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 …

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 …