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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. 25 Nov 2014 - Stefano Stramigioli IEEE Fellow 2015 Each year, following a rigorous evaluation procedure, the IEEE Fellow Committee recommends a select group of recipients for elevation to IEEE Fellow. Less than 0.1% of voting members are selected annually for this member grade elevation. 24 Nov 2014 - Pre-Announcement Ambient Assistant Living Call 2015 The aim of this call is to support innovative, transnational and multi-disciplinary collaborative projects with a clear market orientation for the proposed challenge. Older adults of today and especially of tomorrow will live longer, be more active and desire a life without dependency as well as the right to decide for themselves.  More information. 20 Nov 2014 - Robots take over inspection of ballast tanks on ships The University of Twente is one of a number of partners in the region around the border between Germany and the Netherlands that have contributed to a project to develop a robot for inspecting ballast water tanks on board ships. The robot is able to move independently along rails built into the tanks. At the moment, people still carry out such inspections, with ships being brought into dry dock for the purpose. The costs can rise to € 700,000 per inspection. The RoboShip project offers great advantages, not only in terms of cost but also in terms of safety.