Minister for Digital launches 15 new PETRAS projects

Last week, Thursday the 13th of July, Matt Hancock MP, Minister of State for Digital, visited UCL to meet with Prof Jeremy Watson CBE, PETRAS hub director, alongside hub researchers, to announce 15 new Internet of Things (IoT) research projects. Addressing the hub members at the launch Mr Hancock said: “We want to make the UK the best place in …

Press release: PETRAS announces 15 new projects

PETRAS Press Release For immediate release (13th July 2017) Addressing cybersecurity of the Internet of Things PETRAS, the UK’s Internet of Things (IoT) Research Hub, has today announced 15 new projects that will explore how society can benefit from the power of interconnected devices (the IoT) while remaining safe, secure and resilient. With an increase in high-profile cybersecurity attacks, cyber …

At the Intersection of Data Privacy and the Internet of Things

Chatham House recently hosted a roundtable discussion with Julie Brill who was a Commissioner with the US Federal Trade Commission from 2010-2016 and has an extensive background in data protection, privacy and cyber security. ‘At the Intersection of Data Privacy and the Internet of Things’, chaired by Emily Taylor developed a number of interesting lines of discussion amongst the group. …

News Letter : July

News Letter: July

For all the latest news and updates from the PETRAS hub check out our July news letter.

PETRAS talk at event in Hong Kong

PETRAS principal investigator Prof Jeremy Watson pictured with Chief Technology Officer of Hong Kong police after giving a talk at IET conference in Hong Kong.

From Research To Innovation – The Blockchain Era

On 6 June 2017, Michael Huth, the technical lead of the PETRAS stream Harnessing Economic Value, was invited to an event at the Press Club in Brussels that discussed the challenges and opportunities for research-led innovation in the blockchain era:   From Research To Innovation – The Blockchain Era Michael spoke about the research priorities for furthering adoption and acceptance …

House Training the IoT, Energy Temporality, and Wearable Healthbands

Two research papers conducted as part of the PETRAS House Training the Internet of Things project, hosted at Lancaster University’s Imagination Research Lab, were presented at the 2017 Designing Interactive Systems conference this week. Both projects employ Design Fiction to explore issues around the adoption of IoT technologies in domestic/home-based settings. “Will you need a permit to use your home-made health …

PETRAS IoT Hub represented at IoT Hearing in Brussels

The PETRAS IoT Hubs’ Standards, Governance and Policy research team was invited to a European Parliament hearing, organised by The Greens/EFA. The event with the title “#WannaCry: Lessons learned for Security and Liability in the Internet of Things” was convened by the Members of the European Parliament Jan Philipp Albrecht, Julia Reda and Reinhard Bütikofer. The hearing set out to identify the …

Someone Else’s Problem Fields and the IoT

PETRAS research conducted as part of the Adoption and Acceptability theme was recently presented at the Association for Computing Machinery’s Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. The paper, titled Implications for Adoption, discusses how technology researchers tend to regard integration of the technologies they research into everyday life as someone else’s problem. Whilst there are a large variety of …