About Marcus R Wigan
Marcus Wigan (www.mwigan.com) has worked across the boundaries of many disciplines, and continues to do so: his fathers site, an eminent acoustical engineer, is at https://works.bepress.com/edmund-wigan/. Marcus is Emeritus Professor of Transport and Information Systems at Edinburgh Napier University, a Visiting Professor in Civil Engineering at Imperial College London, and an Honorary Fellow at the Conservatorium of Music at Melbourne University. Other areas of long term community and professional input and engagement include bicycle, walking, and motorycle studies, as transport instead of the very popular safety only published work. He has become in his dotage a serial degree collector: the most recent handful being an IP Law Grad Dip, an International Relations Masters, a Masters in Applied and Professional Ethics- all at the University of Melbourne and research Masters in Musicology from Monash University. (Historical additions include a Grad. Dip. In Organisational Psychology from VUT, Masters in Asian Studies and an MBA from Monash, and an MA and DPhil in Nuclear Physics from Oxford. Current active research interests include the live history collection of working 1979-99 microcomputers and software( and their social impact, especially a large collection of working expert systems of the era, most Australian), with concurrent studies in digital humanities and Information Ethics. Recent work includes the build up of the Science Fiction Collection at the Monash Library Rare Book Room, analyses of research impact and the support of researchers in their work via the new generation of tools such as ResearchGate and Academia and the span of publication (the years between publication and most recent citation), recent outcomes on the interactions digital hearing aids and music as well as the historical musicology of MIFOH in Australia over 40 years are both well over 1000 downloads since 2017 with continuous utilization at the same level since 2017. Most recent publications are on the changes in professional ethics for ITC professions, and the interactions between QALYS, ML and embedded medical devices, and shortly the less obvious uses of chatbots and explanatory AI. Current work is on the roles of expertise and experts in public service and in policy (colloquia and an upcoming book), multi-IP mediated recovered historical digital music repository (for >200GB and growing) of recovered historical MIFOH performances, and in nonlinear eLiterature approaches to biography.
Selected papers, presentations, and audio and video presentation and interview recordings will be discussed and introduced here, with links to where the full papers (if not posted here) can be secured or downloaded.
Recent requests for copies of some of my motorcycle journalism in the dim distant past are being responded to here in a new section for Journalism: for some reason my readers seemed to enjoy my tales of real and at best middle field but enjoyable racing and road test reports form around half a century ago....perhaps I was closer in skills -or lack of them- to my readers than many other writers...
Sometimes old papers will be posted, with comments on why that are placed here.
1 An early one is on locational based services and the implications, for example, written well before LBS exploded into daily use.
2. A paper written well before 3D printing gained its current broad momentum and, surprisingly, yet still has something to offer in terms of the industries still vulnerable to zero length supply chain disruption-including the logistics industry itself.
3. A very early (one of the first in fact performance comparison of early microcomputers, which emphasises the role of floating point processors even at that early date, and will cause mild amusement (if not amazement at what we did with such weak computation power) to all those who started their computing in the 21st century...
4. A set of materials from the first systematic pricing principle for geospatial data in Australia, using Ramsey pricing and MonteCarlo estimation in the mid 1990s
5. The first use of large scale repositories to develop thesaurus entries using inverted search engines, picking out methodological terms (a classic problem in metadata keywords prior to this)
This site will also be used to look at predictions made years ago in published materials - and how the world actually turned out!
I have also used this site to acknowledge the many co-authors and co-workers with whom I published during many very productive and busy years, much of which is now recognised as well before its time and continuously cited after over 30 years) at the Australian Road Research Board by listing both the papers and their names with my thanks.
This site is an eclectic collection of materials that I have been asked for: for a comprehensive coverage, check Academia, Researchgate and Google Scholar. As a guide to the utilisation of his materials see these diagrams from Google Scholar, please nte:
1. He started publishing in the international refereed literature in 1965
2. Google diagrams only go back to 1983, so 18 years of publications omitted
3. He was retired (active verb) in 2007, so almost all his citations are post retirement: see below taken on 18 November 2022
|2006 - Present||Visiting Professor, Imperial College London ‐ Department of Civil engineering|
|Present||Emeritus Professor, Edinburgh Napier University|
|Present||Principal, Oxford Systematics|
|2016 - 2017||Professorial Fellow, University of Wollongong|
|2015 - 2017||MA (Musicology), Monash University|
|2012 - 2015||MA (Applied and Professional Ethics), The University of Melbourne|
|2010 - 2012||MA (International Relations), The University of Melbourne|
|2008 - 2010||Grad.Dip. Legal Studies (IP Law), The University of Melbourne|
|1965 - 1998||Grad.Dip Applied Psychology(Organisational), Victoria University of Technology|
|1993 - 1994||MBA, Monash University|
|1993 - 1994||MA (Asian Studies), Monash University|
|1992 - 1994||Undergraduate Major, Swinburne University of Technology ‐ Psychology Department|
|1964 - 1967||DPhil, Attached Staff AERE Harwell, University of Oxford ‐ Hertford College|
|1960 - 1963||BA(Hons) (Physics and Mathematics), University of Oxford ‐ Hertford College|
Transport Futures (5)
Intergenerational thinking on the future of transport - PTRC Fireside Chat writeup - Glenn Lyons - 14-06-23.pdf PTRC (2023)
The Convenors summary of this panel ranging from 11 (Rosie Lyons), through , to 81 (Marcus Wigan). Picking out some of the key points made, emphasising the needs for faster rates of change within the ...
ITS16 SWZ Wigan Gaffney Benjamin Soft vehicle soft cars soft transport V6.doc 23rd Intelligent Transprt Systems (ITS) World Congress (2016)
Automated vehicles are part of a broader picture where the trade-offs between hardware, software and human interaction are blurred and it becomes much more difficult to distinguish between infrastructure, vehicle and person. We have chosen ...
Soft Vehicles Soft Roads Soft Transport V11pptx.pptx 23rd Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress (2016)
Powerpoint Presentation for the paper with the following Abstract also on Selected Works:Automated vehicles are part of a broader picture where the trade-offs between hardware, software and human interaction are blurred and it becomes much ...
Results of a Delphi study on transport research needs World Conference on Transport Research, Sydney 1995 (1995)
A Delphi survey was undertaken with a selection of professionals in academic, government and consulting across the world. The objective was to identify the application areas where priorities should be placed, and the current status ...
Biography of Scientists and Engineers (1)
Memories of Dad 15.11.1902- 16.10.1970 A celebration of the life and works of Edmund Ramsay Wigan (2003)
Edmund Ramsay Wigan was a distinguished Acoustical and Mechanical Engineer (https://works.bepress.com/edmund-wigan/) who patented literally several dozen devices and ideas, was responsible for the field radios used by the Allied forces in Europe in World War ...
Historical data issues (3)
Written contributions while at the Australian Road Research Board 1976-1992 Oxford Systematics Working Papers (1992)
During the 16 years I worked at the ARRB I worked with many people, introduced many ideas and was stimulated by many of ideas of others. Some of these resulted in printed and published work, ...
ARRB Data Resource CDRom [including many Australian Household interview surveys] (Unpublished) Discussion Notes (1990)
This CD-Rom was to be the first to be produced by the Australian Road Research Board, and is designed to provide an introduction to the use of this new archival medium, and to ensure that ...
ARRB Microfiche Production and Archiving and Its Role in the ARRB Information System Discussion Notes (1979)
UPDATE21-2-23: In the 2020s the quality of these microfiche which I verified for quality for every single one, was sufficiently good that they were scanned and provided the basis of the ARRB component that they ...
Rethinking IT Professional Ethics: Classical and Current Contexts Australasian Journal of Information Systems (2020)
Professional computer ethics has widened its scope over the last 20 years as a direct result of the massive growth in computer mediated services by government and industry, and concerns over how data and interaction ...
Rethinking IT professional ethics Conference Proceedings 8th AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF COMPUTER ETHICS CONFERENCE August 2019 (2019)
There has been a steady shift from business oriented computing, developed or deployed in a reasonably closed environment, to a far more open environment where a complex network of developers, users and applications are involved. ...
Professional Computer Ethics and AI: House of Lords, Inquiry Governance and Virtue Ethics.docx (2018)
A full text of the shorter archive in Information Age online 4-12-18 including the contexts and other aspects not covered in the abbreviated online version.There has been wide discussion, some alarmist, some considered, in the ...
21st Century Wiener Conference : AIi and ethics panel notes 15-7-17.docx 21 st Century Wiener Conference (2017)
Combining the terms Ai and ethics requires a careful consideration of the framework being used. The major distinction is between utilitarian and virtue ethics. Clearly Virtue Ethics cannot be applied ‘an AI’ as it is ...
Why Do We Need Transdisciplinarity.mp4 Securitisation for sustainability of people and place: a call to Transdisciplinarity" 15th Workshop on the Social Implications of National Security (SINS22) (2022)
The recording of the closing invited contribution to the session on Transdiciplinarity for the SINS22 program session on security.
M Wigan Revising professional IT Ethics: Video of presentation (.mov format) Australian Computer Ethics Comferemce (2019)
Paper presented at the 8th Australian Institute of Computer Ethics held at Deakin Docklands 20-8-19. Adresses the shifts from 1990s views of IT professional ethics to current issues, and the need to move to a ...
13 1025 Wigan ASAR Conference - Compatibility Mode.pdf Audio Sound Recordings Association "Access-Ability" (2013)
Presentation at the National Film and Sound Archive of the first stages of the recovery of the then virtually lost Festival Melbourne Festival of Organ and Harpsichord later presented as an HD Masters Thesis at ...
Consequences of Big Data on the Individual (interview audio recording) IEEE Computer Special Issue on Big Data interview of M Wigan by A/Prof Katina Michael (2013)
Interview by Prof Michael expanding on the issues raised by a paper by Wigan and Clarke (2013) Big Data's Unintended Consequences which has over 9600 views/downlads. IEEE Computer 46(6) 45-53, with a special focus on ...
1999 Valuing Business Ethics Presentation to Victoria University Business Faculty: PPT Oxford Systematics (1999)
This talk had its genesis in a long telephone discussion with the Director of the Centre, which canvassed a range of perspectives and hypotheses about the emergence of business ethics as a matter of current ...
Minor Theses, (2)
Power relationships in Graduate Degree Supervision Minor Theses (1998)
Supervision of graduate students has been well-studied from many different angles, but the power relationships have been the subject of only a few investigations. This thesis reports on a survey of the power relationship perceptions ...
Measuring Reciprocal Power Relationships between Supervisors and Graduate Students AUSPLAT (2019)
An updated Powerpoint presentation of the development of a series of Scales as instruments to measure Lewins Social Power relationships between graduate students and supervisors. These scales show good Cronbach levels for both the perceptions ...
Vulnerable Road Users (2)
The PCU Values of Motorcycles in congested flow Transportation Research Board 89th Annual General Meeting (2010)
The flow rate of a traffic stream is a variable of interest to transport engineers. It is usually expressed in terms of vehicles per lane per hour. In mixed traffic, different vehicle types cause different ...