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Posted Oct 24th 2018

CRISP would like to extend a warm welcome to new PhD students Janis Wong and Anuj Puri.  Both join us on St Leonards Interdisciplinary Studentships. 

Janis is jointly based in the Department of Computing and the School of Management. She is supervised by Dr Tristan Henderson and Professor Kirstie Ball. Her PhD will address the instantiation of values in the data science process. 

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Posted Oct 24th 2018

Kirstie Ball has been appointed to a five year research fellowship at the Surveillance Studies Centre (SSC) at Queen's University in Canada.  She has been collaborating with the centre on research projects for nearly 20 years and the appointment cements this long standing and productive relationship.  

Kirstie's current role in relation to the work of SSC involves being the St Andrews...

Posted Oct 23rd 2018

International Research Society for Public Management

16-18 April 2019, University of Victoria Wellington, New Zealand

A number of leading technology commentators have argued that we are on the cusp of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We have seen significant advancements made in fields such as robotics, artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing (better known as 3D printing...

Posted Oct 22nd 2018

Scope of the Special Issue
Whilst concepts and approaches associated with e-Government and the smart city appear to be focussed on delivering better services, they differ markedly, with the former focussing on the administrative and enhanced use of ICTs and the latter on creating an environment for innovation and radical new ways of using data, including data emanating from social media....

Posted Aug 17th 2018

Publication date 17 August 2018

Part of the CRISP Routledge Studies in Surveillance Book Series

Published by Routledge here.

Description

Many contemporary surveillance practices take place in information infrastructures which are from the public domain. Although they have far reaching consequences for both citizens and their rights, they are not always subject to...

Posted Mar 22nd 2018

Deadline for abstracts extended until 15th May 2018!

Whilst concepts and approaches associated with e-Government and the smart city appear to be focussed on delivering better services, they differ markedly, with the former focussing on the administrative and enhanced use of ICTs and the latter on creating an environment for innovation and radical new ways of using data, including data...

Posted Mar 21st 2018

On 21 February 2018 CRISP hosted a Question Time Themed event on the future of surveillance cameras in the UK. The event took place at the London School of Economics and attracted lively debate and an audience of about 100.

The Panel, chired by Professor Pete Fussey of the University of Essex, included:

Tony Porter, Surveillance Camera Commissioner

Lord Brian Paddick, Liberal...

Posted Mar 20th 2018

The University of St Andrews is offering a Ph.D. studentship in the area of Privacy as a Social Value.  The funding covers EU/home fees and RCUK-level maintenance costs.  The student will be jointly supervised by Professor Kirstie Ball (School of Management) and Professor Katherine Hawley (Department of Philosophy), and will be affiliated with CRISP (the Centre for Research Into Surveillance...

Posted Mar 19th 2018

CRISP Director, Professor William Webster, has been announced as one of the new Co-Editors-in-Chief, of the journal Information Polity.  Professor Webster will work alongside Professor Albert Meijer of Utrecht University and a newly constituted Editorial Board and Associate Editors.  Information Polity has a long-standing reputation as one of the world’s leading eGovernment journals and has a...

Posted Mar 16th 2018

Elizabeth Denham, the UK Information Commissioner, delivered the 6th Annual CRISP Lecture on Wednesday, 14th March before a large audience at the University of Edinburgh. Entitled 'Money, Law and Courage: The Varied Roles of the UK Information Commissioner'.  Ms. Denham first explained the financial and other resources at her disposal, as well as the legal and other instruments she can use in...

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