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18 Dec 2014 - UT successful in European ICT projects Six University of Twente proposals, totalling  over 2.5 million euros, have been approved in the latest round of Horizon 2020 research projects of the European Commission, in the field of ICT. For this, the University of Twente is collaborating with research institutes, government bodies and businesses throughout Europe. 8 Dec 2014 - Hanna Jochmann-Mannak wins Victorine van Schaick Award Hanna Jochmann-Mannak (CTIT-EEMCS/HMI), who graduated in January 2014, recently has received the Victorine van Schaick Award 2014 for her PhD thesis Websites for children: Search strategies and interface design. Currently, she works as child-computer interaction expert at WizeNoze B.V. In her thesis, she concluded that children hardly prefer game elements at websites. 3 Dec 2014 - Two CTIT research projects awarded as Top Research at NWO The Dutch Organisation for Scientific research, NWO, has awarded two CTIT research projects (faculty EEMCS). Both projects, Verification of Distributed Software, by Marieke Huisman (FMT-group) and Framework for Random Metric Spaces by Bodo Manthey (DMMP-group) received a Top compartment 2 subsidy (for junior researchers). In total the subsidy amounts to 440.000 euro (more information in Dutch). 3 Dec 2014 - Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP) for DACS members The Applied Networking Research Prize 2015 (ANRP) of the IRTF (Internet Reseach Task Force) has been awarded to 5 excellent paper within the area of Networking. Only top papers have been nominated. DACS researchers Roland van Rijswijk-Deij, Anna Sperotto and Aiko Pras received this outstanding award for their paper: "DNSSEC and its potential for DDoS attacks – a comprehensive measurement study".  1 Dec 2014 - Prof. Bram Nauta appointed as University Professor Prof. Bram Nauta (Professor of Integrated Circuit Design), who recently received the STW Simon Stevin Meester Award 2014, has been appointed by the Board of the University as University Professor. It has been awarded to him at the 53rd Dies Natalis of the University, on November 28, 2014, for his outstanding contribution to the research on integrated circuit design. 28 Nov 2014 - Overijssel PhD Award won by Mark Timmer During today's Dies Natalis celebrations at the University of Twente, the Overijssel PhD Award for best doctoral thesis of the last year was presented to Dr Mark Timmer of the CTIT Research Institute. 28 Nov 2014 - Professor De Winter Award for Séverine Le Gac and Marieke Huisman Today, during the celebration of the Dies Natalis of the University of Twente, the Professor De Winter Award was presented to Dr Séverine Le Gac, MSc and Professor Marieke Huisman, MSc. It is the first time in the history of this publication award for female top talent that the award is presented to two researchers. Le Gac is connected to the UT research institutes MESA+ and MIRA; Huisman's research is part of the CTIT. 26 Nov 2014 - Social Engineering Challenge: cyber security by manipulating people Phishing, scamming, and hacking. These are terms that we immediately associate with cybercrime. This type of crime has increased greatly in recent years, so that the security of systems has also inherently improved. But the weakest link in the security of systems often lies not so much in the systems themselves, but in humans. In order to combat cybercrime, researchers from UT research institute CTIT are calling upon all inhabitants of the European Union to devise scenarios that scammers can use to deceive people. In the Social Engineering Challenge 2014 participants are also encouraged to think about how such an attack can be repelled.