IoTUK programme shows of key partnerships

By Jem Henderson Community Manager, IoTUK At the recent ‘Living in the IoT’ event  IoTUK partnered with PETRAS and the IET to produce a successful Exhibition and Forum element to the proceedings. This IoTUK led element was a fantastic opportunity to explore key partnerships in the programme, with academia, industry, the NHS IoT test beds and exciting projects such as …

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Report calls for stronger leadership in IoT strategy

By Robert Thompson Impact & Research Fellow PETRAS and the Royal Academy of Engineering have this week launched a report recommending the government should instigate stronger leadership on IoT strategies. The report entitled “Internet of Things: realising the potential of a trusted smart world” has been written collaboratively between academics of the PETRAS Hub and Fellows of the Royal Academy …

Project creates environments that adapt to a user’s presence

By Mateusz Mikusz Research Associate PETRAS researchers at Lancaster and Surrey have been working to develop IoT enabled environments that adapt to a user’s presence. This work was recently reported by Reuters and featured in a number of news outlets including USA Today, Yahoo and AOL. The report focuses on a system that allows users to to express preferences for …

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Spotlight on: Dr Aastha Madaan

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 into the spotlight steps Aastha Madaan, Research Associate at the University of Southampton. If you would like to be featured in a future edition please contact Sarah Hardy in …

Building a Safe and Secure IoT for Critical National Infrastructure: Workshop report

By Dr Barney Craggs Senior Research Associate PETRAS recently held a workshop to discuss the cyber security of the UK’s critical national infrastructure (CNI), which aspects face particularly troublesome risks and how, as a collective of academia, industry and government we might look to a safer future. The event was hosted by the Bristol Cyber Security Group, headed by Prof. …

Newcastle Urban Sciences Building IoT: Workshop report

By John Mace Research Associate Newcastle University hosted a Newcastle Urban Sciences Building IoT (NUSBIoT) project workshop on 13th February 2018. The event was held in the University’s new £58 million flagship development: The Urban Sciences Building (USB). The USB is home to the School of Computing at Newcastle, and, together with its surrounding city area, is a living laboratory underpinning research …

IoT in the Home: Workshop report

By Jeremy Watson CBE FREng PETRAS Director & PI On Friday 23rd February PETRAS held an IoT in the Home workshop at BRE (Building Research Establishment) Watford. The goal of the workshop led by Alisdair Ritchie, PETRAS Impact Champion, and Jeremy Watson, PETRAS director, was to prepare thinking for a Demonstrator project on IoT in the domestic context. A good …

Dr Tanczer leads study in to the implications of the Internet of Things (IoT) on victims of domestic violence and abuse

Dr Leonie Tanczer, Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (UCL STEaPP) and a member of PETRAS Standards, Governance and Policy Team has successfully received funding from the Social Science Plus+ award from UCL’s Collaborative Social Science Domain for a pilot project examining the implications of the Internet of Things (IoT) on victims of gender-based domestic violence and …