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Oxford involved in new Internet of Things (IoT) Research Hub


Department of Computer Science academics Andrew Martin, Sadie Creese and Kasper Rasmussen are involved in the newly announced £23 million Internet of Things (IoT) Research Hub. They have been working with fellow Oxford Professors David De Roure of OeRC and Luciano Floridi, of the Oxford Internet Institute.

Oxford is one of a consortium of nine UK universities which will work over a three-year period to explore issues in privacy, ethics, trust, reliability, acceptability, and security (known as PETRAS).

The project is part of IoTUK, an integrated £40 million ​initiative​ between Government, industry, the research community and the public sector ​​to help advance UK global leadership in the Internet of Things (IoT) and increase adoption of high quality IoT technologies and services by businesses and the public sector​ in the UK​, benefiting citizens. The Hub will draw in substantial support from over 47 partners from industry and the public sector.

Professor Philip Nelson, EPSRC's Chief Executive, said, ‘In the not too distant future almost all of our daily lives will be connected, in one way or another, to the digital world. Physical objects and devices will be able to interact with each other, ourselves, and the wider virtual world. But, before this can happen, there must be trust and confidence in how the Internet of Things works, its security and its resilience. By harnessing our world-leading research excellence this PETRAS research Hub will accelerate IoT technology innovation and bring benefit to society and business.’

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