Dr Alan Davy, Research Unit Manager ENL

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Dr Alan Davy
Research Unit Manager ENL
Ph: +353 (0)51 302970
Email: adavy@tssg.org

Personal Summary

Alan Davy was awarded BSc (with honours) in Applied Computing and PhD degrees from Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland in 2002 and 2008 respectively. He has worked at TSSG originally as a students since 2002 and became a PostDoc Researcher in 2008. In 2010 he worked at IIT Madras in India as an assistant professor lecturing in Network Management Systems. He received a Marie Curie international Mobility fellowship in 2010, which brought him to work at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya for 2 years. He is now a Senior Research Fellow  and Research Unit Manager of the Emerging Networks Laboratory at TSSG.

Dr. Davy is the coordinator of the EU H2020 FETOpen project CIRCLE: Coordinating European Research on Molecular Communications. Grant No. 665564.

Current Activities / Research Interests

His research interests are in Quality of Services, Wireless Network Management, Software Defined Infrastructure, Internet of Things, Extreme Edge Computing,  Bio-inspired systems, and Molecular / Nano-scale communications.


Google Scholar Profile

Armita Afsharinejad, Alan Davy, and Brendan Jennings. Dynamic Channel Allocation in Electromagnetic Nano-Networks for High Resolution Monitoring of Plants. Nano Communication Networks, in press , 2015. (doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nancom.2015.01.001)

Armita Afsharinejad, Alan Davy, Brendan Jennings, and Conor Brennan. An Initial Path-Loss Model Within Vegetation in the THz band. In Proc. 9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2015) , 2015.

Armita Afsharinejad, Alan Davy, and Brendan Jennings. THz Band Frequency Selection Strategies for Electromagnetic Nano-Devices. In Proc. 17th Research Colloquium on Communications and Radio Science into the 21st Century (RIA-CRS 2014) , 2014.

Armita Afsharinejad, Alan Davy, and Brendan Jennings. Frequency Selection Strategies under varying Moisture levels in Wireless Nano-Networks. In Proc. 1st ACM International Conference in Nanoscale Computing and Communications (ACM Nanocom 2014) , May 2014. (doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2619955.2619980)

Armita Afsharinejad, Alan Davy, Brendan Jennings, and Sasitharan Balasubramaniam. GA-Based Frequency Selection Strategies for Graphene-Based Nano-Communication Networks, pages 3642-3647. In Proc. 2014 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2014) . IEEE, 2014. (doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICC.2014.6883887)

Cathal O’Connor, Alan Davy, and Brendan Jennings. Controlling the Transfer of Kinect Data to a Cloud-hosted Games Platform, pages 55-60. In Proc. 23rd ACM Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV 2013) , 2013. (doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2460782.2460792)

Brian Meskill, Alan Davy, and Brendan Jennings. Revenue-Maximizing Server Selection and Admission Control for IPTV Content Servers using Available Bandwidth Estimates, pages 319-326. In Proc. 2012 IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2012) . IEEE, 2012.

B. Meskill, A. Davy, B. Jennings, “Server Selection and Admission Control for IP-based Video on Demand Using Available Bandwidth Estimation”, IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks, Bonn, Germany, pp. 259-262, Oct 2011.

B. Meskill, A. Davy, B. Jennings, “Impact of Topology Complexity on Congestion-based End-to-End Available Bandwidth Estimation Tools”, Information Technology & Telecommunications Conference, Letterkenny, Ireland, ISSN 1649‐1246,  pp. 10-19 Oct 2010.

Shi, L.,Davy, A.,”Intrinsic Monitoring within an IPv6 Network: Relating Traffic Flows to Network Paths “,accepted for publication at IEEE International Conference on Communications, Cape Town, South Africa, 23 – 27 May 2010.

Shi, L.,Davy, A.,”Security Considerations for Intrinsic Monitoring within IPv6 Networks: Work in Progress”,9th IEEE International Workshop on IP Operations and Management, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, LNCS vol. 5843, pp 167 – 172, 2009. [pdf]

Davy, A., “Measurement based Quality of Service Control for Communications Networks”. PhD Thesis, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland, 2008. [pdf]

Davy, A., Botvich, D. & Jennings, B. “Revenue Optimized IPTV Admission Control using Empirical Effective Bandwidth Estimation”. In IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, vol. 54, Issue 3, Part 2, pp 599 – 611, Sept. 2008. [pdf]

Davy, A., Botvich, D. & Jennings, B. “Empirical Effective bandwidth Estimation for IPTV Admission Control”. In Proc. of 10th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Management of Multimedia and Mobile Networks and Services (MMNS), vol. LNCS 4787/2007, 125-137, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, 2007.[pdf]

Davy, A., Botvich, D. & Jennings, B. “On The Use of Accounting Data for QoS-Aware IP Network Planning”. In L. Mason & T. Drwiega, eds., Proc. of 20th International Teletraffic Congress (ITC-20), vol. LNCS 4516, 348-360, Drwiega, Springer, Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2007.[pdf]

Davy, A., Jennings, B. & Botvich, D. “Process for QoS-aware IP Network
Planning using Accounting Data and Effective Bandwidth Estimation”. In Proc. of 2007 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM), Performance Modeling, QoS and Reliability Symposium, 2690-2695, Washington, DC, USA, 2007.[pdf]

Davy, A., Botvich, D. D., Jennings, B., “An Efficient Process for Estimation of Network Demand for QoS- Aware IP Network Planning”, in Proc 6th IEEE Workshop in IP Operations and Management, Eds. Parr, G., Malone, D., Ó Foghlú, M., LNCS Autonomic Principles of IP Operations and Management, vol. 4268/2006, pp. 120-131, Springer Berlin/ Heidelberg, ISBN 978-3-540-47701-3, 2006.[pdf]

van der Meer, S., Davy, A., Davy, S., Carroll, R., Jennings, B. & Strassner, J. 2006, Autonomic Networking: Prototype Implementation of the Policy Continuum, in Proc. 1st IEEE International Workshop on Broadband Convergence Networks (BcN 2006), IEEE, New York, pp. 1-10.

Davy, A., Jennings, B. Coordinating Adaptation of Composite Services, in New Issues on Coordination and Adaptation Techniques (Proc. 2nd International Workshop on Coordination and Adaptation Techniques for Software Entities – WCAT05), S. Becker, C. Canal, J. M. Murillo, Poizat & M. Tivoli, eds., ISBN: 84-689-2747-3, Glasgow, Scotland, 2005.

Davy, A., Mahon, F., Doolin, K., Jennings, B. & Ó Foghlú, M. Personalised, Context-aware Composition of Pervasive Mobile Services, in Kushchu, I. & Halid Kuscu, M. (eds.), Proc. 1st Euro Conf. on Mobile Government (Euro mGov 2005), pp. 89-109, ISBN: 0-9763341-0-0, Brighton, United Kingdom, 2005.

Van der Meer, S., O’ Connor, R., Davy, A., Ubiquitous Smart Space Management, in Proc First International Workshop on Management of Ubiquitous Communications and Services, MUCS, Waterford, Ireland, 2003.


Professional Links

Academic Supervision

5 Masters Students:
Abhishek Thakur (WIT),
Anuraag Bhardwaj (IIT Madras)
Sean Maher (WIT)
Cathal O’Connor (WIT)
Mohit Taneja (WIT)
2 PhD Student:
Brian Meskill (WIT)
Armita Afsharinejad (WIT)


BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland, 2002.

PhD (Measurement Based Quality of Service Control for Communications Networks), Department of Computing, Mathematics and Physics, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland, 2008.