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ICT research in context

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.


20 Apr 2015 - Kick-off 3TU.Humans & Technology With a kick-off in the Designlab of the University of Twente on16-17 April 2015, the 3TU.Centre Humans & Technology has been opened. Dirk Heylen, professor Socially Intelligent Computing at the University of Twente, is appointed as scientific director. Article in Dutch. 20 Apr 2015 - The laughing robot Researchers of CTIT are looking to the aspect of laughing in the interaction between people. The goal is to finally develop a 'laughing robot', who is able to recognise and interpret laughing, and react on this. Article in Dutch. 16 Apr 2015 - Role of forensic investigator changing fast In the past few years, the interest in biometric techniques has increased exponentially. Biometrics is an important field of study in forensic science. Distinguishing human characteristics such as fingerprints, facial features, speech and DNA are used in the investigation and solving of serious crimes, among other things. The UT is the only academic institution in the Netherlands that conducts structural research into forensic biometrics. For the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI), the University of Twente is the connection to the academic world in this field. This collaboration is strengthened and expanded upon with the appointment of Didier Meuwly, NFI principal scientist, as Professor of Forensic Biometrics. On Thursday, 16 April he will be holding his inaugural lecture.
16 Apr 2015 - University of Twente and TU Delft launch Cyber Security master’s degree TU Delft and the University of Twente will start the new joint master's specialization Cyber Security. The two-year master's degree, that will start in September 2015, is open to students with a bachelor's degree in computer science or a related degree programme. 15 Apr 2015 - 9 June 2015 - Annual CTIT Symposium: 'Smart Societies, Safety and Security' On June 9, 2015, the annual CTIT Symposium will be organised. This year, the topic is: 'Smart Society: Safety and Security'. Speakers are, a.o.: Jan Joris Vereijken (Chief Security Architect, ING), Elle de Jonge (Chief-Inspector/National Projectmanager LPR Dutch Police), and Andreas Peter (University of Twente). Furthermore, there are some attractive pitches from PhD students of the University of Twente, and the symposium will be closed with a panel discussion on 'Safety, Security and Privacy with/through/despite ICT'.

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