Today Lloyd’s of London releases its latest innovation report featuring the work of UCL researchers Dr Leonie Tanczer, Dr Ine Steenmans, Dr Irina Brass, and Dr Madeline Carr. The research is part of UCL STEaPP’s Digital Policy Lab and its Futures and Foresight efforts, and was run in collaboration with the PETRAS Internet of Things Research Hub.
Publication date: 3 December 2018
The MPA candidates recently spent a fun and engaging week exploring London’s Digital community. Zoey Tung, MPA Candidate in Digital Technologies and Public Policy said of the planned activities, "The DTPP route week was an enriching experience of learning outside the classroom. Hearing from different policy practitioners provided us with the real-world context to complement our course materials. Finally, seeing the Enigma machine and drawing parallels between encryption during WWII and cybersecurity today was definitely a highlight!"
Publication date: 30 November 2018
Exploring options for addressing the policy – technical communication barrier. Making sound decisions about the governance of rapidly emerging technologies like the Internet of Things is demanding at the domestic level. Coordination at the global level is even more difficult again. The pace of change coupled with the complexities of global supply chains, unclear lines of responsibility and liability, and problems of giving and obtaining consent make the IoT particularly challeng ing. For policymakers, the heightened insecurity created by the rapid expansion of the IoT marks a significant governance challenge.
Publication date: 12 November 2018
What’s on your Christmas wish list this year? A smart watch? A smart home hub perhaps? Or maybe you’d love the latest smart home heating system, allowing you to control your central heating from anywhere via an app on your phone. The number of smart and internet-connected gadgets in our homes is growing rapidly and the number is only set to increase as new technologies emerge and become part of the mainstream.
Publication date: 15 October 2018
UCL researchers from the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Public Policy (UCL STEaPP) and Computer Science are part of a mental health network awarded over £1m in funding from the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The network aims to reduce mental health problems by addressing a common, but often unspoken, cause of mental distress – domestic and sexual violence and abuse.
Publication date: 6 September 2018
The Digital Policy Lab (DPL) has a significant presence in the media, whether it's expertise provided by DPL researchers or news about the lab itself.
Publication date: 16 August 2018
UCL researchers launch guide for frontline workers on how the Internet of Things can affect victims of gender-based domestic and sexual violence and abuse
UCL researchers, Dr Leonie Tanczer, Dr Simon Parkin, Dr Trupti Patel and Professor George Danezis, today launched a guide and a resource list for frontline workers and support services working with victims of domestic and sexual violence and abuse. The guide aims to help support services talk about abuse carried out using ‘smart’, internet-connected devices (also known as the Internet of Things, or IoT). It also explains common ways in which IoT devices work, in case abuse of this kind is suspected.
Publication date: 16 August 2018
On 11th July, Dr Alex Chung delivered an invited talk at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, titled: Legal and regulatory challenges of the sharing economy. Joined on the panel by his colleague Dr Janet Hui Xue from the University of Sydney, they presented comparative case studies of Uber in the UK and Didi in China.
Publication date: 1 August 2018
On 19th April 2018, Dr Alex Chung was invited
by High Commissioner to the UK, Her Excellency Mrs Janice Charette, to Canada
House for a meeting with The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of
Publication date: 26 April 2018
Dr Irina Brass (STEaPP, UCL) and Dr Jesse Sowell (CISAC, Stanford University) present a joint research project that looks into the options available to create more effective, responsive and dynamic security standards for the Internet of Things (IoT).
Publication date: 19 April 2018
Leonie Tanczer, Postdoctoral Research Associate for the EPSRC-funded PETRAS Internet of Things (IoT) Research Hub, and Michael Veale, EPSRC PhD researcher working on responsible public sector machine learning have been appointed members of the Open Rights Group (ORG) Advisory Council.
Publication date: 14 March 2018
Dr Madeline Carr gave evidence as an expert witness to the House of Lords International Relations Select Committee on 28 February 2018, which was broadcast live on Parliament TV.
Publication date: 13 March 2018
An interdisciplinary team from UCL STEaPP and the Department of Computer Science represented the university at the first Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge in the UK, which took place at the iconic BT Tower on 26-27th February. Forming the team were Ana Saldarriaga Gomez, Mathilde McBride, Oliviero Iurcovich – three MPA students at UCL STEaPP – and Jonathan Spring, PhD candidate in Computer Science.
Publication date: 1 March 2018
The ECSEPA team recently hosted a Mapping Validation Workshop, bringing together policymakers working in cyber security across HMG to discuss how best to represent our ‘Map of the UK Cyber Security Governance Landscape.’
Publication date: 22 February 2018
With the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) fast approaching, representatives of the PETRAS IoT Hub, Pinsent Masons, and the HMG Department for Transport attended a workshop as part of an ongoing investigation which explores the connections between some of the different dimensions likely to shape conceptions and applications of consent in the emerging Internet of Things (IoT).
Publication date: 7 February 2018
Researchers in the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (UCL STEaPP) and the Department of Computer Sciences (UCL CS) have received funding from the Social Science Plus+ award from UCL's Collaborative Social Science Domain for a pilot project examining the implications of the Internet of Things (IoT) on victims of gender-based domestic violence and abuse.
Publication date: 7 February 2018
From the 27th to the 30th of December 2017, the 34th Chaos Communication Congress (34c3) took place in Leipzig, Germany. This annual hacker conference organised by the German Chaos Computer Club (CCC) brings together various communities and features a variety of lectures, workshops, and self-organised sessions on diverse technical and socio-political topics.
Publication date: 12 January 2018
The UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is an annual event that brings together thousands of people interested in the future of the Internet. Attendees range from representatives of the technical and policy community, academia and industry actors, to advocacy groups. Best of all, they come from all over the world.
Publication date: 4 January 2018
This week, our MPA students have been busy with ‘Scenario Week’ – a five day exercise in which they work in groups to develop policy advice for a client on a real world problem.
Publication date: 18 December 2017