Zeta Dooly, Researcher

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Zeta Dooly
Ph: +353 (0)51 302943
Email: zdooly@tssg.org

Personal Summary

I am a Research Project Manager with TSSG/WIT and my role is Project Coordinator for the EU FP7 funded research project IPACSO (http://ipacso.eu).

IPaCSO supports the development of innovative cyber security and privacy related activities in Europe. The aim of the project is to develop a structured knowledge and decision support innovation framework for identifying, assessing and exploiting market opportunities in the privacy and cyber security technology space. There are 5 partners in IPACSO, Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW), Vasco Data Security, Espion Group and LSEC (total project funding €949,000)

Since working at TSSG I have worked mainly in the security and trust domain in the following projects;

  • Aniketos project (www.aniketos.eu) focusing on trustworthiness, and secure behaviour in a service environment (total project funding €9.6M),
  • Think-Trust; investigated Trust, Security, Dependability, Privacy and Identity from ICT and Societal Perspectives. Provided visionary guidance on policy and research challenges in the field of security and trust in the Information Society and recommendations on research agenda and policy (total project funding €580,000)
  • VidAs; Peer to peer (P2P) video distribution technology funded byEnterprise Ireland’s Commercialisation Fund Technology Development Program.
  • SecurIST -EU FP7, development of the strategic research agenda for ICT Security and Dependability R&D . Leading security research project clustering, increased collaboration, dissemination and networking.
  • ESFORS -EU FP7, a Pan European Industry and Academic forum addressing security and dependability issues for software, services and systems

I have strong technical, analytical and management skills; Project management, SQL, data analysis, requirements management, Automated testing, technical report and proposal writing  I have In-depth knowledge of Irish and EU research funding systems including H2020 proposal evaluation and project reviews.

Industry Experience

Prior to joining TSSG/WIT in the Autumn of 2005 I gained 10 years industry experience within systems and finance areas, with the following companies:

  • Sun Life Financial Waterford, Ireland – 2000-2005
  • Nua, Dublin, Ireland –2000
  • WestPac Sydney, Australia –1999
  • Ericsson Dublin, Ireland –1997-1999
  • Hibernian Insurance Company Dublin, Ireland –1997
  • Royal and Sun Alliance Dublin, Ireland –1996/1997

Current Activities / Research Interests

  • My current role focuses on innovation in the privacy and cybersecurity space. As coordinator for IPACSO I am responsible for its delivery of planned milestones and impact of this research. Working closely with the aforementioned partners and the European Commission I am actively involved in the Network Information Security (NIS) Platform established as support for the European Cybersecurity Strategy and I am on the steering committee and I’m editor of one of the NIS WG3 initiatives.

Previously I focused on community building, networking and standardisation activities for Aniketos, including open source communities, with my research interests exploring how people collaborate and contribute to open source community projects from both a technical and organisational perspective.

In addition to my work in the FP7 framework I am currently undertaking a DBA in open innovation within EU research networks.

I am also very active in H2020 proposals, both coordination and contribution. In addition I have acted as an expert by the European Commission in their evaluation process in Brussels in October 2014 and was invited for the 2015 evaluations.

Professional Links

• Expert Reviewer in European Commission H2020, October 2014
• Reviewer IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy 2015
• Reviewer European Journal of Training and Development, 2015
• Programme Committee member for CSP Forum, 2014 and 2013.
• Programme Committee member for 1st Workshop on Service Web Engineering (SWEng) July 5-9th 2010
• Program Committee member for Future Internet Symposium, Vienna, Austria 29-30th Sept 2008
• Organising Committee member for Future Internet Assembly, Madrid, Spain, 9-10th December 2008
• Demonstration Committee member for ServiceWave 2010 Ghent 13-15 December, 2010
• Program Committee member for European Conference of Knowledge Management, UK 2008, Italy, 2009, Spain 2012
• Program Committee member for Secure Software Engineering  SecSE 2011, 2012
• Network Information Security WG3 Editor Deliverable as input to the SRA
• Programme committee member ICIMSA2014, International conference on Information Management, Science & Applications 28-30th Oct, 2014 Beijing, China
• Programme committee member CSP Forum 2013/2014
• Programme committee member ServiceWave SW2010, 13-15th Dec 2010
• Programme committee member SWENG 2010, 7th MayProgramme committee member Future Internet Symposium (demo track) 2008
• Programme Committee member for Future Internet Assembly, Prague, 2009
• Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers [IEEE]
• OWASP AppSec Dublin group member


• Currently pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) in Waterford Institute of Technology
• European Commission Training: H2020 evaluations
• European Commission Training: FP7 Coordinators Day on Project Management.
• Enterprise Ireland: FP7 negotiations training course.
• Enterprise Ireland: How to Write a Competitive Proposal for Framework 7.
• How to Negotiate and Administer Framework 7 Grant Agreements – Hyperion Training November 4th 2010
• Completed a Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning in Further & higher education module (Research Supervisor Skills)
• Completed BNIM 5-day Training Intensive in BNIM interviewing and interpretation, London, June 2012

Prior to joining TSSG
• Bachelor of Business Studies degree
• Masters of Business Studies (through research) in Knowledge Management
• Occupational first aid (Level 5 Distinction) – FETAC September 2010
• Sun Life Leaders programme-IBEC Management Training & Development September 2004
• Conflict Resolution April 2004
• WinRunner 7.5 & TestDirector March 2003
• HR for the non-HR Manager November 2003
• IMI Leadership and Motivation May 2002
• Rational Use Driven Testing April 2002
• Capability Maturity Model (CMM) July 2002
• ISO 9001:2000; Internal Auditor Training course August 2001
• Ericsson CMS8800 System Survey April 1998
• Ericsson AXE10 Survey December 1997