Research at Leeds Beckett

Dr Ah-Lian Kor


Dr Ah-Lian Kor
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Dr Ah-Lian Kor

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School Of Built Environment, Engineering And Computing

0113 81 23243 A.Kor@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

About Dr Ah-Lian Kor

Dr Ah-Lian Kor is part of Leeds Beckett MSc Sustainable Computing Curriculum Development Team. She has been involved in several EU projects for Green Computing, Innovative Training Model for Social Enterprises Professional Qualifications, and Integrated System for Learning and Education Services. She has published work on ontology, Semantics Web, Web Services, Portal and semantics for GIS. She is active in AI research and has developed an intelligent map understanding system and reasoning system. 

She is an Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Web Portals; a member of IQN (international quality network for spatial cognition); sits on many international conference program/technical committees (e.g. IEEE Cloud Computing, Cyberlaws Conference, ICT-EurAsia, etc.); an active paper reviewer for journals and conferences (e.g. AMCIS, International Journal of Emergency Services, Inderscience journal, etc.); Editorial Advisory Board Member for International Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems and  International Journal on Advances in Security; an associate member of the EPSRC funded e-GISE (e-Government and System Evaluation) Network) and has helped organise an international workshop (eGOV’05) for the network.

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Current Teaching

  • MSc Green Computing modules: ICT & Environment, Green Computing Technologies, Responsibly Green
  • Masters Degree Modules: Digital Media Communications, Research Practice, Dissertations
  • Level 6: AI in Business, Research Project, Project Implementation and Evaluation
  • Level 4: Web Development

Research Interests

Applied Research

Dr Kor designed, implemented and evaluated interactive simulations, investigated reasoning and learning styles adopted by users when they interact with computer learning systems. She has modelled qualitative understanding based on semantic networks, causal maps, and also conceptual change based on analysis of search space (General Problem Solver Model). She has used prolog to develop a prototype which uses qualitative spatial reasoning techniques to identify road junctions: T, Y or V, and X in a digitised vector map; developed a knowledge base with reasoning capability for cardinal directions.

Dr Kor conducted statistical tests (e.g. Chi Square, Correlation, ANOVA, etc...) on collected survey data through CHALCS, a community project in Leeds. For the MOSE project, quantitative analyses (e.g. multiple regression, correlation, ANOVA, and t-test) have been conducted on data collected through online questionnaires. She has guided students in the development of expert systems for a local power station and intelligent control as well as monitoring system for a data centre.

Theoretical Research

Dr Kor co-developed the Horizontal and Vertical Constraints Model and an Expressive Hybrid Model for the reasoning of cardinal direction relations between regions. This entailed formalising definitions for the following: atomic binary cardinal relations, whole and part cardinal relations, weak and expressive relations. Dr Kor introduced a formula which could compute the composition of cardinal direction relations for whole or part regions. Composition tables are used as part of the inference engine in the reasoning systems.

Applied information systems development life cycle, knowledge management life cycle, organisational learning, and mapping techniques (e.g. conversation, UML and states, and causal mapping) to develop an integrated framework (CARE: Continuous Adaptable Reflective Evaluation) for evaluating e-government systems (Systems Evaluation Life Cycle, SELC; Reflective Evaluative Methodology, REM; Integrated methodology (SSM, HSM, and Research Methodologies).

Based on the action research cycle and innovation theories, a conceptual action-oriented Innovation Model is built. It aims to be used as a guide for the implementation of an innovation process that could bring about transformation and also for the evaluation of an organisation'’s innovation activeness. A novel PPT (People, Process, Technology) Innovation Value Model is built to guide the evaluation of innovation value in the public sector. Dr Kor developed a calculi for the conversion of information to knowledge (and vice versa), and constructed a novel Information and Knowledge Management System which aims to unify the various epistemologies and contemporary models for knowledge.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (18)

Chapters (11)

  • Cristea VV; Pattinson C; Kor A (2018) Mobile Phones and Energy Consumption. In: Kharchenko V; Kondratenko Y; Kacprzyk J Green IT Engineering: Social, Business and Industrial Applications. Switzerland: Springer, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-00253-4
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  • Muhd Azmi D; Kor A; Pattinson C; Bujang N (2017) Energy Efficiency of 4th Gen Intel ® Core ™ Processor vs 3rd Gen Intel ® Core ™ Processor. In: Kharchenko V; Kondratenko Y; Kacprzyk J Green IT Engineering: Concepts, Models, Complex Systems Architectures, Edition: 2,. : Springer, pp. 135-153.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55595-9_7
  • Iqbal A; Pattinson C; Kor A-L (2017) Introducing Controlling Features in Cloud Environment by Using SNMP. In: Green IT Engineering: Concepts, Models, Complex Systems Architectures. : Springer International Publishing, pp. 147-160.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44162-7_8
  • Alotaibi R; Ramachandran M; Kor AL; Hosseinian-Far A (2016) A conceptual model for the factors affecting social media adoption in Saudi government 2.0. In: Proceedings of the European Conference on e-Government, ECEG. : , pp. 10-18.
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  • Pattinson C; Kor A; Cross R (2015) Critical Issues for Data Center Energy Efficiency. In: Dastbaz M; Pattinson C; Akhgar B Green Information Technology: A Sustainable Approach. : Elsevier, pp. .
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  • Pattinson C; Cross R; Kor A (2015) Thin Client and Energy efficiency. In: Dastbaz M; Pattinson C; Akhgar B Green Information Technology: A Sustainable Approach. : Elsevier, pp. .
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  • Pattinson C; Kor A; Braddock R (2015) Community Wide Area Network and Mobile ISP. In: Dastbaz M; Pattinson C; Akhgar B Green Information Technology: A Sustainable Approach. : Elsevier, pp. .
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  • Alotaibi R; Ramachandran M; Kor A; Hosseinian-Far A (2014) Factors affecting the adoption of social media as communication channels in government agencies. In: Mahmood Z Cloud Computing Technology for C-Government. : IGI Global, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-8629-8.ch003
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  • Kor A; Orange G (2010) A Survey of Epistemology and Its Implications On An Organisational Information And Knowledge Management Model. In: Eardley A; Uden L Innovative knowledge management. : Igi Publishing, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60566-701-0.ch006
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  • Kor A (2007) Semantic Web, RDF, and Portals. In: Tatnall A Encyclopedia of Portal Technologies and Applications. : IGI Global, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59140-989-2.ch149
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  • Kor A (2007) Ontology, Web Services, and Semantic Web Portals. In: Tatnall A Encyclopedia of Portal Technologies and Applications. : IGI Global, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59140-989-2.ch110
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Conference contributions (18)

  • Kor AL (2019) Qualitative spatial reasoning for orientation relations in a 3-D context .
    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01174-1_74
  • Thackray H; Earle L; Kor A; Pattinson C (2018) Investigation of a UK Financial Organisation's Green Computing Strategy University of Cambridge 11/12/2017.
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  • Kor AL; Pattinson C (2018) A Green Programming Model for Cloud Software Efficiency Vancouver 29/11/2017.
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  • Thakkar N; Kor A; Lazarevski S (2018) Application of Business Intelligence Techniques using SAS on Open Data: Analysing Health Inequality in English Regions Vancouver 29/11/2017.
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  • Mallik B; Sheikh Akbari A; Hussain M; Kor AL (2017) A Mixed resolution based High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC) London: Savoy Place 04/12/2017.
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  • Elliott J; Kor A; Omotosho OA (2017) Energy Consumption in Smartphones: An Investigation of Battery and Energy Consumption of Media Related Applications on Android Smartphones Leeds 13/09/2018.
  • Hedemalm E; Hallberg J; Kor A; Andersson K; Pattinson C (2017) PROMOTING GREEN TRANSPORTATION VIA PERSUASIVE GAMES Leeds 13/09/2018.
  • Vo TYN; Kor A; Pattinson C (2017) GreenMed: A sustainable physical activity tracking application Leeds 13/09/2017.
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  • Kor AL; Pattinson C; Pope R; Schulte A (2015) An Integrated Healthcare System and Services for Empowering Patients Las Vegas 27/07/2015.
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  • Muhd Azmi S; Bujang N; Kor A; Pattinson C (2015) A Comparative Study on the Energy Efficiency of 4th Gen Intel Core Processor vs 3rd Gen Intel Core Processor Las Vegas 27/07/2015.
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  • Gordon N; Kor AL; Pattinson C (2014) Enhancing employability through sustainable Computing University of Edinburgh 30/04/2014. HEA.
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  • Gordon N; Pattinson C; Kor A (2014) Sustainable and Green Information Systems: Preparing the next generation of practitioners. Edinburgh 30/04/2014.
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  • Gordon N; Pattinson C; Kor A (2011) Sustainability Issues in the Computing Curriculum Belfast 23/08/2011.
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  • Hassan H; Kor A; Moore D (2009) Support For Students With Learning Disabilities In Higher Education Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK 22/04/2009.
  • Fraser M; Orange G; Kor A (2009) The creation, operation and future of HE in FE partnerships Warwick University 30/03/2009.
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  • Kor A (2007) Reasoning Mechanism for cardinal directions in Geographical Information Systems Leeds Metropolitan University 09/07/2007.
  • Kor A; Orange G (2007) Use of Philosophy, Epistemology, and Ontology to Provide Deeper Understanding of Knowledge Management Berne, Switzerland 12/06/2007.
  • Kor A (2004) Reasoning about Cardinal Directions University of Leeds. 31/03/2004.

Conference proceedings (peer reviewed) (30)

  • Thackray H; Kor A; Pattinson C; Earle L (2018) Audit of an Organisation's ICT Systems for Flexible Working. In: World Congress on Sustainable Technologies University of Cambridge 11/12/2017 00:00:00. : Inderscience, pp. .
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  • Mallik B; Sheikh Akbari A; Kor A (2018) MIXED-RESOLUTION HEVC BASED MULTIVIEW VIDEO CODEC. In: 3DTV-CON 2017 Copenhagen 07/06/2017 00:00:00. : IEEE, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1109/3DTV.2017.8280426
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  • Bazarhanova A; Kor A; Pattinson C (2017) A Belief Rule-Based Environmental Responsibility Assessment for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises. In: Future Technologies Conference San Francisco 06/12/2016 00:00:00. : , pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1109/FTC.2016.7821673
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  • Kor A; Pattinson C; Yanovsky M; Kharchenko V (2017) SMART-ITEM: IoT-Enabled Smart Living. In: Future Technologies Conference San Francisco 06/12/2016 00:00:00. : IEEE, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1109/FTC.2016.7821687
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  • Yanovskaya O; Yanovsky M; Kharchenko V; Kor A; Pattinson C (2017) Sustainable Availability Provision in Distributed Cloud Services. In: Future Technologies Conference San Francisco 06/12/2016 00:00:00. : IEEE, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1109/FTC.2016.7821756
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  • Leader S; Kor A; Behringer R; Cope N (2017) A Rule-based Guidance (RBG) System with Graphical Representation of Uncertainty. In: Future Technologies Conference San Francisco 06/12/2016 00:00:00. : IEEE, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1109/FTC.2016.7821672
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  • Shaw J; Kor AL; Pattinson C (2016) An Evaluation of the Impact of Remote Collaboration Tools on Corporate Sustainability. In: Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, 14th Intl Conf on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing, 2nd Intl Conf on Big Data Intelligence and Computing and Cyber Science and Technology Congress(DASC/PiCom/DataCom/CyberSciTech), 2016 IEEE 14th Intl C 08/08/2016 00:00:00. : , pp. 257-262.
    https://doi.org/10.1109/DASC-PICom-DataCom-CyberSciTec.2016.63
  • AlHarbi LM; Kor AL; Pattinson C (2016) Effective Green IT Strategy in a UK Higher Education Institute. In: 2016 IEEE 14th Intl Conf on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, 14th Intl Conf on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing, 2nd Intl Conf on Big Data Intelligence and Computing and Cyber Science and Technology Congress(DASC/PiCom/DataCom/CyberSciTech) Auckland, New Zealand 08/08/2016 00:00:00. : IEEE, pp. 251-256.
    https://doi.org/10.1109/DASC-PICom-DataCom-CyberSciTec.2016.62
  • Papanderou M; Kor A-L; Pattinson C (2016) Evaluation of ICT Environmental Impact for an SME. In: 2016 IEEE 14th Intl Conf on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, 14th Intl Conf on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing, 2nd Intl Conf on Big Data Intelligence and Computing and Cyber Science and Technology Congress(DASC/PiCom/DataCom/CyberSciTech)2016 08/08/2016 00:00:00. : IEEE, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1109/dasc-picom-datacom-cyberscitec.2016.61
  • Iqbal A; Pattinson C; Kor A-L (2016) Managing Energy Efficiency in the Cloud Computing Environment Using SNMPv3: A Quantitative Analysis of Processing and Power Usage. In: 2016 IEEE 14th Intl Conf on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, 14th Intl Conf on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing, 2nd Intl Conf on Big Data Intelligence and Computing and Cyber Science and Technology Congress(DASC/PiCom/DataCom/CyberSciTech)2016 08/08/2016 00:00:00. : IEEE, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1109/dasc-picom-datacom-cyberscitec.2016.60
  • Pattinson C; Olaoluwa P; Kor AL (2016) A Comparative Study on the Energy Consumption of PHP Single and Double Quotes. In: 2015 IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Data Intensive Systems Sydney 11/12/2015 00:00:00. : , pp. 232-239.
    https://doi.org/10.1109/DSDIS.2015.87
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  • Iqbal A; Pattinson C; Kor A-L (2015) Performance monitoring of Virtual Machines (VMs) of type I and II hypervisors with SNMPv3. In: 2015 World Congress on Sustainable Technologies (WCST) 14/12/2015 00:00:00. : IEEE, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1109/wcst.2015.7415127
  • Olauluwa P; Kor AL; Pattinson C (2015) PHP Single and Double Quotes: Does It Make a Difference to Energy Consumption?. In: The International SEEDS Conference Leeds Beckett University 17/09/2015 00:00:00. : LSI Publishing, pp. 253-265.
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  • Schmidt M; Pattinson C; Kor AL (2015) A WEB-BASED ENVIRONMENTAL TOOLKIT TO SUPPORT SMES IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM. In: The International SEEDS Conference Leeds Beckett University 17/09/2015 00:00:00. : , pp. 199-215.
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  • Cristea V; Pattinson C; Kor AL (2015) ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF MOBILE PHONES. In: The International SEEDS Conference Leeds Beckett University 17/09/2015 00:00:00. : , pp. 79-99.
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  • Chand K; Ramachandran M; Kor A (2015) Simulation of Cloud Data Security Processes and Performance,. In: ICGS3: International Conference on Global Security, Safety, and Sustainability London 15/09/2015 00:00:00. : Springer Verlag (Germany), pp. 285-295.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23276-8_26
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  • Kor A; Pattinson C; Imam I; AlSaleemi I; Omotosho O (2015) Applications, Energy Consumption and Measurement. In: IEEE International Conference on Information and Digital Technologies (IDT 2015) Zilina, Slovakia 07/07/2015 00:00:00. : IEEE, pp. 161-171.
    https://doi.org/10.1109/DT.2015.7222967
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  • Kor A; Bennett B (2013) Syllogistic Reasoning for Cardinal Direction Relations. In: ICAI'13 Las Vagas, USA 22/07/2013 00:00:00. : CSREA Press, pp. 255-261.
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  • Orange G; Seitz V; Kor AL (2011) Issues surrounding knowledge and information dissemination for domestic workers in Malaysia. In: . : , pp. 248-257.
  • Heinzl J; Kor A-L; Orange G; Kaufmann HR (2008) Austrian higher education institutions' idiosyncrasies and technology transfer system. In: Al Bustan Rotana Hotel, Dubai 25/05/2008 00:00:00. : , pp. .
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  • Kor A-L; Orange G (2008) A survey of epistemology and its implications on an organisational information and knowledge management model. In: Al Bustan Rotana Hotel, Dubai 25/05/2008 00:00:00. : , pp. .
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  • Kor AL; Orange G; Elliman T; Tassabehji R (2007) A value oriented conceptual model for innovation in local government. In: . : , pp. 1661.
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  • Kor A; Orange G; Burke A (2006) An Ontology-based Web Portal to Support Continuous, Adaptable, Rigorous, Reflective and Sustainable Evaluation of eGovernment Systems (CARE). In: Romania 05/09/2006 00:00:00. : , pp. .
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  • Kor A; Burke A; Orange G; Elliman T (2006) The Development of an Evaluation Framework for eGovernment Systems. In: York, UK 20/09/2006 00:00:00. : , pp. .
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  • Orange G; Burke A; Elliman T; Kor AL (2006) Care: An integrated framework to support continuous, adaptable, reflective evaluation of eGovernment systems: A research note. In: . : , pp. .
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  • Kor A; Bennett B (2003) An expressive hybrid model for the composition of cardinal directions. In: Acapulco, Mexico 08/08/2003 00:00:00. : , pp. .
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  • Kor AL (2003) Psychological and pedagogical foundations for a computer-based learning environment with a language-deficient domain. In: Athens, Greece 09/07/2003 00:00:00. : , pp. .
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  • Kor A; Bennett B (2003) Composition for cardinal directions by decomposing horizontal and vertical constraints. In: Standford University, California. 23/03/2003 00:00:00. : , pp. .
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  • Kor A; Self JA; Tait K (2001) Pictorial Socratic dialogue and conceptual change. In: Seoul, Korea, . : , pp. .
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  • Self JA; Karakirik E; Kor A; Tedesco P (2000) Computer-based strategies for articulate reflection (and reflective articulation). In: National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan . : , pp. 3-12.
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Open educational resources (2)

  • Pattinson C; Kor A (2014), Introduction to Green IT Chapter
  • Pattinson C; Kor A (2014), Legal and Regulatory Framework for Green IT

Reports (4)

  • Kor A (2014) Freshness Indicators. Leeds Beckett University:
  • Pattinson C; Braddock R; Kor A (2010) JANET UK Wireless LAN Project, Technical Report. Disseminated to JANET UK as a User Manual (for managers and engineers). JANET UK.
  • Kor A (2008) A Summary on Skills Analysis and Skills-related Action Plans in the UK. Innovation North Faculty of Information and Technology, Leeds Metropolitan University, and Northern Technology Institute (NTI). commissioned by West Yorkshire Lifelong Learning Network, WYLLN.
  • Kor A; Orange G (2006) New media Strategies of Higher Education Institutions and their Implementation - National and International Examples: Country Report of the United Kingdom (. A report prepared for a project on e-learning undertaken by the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences and University of Applied Sciences FH Johanneum.

Theses or dissertations (2)

  • Kor A (2001), A computer-based environment for the exploration of buoyancy
  • Kor A (1995), The development and evaluation of a logo-based geometry package
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