The AIC is a cross-disciplinary research cluster that is based on four
SFI Investigator Awards
to researchers in Dublin
City University and University
College Dublin and a SFI cohesion award. The cohesion award was granted
to enable collaboration not only between the research groups but also
with industry, public sector bodies and other research organisations.
The mission of the AIC is to integrate leading edge research on adaptive
Sensor Networks, Content Extraction and Adaptive Utilization by bringing
together world- class researchers to collaborate on applied research that
produces end-to-end demonstration systems and to develop closer collaborations
with other research institutes, industry partners and public bodies.
The principal investigators are Prof. Dermot Diamond, Prof. Alan Smeaton
both from DCU and Prof. Mark Keane, Prof. Barry Smyth and G.M.P. O’Hare
all from UCD. The economic, social and commercial potential of these technologies
has attracted the interest of Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, Ericsson,
IBM and Changing Worlds as well as a number of government agencies. Core
staff based in DCU supports the research team.
The research groups are based in the following centres:
- Centre for Digital
Video Processing (DCU) – CDVP is a collaboration between the
School of Computing and the School of Electronic Engineering. Their mission
is to research and develop techniques and tools to automatically analyse
and index digital video information and allow content-based operations
such as browsing, searching, alerting, filtering and summarisation.
- National Centre for Sensor
Research (DCU) – NCSR is a large-scale, multidisciplinary,
sensor research centre focused on the science and applications of chemical
sensors and biosensors.
- Smart Media Institute
(UCD) – The SMI is a centre for advanced research in the Department
of Computer Science. SMI coordinates UCD's research in multimedia, advanced
internet applications, and artificial intelligence, networks and telecommunications.