the White Rose Computing Grid.
    • Getting started with FLAME manual. This mini report contains details on the softwares that have to be installed to allow FLAME to run on different platform machines.

    2009

    • M.Kiran, S.Coakley, EURACE Deliverable 8.1: Release of agent-based software platform for economic policy design, FLAME v1.0 (2009)

    2008

    • S.Coakley, M.Kiran, EURACE Deliverable 5.2: Computational experiments of policy design on goods, labour and credit markets (2008)

    2007

    • S.Coakley, M.Kiran, EURACE Deliverable 1.1: X-Agent framework and software environment for agent-based models in economics (2007)

Research Thesis

  • M.Kiran, Investigating Coevolutionary Algorithms in Agent-Based Economic Systems (PhD), Sheffield, UK, March 2010
  • Comparative Analysis of Hypercomputation Systems, (MSc Dissertation) 2006, Awarded the Fretwell-Downing Prize for Best MSc Dissertation in Engineering

Softwares

Simulation Models

Tools Produced

FLAME Xparser Files

Personal Research Reports (some maybe outdated now)