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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 - UT researches laughing in interaction Researchers from the CTIT research institute of the University of Twente are investigating laughter within human-human and human-machine interaction. It's their goal to eventually develop a 'laughing robot' which can recognise and interpret laughter, respond to it, and laugh back the right way. On 14 and 15 April, a 'workshop on laughter' took place at the University of Twente. One of the conclusions that can be drawn is that, in the future, it will be possible to develop robots and virtual agents that laugh with you in specific situations and experimental settings. Developing a robot or virtual agent that laughs with you while having a conversation requires a lot of follow-up research. 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, Security & Privacy" On June 9, 2015, the annual CTIT Symposium will be organised. This year, the topic is: 'Smart Society: Safety , Security and Privacy'. 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'. 14 Apr 2015 - H2020-ECSEL-2015-1 Research and Innovation Actions The European Commission Horizon 2020: Industrial Leadership and the Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership Joint Undertaking (ECSEL) invite proposals for their ECSEL-2015-1 research and innovation actions call. 14 Apr 2015 - The Communication Software Award for SSHCure On March 12th, PhD candidates at DACS research group, Rick Hofstede and Luuk Hendriks received the Communication Software Award for their work on SSHCure. This prize was awarded during the KiVS/NetSys 2015 conference in Cottbus, Germany, where Rick and Luuk demonstrated the latest version of the intrusion detection system they've been working on. 13 Apr 2015 - Call for Disruptive Technologies (Netherlands eScience Centre and NWO) Information from funding site Research Professional (10 April 2015): The Netherlands eScience Center (NLeSC), together with the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research’s Division of Physical Sciences (NWO EW), invites applications for its disruptive technologies call. The purpose of this call is to support computer and data scientists in the research and development of novel eScience technologies and software, in areas such as optimised data handling, big data analytics or efficient computing, driven by a direct demand from multiple research disciplines.