Saturday, October 18, 2008

Oct 2008 TRIL wins Irish Healthcare Award

The Irish Medical Times awarded TRIL the 'Best Use of IT in Healthcare' at the annual Irish Healthcare Awards. The prestigious awards took place on 16th October. The awards began in 2002 and have attracted increasing number of entries from individuals and groups all around the country. Companies and organisations that develop innovative IT solutions which are applicable in healthcare delivery were invited to send an outline of their services and products into the panel of judges.

The award TRIL received was for "the innovative use of information technology in a healthcare context to improve efficiencies in the health service and deliver better patient care". This is an amazing achievement for TRIL as a whole and specifically for the TRIL clinic . On behalf of everyone in the TTP in TRIL we would like to congratulate everyone in TRIL who helped make the winning entry for this award possible.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Oct 2008 PhD External Examiner Computing Department, Lancaster University.

In October 2008 I had the pleasure of being the external examiner for Mr. Geoffrey Ellis a PhD student of Professor Alan Dix in the Department of Computing at Lancaster University UK. Over the course of a long day Geoff gave a robust and excellent defence of his work which is ground breaking with regard to the understanding of clutter, its understanding, measurement and removal. Professor Alan Dix will be in Dublin December 2008 for the Launch of Irish Chapter of ACM SIGCHI where he will present its Inaugural Lecture.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Oct 2008 PhD-position: Collaborative Tabletop Recommender - CLARITY

University College Dublin as part of the CLARITY research centre is seeking an exceptional candidate to apply for a postgraduate (PhD) research scholarship on a "Collaborative Tabletop Recommender" project.

CLARITY, the Centre for Sensor Web Technologies is a joint initiative between University College Dublin and Dublin City University and supported by the Tyndall National Institute. CLARITY is a research centre that focuses on the intersection between two important research areas, Adaptive Sensing and Information Discovery, to develop innovative new technologies of critical importance to Ireland's future industry base and contribute to improving the quality of life of people in areas such as personal health, digital media and management of our environment. http://www.clarity-centre.com

Funding is available for a student to start in Jan 2009 or July 2009. The post will remain open until filled but preference will be given, in this first round call, to candidates who apply before Oct 31st 2008. Funding includes a scholarship, fee payment and an equipment and travel allowance. The use of equipment and travel budget is by agreement with academic supervisors.

The position is supervised by Dr. Aaron Quigley and Professor Barry Smyth.
http://www.csi.ucd.ie/staff/aquigley/home
http://www.cs.ucd.ie/Staff/AcademicStaff/bsmyth/

This post will be advertised in May 2009 for a start in Sept 2009.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Oct 2008 Neil Cowzer start as an IRCSET funded postgrad

Neil CowzerNeil Cowzer has joined me this week as a postgraduate in the SRG. Neil recently completed his undergraduate in UCD and achieved a 1:1 in BSc Computer Science for his efforts. An ODCSSS 06 alumni, Neil has undertaken numerous research internships; taking part in IBM Extreme Blue 08 as one of their top placed hires and working with the Machine Learning Group (MLG) under the supervision of Pádraig Cunnigham, who Neil continued to work with on his final year project. Neil is based on the 3rd floor in CASL so he can collaborate with other researchers in the SRG.

Neil has been awarded an IRCSET scholarship researching Software Engineering of Pervasive Computing Systems. His initial focus is on the application of dataflow programming principles in pervasive computing, with a view to developing a suitable framework for the development of future pervasive/ubiquitous systems. The SRG has become a hot-bed of development in this area. With this in mind, Neil hopes to collaborate with a number of researchers in the group, in particular we expect Neil to be working closely with Umer Rashid.