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7 Nov 2014 - Roland van Rijswijk (PhD student at DACS and SURFNet) received the 2014 Community Contribution Award of IMC 2014 The Community Contribution Award of the 2014 ACM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC 2014) has been received by Roland van Rijswijk (PhD student at DACS and SURFNet). 4 Nov 2014 - New project at DACS: "SAND - DNS op de automatische piloot" On November 1, 2014, University of Twente, NLnetLabs en SIDN Labs have started a research project, SAND (Self-managing Anycast Networks for the DNS) to make the DNS infrastructure more self-organizing, and to reduce the intervention of human beings. The project is directed on DNS-anycast, a technology that is used worldwide to improve the availability of the internet and to reduce response times (press announcement in Dutch) 23 Oct 2014 - Quicker diagnosis for all cancer patients Cancer has a major impact on an individual’s life. This is why a rapid diagnosis and treatment are so important. In many hospitals, the time required for diagnosis and treatment can vary tremendously depending on the type of cancer involved. In the case of large patient groups, such as breast cancer patients, most hospitals are able to offer rapid diagnostics. Other cancer patients, often forming relatively small groups, find themselves having to wait for access to care. This is an unfair situation with possibilities for improvement, according to Gréanne Leeftink of the University of Twente. Leeftink (a student of Industrial Engineering and Management) received an NWO talent grant for her research proposal on efficient healthcare logistics for all potential cancer patients.  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.