The president of the Community of Madrid, Ignacio González, along with Regional Government Secretary Lucía Figar, head of the Department for Education, Youth, and Sports, have announced the winners of the ninth madri+d awards in a ceremony held at Casa de América. This has become a not-to-be-missed event for members of the region's scientific and small business communities. The iJOIN project, coordinated by IMDEA Networks, received a runner-up award in the Best European R&D Cooperative Project category.
An unusual show: 15 researchers from IMDEA institutes agreed to become actors for a few hours, to explain us the science that is hidden behind everyday things such as those found in the living room of our house.
Dr. Albert Banchs Roca, Deputy Director of Institute IMDEA Networks and Associate Professor at the Telematics Department of University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M), has been awarded the 2013 Excellence Prize (5th Edition), in the modality Young Research Staff, by the Social Council of University Carlos III of Madrid . The prize is sponsored by the said council and Banco Santander.
This year, the Madrid Region will allocate 16.1 million Euros to support the scientific activity of the Madrid Institutes for Advanced Studies (IMDEA, Institutos Madrileños de Estudios Avanzados), a cluster of research centers created by the Regional Government to direct research to the fulfillment of society’s demands and foster scientific and technological innovation in the region.
This category honours the research projects approved by the European Commission corresponding to the calls for projects falling within the Cooperation Programme of the 7th Framework Programme, coordinated by research groups from Public Research Centers forming part of the madri+d research and development system.
Since its inception about 40 years ago, the Internet has evolved from a purely technical artifact into a central element of our modern life. With technologies such as Web 2.0 and social networking evolving in a way that could never have been predicted by technological designers, the human factor grows progressively in importance for Internet technologists.
And everyone’s. Would you be able to imagine your life without computers, airplanes, phones, antibiotics or X-rays? Because science lies behind all these things and virtually everything in your daily life. And, if science is there, it’s because of scientists.
BitTorrent is not immune from malware. Sites like The Pirate Bay, due the huge volume of contents distributed from them, obviously contain a lot of scams, fakes and malware among their files. According to researchers, at least one third of TPB houses this kind of contents in the form of fake torrents. This is the reason that led to the creation of TorrentGuard, a tool that will enable users themselves to identify this kind of files, that TPB is working to optimize and implement.
P2P networks do not escape being a vehicle for the transmission of malicious files. A new software tool developed in Spain, Torrent Guard, will serve us as our ally to prevent and easily detect this type of files that disguise themselves under the appearance of legitimate contents in the BitTorrent network.
The Telematics Engineering degree of the Carlos III University of Madrid leads the Top 50 University Degrees ranking published by ‘El Mundo’ newspaper in May.