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 …

Chatbot ethnographer gathers data at the Royal Highland Show

The collection of ethnographic data to inform design and development of IoT is becoming increasingly challenging as interactions are woven seamlessly into the fabric of our lives and are often intermittent and on the go. As part of an ongoing collaboration with the Royal Bank of Scotland, the STiPS project has created a chatbot ethnographer or “Ethnobot” to assist with …

PETRAS IoT Hub represented at IoT Hearing in Brussels

The PETRAS IoT Hubs’ Standards, Governance and Policy research team was invited to a European Parliament hearing, organised by The Greens/EFA. The event with the title “#WannaCry: Lessons learned for Security and Liability in the Internet of Things” was convened by the Members of the European Parliament Jan Philipp Albrecht, Julia Reda and Reinhard Bütikofer. The hearing set out to identify the …

New PETRAS Research Associate at UCL

The PETRAS IoT Hub research team is growing. Leonie Tanczer is joining the Standards, Governance and Policy Stream having recently submitted her PhD thesis at Queen’s University Belfast. She will be working together with Dr. Irina Brass under line managers Dr. Jason Blackstock and Dr. Madeline Carr (Cardiff University) on issues such as the regulation and standardisation of IoT devices. The Stream …

STiPS: In the wild

The ‘Smart Transactions in Public Spaces’ project began in earnest over the summer with the recruitment of two key members of the team: Dr Ella Tallyn and Amy Isard. Ella is lead Research Associate and has experience in both commercial and academic posts as a user centred designer, using a range of methods from rapid usability testing to in-depth ethnographic …