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Best paper award in PURBA 2015 
On 8 Sep 2015, the paper “A smartphone based method to enhance road pavement anomaly detection by analyzing the driver behavior”, presented at the PURBA workshop of the International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers in Osaka, Japan won the best paper award. The paper’s authors are: Fatjon Seraj, Kyle Zhang, Okan Turkes, Nirvana Meratnia, and Paul Havinga.





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Winner of the Entrepreneurship Challenge Cup  
On 18 August 2015, Okan Türkes won the Entrepreneurship Challenge Cup in CuriousU Summer School. Okan participated in the Challenge Cup as project leader by introducing one of his PhD research implementations as a business prototype. Together with his project team, he worked to develop a viable business model for the presented prototype. Out of 7 other projects from different research/business fields, his project was selected as the most innovative, the most social-caring, and the most promising business idea.

The entrepreneurship course was co-organized by the University of Twente, VentureLab International, and SVPI Michigan and was held on 11-18 August 2015 in Enschede.





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Mitra Baratchi successfully defended her doctoral thesis  
On 24 June 2015, Mitra Baratchi successfully defended her doctoral thesis entitled "Latitude, Longitude, and Beyond – Mining Mobile Objects’Behavior”. The research has been performed under supervision of Prof. Paul Havinga (promotor), Prof. Andrew Skidmore (promotor), Dr. Nirvana Meratnia (assistant promotor), and Dr. Bert Toxopeus (assistant promotor).

Thesis can be found at: http://eprints.eemcs.utwente.nl/26149/





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Kallol Das won the second prize of the CTIT poster competition 
On 9 June 2015, Kallol Das (left in the photo) won the second prize of the CTIT poster competition during the "Annual CTIT Symposium - Smart Societies: Safety, Security and Privacy”.





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PS at the 2nd Sino-Dutch Forum on Smart CitySmart in Amsterdam 
On 1 June 2015, the 2nd Sino-Dutch Forum on Smart CitySmart took place in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. PS participated in this one-day workshop, which aimed to bring researchers in the area of smart cities and Internet of Things from the Netherlands and China together. Among other things, Okan Turkes gave a poster presentation and a demo of Cocoon protocol: adhoc data dissemination using smart phones.





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