“Gender and IoT” Research Featured in the E&T Magazine

By Dr Leonie Tanczer PETRAS Research Associate The innovative “Gender and IoT” (G-IoT) research project was featured in the July issue of the Engineering & Technology (E&T) Magazine. The latter is the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) award-winning monthly magazine. The article “IoT devices and smart domestic abuse: who has the controls?” is part of the outlet’s special issue …

PETRAS researchers at Design Research Society Conference 2018

The Design Research Society Conference 2018 (DRS) was held at the University of Limerick, Ireland from 25th-28th June. At the conference, DRS President and Co-Investigator of PETRAS, Distinguished Professor Rachel Cooper delivered a powerful keynote speech on the value of design as a catalyst for change. PETRAS was delighted to have 5 of its research team presenting papers on challenges inherent to …

Keynote and Presentations at PerDis 2018

By Mateusz Mikusz PETRAS Research Associate PETRAS researchers from Lancaster University have presented their latest research at the 7th ACM Symposium, held 6-8 June, on Pervasive Displays (PerDis 2018) in Munich, Germany in front of an audience of international researchers and professionals from the field of pervasive computing. Nigel Davies, PETRAS PI, gave an invited keynote on “Saturated Display Environments”, articulating …

Report on the Legal Challenges of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

PETRAS’s Standards, Governance and Policy Stream and Pinsent Mason’s have produced a report looking at how the emergence of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) continues to create many new legal challenges. The PETRAS research staff who contributed to the article consisted of the Standards, Governance and Policy Stream team (Irina Brass, Leonie Tanczer, Madeline Carr and Jason Blackstock) and Prof …

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 …