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New cooperation with the State of Victoria

Today Oxford welcomed a delegation from the State of Victoria (Australia), to sign a landmark agreement that will see Oxford University’s world-leading Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre establish its first ever international office in Melbourne, to be co-located with a major new cyber security centre.  We look forward to this new phase of work for the Centre!

CDT Taster Day – 23rd January 2016

by David Hobbs •

On the 23rd January the CDTs in Cyber Security and Autonomous Intelligent Machines and Systems will be hosting a CDT Taster Day. Join us in Oxford for a sample of life studying with a CDT.

There will be talks from current students on their work, demonstrations of engineering projects, hands on hacking demos and chances to fly drones.

Students and admissions staff will be available to discuss the application process and answer any questions you may have.

Further details and the registration form can be found here.

Making (radio) Waves

Researchers from the CDT have been all over the radio today:

Oliver Farnan discussed cyber bank fraud on Howard Bentham’s BBC Radio Oxford show (-2:34:00, here), and Andrew Dwyer was the expert on Call You and Yours on Radio 4 (here).

Also: listen out for Leslie Ann Goldberg discussing P v NP on In Our Time on 5 November on Radio 4.  (P versus NP is the basic mathematical concept that underlies modern cryptography.)

Eman Alashwali receives two awards from IEEE

Eman Alashwali (CDT2015) has been selected for two prestigious IEEE awards this year.

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The 105th IEEE Region 8 Committee Meeting held at the Grand Union Hotel in Ljubljana in 10th of October 2015 awarded Eman the Clementina Saduwa Award 2015 and the “Outstanding Counsellor for IEEE Student Branch” for her work this year. The Clementina Saduwa Award 2015 is one of the most prestigious awards in IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Middle East, Africa) dedicated for Women in Engineering (WIE). Eman was presented with a Plaque and $1000 prize.

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In addition to this, Eman has received a second award “Outstanding Counsellor for IEEE Student Branch” which is given to only six counsellors from the whole of Europe, Middle East and Africa, in recognition of her service as a Counsellor for King Abdulaziz University IEEE Student Branch. Eman receives a plaque and a share of $300 for this award.

How would you score?

Our own Rogier Creemers has published a translation of a Chinese proposal to gamify responsible citizenship: citizens would gaining points for activities like recycling, and lose them for, for example, playing video games or spending too much on clothes.  See the 8 October story in Australia’s NEWS.com for details.

*update* Rogier’s translation has enabled the world to pick up this story: see the New Scientist’s take here.