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Information and Communication Technology - ICT - increasingly shapes our society: for example, the way we communicate with each other (e.g. social media), the way we feel safe and secure, what we can do for people with (physical) limitations, the way we work together towards a more sustainable society.

CTIT is the largest academic research institute in the Netherlands - and one of the largest in Europe - in the field of ICT and ICT applications. Typical for CTIT is the "ICT Research in Context" approach: research groups working together on present-day technological, economic and social challenges. Multidisciplinary research is key, not only between technical disciplines such as computer science , electrical engineering and mathematics, but also between these disciplines and behavioural and social sciences.

CTIT research has an impact on cyber-physical systems, human-machine interaction, and solutions for the present grand societal challenges. Examples include intelligent energy networks (smart grids), care and coaching at a distance (tele-medicine), and complex logistic processes.


16 Oct 2014 - Tailored 'activity coaching' by smartphone Today’s smartphone user can obtain a lot of data about his or her health, thanks to built-in or separate sensors. Researcher Harm op den Akker of the University of Twente (CTIT Institute) now takes this health monitoring to a higher level. Using the system he developed, the smartphone also acts as an ‘activity coach’: it advices the user to walk or take a rest. In what way the user wants to be addressed, is typically something the system learns by itself. Op den Akker conducted his research at Roessingh Research and Development in Enschede. October 17, he defends his PhD-thesis. 15 Oct 2014 - Even the latest malware detection systems can be bypassed Unwanted intruders are finding it more and more difficult to hack computer systems and networks thanks to today's advanced detection technologies. With the help of emulation-based technologies, many attacks can be detected at an early stage. However, even these technologies are not watertight, as UT researchers Ali Abbasi and Jos Wetzels of CTIT will demonstrate during the Black Hat conference, October 16 in Amsterdam. 10 Oct 2014 - Big data analysis in Volvo Ocean Race The University of Twente is the scientific partner of the Dutch Team Brunel during the Volvo Ocean Race. The world's most prestigious sailing competition is held every three years and starts this weekend with the first ocean leg to Cape Town. Students from Twente will perform big data analysis during the event, enabling the crew to perform at their optimum level. 9 Oct 2014 - Groundbreaking Dutch research on virtual crime Crime in the virtual world is a largely unexplored area. Only a few instances of virtual behaviour are punishable by criminal law, such as the production, distribution and possession of virtual child pornography. But what about the virtual rape of your avatar, for example? Does that constitute a crime you can report to the police? Litska Strikwerda, PhD candidate at the University of Twente, set out to discover whether virtual acts can result in real-world criminal offences. She defended her dissertation on 10 October 2014. 9 Oct 2014 - Seven female UT scientists in VIVA400 You can now vote for one of the seven female scientists of the University of Twente who have been nominated for the VIVA400. This is an annual list of 400 successful and inspiring women put together by the magazine Viva. All women are divided into eight categories. In the 'Brainiacs' and 'Ecological' categories, the following seven female UT scientists have been nominated: Angele Reinders, Anne Leferink, Heidi Witteveen, Kitty Nijmeijer, Marieke Martens, Renske van Wijk and Sophie van Baalen.

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