UCL researchers launch guide and resource list on IoT-facilitated tech abuse

By Dr Leonie Tanczer PETRAS Research Associate UCL researchers, Dr Leonie Tanczer, Dr Simon Parkin, Dr Trupti Patel and Professor George Danezis launched a guide and a resource list for frontline workers and support services working with victims of domestic and sexual violence and abuse. Principal Investigator and PDRA for the PETRAS Standards, Governance and Policy Stream, Dr Leonie Tanczer, said: “The guide aims to help support services talk about abuse …

Spotlight On: Dr Pete Burnap

What is your role and what does it involve? I am the Director of the Airbus Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Analytics at Cardiff University. We specialise in the use of AI – specifically machine learning – to detect emerging cyber threats and are developing real-time risk modelling approaches to support decision making in the light of emerging cyber …

Presentation on DLT and Block Chains use in intelligent transport systems presentation

By Dr Haitham Cruickshank PETRAS Research Associate Dr Haitham Cruickshank, Reader at the University of Surrey, recently gave a presentation on ‘DLT and Block Chains use in Intelligent transport systems (ITS)’ at the ETSI Security Week, 11-15 June, in France. One of the major themes during the ETSI Security week was “Security and Trust in ICT: the Value of Distributed …

Article by Dr Irina Brass featured in Digital Forensics Magazine

Dr Irina Brass, Co-Investigator of the Standards, Governance and Policy Stream of the PETRAS IoT Hub, has published an article for issue 35 of the Digital Forensics Magazine. The article investigates the latest trends in standardising IoT security for complex cyber-physical systems and its challenges for digital forensics. The article is based on a presentation that Dr Irina Brass has given …

“Gender and IoT” Research Featured in the E&T Magazine

By Dr Leonie Tanczer PETRAS Research Associate The innovative “Gender and IoT” (G-IoT) research project was featured in the July issue of the Engineering & Technology (E&T) Magazine. The latter is the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) award-winning monthly magazine. The article “IoT devices and smart domestic abuse: who has the controls?” is part of the outlet’s special issue …

PETRAS researchers at Design Research Society Conference 2018

The Design Research Society Conference 2018 (DRS) was held at the University of Limerick, Ireland from 25th-28th June. At the conference, DRS President and Co-Investigator of PETRAS, Distinguished Professor Rachel Cooper delivered a powerful keynote speech on the value of design as a catalyst for change. PETRAS was delighted to have 5 of its research team presenting papers on challenges inherent to …

Keynote and Presentations at PerDis 2018

By Mateusz Mikusz PETRAS Research Associate PETRAS researchers from Lancaster University have presented their latest research at the 7th ACM Symposium, held 6-8 June, on Pervasive Displays (PerDis 2018) in Munich, Germany in front of an audience of international researchers and professionals from the field of pervasive computing. Nigel Davies, PETRAS PI, gave an invited keynote on “Saturated Display Environments”, articulating …

Report on the Legal Challenges of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

PETRAS’s Standards, Governance and Policy Stream and Pinsent Mason’s have produced a report looking at how the emergence of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) continues to create many new legal challenges. The PETRAS research staff who contributed to the article consisted of the Standards, Governance and Policy Stream team (Irina Brass, Leonie Tanczer, Madeline Carr and Jason Blackstock) and Prof …

Gender and IoT: Response to UK Government Consultation

On behalf of UCL’s Gender and IoT (G-IoT) Research Team, Dr Leonie Tanczer submitted a response to the Government’s “Transforming the Response to Domestic Abuse’ Consultation. The submission drew on research from a pilot project run in collaboration with PETRAS, the London VAWG Consortium, and Privacy International. The G-IoT project focuses on the implications of the Internet of Things (IoT) …