Rob Pickles

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OBJECTIVES To determine the number of inappropriate requests for electroencephalography (EEG) and whether guidelines on use could reduce this number. DESIGN Audit with retrospective and prospective components. SETTING EEG department in district general hospital and centre for neurology and neurosurgery. PARTICIPANTS Retrospective: 368 at the general(More)
Poaching is a serious threat to the conservation of key species and whole ecosystems. While conducting foot patrols is the most commonly used approach in many countries to prevent poaching, such patrols often do not make the best use of limited patrolling resources. To remedy this situation, prior work introduced a novel emerging application called PAWS(More)
The conservation of key wildlife species such as tigers and elephants are threatened by poaching activities. In many conservation areas, foot patrols are conducted to prevent poaching but they may not be well-planned to make the best use of the limited patrolling resources. While prior work has introduced PAWS (Protection Assistant for Wildlife Security) as(More)
Poaching is considered a major driver for the population drop of key species such as tigers, elephants, and rhinos, which can be detrimental to whole ecosystems. While conducting foot patrols is the most commonly used approach in many countries to prevent poaching, such patrols often do not make the best use of the limited patrolling resources. This paper(More)
Based on the successful deployment of game-theoretic decision support systems in protecting critical infrastructure such as ports, air ports and trains, recent research have started focusing on Green Security Games, where the law enforcement agencies aim to protect forest, wildlife and fishery with limited patrol resources. This paper (i) lays out the(More)
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