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9 February 2012

Advanced Processing Technology website launched

A recent Innovation Partnership award between Mincon and the Advanced Processing Technology research group at DCU will examine the potential for new laser processing capabilities to be applied to increase the properties of manufactured components via a process called laser shot peening. This process is currently used to improve the fatigue strength and life time of components which are used in highly loaded applications.


28 January 2011

Prof. Paul Whelan wins this year's President's Research Awards

Paul is an exceptional engineer who has established himself as an internationally leading figure in image processing and analysis - particularly so over the last 10-12 years in the field of biomedical image analysis and diagnostics. His ability has been recognised by invitations to present his work at agenda-shaping conferences and to serve on key opinion-forming committees.He continues to impress his research colleagues by his wide knowledge of diverse biological problems and how his new approaches can help eliminate long standing barriers to progress.

But, while Paul's research is highly regarded both for its scholarship and technical merit, his contributions rarely end just with new knowledge. He has applied his insights to areas such as computer-aided diagnosis in cardiovascular biology that will directly impact patient care - rapidly driving innovation in research across the life sciences / engineering interface and in industry.

20 November 2010

NCPST Postgraduate Poster Competition

The 2nd NCPST Postgraduate Poster Competition was held today in the foyer of the Research & Engineering Building. We had a record number of entries - 23 - from all disciplines within the NCPST. The judges commented on the very high standard of all the posters but unfortunately they could only nominate two winners and they were:

BEST POSTER PRIZE (€250) to Yang Zhang and his poster entitled "An Experimental Demonstration of Real-Time Closed Loop Control of a Capacitively Coupled Argon Oxygen Plasma"

BEST EARLY STAGE RESEARCH POSTER (€150) to Daniel Molloy and his poster entitled "Plasma Treatment of Polymers for Improved Adhesion"


20 November 2010

Innovation Dublin at DCU

Dr Dermot Brabazon, Associate Dean of Research, Faculty of Engineering and Computing has given an one hour talk on Research Innovation in Engineering and Computing at DCU.

This special seminar, as one in a seminar series, provided an overview of the latest research in Engineering and Computing within the Irish context. In particular, examples from past and on-going research within the Faculty of Engineering & Computing at DCU was presented.

The aim of the Faculty of Engineering & Computing Research seminar series delivered in association with national and international collaborators was to promote a spirit ofentrepreneurship among the academic, research and student population at Dublin City University.

 


10 November 2010

Translating from Academia to Industry

Localisation researchers receive commercialisation recognition awards at Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL) public Localisation Innovation Showcase. This showcase is part of the Innovation Dublin Festival 2010, promoting innovation and creativity across Dublin.

To mark the first disbursement of royalties back to inventors at CNGL, awards will be presented to researchers from CNGL and the affiliated National Centre for Language Technology (NCLT) in Dublin City University.

The CNGL, a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) –funded Centre for Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET, award number 07/CE/I1142), holds its third public Localisation Innovation Showcase on Wednesday 10th November 2010. The event is hosted by CNGL industrial partner Microsoft Ireland EDC on their premises in Leopardstown.

In celebration of their achievements in advancing their field of research and commercialising technologies, researchers from the CNGL and NCLT will receive commercialisation recognition awards. Between them, nine researchers have filed one (joint) patent application, four invention disclosures (the first step towards patenting a technology), licensed linguistic resources to a major Fortune 500 company, and licensed an evaluation metric to a leading international conference.

The CNGL carries out world-leading research in the field of localisation; this is the process of adapting digital content to culture, locale and linguistic markets at high quality and speed. It is a key enabling, value-adding, multiplier component of the global software and content distribution industry.

This showcase, which promotes CNGL’s innovative research, features an overview of CNGL’s commercialisation activities and collaboration opportunities, and celebrates the success of its researchers.

For more information, please visit their showcase website
http://www.cngl.ie/localisationinnovationshowcase.html

or contact Ms. Ríona Finn at CNGL.


20 April 2010

CIPA and Prof Paul Whelan in Press

Dublin City University Licenses CAD Technology to UK Medical Imaging Company Biotronics3D Ltd.

Dublin City University (DCU) has agreed to license its breakthrough Computer Aided Detection (CAD) technology to Biotronics3D a London-based company, active in the research, development and marketing of advanced, image-based medical diagnostic devices.

The solution, developed at DCU’s Centre for Image Processing and Analysis (CIPA), is designed to assist in the early detection and treatment of colon cancer. Computed Tomography Colongraphy (CTC) also known as Virtual Colonoscopy (VC) is an alternative to traditional endoscopic optical colonoscopy procedures.

The CAD technology is the result of an extensive multi-year research programme led by Prof. Paul Whelan. The project involved a broad multidisciplinary research team at CIPA in DCU, and was supported by leading consultant clinicians in Ireland, Dr. Helen Fenlon and Dr. Padraic Mac Mathuna.

For full press release click HERE


19 April 2010

CLARITY presents an overview of research to DCU

CLARITY, an interdisciplinary SFI funded CSET (Centre for Science, Engineering and Technology) between DCU, UCD and Tyndall National Institute in Cork, recently had its site review in UCD’s O’Reilly Hall. The event took place over the course of one day, and all aspects of CLARITY were discussed with external reviewers and SFI representatives.

On Monday 19th April, DCU based CLARITY Principal Investigators gave an overview of CLARITY research activities to colleagues in DCU, with presentations based on this recent SFI Site review. CLARITY Deputy Director Prof. Alan Smeaton gave a general CLARITY overview, and along with CLARITY PIs Prof. Dermot Diamond and Prof. Noel O’Connor, presented talks which showcased CLARITY research into three themes: Health and Sport;Energy and Environment; and Knowledge and Information. Dr Donnacha O’Driscoll, CLARITY general manager, discussed the governance and management within CLARITY, and Prof. Smeaton gave a summary of Education and Outreach in CLARITY.


24 March 2010

CNGL and Olympiads

Just under 100 secondary school students from all over the Republic and Northern Ireland are taking part in the CNGL All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad (AILO) final today in DCU.

Over 270 students and 20 schools took the first round in their own school in February 2010. Students who got a sufficient mark qualified for the final in DCU. CNGL allocated a tutor from the research centre to each school to help them learn how to tackle the linguistics problems.

Today’s competition consists of an individual round and a team round. The four top scoring students in the individual round will go on to represent Ireland at the International Linguistics Olympiad in Sweden in July 2010. The team winners be become All Ireland Team Champions. Results will be available after Easter. Trophies will be presented to the winning students in their schools in April.

Cara Greene, CNGL Education and Outreach Manager, said “Students have done so well to qualify for the final in DCU this year as the individual round in schools was really tough. This competition is a challenging and fun way for students to learn about linguistics and meet other students who are interested in this topic. Students can go on to study Linguistics and Computational Linguistics in University and forge careers in the translation and language technology industry”.


19 March 2010

CNGL and Prof Andy Way in Press

An article on Machine Translation appeared in the Technology & Innovation section of 19th March 2010 Irish Times, featuring an interview with CNGLs and School of Computing Prof. Andy Way who leads the MT research group at DCU’s school of computing. Prof. Way’s team is also working on smarter ways to translate using the data-driven approach, and merging MT with the translation memory software that many translators now use to improve translation quality and output.

Read the Full article HERE


25 February 2010

New RINCE Director appointed

Congratulations to Prof. Barry McMullin who has been appointed as the new Director of RINCE for a three year term beginning February 2010. Prof.McMullin received his PhD from the National University of Ireland in May 1993, for his thesis entitled Artificial Knowledge: An Evolutionary Approach, which deals with evolutionary methods of developing complex artificial systems. His primary research activity is in the domain of Artificial Life. He serves on the organising committees of both the European and US conferences on Artificial Life, is a member of the Editorial board of the Artificial Life Journal, and has been a visiting researcher at the Santa Fe Institute. He is also active in the domain of accessibility of information technology systems for users with disability. He has been an invited expert of the W3C web accessibility education and outreach group, and is a member of the Access for All Standards Consultative Committee of the National Standards Authority of Ireland. He has an extensive record of scholarly publication.

His current research activities are focussed on evolutionary growth of complexity, and emergence of symbolic representations, in artificial computational systems; and tools and techniques for accessibility of electronics books. From 1999-2004 Prof.McMullin served as DCU’s first Dean of Teaching and Learning. He also served as President of the All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE) from 2000–2004, and he continues as a member of the editorial board of the All Ireland Journal of Higher Education (AISHE-J).


20 February 2010

INSPIRE : IRCSET-Marie Curie Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr. Robert Maher has been offered one of the INSPIRE: IRCSET-Marie Curie International Mobility Fellowships, a prestigious addition to IRCSET’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Schemes, which were offered for the first time in the 2008/2009 Call. A total of 26 applicants have been successful in this call. The INSPIRE awards are co-funded by the “People” Marie Curie Actions of the European Union FP7 Programme.

 

 


29 January 2010

Dr. Prince Anandarajah received the DCU Research Fellowship Award

Congratulations to Dr. Prince Anandarajah who has recently received the prestigious DCU Research Fellowship award. The award provides funding for a period of concentrated research, combined with significant career development opportunities for a period of 2 years.

This is in line with the DCU Strategy Leading Through Challenge 2009-2011 where a key objective is to develop DCU as a university which is ‘increasingly attractive to existing and potential staff, students, researchers and distinguished visitors’. To underpin this high level objective, the OVPR supports the DCU Research Fellowship Programme.


27 January 2010

Prof. Noel O'Connor received the President Research Award

Congratulations to Prof. Noel O'Connor who is the DCU President Research Award winner in 2010 in Science and Engineering.

Prof. O'Connor is a permanent academic staff member in the School of Electronic Engineering.

He has made, and continues to make, significant contributions in basic research, in applied research and in the commercialisation of his research. At a basic level his contributions are in the area of extracting context and semantics from all kinds of multimedia content.

The outputs of his basic research transition into his applied research activities in areas like configurable and energy-aware hardware, social interaction with media and applications in personalised health and sports. His commercialisation activities (for which he was given a special award by DCU INVENT in December 2009) have just led to a company, in which DCU has an equity stake, taking up residence in DCU INVENT and licensing some of DCU’s technology, developed by Noel and his team.


15 January 2010000

Congratulations to Bipin Kumar

Congratulations to Bipin Kumar who successfully defended his PhD thesis this morning . The title of his thesis is "High Performance Computing for Multiphase Fluid Flows".



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19 December 2009

Best paper award from WCECS

Dr. Hrishikesh Venkataraman has won the best paper award for his research on "Quality-oriented prioritized adaptive multimedia streaming for WiMAX/heterogeneous wireless networks" in the World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science (WCECS) held in October 2009 in University of California, Berkeley, USA.

The award is given annually in December and is selected based on the research work, the oral presentation and the overall benefit in the design of next generation ICT-based systems.

Dr. Venkataraman is an IRCSET Postdoctoral Fellow (2008-10) under Dr. Gabriel-Miro Muntean in the School of Electronic Engineering at Dublin City University.


18 December 2009

Good News for Faculty and Congratulations to Prof. Liam Barry and his group

Radio and Optical Communications Group in RINCE and School  of

Electronic Engineering has been awarded a Principal Investigator or

Award to work on the applications of wavelength tuneable lasers in access and metro networks. The project is a large scale initiative led by DCU and involves significant collaboration with Tyndall National Institute, University College Dublin, and two of the main photonic devices and networking companies in Ireland; Intune Networks and Eblana Photonics.

In order to be able to provide new interactive multi-media services to users, future optical access and metro networks will require fast dynamic bandwidth provisioning to better utilise the available network resources, using key technologies such as Optical Burst or Packet Switching (OBS/OPS). The key element of these fast reconfigurable networks will be tuneable wavelength transmitters that can switch in the order of nano-seconds.

This research programme will specifically investigate the use of advanced modulation formats in fast reconfigurable metro and access networks in order to significantly increase the network efficiency. A major aim of the proposal is to create a national, world-leading capability in the application of tuneable lasers in next generation WDM Metro and Access Networks that supports existing Irish industry and leads to new enterprises


26 November 2009

MPRC held and co-ordinated the Research Seminar

Insights into the Common Ground of Engineering and Medicine (Part of a Marie Curie Early Stage Fellowship training agenda) held on Wednesday 25th November 2009 in Dublin City University. Three speakers were invited to deliver talks as follows:

  • "Effect of Ageing on Mechanical Properties of Human Bone and Meniscus" Prof. Joseph McGeough, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • "Application of thermal spraying to the bio-medical field” by Dr.Ing. Maria Parco, Inasmet-Tecnalia, Spain
  • “Implication for stenting of coronary arteries of the cell response to the altered cyclic strain it produces” by Dr. Alberto Colombo, DCU

This was followed by Refreshments and Poster Display by Marie Curie Early Stage Fellows.

Research Seminar Attendees: (L-R) Dr. J. Stokes, Dr. M. Parco, Dr. L. Looney, Dr. D. Brabazon, Dr. D. Garcia Alonso Garcia, Dr. G. McGuinness, Dr. S. Naher, Mr. Y. Liu, Mr. A. Chebbi, Dr. S. Eosoly , Mr. M. Lipowiecki , Dr. A. Colombo, Dr. E. Vrana, Ms. E.I. Pascu


5 November 2009

NOVELSCAFF: Synthetic Hard and Soft Scaffold Tissue for Humans

Materials Processing Research Centre (MPRC) has been coordinating since 2006 a FP6 EU funded Marie Curie Early Stage Training (EST) programme due to end in December 2009, costing about €1.2m. The project successfully resulted in seven postgraduate researchers achieving Masters (2) and PhD (5) level awards.ds.

Some members of the Research Project: (L-R) Dr. L. Looney (PI), Ms. E.I. Pascu (Fellow), Dr. S. Eosoly (Fellow), Dr. J. Stokes (PI), Dr. D. Garcia Alonso Garcia (Fellow), Mr. M. Lipowiecki (Fellow), Dr. E. Vrana (Fellow), Dr. G. McGuinness (PI)


5 November 2009

Congratulations to James Decraene

Congratulations toJames Decranewho successfully completed his PhD thesis andhas been awarded the degree of PhD.

The title of James's thesis is " Autocatalytic Closure and Evolution of Cellular Information Processing Networks".

He completed his PhD inthe School of Electronic Engineering at DCU under the supervision of Prof. Barry McMullin.

The research in his thesis was funded by the ESIGNET project (Evolving Cell Signalling Networks in Silico), a European Integrated Project in the EU FP6 NEST initiative, contact no. 12789


5 November 2009

Congratulations to Yanjun Ma

Congratulations to Yanjun Ma who successfully defended his thesis and has been awarded the degree of PhD.

The title of Yanjun's thesis is "Constrained Word Alignment Models for Statistical Machine Translation".

He completed his PhD in the National Centre for Language Technology (NCLT), and the School of Computing, DCU under the supervision of Prof. Andy Way.



5 November 2009

Congratulations to Szilvia Eosoly

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Congratulations to Szilvia Eosolywho successfully defended her thesis andhas been awarded the degree of PhD.

The title of Szilvia's thesis is " Selective Laser Sintering of Polycaprolactone/Bioceramic Composite Bone Scaffolds".

She completed her PhD inthe School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at DCU under the supervision of Dr. Lisa Looney.


4 November 2009

Congratulations to Elena Irina Pascu

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Congratulations to Elena Irina Pascu who successfully defended her thesis and was awarded the degree of Masters of Engineering.

The title of Irina's thesis is "Bioactive and Biodegradable Scaffolds for Hard Tissue Engineering".

She completed her MEng. in the Materials Processing Research Centre (MPRC), in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, DCU under the supervision of Dr. Joseph T.Stokes and Dr. Tim Prescott.

Brief description of Project:

Bioscaffolds should provide structural integrity, strength, permeability and an ideal micro-environment for cell and tissue ingrowth and healing, be biocompatible, osteoconductive and bioactive. Combining the biodegradability of a polymer with the osteoconductive properties of a ceramic phase, porous structures were produced by several innovative combinations of different conventional techniques: salt leaching, gas forming, solvent evaporation and phase separation and also, a novel method was developed for producing micropores.

This project was generously funded by Marie Curie Early Stage Research Training Fellowship of the European Community's 6th Framework Programme (contract number MEST-CT-2005-020621).


3 November 2009

Congratulations to Nihal Engin Vrana

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Congratulations to Nihal Engin Vranawho who successfully defended his thesis and has been awarded the degree of PhD.

The title of Engin's thesis is "Use of PVA Cryogelation for Tissue Engineering: Composites, Scaffold Formation and Cell Encapsulation".

He completed his PhD in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and the School of Biotechnology, DCU under the supervision of "Dr. Garrett McGuinness and Prof. Paul Cahill."


1 November 2009

Congratulations to Dr. Sumsun Naher

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Congratulations to Dr. Sumsun Naher who has started in the position of Research Development Officer within the Faculty of Engineering and Computing.

Sumsun will be available to Faculty staff to help with providing information on funding schemes and proof reading ofproposals. She will also collate information for strategic purposes, provide information dissemination of Faculty based research through the web-site and organise relevant research seminars.

If you want any advice on your research or have any questions, please feel free to contact Sumsun at 5712 or at sumsun.naher@dcu.ie.


2 May 2008

Congratulations to Sara Morrissey

Sara Morrissey - PhotoCongratulations to Sara Morrissey who successfully defended her thesis and will be awarded the degree of PhD.

The title of Sara's thesis is "Data-Driven Machine Translation for Sign Languages".

She completed her PhD in the National Centre for Language Technology (NCLT), and the School of Computing, DCU under the supervision of Prof. Andy Way.

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25 April 2008

Congratulations to Karolina Owczarzak

Karolina Owczarzak

Congratulations to Karolina Owczarzak who successfully defended her thesis and will be awarded the degree of PhD.

The title of Karolina's thesis is "A Novel Dependency-Based Evaluation Metric for Machine Translation".

She completed her PhD in the National Centre for Language Technology (NCLT), and the School of Computing, DCU under the supervision of Prof. Josef van Genabith and Prof. Andy Way.

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15 April 2008

DCU and UCD combine to seek commercial research advances in new technologies

Alan Smeaton (DCU), Frank Gannon (SFI), Barry Smyth (UCD) - Photo

A unique €16.4m technology partnership between UCD and DCU, supported by Cork’s Tyndall Institute, and funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), aims to tame twenty-first century media information overload, facilitate improved health, and ensure that our environment is meeting tough standards being set to deliver a better quality of life.

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10 April 2008

CIPA welcomes Research Officer Dr. Tarik A. Chowdhury

Tarik Chowdhury - Photo

Welcome to Tarik A. Chowdhury, who has recently been appointed as Research Officer for the Centre for Image Processing & Analysis (CIPA), RINCE.

Tarik received his B.Eng. degree from Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh in 1998 and his M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees from Dublin City University (DCU), in 2003 and 2006, respectively. He comes to DCU from a position as an Assistant Prof. in BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. His main research interests are in the area of image processing and medical imaging.


31 March 2008

Research Student Graduation

Dr. Puspita Deo graduating on Saturday with a PhD.  Pictured here with her supervisor, Prof. Heather Ruskin

Congratulations to all of the DCU students who graduated on Saturday. There are 8 students graduating from the Faculty of Engineering & Computing with PhDs, while one student will graduate with a Masters by research. Great credit is due to these students for their tireless work over the last number of years.

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20 February 2008

DCU Graduate named Handballer of the Year

Eoin Kennedy - Photo

DCU graduate Dr. Eoin Kennedy has been named as Vodafone GAA Handballer of the year for 2007. This is Eoin's fourth All Star award, having previously been awarded the honour in 2002, 2004 and 2005. The award was presented by the President of the Irish Handball Council Tom Walsh at a reception in Dublin's Westbury Hotel.

This marks yet another year of success for the St. Brigid's Clubman, who collected a Grand Slam of titles, taking the All-Ireland 60x30 Singles and Doubles crowns, in addition to Hardball Singles and Doubles honours. Eoin is only the third player ever to manage this feat.

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19 February 2008

Funding Success for Nanomaterials Processing Laboratory

Patrick McNally

The Nanomaterials Processing Laboratory (NPL) at the School of Electronic Engineering has been awarded close to €1 million research funding in recent months.

The NPL, which draws researchers from the Research Institute for Networks and Communications Engineering (RINCE) and the National Centre for Plasma Science and Technology (NCPST), is led by Prof. Patrick McNally.

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28 January 2008

SFI Funding Success for DCU

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Details of a new €31.2 million investment in an SFI Equipment Call were announced today by Micheál Martin, TD, Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment. The goal of this 2007 Equipment Call is to accelerate and enhance research output and quality from both SFI and non-SFI-funded researchers through a significant investment in additional resources and infrastructure in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).

As part of this, DCU researchers received more than €3,000,000 for vital research equipment. This is far in excess of the funding received by other, similar sized, Universities.

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21 January 2008

Microsoft Postgraduate Research Scholarships awarded to DCU students

In 1995, Microsoft Corporation together with a US-based philanthropic trust established an endowment fund to support postgraduate research scholarships within the School of Computing at DCU.

For the academic year 2007-08, the Research Committee of the School of Computing at DCU, together with input from Microsoft Ireland, has awarded four students with a Microsoft Postgraduate Scholarship for 2007/08.

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15 January 2008

Congratulations to Ronan Barrett

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Congratulations to Ronan Barrett who successfully defended his thesis and will be awarded the degree of PhD.

The title of Ronan's thesis is "Investigations into the Model Driven Design of Distribution Patterns for Web Service Compositions".

He completed his PhD in the Software and Systems Engineering group, School of Computing, DCU under the supervision of Dr. Claus Pahl.

 


22 December 2007

RINCE appoints two research officers to support its research

Olga Ormond & Prince Anandarajah - Photo

RINCE has appointed two new research officers to support its research. Dr. Prince Anandarajah and Dr. Ormond are working closely with the High Speed Devices and Systems Centre (HSDS) and Network Innovations Centre (NIC) respectively. In March 2008 they will be joined by a third reseach officer who will join the Centre for Image Processing & Analysis (CIPA) Centre within RINCE.

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14 December 2007

Invention Disclosure Awards 2007

Paul Whelan - Photo

DCU has made 35 Invention Disclosure Awards to recognise researchers who work with Invent, the Innovation and Enterprise Centre of DCU, in the commercialisation of their research.

Particularly interesting to this faculty is that Dr. Kevin Robinson, Prof Paul Whelan & Dr. Nicholas Sezille from the Centre for Image Processing and Analysis (CIPA - RINCE) and the School of Electronic Engineering won the best overall invention disclosure in the category of ICT/Engineering.

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23 November 2007

Congratulations to Philip Kelly

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Congratulations to Philip Kelly who successfully defended his thesis and will be awarded the degree of PhD.

The title of Philip's thesis is "Pedestrian Detection and Tracking using Stereo Vision Techniques".

He completed his PhD in the Centre for Digital Video Processing (CDVP), Adaptive Information Cluster (AIC) and the School of Electronic Engineering, DCU under the supervision of Dr. Noel E. O’Connor.

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13 November 2007

DCU to lead Multi-Million Euro Research in High-Tech Automatic Language Translation

Josef van Genabith - Photo

Dublin City University is to lead a multi-million euro research partnership funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) that will develop the next generation of high tech automatic language translation.

This five-year research programme will transform an important sector of Ireland’s global software business – localisation - as well as a key driver of the global content distribution industry.

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05 November 2007

Research Student Graduation

Dr. George Mitchell, graduating with PhD today.  Photographed here with his supervisor, Prof. Barry McMullin

Congratualtions to all of the DCU students who are graduating today and tomorrow. There are 13 students graduating from the Faculty of Engineering & Computing with Masters by research, and a further 20 students graduating with PhDs.

Great credit is due to these students for their tireless work over the last number of years. Ireland's future as a knowledge based economy will be heavily influenced by innovative Engineers and Computer Scientists such as these.


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25 October 2007

DCU Researchers Win Top International Paper Prize

Dr. Ahmed Issa (Postdoctoral Researcher, DCU) & Ajit Gokhale (National Instruments) - Photo

DCU laser micromachining researchers have won the top application prize for their published paper on laser micromachining at the NI Days Worldwide Virtual Instrumentation Conference in London.

Over the last five years Dr. Dermot Brabazon, Dr. Ahmed Issa and Prof. Saleem Hashmi of the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and the Materials Processing Research Centre (MPRC) have developed two laser micromachining processes which allow for the production of channels and voxels with highly repeatable micrometer level resolution.

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19 October 2007

Congratulations to Puspita Deo

Puspita Deo - Photo

Congratulations to Puspita Deo who successfully defended her thesis and will be awarded the degree of PhD.

The title of Puspita's thesis is "Heterogeneous Motorised Traffic Flow Modelling using Cellular Automata".

She completed her PhD in the Modelling & Scientific Computing Group, School of Computing, DCU under the supervision of Prof. Heather Ruskin.

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01 October 2007

Embark funded Enterprise Partnership

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Congratulations to Bogdan Ciubotaru who has been awarded an Embark Postgraduate Research Scholarship. This scholarship is jointly funded by IRCSET and Microsoft Research as part of the Enterprise Partnership Scheme.

Microsoft Research - LogoBogdan will be working with Dr Gabriel-Miro Muntean of the School of Electronic Engineering and RINCE, DCU. The title of his project is "Quality-oriented handover scheme for adaptive multimedia streaming in heterogeneous wireless networks environment".

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30 September 2007

DCU Top of the Table for Research in Sunday Times University Guide

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DCU has been ranked as the top Irish University for Research in the recent Sunday Times University Guide. The guide, which was published on Sunday September 30th stated "Ireland’s youngest university, DCU, overtook Trinity, the oldest, to head the research category." DCU scored 100 points out of a possible 100 for research. The next highest University for research scored 93 points.

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20 September 2007

Congratulations to Kealan McCusker

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Congratulations to Kealan McCusker who successfully defended his thesis and will be awarded the degree of PhD.

The title of Kealan's thesis is "Cryptographic key distribution in wireless sensor networks: a hardware perspective".

He completed his PhD in the Centre for Digital Video Processing (CDVP), Adaptive Information Cluster (AIC) and the School of Electronic Engineering, DCU under the supervision of Dr. Noel E. O’Connor.

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19 September 2007

Congratulations to George Mitchell

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Congratulations to George Mitchell who successfully defended his thesis and will be awarded the degree of PhD.

The title of George's thesis is "Evolutionary Computation Applied to Combinatorial Optimisation Problems ".

He completed his PhD at the school of Electronic Engineering's Artificial Life research group while under the supervision of Prof. Barry McMullin. The Artificial Life research group forms part of the Research Institute for Networks and Communications Engineering (RINCE), a national centre for excellence in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) based at Dublin City University.

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19 September 2007

Embark Postgraduate Scholarship Success

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Congratulations to Huang Jing and Houman Zahedmanesh who have been awarded Embark Postgraduate Research Scholarships. We look forward to working with the new students over the coming years.

Huang Jing will be working with Dr. Xiaojun Wang (School of Electronic Engineering). Houman Zahedmanesh will be working with Dr. Caitriona Lally (School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering).

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18 September 2007

Congratulations to Paul Ferguson

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Congratulations to Paul Ferguson who successfully defended his thesis and will be awarded the degree of PhD.

The title of Paul's thesis is "Index Ordering by Query-Independent Measures".

He completed his PhD in the Centre for Digital Video Processing (CDVP), Adaptive Information Cluster (AIC) and the School of Computing, DCU under the supervision of Prof. Alan Smeaton.

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18 September 2007

Congratulations to Ciarán Ó Conaire

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Congratulations to Ciarán Ó Conaire who successfully defended his thesis and will be awarded the degree of PhD.

The title of Ciarán's thesis is "Adaptive detection and tracking using Multimodal Information".

He completed his PhD in the Centre for Digital Video Processing (CDVP), Adaptive Information Cluster (AIC) and the School of Electronic Engineering, DCU under the supervision of Dr. Noel E. O’Connor.

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17 September 2007

Congratulations to Neil O'Hare

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Congratulations to Neil O'Hare who successfully defended his thesis and will be awarded the degree of PhD.

The title of Neil's thesis is "Semi-Automatic Person-Annotation in Context-Aware Personal Photo Collections".

He completed his PhD in the Centre for Digital Video Processing (CDVP), Adaptive Information Cluster (AIC) and the School of Computing, DCU under the supervision of Prof. Alan Smeaton.

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31 August 2007

Congratulations to Bart Mellebeek

Bart Mellebeek - Photo

Congratulations to Bart Mellebeek who successfully defended his thesis and will be awarded the degree of PhD.

The title of Bart's thesis is "TransBooster: Black Box Optimisation of Machine Translation Systems".

He completed his PhD in the National Centre for Language Technology and the School of Computing, DCU under the supervision of Prof. Andy Way and Prof. Josef van Genabith.

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21 August 2007

Success for Industry-Academia Partnership

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Enterprise Ireland have featured the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, DCU in a recent set of case studies on their Innovation Partnerships scheme. The case study focuses on the research work of Masters student James Wall. Mr. Wall is investigating the field of submersible motors.

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03 August 2007

DCU receives €23m Research Funding under PRTLI 4

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The Minister for Education and Science, Mary Hanafin, TD formally announced the outcome of PRTLI Cycle 4 at 11.00 am today. Under this scheme, DCU will receive €23m in research funding. This funding is based on 5 inter-institutional proposals:

  • Nanoscience and Nanoscale technologies for Ireland (NANOTEIRE)
  • National Biophotonics & Imaging Platform [NBIP]
  • National Programme on (Bio)pharmaceutical & Pharmacological Sciences
  • Humanities Serving Irish Society (HSIS)
  • National Programme of Research on Knowledge, Innovation, Society and Space (KISS)

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18 July 2007

Congratulations to George Awad

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Congratulations to George Awad who successfully defended