Prof. Mark Keane
PhD (1987, TCD), BA (1982, UCD)
Mark Keane is the Chair of Computer Science, at University
College Dublin and founding Director of the Smart
Media Institute at UCD. He previously worked at Queen Mary College,
University of London, the Open University, Cardiff University and Trinity
College Dublin. Keane has made significant contributions to both Cognitive
and Computer Science and has a proven track record in the rapid establishment
of successful research centres.
Prof. Keane has extensive experience in growing excellent,
large-scale research groupings. UCD has the largest Computer Science
postgraduate school in Ireland and at almost 6 postgraduates per staff
member has a ratio that compares favorably with international standards.
During the same period, research income has also increased from €300,000
to over €3M per annum. This funding has been won in international
competition from the European Commission (e.g., Marie-Curie Fellowships),
US Office of Naval Research, Enterprise Ireland and Science Foundation
Ireland (of two Investigator Award applications made this year both
Prof. Dermot Diamond
PhD (1987, TCD), BA (1982, UCD)
- Vice President for Research, Dublin City University
- Founder Member, National
Centre for Sensor Research, Dublin City University 1995
- Editorial Board Member Analytical Chemistry (ACS) A – Section
2000-2003, The Analyst (RSC), Talanta (Elsevier)
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2002)
- Awarded inaugural silver medal for Sensor Research by the Royal
Society of Chemistry, June 2002
- Awarded D.Sc. July 2002 by Queen’s University Belfast
Professor Dermot Diamond received his Ph.D. from Queen’s
University Belfast (Chemical Sensors, 1987), and is currently Vice
president for Research at Dublin City University, Ireland.
He has published over 100 peer reviewed papers in international science
journals, is a named inventor in 8 patents, and is co-author and editor
of two books, ‘Spreadsheet Applications in Chemistry using Microsoft
Excel’ (1997) and ‘Principles of Chemical and Biological
Sensors’, (1998) both published by Wiley.
Wide ranging from molecular recognition, host-guest
chemistry, ligand design and synthesis, electrochemical and optical
chemical sensors and biosensors, lab-on-a-chip, sensor applications
in environmental, clinical, food quality and process monitoring, development
of fully autonomous sensing devices, wireless sensors and sensor networking.
Numerous international collaborations in Europe, USA and Australia.
Particularly interested in developing the potential of analytical devices
and sensors as information providers for wireless networked systems
i.e. generating true ‘context awareness’.
Mr. Gregory O'Hare
MSc (1984, University of Ulster), BSc (1983,
University of Ulster)
Gregory is the Head of the Department
of Computer Science at University College Dublin (UCD). He has
published over 85 refereed papers/chapters, 4 books and has won significant
grant income (ca €2.2M). This research funding has been accrued
from the European Commission, Enterprise Ireland, EPSRC, DTI, Higher
Education Authority and Industrial sources.
His research interests are in the areas of Distributed
Artificial Intelligence and Multi-Agent Systems (MAS), Agent-Oriented
Software Engineering (AOSE) and Mobile & Ubiquitous Computing.
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Current and past collaborators include Ericsson
Expertise, Media Lab Europe, MIT Media Lab, University of Manchester
Institute of Science & Technology (UMIST), Apple Computers, CB&J
France, GPT Systems, AMS Systems, Sogitech, Siemens, University of
Edinburgh, Matra Marconi Systems, University of Siena, IP-CNR Rome,
GMD, SINTEF Norway, Alcatel Italy, Joint Research Centre (JRC) EU,
Ispra, AssiDoman, and Daimler-Benz.
Dr. Noel E. O’Connor
Dr. Noel E. O’Connor is currently a lecturer
in the School of
Electronic Engineering of Dublin City University. He is the Programme
Chair of the BEng in Digital Media Engineering undergraduate degree
programme. He is a Principal Investigator (PI) in the Centre
for Digital Video Processing (CDVP) - an interdisciplinary University
Designated Research Centre.
He is a member of the Steering Committee of the
Science Foundation Ireland funded Adaptive Information Cluster (AIC)
and of the Steering Committee of the RINCE
(Research Institute for Networks and Communications Engineering)
national centre of excellence in ICT. He is a member of both the Technical
Committee and Steering Committee of the EU FP5 SCHEMA Network of Excellence
in Content-based Semantic Scene Analysis and Information Retrieval.
He is a member of the Technical Management Committee of the EU FP6
aceMedia Integrated Project. He is coordinator of the QIMERA project,
a pan-European research initiative in video object segmentation and
Since July 2000, he has published 3 journal papers
and 33 peer reviewed papers in international conference proceedings,
has filed 6 patents, and has generated over €3.7M in funding both
individually and jointly with the other PIs in the CDVP. He is a reviewer
for Signal Processing: Image Communication (Elsevier), the Eurasip
Journal of Advanced Signal Processing, IEEE Trans. on Circuits Systems
and Video Technology and IEEE Trans on Image Processing, as well as
being a member of the Programme Committee of a number of respected
international conferences and workshops. He is a member of the IEE
Visual Information Engineering Technical Advisory Panel. In the past
he has worked on several EU ACTS projects, including MoMuSys, DICEMAN
and KIMSAC. He was the Irish representative to the EU
COST 211 action and has also been an Irish representative and Head
of National Delegation to the world-wide ISO/IEC MPEG standards body.
Prof. Alan Smeaton
PhD (1987, UCD), MSc (1982, UCD), BSc (1980,
Alan is Professor of Computing in School
of Computing at Dublin City University. Since 1998 he is also Dean
of the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences and from 1999
to 2002 he was Head of the School of Computer Applications. He is the
founding Director of the Centre for Digital Video Processing, a cross-disciplinary
research centre at Dublin City University with 35 researchers, which
was awarded "University Designated Research Centre" status
in 2000. The earlier part of Prof. Smeaton’s research career
was devoted to finding applications for natural language processing
in text-based information retrieval tasks. This soon moved on to developing
techniques for information retrieval from image, spoken audio and latterly,
video databases. Smeaton is strongly connected with both the information
retrieval and digital libraries research communities and in over 15
years of funded research from European and Irish research funding agencies,
and from industry, he has won over €4.25 million in competitive
Prof. Barry Smyth
PhD (1996,TCD), BSc (1991, UCD)
Barry is Digital Professor of Computer Science
at University College Dublin and an ECCAI Fellow (European
Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence). He has published
over 150 scientific articles in leading journals and conferences and
has received numerous awards for his research, including IJCAI
and ECAI best paper awards. He leads a team of approximately 20 researchers
in the area of personalized information systems.
In 1999, Prof. Smyth co-founded ChangingWorlds
Ltd to commercialize the ClixSmart personalization technology.
Since this time ChangingWorlds has received in excess of $7m in venture
capital funding and currently employes more than 40 employees and has
deployed its personalization technology among European leading mobile
operators and across a user-base of millions.