Showing posts from June, 2007

June 2007 Expert Panel Visualisation, Graphics and Vision

On June 16, 2007 we had an expert panel review our proposed inter-University graduate program in Visualisation, Graphics and Vision. Academics from the three Dublin-based universities – Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, and Dublin City University presented. Representatives from all three organisations attended and the proposal and its background were presented to the panel under the following headings:
Introduction to Team and panel members.
Vision: research goals, scientific rationale
Context: current Irish system; graduate education and funding environment, esp. current IRCSET calls
Research: overview of current research and graduate education activities of team Infrastructure: facilities, equipment and services available in the three institutions
Best Practice: presentation and discussion by team members on outputs of visits to international centres of excellence
Industry Liaison: planned industry involvement and market research undertaken
Programme: detailed prese…

June 2007 InfoVis Symposium Dublin

UCD Complex & Adaptive Systems Laboratory
Information Visualisation 
Mini-Symposium June 15th 2007

This Information Visualisation symposium saw people from industry and academia from around Ireland come together for a mini-symposium on Information Visualisation. Aaron Quigley chaired the event with support from Lero and with support from IRCSET for our keynote who was attending our VGV GREP expert panel the next day. 

One of our external academic participants said, "I was impressed by the range and quality of the Info Vis PhD/Masters projects here. The projects were pushing the science, and they were clearly well-grounded in industrial reality. I think you have an excellent research environment, and it was a pleasure to be here."

Another of our partner academics said, "I just wanted to write a quick thank you for the Information Visualisation Day you organised last June. I found it very useful and it was a great opportunity to meet with people doing like-minded things…

June 2007 TMA EMBO Course and Demo

As part of our ODCSSS 2006 we had a student work on a TableTop tissue microarray visualisation. Following on from this we were part of an application to run an EMBO Practical Course on Tissue Microarray Construction and Image Analysis headed by researchers in the UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science based in the UCD Conway Institute. In this EMBO course I focussed on our Tabletop work over the past few years and how novel human computer interaction could help clinicians and pathologists in-situ with their work. Thanks to Mike Bennett for leading the IVG VisLab tours of our tabletop system allowing the participants to partake in our gesture driven system.

June 2007 China Research Trip

From May 27th until June 4th I took part in an IRCSET funded GREP research visit with my colleague Marie Redmond from Trinity College Dublin to China. IRCSET funded our exploratory grant which supported this trip for the development of a Graduate Programme in Visualisation, Graphics and Vision.

We visited two Universities, Tsinghua in Beijing and Fudan in Shanghai along with Microsoft Research and IBM Research. In addition we attend the two day Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop on Gaming & Graphics in Beijing. This event allowed us to meet a wide range of academics from China, Japan, Korea and Australia. This two-day workshop included Microsoft Research Asia updates along with research and teaching presentations university faculty members. In addition these was one poster session and several moderated and informal group discussions. Our visit to Fudan was hosted by colleagues from UCD and UCD collaborators in the Software School. My school in UCD teaches a joint undergraduate degree p…

June 2007 SRG students attend Software Engineering Research Summer School

As part of the project SPL1 - Visualisation of Software Project Lines, UCD@Lero the Irish Software Engineering Research centre is providing support for Luke O'Malley one of my MSc students to the attend a summer school on software engineering which will take place from July 9th to July 21st on the island of Lipari, Italy. The school is chaired by Prof. Alfredo Ferro form the University of Catania and Prof. Egon Boerger from the University of Pisa. The courses offered will cover a wide range of software engineering topics, including
Domain Engineering, Prof. Dines Bjoerner, Technical University of Denmark, DK.
Feature Modularity in Software Product Lines, Prof Don Batory, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX.
Requirements Engineering, Prof. Florin Spanachi, SAP Research Karlsruhe.
Evolvable Software Products, Prof. Peter Sestoft, Department of Natural Sciences, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, DK.
Web Services, Prof. Boualem Benatallah, The University of New South Wale…

June 2007 Hdip and ODCSSS Feeds

The School of Computer Science in UCD has been running a very successful and popular H. Dip. in Computer Science for a number of year. As the new course director I have started to revamp this course and improve its industrial relevance starting in 2007. Ongoing developments will solidify our role as the leading conversion course for non-computing majors into computer science in Ireland. I maintain an RSS feed which you can subscribe to in a number of ways: Higher Diploma Computer Science News Feed

The H. Dip. in Computer Science UCD is a conversion course which gives graduates from non-computing disciplines a sound theoretical foundation and practical exposure to Computer Science. In addition, the course may qualify participants to study for an M.Sc. in Computer Science. The course is made up of 10 modules of Computer Science, where a module typically consists of 24 lectures and additional practical sessions.

June 5th saw 12 students join us in Computer Science and Informatics in UCD fo…