DICE (Data Improved Customer Experience): Sept 2016-Sept 2019
DICE (Data Improved Customer Experience) is a 36-month collaborative project funded by EPSRC started on September 1st 2016. The project is aiming to develop the technology foundation for providing a personalised customer (railway travellers) experience while preserving their privacy requirements. The project will design and develop Consumer-Oriented Data Provenance (CODP) – enabling users to track how their data is being used. In addition, CODP will also empower users by providing contract validation service – enabling them to see whether the contracts they signed to give access to their data to an organisation is being honoured. The second dimension of the project is to provide data privacy during the data aggregation and dissemination phases between different rail industry partners. The project partners are University of Surrey, Royal Holloway (University of London), University of Loughborough and University of Southampton.
UK Cards Association: (Dec 2012-Dec 2016)
The goal of this project is to examine card based technologies and taking into account recent developments in mobile payments and block chain technologies enhance the overall payment security and user experience.
SHAWN: (Jan 2014-Jun 2016)
SHAWN (Secure High-Availability Avionics Wireless Networks) is a 30-month collaborative project started on January 1st 2014 and co-funded by InnovateUK. The project is developing the technology required for a robust, secure and high-bandwidth wireless communication system suitable for intra-aircraft avionics digital data networks. On-board aircraft computing systems currently use wired interconnects. The project aspires to replace some of these wired avionics networks with wireless alternatives to realise the benefits of; weight reduction through replacement of cabling and connectors; reduction of effort and cost in wiring design and installation; reduction of effort and cost in wiring maintenance (scheduled and unscheduled), and greater system design flexibility and scalability. The progress made through the project will be presented – including the assembly of a network demonstrator – and a summary of the challenges that need to be overcome prior to deployment will be given. The paper will also summarise the proposed route to standardisation and the parallel industry activities that are already underway. The project partners are GE Aviation Systems (Lead), Critical Software, HW Communications, Royal Holloway (University of London) and University of Strathclyde.
Visa International: (Sept 2015-Sept 2016)
The goal of this project is to examine the current status of card based financial transactions and provide potential enhancements to the core payment infrastructures.
Transport for London:
The goal of the project is to review the security of smart ticketing in public transport. It also reviews the use of mobile phones for ticketing, in terms of their security and performance.
The project looks into national standardisation of “Smart Ticketing” and security of smart card technology related to transport.