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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 …

The Little Book of Design Fiction for the Internet of Things

As output of our work relating to Adoption and Acceptability and the House Training the Internet of Things project we have created a guide for designers and developers of IoT products and services who may wish to use Design Fiction as part of their design processs. In this little book we explain: What we mean by the IoT What we …

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Future possibilities for Transport and Mobility: Workshop report

On the 11th January 2018, UCL hosted a workshop at STEaPP, at its offices in the famous Georgian Fitzroy Square in London – there were film crews present on the day in the square but sadly they were not there to cover the meeting itself! The workshop was brought together to discuss the future possibilities for a Transport and Mobility …

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Hub increases the size of its Impact team

The PETRAS Impact team has recently had an injection of new talent. Joining the team are Mike Stead as Design Visualiser, based at Lancaster University and Sarah Hardy, Knowledge Exchange Co-ordinator, based at Warwick University.  Mike holds a Masters in Product Design and has worked for clients including the BBC and The Big Issue. He joined the HighWire Centre for Doctoral …

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IoT in the conservation of Art: Workshop report

PETRAS and the Tate recently held a meeting to assess the key challenges faced by monitoring a mobile art collection with a size of 70,000 pieces. The meeting looked at how PETRAS could develop IoT solutions to assist with such issues as the collection embrace smart technology. The meeting was held at the Tate Britain, London, on Monday 8 January 2018. …