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Lego Robotics competitions @ HP Labs Bristol

Contributed by Richard Brown, Senior Research Manager HP Labs Bristol




For almost the last 10 years HP Labs Bristol has been hosting around 600 school children from 60-70 schools across the South West of England for the First Lego League regional robotics finals. Taking place each year at the end of November, this two-day fun-packed, high-energy event encourages kids to show off their robot building and programming skills and their understanding of technology and the environment.


So important is this event to the region that one year a BBC film crew spent an entire afternoon filming for a live midday TV report and its evening news show. Another year a local radio station broadcast some live interviews.

IEEE Webinar: Big Data Analytics for Security

ieee_logo_mb_tagline.gifBig data is changing the landscape of security tools for network monitoring, security information and event management, and forensics; however, in the eternal arms race of attack and defense, security researchers must keep exploring novel ways to mitigate and contain sophisticated attackers. 


These and other issues were recently discussed in the context of the IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Lecturer Webinar Series.


The one-hour panel included the following participants:


  • Pratyusa K. Manadhata is a senior researcher at HP Labs.
  • Sree Rajan is serving as the Director of Software Systems Innovation Group at Fujitsu Laboratories of America (FLA), Sunnyvale, CA.
  • Alvaro Cárdenas is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas, where he is a member of the Cyber Security Research and Education Institute.

The webinar will be broadcast Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 1:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00).


Register here for the event.

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