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Dec 2006 GREP research visit Sydney and Tokyo

VGV Graduate Programme in Visualisation, Graphics and Vision research and exploratory visits to NICTA (Australia), University of Sydney and the NII Tokyo Japan.

I even got to meet up with one of my former student Taiki Imoto from Hizen-Cho Saga Japan who I taught when he was just 15 and now he is 27! I'm now officially old and here are some photos from my time in Japan in 1995.

Dec 2006 New Program Committee Memberships

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Nov 2006 SFI Ureka Grant Submitted

I am one of the lead applicants for a UREKA SFI grant request submitted to the SFI. This grant, if successful, will see me become the UCD director for ODCSSS from 2007 - 2009.

Nov 2006 InfoVis Symposium Poster

Information Visualization Symposium (InfoVis 2006), π-flow (Honorable mention), Benoit Gaudin, Mike Bennett, Brendan Sheehan and Aaron J. Quigley

Nov 2006 InfoVis Symposium Poster

Information Visualization Symposium (InfoVis 2006), π-flow (Honorable mention), Benoit Gaudin, Mike Bennett, Brendan Sheehan and Aaron J. Quigley

Oct 2006 IRCSET GREP Award

IRCSET funded exploratory our grant for Graduate Programme in Visualisation, Graphics and Vision with TCD, UCD and DCU under their Graduate Research Education Programme.

Oct 2006 Best Poster Award IBM Dublin CASCON

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CASCON 2006 Dublin symposium Best Poster Award, "From Migrations to Population Concentration"

Oct 2006 CASCON 2006

I have been the Program Chair for the Dublin CASCON 2006 Dublin Symposium this year

Sept 2006 New Honours Student

Cheryl-Anne Harding has started her honours project on TableTop Information Visualisation and Darin Eagan has started his on 3D MPEG Encoding Visualisation with me.

Sept 2006 Luke O'Malley starts as postgrad

Luke O'Malley, has started with me as a Lero MSc scholar

Sept 2006 International P2P Conference Paper

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Daniel Cutting one of my PhD students is nearing the end of his thesis work and presented a great talk at the Sixth IEEE International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing in Cambridge on, "Implicit Group Messaging Over Peer-to-Peer Networks".

Aug 2006 ODCSSS Final Research Day

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The Online Dublin Computer Science Summer School (Odysseus or ODCSSS) 2006 brought together 17 students from around Ireland, Europe and the USA. The grand finale research day was held on Aug 25 2006. This undergraduate summer research program has been held between the School of Computer Science & Informatics at University College Dublin and the School of Computing at Dublin City University and is supported by the Adaptive Information Cluster. [More]

July 2006 Automotive Software - opportunities for Irish graduates, Technology Ireland Article

Quoted in a piece on Automotive Software - opportunities for Irish graduates, Technology Ireland, Issue 3 Vol 37.

Automotive software (Automobile Sector) is an expanding area of software engineering and embedded systems research and development. Within the next five years, premium cars are expected to host a cumulated amount of up to one gigabyte of binary code of software deployed via a set of interconnected embedded platforms. Software developers  already working in other domains like industrial automation systems and embedded telecommunications systems can readily transfer their skills to the automotive software sector .  The Irish government via the Science Foundation Ireland has funded the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre Lero with a focus on automotive software engineering (our focus in UCD is on Software Product Lines, Visualisation and Autonomic Software Systems). To design, implement and manage the complexity of such a huge, heterogeneous distributed system with incr…

June 2006 Imaging, Visualisation & Graphics laboratory launch

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We held the launch of the Imaging, Visualisation & Graphics laboratory in the School of Computer Science and Informatics with the support of Computer Services UCD. This launch was attended by UCD President, Vice President for Research, Vice President for Innovation, researchers from IBM and Intel along with academics from Conway Institute, Archaeology and Mechanical Engineering.

May 2006 Pervasive 2006 State Reception

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4th International Conference on Pervasive Computing State Reception hosted by Minister of State Tom Kitt in Dublin Castle who gave this welcoming speech and awarded the best paper prize. Minister Kitt was introduced by Philip Nolan, UCD registrar.


Thank you very much for your generous welcome. In particular, I would like to thank the hosts of this prestigious event - The Systems Research Group, in University College Dublin – and, indeed, all the corporate partners that have made this event possible.

It is interesting, I think, that so many people from Ireland - academia and our public and private sectors - have come together to support the conference - and to engage with their international counterparts in exploring this fascinating concept - Pervasive Computing. I am delighted that Ireland is hosting this conference. It is fair to say – I think - that modern Ireland is a very good fit for this event - both in terms of logistics - and in our closeness to the central theme of the c…

May 2006 Pervasive 2006 Opens in Dublin

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I am the Conference Chair for Pervasive 2006 the 4th International Conference in Pervasive Computing held in Dublin. [News Item]

Apr 2006 Appointed Program Chair Dublin CASCON 2007

Appointed as Program Chair for the Dublin CASCON 2006 Symposium.

Apr 2006 Enterprise Ireland, International Collaboration Grant

I have been awarded an Enterprise Ireland, International Collaboration Grant for "Pervasive Visualisation: Off the desktop visualisation".

Apr 2006 CHI 2006 Roadtrip

Myself and Mike Bennett will attended and presented 2 papers (conference and workshop) at the 2006 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2006 in Montreal, Canada between April 22-27 2006.

Mar 2006 Enterprise Ireland Technology Roadmap

We reached agreement with Enterprise Ireland to develop a technology roadmap series on Delivering Location Intelligence for a networked mobile world to be hosted in Dublin prior to both LoCA 2006 and Pervasive 2006.

Feb 2006 Online Dublin Computer Science Summer School

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We launched Odysseus http://www.odcsss.ie, the Online Dublin Computer Science Summer School which has 34 projects on offer for application from undergraduate students in Computer Science or related disciplines. I'm the UCD Director of ODCSSS. These projects are distributed across research labs in DCU and UCD and are arranged into the four thematic research strands of Imaging and Visualisation, Speech and Language Processing, Pervasive Computing and Software Engineering.

Feb 2006 Pervasive 2006 State Reception

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The office of the Taoiseach (the Irish prime minister) has agreed to host a state reception in Dublin Castle for Pervasive 2006. Tom Kitt TD Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach and Government Chief Whip will host this Irish State Reception on May 8th 2006.

Jan 2006 SFI Workshop and Conference Grant

Myself and Professor Paddy Nixon were successful in grant application to the SFI for a workshop & conference grant for PERVASIVE 2006, PERVASIVE 2006 - The 4th International Conference on Pervasive Computing.