IPSI Research Day 2011 a success

The IPSI Research Day 2011 held on June 20th was a great success. The turn-out was very encouraging – students, academics, civil servants and industry representatives showed up for the event.

Grant Patten kicked off the day with a screening of video diary #5, which was well-received. Jennette Weber then presented her ID overlays, explaining the many iterative phases involved in the design.

Brenda McPhail then facilitated an entertaining, tongue-in-cheek demo of Alex Tichine’s Prop-ID digital wallet smartphone app. In the demo, students demonstrated how the Prop-ID app would work when an underager tries to purchase alcohol.

Our session concluded with comments from expert discussants, including Raf Eskenazi, Director of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Office at U of T.

The Smart Private Eyes research project, another of professor Andrew Clement’s initiatives, was also discussed. This project’s website is viewable here.

A recording of the morning and afternoon sessions can be viewed here.
Morning session
Afternoon session