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Faculty of Engineering And Computing

Faculty of Engineering and Computing

Message from Associate Dean for Research

Liam Barry

On behalf of the students and staff of the Faculty of Engineering and Computing, I would like to welcome you to the Faculty Research Website.

The Faculty is dedicated to the promotion of research and scholarship to the highest international levels in strategic areas within the Schools of Computing, Electronic Engineering, and Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering. The Faculty has a strong research focus and aims to produce internationally leading and socially important state of the art research at the highest levels of quality.

Training of the next generation of researchers is a major priority for this Faculty, and for DCU as a whole. A number of Early Stage Training Programmes are run within the Faculty. Our postgraduates have the opportunity to undertake formalised graduate training whereby taught modules relevant to their research work are available under a University certified Graduate Programme training scheme. We are also strongly aware of our post-doctoral researchers' need for options in career progression. To this end we have developed a Professional Development Programme to promote and advise on commercialisation of research and career paths for young researchers.

Each year approximately 200 research postgraduates are registered within the Faculty, 500 publications are produced from within the Faculty, and Faculty staff have been successful in attracting €61 million research income over the last five years to sustain the delivery of this research agenda. Research in the Faculty is funded from many sources, including Enterprise Ireland, HEA, IRCSET, Science Foundation Ireland and the EU Framework Programme. Collaborations with industrial partners, such as Samsung, Microsoft, IBM and Medtronic AVE, also attract funding, demonstrating confidence in the commercialisation potential of the research projects. Inter-disciplinarity is a realised aim in much of the research undertaken and is reflected in our core strengths.

There is a strong multi-disciplinary aspect of research within the Faculty. This is evidenced through current research projects on Sustainable Energy and Bioengineering & Computing where research partners from other Faculties, research institution, and companies are a common theme. Research in the Faculty has a long track record of involvement with National and International industries. This is demonstrated by a number of long-term industrial partnerships and sponsored awards, a considerable IP track record, and significant successes in commercialisation and research innovation programmes.

Large research centres within the Faculty include the Research Institute for Networks and Communications Engineering (RINCE); Centre for Sensor Web Technologies (CLARITY); Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL); Centre for Digital Video Processing (CDVP); Centre for Scientific Computing & Complex Systems Modelling (SCI-SYM) and Materials Processing Research Centre (MPRC).

Researchers within the Faculty work within the thematic areas of High Speed Devices and Systems (HSDS); Image Processing and Analysis (IPA); Content Analysis in Context (CAA); Next Generation Networks (NGN); Software Engineering (SE); Language Technologies (LT); Information Management (IM); Scientific Computation (SciComp); Information Security (IS); Biomedical Engineering (BME); Sustainable Technology (ST); and Innovative Manufacturing (IM).

I hope that those of you who wish to engage in Engineering and Computing research in DCU, as postgraduate students, young researchers, senior researchers, or industrial/commercial collaborators will find the information you are looking for on these web pages. If further details are required please do not hesitate to contact us.


Professor Liam Barry
Associate Dean for Research,
Faculty of Engineering & Computing,
Dublin City University.