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The focus of researchers in involved in telecommunications is in the areas of telecommunications and data communications. Particular interests include systems and software issues, communications protocols and their performance, switching and transmission over copper, optical and wireless links.

Research areas

  • Systems and software issues, communications protocols and their performance, switching and transmission over copper, optical and wireless links
  • Modelling of high speed electronic circuits, modelling of electromagnetic wave scattering and propagation
  • Wireless sensor networks

Performance Engineering Laboratory

The Performance Engineering Laboratory (PEL) is concerned with any system where performance issues arise and where the application of theoretical analysis can support the understanding or the design of the system. Results from Queueing Theory are often applied, including statistical formulations, priority schemes, dynamic systems, parallel processing and discrete event modelling and simulation. (

Research interests within Performance Engineering

Dr. J. McManis, B.E.E., M.S., Ph.D.
- Real-time and hybrid systems

Dr. G. Muntean, B.E., M.Sc., Ph.D., M.I.E.E.E.
- User perceived quality-oriented multimedia delivery
- Performance-aware adaptive multimedia systems
- Quality of service and quality of experience provisioning
- Mobile and wireless communications
- Adaptive hypermedia systems

Radio & Optical Communications Group

The Optical Communications Lab in Dublin City University was established in 1998. Upon the formation of the Research Institute for Networks and Communications Engineering (RINCE) in 1999, the Optical Communications Lab and the Radio Lab merged to form the Radio and Optical Communications Group. This group now forms one the main research laboratories within RINCE. The main goal of the Radio and Optical Communications Group is to focus on the design, simulation and demonstration of new technologies for future broadband photonic communication systems. (

Research interests within Radio & Optical Communications

Professor L. Barry, B.E., M.Eng.Sc., Ph.D., M.I.E.E.E.
- Fibre optics
- Optical communications
- High speed devices

Dr. P. Landais, M.S., Ph.D., M.I.E.E.E.
- Semiconductor laser
- Semiconductor optical amplifier
- Optical fibre network

RF Modelling and Simulation Group

The RF Modelling and Simulation Group was formed in 2003. Its main areas of interest and expertise lie broadly in the area of wave scattering computation, wireless communications and circuit modelling. At present the group is composed of two academic staff, seven postgraduate students and one postdoctoral researcher. We have links with several third-level institutions, both national and international, working in this area. For additional information please visit our website at

Research interests within RF Modelling and Simulation

Dr. M. Condon, B.E., Ph.D., M.I.E.E.E.
- RF systems
- Computational electromagnetics
- Circuits and systems
- Numerical Analysis

Dr. C. Brennan, B.A.(Mod), Ph.D., M.I.E.E.E., M.I.E.E.
- Computational electromagnetics
- Integral equation, differential equation, asymptotic and hybrid methods for electromagnetic wave scattering modelling
- Wireless sensor networks
- Wireless communications: propagation modelling
- Wireless resource optimisation

Switching & Systems Laboratory

The laboratory mission is twofold: To develop a theoretical understanding of broadband switched networks and their performance and to convert this theory into practice, by designing broadband systems. (

Research interests within Switching & Systems

Dr. M. Collier, B.Eng., M.Eng., Ph.D., M.I.E.E.E.
- Network protocols
- High-speed switching and routing
- Switching theory
- QoS routing

Network Processing Group

The Network Processing Group is part of the Network Innovations Centre. The main areas of interest and expertises of this group is in energy-efficient network processing and high level logic synthesis. For additional information please visit website at

Research interests within Network Processing Group

Dr. X. Wang, B.Eng., M.Eng., Ph.D., C.Eng., MIEE
- Energy-efficient Network Processing
- High-level logic synthesis for power efficiency and testability
- HDL Modeling for rapid system prototyping

Research Laboratories

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