A day of Knowledge Co-Creation in Oxford

By Alisdair Ritchie PETRAS Impact Champion PETRAS held a demonstrator knowledge co-creation day on 16th April. 60 PETRAS collaborators from across the UK descended upon the stunning 19th Century Grade II* listed Oxford Town Hall. Their goal was to define and refine what the final PETRAS demonstrators will look like. These demonstrators will be a key focal point of the …

PETRAS ‘Little Book’ Series to Engage Wide Audience

By Dr Claire Coulton PETRAS Project Officer PETRAS recently held its Bi-Annual meeting at the Oxford Town Hall on 17th April. This was an exciting opportunity for members of the Impact Management team to introduce the Impact Plan to the PETRAS team, and to begin plans for non-academic literature to be developed that will increase the overall impact of the …

Gnomes in the Park at CHI 2018

By Dr Duncan Hays  PETRAS Research Associate PETRAS’ IoT in the Park project team, based at CASA UCL, presented a poster in the Late Breaking Work section of the CHI 2018 conference which was held in Montreal, Canada. The CHI conference is on “Computer, Human Interaction”, or in this case, human, gnome interaction as the title of the paper is, “Talking to …

Spotlight on: Dr Jason Nurse

In our monthly feature, we are shining a spotlight on members of the PETRAS community, to help us get to know the people that make up our diverse research hub. This month Jason Nurse, Research Fellow at the University of Oxford is stepping into the spotlight. If you would like to be featured in a future edition please contact Sarah …

International dimension of the IoT highlighted at Conference

By Madeline Carr PETRAS Academic The recent IET / PETRAS Living in the IoT conference took place at Savoy Place in London over March 28 and 29. On one level, it was a real celebration of the research excellence of a diverse community of UK academics who work closely with government and industry stakeholders. Woven through much of the conference, …

Transport Mobility: Workshop report

By Kevin Ghirardello PETRAS Research Associate  On Monday 5th March PETRAS held a workshop at the Alan Turing Institute to analyse national Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) demonstrators. The purpose of the workshop was to assess the potential involvement of such demonstrators in different Transport & Mobility projects. Lead by prof. Carsten Maple, Transportation and Mobility constellation lead, and Alisdair …

Privacy in Smart Buildings: Workshop report

By Dr Charles Morisset PETRAS PI On Thursday 8 March PETRAS organised a workshop on the challenges of privacy in smart buildings. The aim of the workshop was to lead the co-design of a Demonstrator that enables researchers to access data produced by smart buildings, in a secure and ethical way. The event was organised at Newcastle University Urban Sciences …

Inaugural ‘Living in the IoT’ conference a success

By Professor Jeremy Watson CBE FREng Director PETRAS Hub This month PETRAS’ collaborated with the IET and IoTUK to deliver ‘Living in the IoT’ a new conference focusing on working to develop a secure IoT to realise the socioeconomic benefits of an interconnected world. The conference took place at Savoy Place on 28th and 29th March with international contributions and …