PETRAS research set to Child-proof the ‘Internet of Things’

[Originally posted at www.lancaster.ac.uk ] [Image credit: Micro:Bit Educational Foundation] Concerns about levels of computing literacy among young people, and the demands of future economies, has led to innovative programmes aimed at encouraging more children to explore and programme connected devices. Schemes to help ensure future generations of digital innovators include the creation of the BBC micro:bit, a micro controller with …

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UCL researcher leading the way in standards development

Recently PETRAS researcher Dr Irina Brass has been appointed Chair of the British Standards Institution’s IoT/1 Technical Committee. The British Standards Institution is the UK’s National Standards Body leading the development of UK standards, as well as representing UK economic and social interests across all European and international standards organizations. The IoT/1 committee is responsible for guiding standards development for  IoT architectures and …

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Spotlight on: Professor Miguel Rio

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 Miguel Rio, Professor of Computer Networks at UCL. If you would like to be featured in a future edition please contact robert.j.thompson@ucl.ac.uk What is …

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PETRAS URB November 2017

The 10th of November saw the fourth meeting of researchers and user partners coming together to discuss the progress and direction of the PETRAS hub. Following a welcome from the PETRAS director, Prof. Jeremy Watson CBE, the keynote speech was given by Di Minestrone, a WIRED innovation fellow and founder of the Human Harp. Di is a prominent figure on the …

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PETRAS Chair appointed as Chief Scientific Advisor

Last month the Chief Scientific Adviser appointed by the Department for International Trade (DIT) was announced as Dr Mike Short, chair of the PETRAS Steering Board.  In addition to his close work with PETRAS Mike will be taking over 40 years of technical expertise to the department through his work in the Electronics and Telecommunications sectors, including former Vice President …

Cyber Safety in Connected Healthcare – Lessons for a 4.0 World

The Internet of Things (IoT) offers unique opportunities for health management. Health-related IoT technologies range from wearable sensors for purposes of assisted living to radio-controlled implantable cardiac pacemakers which support patients with heart diseases. These interconnected systems are expected to play an important role in national healthcare systems and are, for example, tools to deal with an increasingly ageing population. …

PETRAS IoT Hub at #AoIR2017

PETRAS Standards, Governance and Policy (SGP) Research team was represented at this year’s annual Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) conference at the University of Tartu in Estonia. The conference brought together hundreds of academics, researchers, graduate students and other participants for an interdisciplinary, multi-methodological look at the Internet. Dr Leonie Maria Tanczer, Postdoctoral Research Associate for the SGP team, was …

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Spotlight on: Sinong Ma

In our new monthly feature we are shining a spotlight on members of the PETRAS community, to let us get to know the people that make up our diverse research hub. This month stepping up is Sinong Ma, Research associate at The University of Warwick. If you would like to be featured in a future edition please contact robert.j.thompson@ucl.ac.uk What …

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PETRAS panel at CISCO security conference

At the recent CISCO security conference, SecCon 2017, four academic members of PETRAS led an invited panel discussion entitled ‘Security and Privacy for the Internet of Things’. The event held in London on the 13th of September is CISCO’s largest cross-company annual security conference. It is seen as a must-attend for those working within security, both within CISCO and their …