The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment has published AI: Here for Good, A National Artificial Intelligence Strategy for Ireland.
Launched yesterday by Taoiseach, Micheál Martin TD, and Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation, Robert Troy TD, the National AI Strategy will serve as a roadmap for how Ireland can leverage the potential of AI for unlocking productivity, for addressing societal challenges, and for delivering public services. It envisions a future for Ireland as an international leader in using AI to the benefit of business, public services, and – most importantly – for people, through a people-centered, ethical approach to AI development, adoption and use.
UCC’s School of Computer Science & IT's work on Trustworthy AI acknowledged in Ireland’s new National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence12 Jul 2021
The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment has published AI: Here for Good, A National Artificial Intelligence Strategy for Ireland.Read more
09 Jul 2021
- Cork and Sligo-based students win medals at the International Olympiad in Informatic (IOI)
- Winning team trained and mentored by University College Cork academic
07 Jul 2021
- Former UCC Students’ Union President wins €1,000 UCC Computer Science Entrepreneurship Award for Carbon Footprint Tracking App
- Ben Dunlea’s innovative thinking has led to the creation of an app which enables users to calculate their own carbon footprint arising from their daily routines and habits, suggest ways to live a more sustainable life, and save money.
- Sponsored by CorkBIC, the competition was created to encourage entrepreneurial activity amongst final year Computer Science students at UCC.
31 May 2021
Dr Paolo Palmieri, a cyber security lecturer, in the School of Computer Science & Information Technology, University College Cork, told breakingnews.ie that it may be days or weeks before individuals are targeted, warning that fraudulent schemes and identity theft could occur if the information is sold on the dark web. “It’s always hard to predict what cyber criminals or gangs are doing and there are several things they could be doing with the data,” said Dr Palmieri.Read more
27 May 2021
ELEVATE, an interdisciplinary team of academics, staff and students received the prestigious DELTA Award (Disciplinary Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment) from the National Forum for designing, developing and integrating new modalities of teaching for understanding, guided by digitised immersive learning approaches.
Sebastian Scheurer of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, CSIT, successfully defended his PhD thesis24 May 2021
The School of Computer Science and Information Technology at University College Cork would like to congratulate Sebastian on successfully defending his PhD research thesis.
Thesis title: Improving Human Sensing with Micro Models and Domain KnowledgeRead more
13 May 2021
Congratulations to Dr Aisling O’Driscoll, Dr Derek Bridge and Professor John Morrison who received a National Forum/USI Teaching Hero Award 2021.Read more
06 May 2021
As organised by Dr Paolo Palmieri and which brings international research leaders in Computer Science and beyond to UCC.Read more
15 Apr 2021
Dr. Darijo Raca, a recent PhD graduate, receives the award of Best Paper of 2020 at a virtual ceremony in the School of Computer Science & Information Technology, UCC on 15th April 2021.
Title of Paper: On Leveraging Machine and Deep Learning for Throughput Prediction in Cellular Networks: Design, Performance, and Challenges.
Supervisors: Professor Cormac Sreenan and Dr Ahmed Zahran
The paper was published in the IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 58, no. 3, pp. 11-17 in March 2020.
The award was made after a competitive process overseen by a panel of academic experts.
Darijo Raca’s research was funded by Science Foundation Ireland.
On behalf of us all in the school, we wish Darijo our congratulations.Read more
03 Mar 2021
Dame Wendy Hall will discuss AI and ethics with Barry O’Sullivan, MRIA in this conversational style Discourse.
Thursday, March 4, 2021, 19:00 - 20:30
Free but booking essential
Cybersecurity, Internet of Things & Autonomous Vehicles: UCC Computer Science leading the way as part of the CONNECT Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications02 Mar 2021
In February 2021, Minister Simon Harris announced a €193m investment in five world leading SFI Research Centres, including CONNECT - the SFI Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications. Professors from the UCC School of Computer Science & Information Technology play a leading role in the Centre, pushing forward the boundaries for cybersecurity, the Internet of Things and autonomous vehicles.
UCC is delighted to host this seminar by Greg Tarr, winner of the BT Young Scientist & Technologist of the Year 202101 Feb 2021
Seminar: Towards Large-scale Deepfake Detection (Greg Tarr)Read more
The School of Computer Science and Information Technology at University College Cork, the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, and the SFI Centre for Research Training in Artificial Intelligence, is delighted to host this seminar by Greg Tarr, winner of the BT Young Scientist & Technologist of the Year 2021, in which he will give an overview of his award winning project.
Date And Time
Thu, 4 February 2021
15:30 – 17:00 GMT
Abstract: A brief history of the field of AI, followed by a conceptual analysis of deepfake creation methods, and methods of detecting them. The seminar will touch upon some issues that arise when deploying machine learning at scale, as well as methods of solving them.
About the Speaker: Greg is an eighteen year old who attends Bandon Grammar School in Co. Cork. He has won 8 awards at BT Young Scientist: 6 for work in AI/ML including BT Young Scientist & Technologist of the Year 2021 as well as the Stripe, Bell Labs, and Intellectual Ventures special awards. He has worked as a software engineer for a datacenter and as an AI engineer implementing production ready systems.
Host: Barry O’Sullivan, School of Computer Science & Information Technology, Insight Centre for Data Analytics and the SFI Centre for Research Training in Artificial Intelligence.
Tadhg Fitzgerald of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, CSIT, successfully defended his PhD thesis15 Jan 2021
The School of Computer Science and Information Technology at University College Cork would like to congratulate Tadhg on successfully defending his PhD research thesis.Read more
15 Jan 2021
The School of Computer Science and Information Technology at University College Cork would like to congratulate Diego on successfully defending his PhD research thesis.Read more
13 Jan 2021
The premier award in the world in the field of artificial intelligence is the IJCAI Research Excellence Award. IJCAI is the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence. The IJCAI-20 Award for Research Excellence has been awarded by the Board of Trustees of the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence to Professor Eugene C. Freuder, founding director of the Cork Constraint Computation Centre, which transitioned into part of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, and Professor Emeritus in the School of Computer Science & Information Technology at University College Cork.
19 Nov 2020
We are delighted to announce that the Quercus University Scholar 2020-21 for the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science, is Andrew Nash, a student in the School of Computer Science and Information Technology.Read more
12 Jan 2021
Congratulations to Cheng Qiao who successfully defended his PhD thesisRead more
18 Dec 2020
UCC’s Prof Barry O’Sullivan won the 2020 Nerode Prize, one of the top prizes in computer science jointly awarded by the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS) and the International Symposium on Parameterized and Exact Computation (IPEC). Prof. O’Sullivan holds the Chair of Constraint Programming in the School of Computer Science & IT at UCC.
The award was announced at the 31st International Symposium on Algorithms and Computation (ISAAC) and the 15th IPEC which took place in Hong Kong from 14-16 Dec 2020.Read more
The PVAsec project will allow us to use personal voice assistants securely and in a way that respects our privacy.08 Dec 2020
Professor Utz Roedig at University College Cork will lead an SFI Frontiers for the Future award to develop methods that let us use Personal Voice Assistants (PVAs) securely, and in a way that respects our privacy concerns. This four year project will fund a research group that will focus on security and privacy aspects of PVAs.
Personal Voice Assistants (PVAs) such as the Amazon Echo, Siri or Google Home are now commonplace and are changing the way we interact with computer systems. We are becoming used to interacting with devices and digitised environments such as smart homes and cars using speech. PVAs are deployed as stand alone devices, are integrated within every phone, tablet and PC, are used in appliances such as TVs and set-top boxes and are incorporated into cars.Read more
Given the usefulness of PVAs, their deployment is rapidly increasing. It is very likely that we are always in range of at least one PVA.
PVAs collect sensitive information such as conversations and sound cues and are used to access important computer systems requiring access control. Thus, people have legitimate concerns regarding their privacy and the security of these systems.
27 Oct 2020
Computer science student Timothy Lehane has developed a platform called Fanfund, which enables musicians to raise funding from fans online.
02 Nov 2020
“We want to deliver free AI education to at least 1% of the Irish population”
The free Elements of AI online course will be hosted in Ireland by University College Cork. The Elements of AI is a free massive open online course (MOOC) developed by the University of Helsinki and the technology company Reaktor. The announcement was made at the Future Human conference held in Dublin this week. An Irish language version of the course will also be released in the new year.
Since its establishment, more than 545,000 people from over 170 countries have taken the Elements of AI. Approximately 40% of those have been women, which is more than double the average for computer science courses in general. The objective of Elements of AI was to teach 1% of the population of Finland the basics of artificial intelligence. As part of the recent Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU, Finland committed to making the course available across the EU to educate at least 1% of the EU population in AI.Read more
BRAINE Project Consortium will help to position Europe at the forefront of the intelligent edge computing field27 Oct 2020
Pisa, Italy – May 2020
The consortium is led by Filippo Cugini, CNIT (Italy) with Technical Manager Dr. Thuy Truong from Dell-EMC (Ireland) and comprises 27 partners from 14 European countries including leading vendors, vertical industries, and research institutes and universities: Italy (CNIT, Wind Tre, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italtel), Poland (IS-Wireless), Denmark (Comcores), The Netherlands (HIRO-MicroDatacenters, Eindhoven University of Technology, Helder-ID, Synano), Israel (Mellanox Technologies), Ireland (EMC Information Systems (DELL), University College Cork), Hungary (PCB Design, Budapest University), Germany (NEC Laboratories Europe, Leibniz Universität Hannover, eccenca GmbH, Infineon AG), France (Secure-IC, Sma-rty), Slovakia (IMC- Industrial Management Consult), Bulgaria (VMware Bulgaria), Switzerland (JJcool), Finland (MarshallAI), and Czech Republic (Czech Technical University Prague, Factorio Solutions). UCC is represented by Professor Cormac Sreenan, Professor Barry O’Sullivan, and Professor Utz Roedig, from the School of Computer Science & Information Technology. The project also represents a collaboration between two SFI Research Centres: CONNECT, the SFI for Future Networks and Communications, and the Insight SFI Centre for Data Analytics. The focus of the UCC research will be on scalable and secure edge storage, and the management of ethical aspects.
23 Sep 2020
Insight SFI Research Centre is signatory to a transformative agenda for European AI, data and roboticsRead more
18 Sep 2020
Irish competitors compete for the 32nd International Olympiad in Informatics from UCC
University College Cork hosts the European Commission Tool for the Assessment List on Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence17 Jul 2020
The European Commission welcomes today the Assessment List for Trustworthy AI (ALTAI), a check list for business and organisations to self-assess the trustworthiness of their artificial intelligence (AI) systems under development. This will further strengthen the benefits that AI yields to the economy and society as a whole.
The Assessment List for Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (ALTAI), is a practical tool that helps business and organisations to self-assess the trustworthiness of their AI systems under development.Read more
02 Jul 2020
US Patent - System & Method for Throughput Prediction for Cellular NetworksRead more
24 Jul 2020
Successful PhD defence for Imran Khan.Read more
18 Jun 2020
The MISL/CONNECT Lab extend warmest congratulations to Ahmed Khalid, Darijo Raca and David Tracey on their graduation with their PhDs from University College Cork on 18th June 2020. The conferring cermony was held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic.Read more
15 Jun 2020
05 Jun 2020
Successful PhD defence for Andrea VisentinRead more
19 May 2020
Successful PhD defence for David BrowneRead more
15 May 2020
29 Apr 2020
An important tool in containing the current Covid-19 epidemic is contact tracing. Technology can make contact tracing more effective, and many European countries, including Ireland, are developing contact tracing smartphone apps. However, there are privacy concerns around such massive surveillance and monitoring.Read more
16 Mar 2020
On Saturday March 14, 2020, Dr Sabin Tabirca, School of Computer Science & Information Technology, UCC and his team ran the #AIPO national final competition online. The competition was supposed to be held in the Western Gateway Building, UCC but due to the challenges posed by COVID-19, the decision was taken to run it online.Read more
26 Feb 2020
As part of the First Year Roadtrips 2020, our computer science first years got the chance to visit the Cork hub of Clearstream.Read more
20 Feb 2020
The First Year Road Trips 2020 off to a flying start!Read more
19 Feb 2020
Mohammad Hashimi and Rezvan Pakdel - our newest PhD graduates at February 2020 conferring ceremony, UCCRead more
13 Feb 2020
UCC ACM Student Chapter - Registration Deadline 23rd FebruaryRead more
05 Feb 2020
*From The Irish Examiner, 5 February 2020
It is no surprise that UCC computer science and information technology (CSIT) graduates are also in demand to fill the high-tech skills needs of regional, national and international markets.
SFI Centres for Research Training in Advanced Networks for Sustainable Societies (ADVANCE) Inaugural Induction Event10 Jan 2020
The SFI Centres for Research Training in Advanced Networks for Sustainable Societies (ADVANCE) held its inaugural Induction Event on the 8th and 9th of JanuaryRead more
20 Dec 2019
Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD, and Minister for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan TD, recently announced a Government investment of €49 million through Science Foundation Ireland in the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics.Read more
09 Dec 2019
Successful PhD defense for Ahmed KhalidRead more
28 Nov 2019
Successful PhD defence for Arpit RanaRead more
09 Dec 2019
Successful PhD defence for Áine KearnsRead more
22 Nov 2019
Successful PhD defense for Darijo RacaRead more
14 Nov 2019
David Tracey smiles at his recent PhD viva successRead more
25 Oct 2019
Patrick Egan - our newest postgraduate research student has successfully defended his PhD thesisRead more
03 Oct 2019
Congratulations to Professor Gregory Provan, School of Computer Science and Information Technology, who is leading an SFI Spoke focused on Blended Autonomous Vehicles as Principal Investigator in Lero, the Irish Software research Centre.Read more
14 Aug 2019
Successful PhD defense for Rezvan Pakdel (Ziba)Read more
18 Jul 2019
The best way to spend a little break time is with an ice-creamRead more
Ice Cream Break for everyone
Ice Cream Break for Computer Science at Western Gateway Building
Our Head of CSIT - Professor Cormac Sreenan hosts the ice-cream break for all staff Our Head of CSIT - Professor Cormac Sreenan hosts the ice-cream break for all staff
Having a chat outdoors and availing of the ice cream break Having a chat outdoors and availing of the ice cream break
05 Jul 2019
Photo: Professor John O’Halloran, Deputy President & Registrar, Professor Cormac Sreenan, Head of School, Computer Science and Analytics. Tutors: Andrea Visentin, Federico Toffano. Competitors travelling to Azerbaijan include Kieran Hogan, Davis College, Mallow, Andrew Nash, Colaiste Realt Na Mara, Crosshaven, Caolan Fleming, Leinster Senior College and Oisin Davey, Summerhill College Sligo. Also training with the team are Alan Panayotov, Suneet Mahajan and Franciszek Lajszczak, who hope to compete internationally next year.Read more
01 Jul 2019
Mohammad Hashemi - our newest postgraduate research student having successfully defended his PhD thesisRead more
21 Jun 2019
Aseel Alkhelaiwi - our newest PhD graduate at June 2019 conferring ceremony, UCCRead more
03 May 2019
Begum Genc - our newest postgraduate research student having successfully defended her PhD thesisRead more
10 Apr 2019
The School of Computer Science and Information Technology were hosts today to UCC+ TY studentsRead more
09 Apr 2019
College of SEFS deliver a week of Science and Engineering to Transition Year students from 20 schoolsRead more
03 Apr 2019
Second Level Students are welcome to join us in the Western Gateway Building on 3 April to learn about our Computer Science programmes in the run up to the CAO change of mind deadline.Read more
28 Mar 2019
The Final Year Project Open Day was held on Wednesday 27 March and was a complete success.
12 Mar 2019
Five teams will be shortlisted in April 2019Read more
26 Feb 2019
Mojtaba Montazery Hedeshi - our newest PhD graduate at February 2019 conferring ceremony, UCCRead more
01 Feb 2019
Newly Appointed Professor previously Head of the Nimbus Research Centre at Cork Institute of TechnologyRead more
29 Jan 2019
Professor of Cyber SecurityRead more
22 Jan 2019
Successful PhD defense for Francesco PenaRead more
17 Jan 2019
Come and talk to us at the Postgraduate Fair in Devere Hall, Aras na Mac Leinn (Student Centre)Read more
05 Nov 2018
Prof. Michel Schellekens has completed a sabbatical stay at Stanford UniversityRead more
06 Dec 2018
Best Paper Award from VUB, Brussels, BelgiumRead more
07 Dec 2018
Student's Final Year Project Reaps RewardsRead more
30 Nov 2018
Successful PhD defence for Anne-Marie GeorgeRead more
16 Nov 2018
Dr Derek Bridge receives award for being Outstanding Lecturer 2017-18Read more
27 Nov 2018
Virtual Reality can make men aware of cancer riskRead more
24 Oct 2018
October 22nd to 28th, UCC celebrates “Open Access Week 2018”Read more
25 Sep 2018
Real-Time Video at the EdgeRead more
25 Jul 2018
Successful PhD defence for Milan De CauwerRead more
05 Jul 2018
Successful PhD defence for Mojtaba MontazeryRead more
03 Apr 2017
Based on their exam results, this impressive achievement is awarded to undergraduates Catherine Bowen and Eimear CrottyRead more
30 Apr 2018
Improving speed of internet downloadsRead more
10 Jun 2018
Successful PhD Defence for Adejuyigbe FajemisinRead more
23 Mar 2018
Successful PhD defence for Tamara VaggRead more
11 Dec 2017
Talking about data analytics, team expertise and emerging skills at GoogleRead more
29 Nov 2017
22 Jun 2018
Adopting InnerSource published by O'Reilly PressRead more
26 Jun 2018
Appointment to the European Commission's High-Level Group on Artificial IntelligenceRead more
21 Jun 2018
Tamara Vagg - our newest PhD Graduate at June 2018 conferring ceremony, UCCRead more
19 Jun 2018
37 Fulbright Irish Awardees to conduct research and teach in the USARead more
22 May 2018
West Cork primary schools leading the way in roboticsRead more
13 Mar 2018
Successful PhD defence for Saim GhafoorRead more
19 Jan 2018
Servicing the soaring data science and analytics sectorRead more
24 Feb 2017
3 Lectureships Available: 2 in Computer Science and 1 in Cyber SecurityRead more
BRAINE Project Consortium will help to position Europe at the forefront of the intelligent edge computing field22 Jun 2020
06 Jul 2020Successful PhD defence for Khaled HassanRead more
04 Nov 2020
Prof. Utz Roedig was one of three CONNECT researchers to have received funding in SFI’s Frontiers for the Future programme announced by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, TD.
The funded projects are among 71 grants valued at €53 million to support frontiers research across 12 Higher Education Institutions through Science Foundation Ireland.
10 Nov 2020
Federico Toffano of Insight in CSIT successfully defended his PhD thesis.Read more