Archive for May, 2011

May 26 2011

GRAND Annual Conference

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We’ve recently returned from beautiful Vancouver for the 2nd Annual GRAND Conference. We are part of projects on “Usable Privacy and Security for New Media Environments” and “Digital Games for Learning and Training”. It was an oppportunity to discuss on-going projects, get feedback from others in different disciplines, talk about research priorities, and plan for the next year.

May 18 2011

CHI 2011

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Members of our lab attended CHI 2011 in beautiful but cloudy Vancouver, Canada. The usable security sessions covered a wide array of sub-topics, including authentication, access control, Facebook privacy, phishing, and more. CHI’s Interactivity sessions lived up to their previous years of providing novel innovative ways of interacting with technology. We played around with Tobii’s prototype laptop with a build-in eye tracker. The Buxton Collection was very popular, where Bill tirelessly shared his insights and experiences throughout the evolution of computing technology all days of the conference.

May 10 2011

“Technologies of the Future” session

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On May 6, we hosted grade 8-9 students from Ottawa in our lab for a session on user interaction technologies as part of Carleton’s Enrichment Mini-Courses.  Students learned about the technologies and got hands-on experience with multitouch tables, a haptic device, an eye tracker, a head-mounted display, and a digital pen.

May 02 2011

2011 ISSNet Annual Workshop

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We spent a week in Toronto for the ISSNet Annual Workshop. We heard updates on recent work on research projects in all three themes (Network-oriented Security, Software Systems-oriented Security, Human-oriented Security) and had plenty of opportunity to catch up and discuss research with members from other Universities and industry partners. Several students from our lab presented posters of their on-going research projects. Invited talks by Nart Villeneuve from Trend Micro and by N. Asokan and Valtteri Niemi from Nokia gave us interesting insight into current industry work.