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.
8 Oct 2014 - Robot from Twente to save lives in the Alps
Scientists at the University of Twente are working on robots that are expected to save lives in calamity situations in the Alps. The emphasis within this SHERPA project is on cooperation between human rescue workers, the ground robot (‘ground rover’) with a robotic arm and flying robots. This week all the members of the SHERPA consortium will meet in Twente in order to harmonize their results and to experiment with the various parts of the robot platform.
2 Oct 2014 - Ton de Jong appointed Member of the Academia Europaea
Prof. Ton de Jong, professor Instruction Technology at UT, has been appointed as Member of the Academia Europaea: a select council of European scientists with several Nobel Prize winners.
30 Sep 2014 - Three best paper awards for Pervasive Systems Phd students in three weeks!
In the last three weeks the Pervasive Systems group (EWI/PS) achieved a remarkable record: three (!) papers received the best paper award at three different conferences!