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InternetNZ announces new funding for internet research

05 May 2015

InternetNZ has today announced the recipients of its latest Community Grants funding round, focused on internet research.

The internet research category is designed to fund individuals or organisations conducting research projects focused on the internet.  The research can be focused on – but not limited to – internet access, policy technologies, internet use, performance and impacts.

Tony Garry, from the University of Otago, has received $26,000 for a project that explores the extent to which potential users of the Internet of Things in New Zealand are prepared to compromise privacy for convenience and well-being.

Winston Seah, from Victoria University, has received $30,000 for a project that aims to address the scalability issues of traffic classification in enterprise networking using software defined networking.

Syed Faraz Hasan, from Massey University, has received $15,000 for a project that aims to establish a flexible and software-oriented mobile internet.

Sivadon Chaisire and Ryan Ko, fron the University of Waikato, receive $9,000 to complete a statistical survey of New Zealanders' mobile security awareness.

InternetNZ CEO Jordan Carter says that the funding InternetNZ provides aims to support the development of the internet in New Zealand as well as the New Zealand internet research community.

"This most recent allocation of funds shows the diversity of applications the internet has,” Carter says. “There is a project about privacy around the Internet of Things, one helping to understand and create a fully mobile internet, one looking at how New Zealanders view online security on their mobile devices and a piece of research that looks into new techniques provided by Software Defined Networking research to provide enterprises enhanced tools with which to classify network traffic.”

"Funding projects like these really does help to make a better world through a better internet. We look forward to seeing the results of these projects and sharing with the New Zealand internet community," says Carter.

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