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Living in the Internet of Things:

A PETRAS, IoTUK & IET Conference, Forum & Exhibition

28 - 29 March 2018 | IET London: Savoy Place

IET London: Savoy Place (logo) CPD 14 hours


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David De Roure (photo)

Conference Chairman - Prof David De Roure – Oxford University

David De Roure is Professor of e-Research at University of Oxford. Focused on advancing digital scholarship, David works closely with multiple disciplines including social sciences (studying social machines), humanities (computational musicology and experimental humanities), engineering (Internet of Things), and computer science (large scale distributed systems and social computing). He has extensive experience in hypertext, Web Science, Linked Data, and Internet of Things.

David has strategic responsibility for Digital Humanities at Oxford within The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH). He is a member of Cyber Security Oxford, an Oxford Martin Senior Fellow, and collaborates with the Oxford Internet Institute in Web Science.

He was Director of the Oxford e-Research Centre 2012-17. Prior to moving to Oxford in 2010 he was Professor of Computer Science at University of Southampton, where he was Director of the Centre for Pervasive Computing in the Environment.

He was closely involved in the UK e-Science programme and from 2009-2013 was the UK National Strategic Director for Digital Social Research for the UK Economic and Social Research Council, and subsequently Strategic Advisor for new and emerging forms of data and real time analytics.

He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, a visiting professor at Goldsmiths, University of London, and a Supernumerary Fellow of Wolfson College where he chairs the Digital Research Cluster.


Jeremy Watson (photo)

Prof Jeremy Watson - President, Institution of Engineering and Technology

President and Fellow of the IET and Professor of Engineering Systems and Vice-Dean (Mission) in the Faculty of Engineering Sciences, based in the Department of Science Technology, Engineering and Public Policy at University College London.

He is also Chief Scientist and Engineer at BRE. Until November 2012, Jeremy was Chief Scientific Advisor for the Department of Communities & Local Government (DCLG). He worked as Arup's Global Research Director between 2006 and 2013. Jeremy was awarded a CBE in the Queen's 2013 Birthday honours for services to engineering.

An engineer by training, Jeremy has experience as a practitioner and director of pure and applied research and development in industry, the public sector and academia.

He has held research and technical management roles in industry and universities plus voluntary service with the DTI and BIS. His interests include interactions in, and the design of, socio-technical systems, emerging technology identification, development and deployment, and strategic innovation processes.

Jeremy is a former Board member of the UK Government Technology Strategy Board (Innovate UK), and a founding trustee and Chair-elect of the Institute for Sustainability. He chairs the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Innovation Advisory Board and BuildingSMART UK, and served on the EPSRC.


Emil Lupu (photo)  

Prof Emil Lupu - Imperial College

Dr. Emil Lupu leads the Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research at Imperial College London and is the Deputy Director of the PETRAS IoT Security Research Hub. He serves as Associate Director with the Institute for Security Science and Technology, and heads the Resilient Information Systems Security Group.

His research interests focus on the cyber security and resilience of systems including their physical, digital and human characteristics and their ability to continue operating even when they have been partially compromised. Dr Lupu has made numerous contributions in the area of policy-based network and systems management and security including the Ponder and Ponder2 policy systems, policy analysis refinement, deployment, implementation and learning.

He serves on the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, Journal of Network and Systems Management and the International Journal of Network Management, and on the program committee of numerous conferences.

His publications can be found on Google Scholar and DBLP amongst others.


Chris Speed (photo)

Prof Chris Speed - Edinburgh University

Chris Speed is Chair of Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh.

Chris Speed is Chair of Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh where his research focuses upon the Network Society, Digital Art and Technology, and The Internet of Things.

Chris was PI for the TOTeM project investigating social memory within the ‘Internet of Things’ funded by the Digital Economy (£1.4m) and the related Research in the Wild grant: Internet of Second Hand Things; PI for three AHRC Connected Community grants under the moniker Community Hacking that explores parallels between virtual society (Internet) and actual society (communities); Co-I to the Sixth Sense Transport RCUK funded Energy project (£900k) which explores the implications for the next generation of mobile computing for dynamic personalised travel planning.

He was also Co-I to the Hub of All Things, New Economic Models for the Internet of Things (Warwick), Co-I to both the EPSRC Creating trust through digital traceability project (Hull) and Learning Energy Systems project (Edinburgh).

He is now leading the EPSRC OxChain Project (£1.3m), ESRC After Money Project (£250k) and is Co-I to the EPSRC PACTMAN Project (£1.3m) and part of the £5m PETRAS IoT UK Hub. Chris is also a member of the University of Edinburgh Cyber Security and Privacy Research Network.


Haitham Cruickhank

Dr Haitham Cruickshank - Surrey University

Dr. Haitham Cruickshank, senior lecturer at the Institute for Communication Systems (ICS), University of Surrey, Guildford UK.

He is experience researcher and worked several UK, EU and ESA security related projects. He has been the main author on several ETSI specifications on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) privacy and broadband satellite network security architectures.

His main research interests are network, user and IoT privacy and security, future network architecture in mobile, satellite and Internet. He also teaches in the security, Internet networking and satellite courses at University of Surrey. He is a member of the IEEE Satellite and Space Communications Committee. Also he is a chartered engineer and corporate member of the IEE in UK.

He also has over 163 papers (including 34 refereed journals, 120 conferences, 4 books chapters and 5 IETF/ETSI standards.


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Dr Madeline Carr - Cardiff University

Dr Madeline Carr is a Reader in International Relations at Cardiff University.

Her research looks at the ways in which new technology both reinforces and disrupts conventional frameworks for understanding International Relations and the implications of this for state and global security, order and governance.

Madeline has published on cyber norms, Internet Freedom, multi-stakeholder Internet governance, and the public/private partnership in national cyber security strategies (research funded by the British Council).

Her book US Power and the Internet in International Relations is published with Palgrave MacMillan. Madeline is a co-lead on the Standards, Governance and Policy stream of the UK’s £10M PETRAS research hub on the cyber security of the Internet of Things.

She is also the PI on an EPSRC funded (£480K) project looking at the ways in which cyber security policy makers evaluate evidence. Madeline was selected in 2014 for the Welsh Crucible as a future research leader and is a multi-award winning teacher.


Organising Committee (OC)

Graca Carvalho (photo)

Graca Carvalho - UCL

Graça is an internet pioneer involved in major transformational projects worldwide in a variety of industry sectors, working with research bodies and international governments.

A highly experienced engineer with over 20 year of experience, Graça has extensive business development expertise, deployment and operational experience in multinational IT and telecommunications.

She is a major influencer of leading edge research investment in Europe over many years that has defined the direction of advanced internet technologies such as IPv6 and Wireless, Cloud Computing, IoT and Smart Cities.

Graça holds an engineering degree in Systems and Computing Engineering from the University of Minho, Portugal, with special studies in Computer Communications. She has also post-graduate studies in Mobile Distributed Systems and holds a Management degree from AESE Business School.


Nigel Davies (photo)

Prof Nigel Davies - Lancaster University

Nigel Davies is a Professor of Computer Science and Co-Director of DSI@Lancaster.

He has held visiting positions at Sony Electronics, Google Research, ETH Zurich and CMU. His work is in the area of pervasive computing including systems support for new forms of data capture and interaction and is characterised by an experimental approach involving large-scale deployments of novel systems with end-users.

He has chaired many of the major conferences in the field and is a former editor of IEEE Pervasive Computing and an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. He has been PI or CI on over £4.7 million worth of grants.


Alisdair Ritchie (photo)

Dr Alisdair Ritchie – University of Warwick

Alisdair is Impact Champion for the PETRAS Cybersecurity of the Internet of Things Research Hub.

The Impact Champion role is a management position within the PETRAS project with a focus on delivering the programme’s long term strategy, socio-economic impact and securing its legacy.

Alisdair joined the University of Warwick and PETRAS at the start of 2017, having previously worked in roles aimed at delivering impact and commercialisation from university research at Coventry University and De Montfort University. Prior to this he spent a number of years producing and leading commercial research in the media and technology sectors.


Amy Taylor (photo) Amy Taylor - Programme Manager for IoTUK

Amy has worked within the interactive media industry for the last 20 years. Much of her work includes setting up new departments and capabilities, team development and change management, leading on high¬-profile accounts and overseeing the delivery of project portfolios against strategic roadmaps.

Most recently Amy was part of the management team at Guardian Labs as their Head of Delivery, setting up a new digital production capability within the department, designing production processes and managing their PNL.


Robert Thompson (photo)

Dr Robert Thompson - UCL

Dr Robert Thompson is an Impact Fellow at UCL working PETRAS as well as the UCL of Communications and Connected Systems recently specialising in IoT projects for Agriculture and the development of an IoT Standards Platform.

Robert began his training in Physics at Durham University affiliated to University College and went on to undertake a PhD in the Electronic and Electrical Engineering department at University College London. His studies have focused on organic materials for electronic devices.

Taking a year away from research to teach physics in London secondary schools Dr Thompson returned to pursue a research fellowship at the London Centre for Nanotechnology. Here he continued his studies of organic electronic materials while developing novel microscopy and spectroscopy techniques.

An extremely passionate science communicator, Robert has worked with the BBC, producing many radio and news reports. Through his work in the public engagement and communication of science he has worked alongside many other organisations including EPSRC, the British Science Association and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Robert continues to work as an Impact Fellow at UCL while developing his research interests, particularly in materials for wearable technology and e-textiles.


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Natalie Sullivan- The IET