About Marcus R Wigan
Marcus Wigan (www.mwigan.com) has worked across the boundaries of many disciplines, and continues to do so: an Emeritus Professor of Transport and Information Systems at Edinburgh Napier University and until mid 2018, a Visiting Professor in Civil Engineering at Imperial College London, he has become in his dotage(see recent mug shot) 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. Current active research interests include the live history collection of working 1979-89 microcomputers and software and their social impact, with concurrent studies in digital humanities and Information Ethics, 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 as well as analysing the cooperative support that can be extracted from 'traditional' Open Source University Repositories, and research into the interactions (quite inadequate still) of digital hearing aids and music.
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.
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 at the Australian Road Research Board by listing both the papers and their names with my thanks.
|2016 - Present||Professorial Fellow, University of Wollongong|
|2006 - Present||Visiting Professor, Imperial College London ‐ Department of Civil engineering|
|Present||Emeritus Professor, Edinburgh Napier University|
|Present||Principal, Oxford Systematics|
|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|
Big Data (1)
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 paper by Wigan and Clarke (2013) Big Data's Unintended Consequences. IEEE Computer 46(6) 45-53, with a special focus on the concept of the Private data ...
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, who patented literally several dozen devices and ideas, was responsible for the field radios used by the Allied forces in Europe in World War 2, ...
Hearing aids and music: experimental tests for better algorithm selection and design Working Papers (2017)
While there is increasingly wide acceptance that music listeners using hearing aids need far more attention that they have been getting in the past, the field is still very thinly populated, and some basic questions ...
Technology Enhancement - A full role for the elderly (PDF of the Powerpoint) Melbourne Graduate House (2014)
Complementary to the audio recording. Covers dependency models of the elderly, co-design, and illustrates directions neglected due to the extensive use of dependency models and stereotypes of the elderly. Highlights the under representation of the ...
Technology enhancement - a full role for the elderly (video recording) Melbourne Graduate House (2014)
The elderly are often the subject of technology assistance, but rarely are made active and peer parties to such Research and development, and are omitted from the governance structures affecting them when fully capable of ...
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 ...
1999 Valuing Business Ethics Presentation to Victoria University Business Faculty 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 ...
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)
ARRB publications and internal reports are now held in archival form on 24X microfiche as A6 diazo sheets with a readable heading strip. This permits reliable, cheap, and ready access to copies of out of ...
Major Thesis (1)
Proton Scattering Studies at 70-140 MeV The first known word-processed thesis -1967 (1967)
Preface, written 44 years laterThe back story of this 1967 thesis... and why this volume was produced (http://www.mwigan.com/mrw/The_First_Word_Processed_Thesis.html) I can make a genuine claim to have created and submitted the first ever word-processed Doctoral thesis, ...
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 ...
Organisation and Governance (2)
Smart Cities: Environmental Aspects and Opportunities IEEE SMart Cities Initiative Wuxi China Launch Workshop (2015)
The phrase Smart Cities requires a little discussion before addressing any specific context.When ICT is involved, the professionals engaged in the technical delivery are focused on possibilities of data capture and integration, rather than – ...
Delivering infrastructure and land use-transport integration policy: examining good governance issues in Melbourne and Perth Australian Transport Research Forum (2009)
Governance is a difficult topic to address in the often controversial area of transport and planning. Good governance allows issues associated with balancing different interests, objectives and pressures, to be addressed and solved - but ...
Pricing Policy (4)
02 0712 TPS_professors_letter-press_releasepdf Press release (2002)
12 July 2002 Dear Secretary of State, We are university professors specialising in the field of transport, and share society's widespread dissatisfaction with its present quality, efficiency, equity and environmental impacts. We write to express ...
Pricing principles for digital geographic data: Manual for the Ramsey model FDF Management Reports to OGDC, Victorian Treasury, Australia (1996)
This computer model complements the report by FDF: Pricing principles for digital geographic data for the Office of Geographic Data Co-ordination. The model is fully described in this report and an abridged version is incorporated ...
Pricing principles for geographic data FDF Management reports to OGDC, Victorian Treasurey, Australia (1996)
FDF Management were briefed to identify appropriate pricing principles for the spa-tial data of the Office of Geographic Data Coordination. This report reviews the current status of the OGDC’s spatial data, and the perceptions of ...
74 DN300 Coventry Study on Traffic Restraint r.pdf Discussion Notes by Marcus Wigan (DN300) (1974)
Original 1974 Abstract: Different measures have been proposed to restraint the traffic in towns to give pleasant environmental conditions, and to allow traffic to move at a reasonable rate. These measures include parking controls, road ...
Transport Futures (3)
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 ...