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Security in the cloud
Jon Crowcroft (Turing Fellow, The Alan Turing Institute and University of Cambridge)
Cloud computing services offer hugely scalable resources, but don't always guarantee confidentiality and integrity of compute jobs. By taking advantage of new hardware technology for trusted computing, this project aims to create a new, secure big data platform that allows for secure computing in the cloud.
On your mark, get set, go! Data scientists making platforms for your exercise data
Ioannis Kosmidis (Turing Fellow, The Alan Turing Institute and Reader in Data Science, University of Warwick)
Wearable GPS and motion-tracking devices have transformed running, cycling and swimming into activities that produce diverse data types in large volumes. Keeping track of all this information is undoubtedly useful to inform recreational and professional athletic activities and, ultimately, improve well-being, but also a complex process. This talk will showcase trackeRapp, which is a customisable, open-source and free-to-use web-platform that provides a workflow for keeping track of your running, cycling and swimming activities. trackeRapp is a spin-off from collaborative research with Olympic sports teams on data-analysis methods for better understanding the impact fitness and fatigue have on athletic performance.