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) …

Spotlight On: Dr Hu Yuan

What is your role and what does it involve? I am currently a Research Fellow on the PETRAS project Analytical Lenses for IoT Threats (ALIoTT) at University of Warwick. The IoT has emerged from a number of different domains, bringing together a number of different technologies. There are different views of IoT, and thus the security and risks of IoT, …

International Testing Firm TUV-SUD Workshop Report

Dr Alisdair Ritchie  PETRAS Impact Champion On the 4th June, the PETRAS management team was delighted to welcome to the University of Surrey a number of senior executives from the German testing firm TUV-SUD to discuss potential collaborations with PETRAS. Headquartered in Munich and founded in 1855, TUV-SUD operates across the globe with around 24,000 employees working in more than …

Future Visions of Active Travel in Edinburgh

By Dr Ella Tallyn PETRAS Research Associate As we move into a future where city centre transport can no longer support single occupant car journeys, we are searching for new solutions in intelligent transport systems. The B-IoT project at Edinburgh University, led by Design Informatics, hosted a workshop on 29 May exploring the space where visions of future transport meet …

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 …