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TSSG gives young designers at WIT the opportunity to place their work on European projects.

 L – R : Dr. Ethel Claffey, Paula Kavanagh Dunne, Tom Cronin, Sara Cosgrave, Kelly O' Dwyer and Gavin Hogan

L – R : Dr. Ethel Claffey, Paula Kavanagh Dunne, Tom Cronin, Sara Cosgrave, Kelly O’ Dwyer and Gavin Hogan

TSSG’s winning H2020 proposals included Logos designed by WIT Students

A pilot competition between TSSG and WIT, to give final year students from the BA (Honours) in Design (Visual communications) the opportunity to design a logo for European project proposals, began last year.

TSSG entered the first round of the H2020 funding process in January, 2014, and a number of their proposals used the logos/branding from the WIT students. Kevin Doolin, COO at TSSG felt that “the impact of strong brands/logos along with the high quality of research propositions could aid proposals in standing out amongst heavy competition from throughout Europe – (i.e. getting a good logo might just give us an edge or might just stick in a reviewer’s mind) – with such high competition in the European Funding Rounds every little bit helps”.

He went on to say, “Last year, while we had one winner we selected some additonal logos to include with our H2020 proposals. Two of the logos were used on proposals which resulted in significant research funding for TSSG while also giving the students the exposure required to stand out from the crowd going forward”
Driven by Dr. Ethel Claffey, Marketing Lecturer, School of Business, WIT, the objective of the project was to place students in a realistic business setting in order to measure their business skills relevant to the design industry.

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ENL researcher wins prize for Three Minute Thesis presentation

BernardBernard Butler, a PhD candidate in the Emerging Networks Laboratory (ENL), TSSG, was awarded first prize in the Three Minute Thesis presentation competition at WIT Research Day 2015.

The title of his presentation was Enterprise IT access control evaluation performance, or “How quickly can the system decide that Alice can join a secure group chat?”.

He was up against stiff competition from PhD researchers from other WIT research groups. All entrants were limited to 3 slides, with the presentation advancing automatically to the next slide after 60 seconds.

Mike Donohoe, Radhika Loomba and Ali Saleem (all from ENL Research Unit at TSSG) and Kriti Bhargava (from DM&SC Research Unit at TSSG) participated in the poster competition and each gave a 1-minute presentation inviting attendees to visit and discuss their poster. Michael Barros (from ENL Research Unit at TSSG) gave a 10-minute presentation entitled Smart disease detection with molecular communication.

For more details see WIT Research Day 2015.

The International Energy Research Centre (IERC) hosted world leaders in a debate on “The Internet of Energy Things”

Mr Paul Malone, a project manager and security researcher for TSSG’s Data Mining and Social Computing Research Unit. Paul is Principal Investigator for the SocialGuard project and also the BUSPrime project.

Mr Paul Malone, a project manager and security researcher for TSSG’s Data Mining and Social Computing Research Unit. Paul is Principal Investigator for the SocialGuard project and also the BUSPrime project.

The International Energy Research Centre held their 2015 conference in Cork on Wednesday 13th May.  The International Energy Research Centre (IERC) (http://www.ierc.ie/) is an industry led, world-leading, collaborative programme of research and innovation in integrated sustainable energy system technologies.  The yearly conference brings together members from the energy industry, policy makers as well as academic researchers within the energy domain to discuss emerging trends and examine medium- and long-term future trends within the domain.

Paul Malone of TSSG spoke at the IERC debate entitled “The Internet of Energy Things will deliver a Secure, Cheap and Sustainable Energy Future”. Four speakers, two for and two against the motion, gave a five-minute pitch and then took questions form the audience.  Paul was on the “against” side and his argument revolved around the security issues still inherent within the emerging Internet of Things paradigm. Although the arguments were strong from both sides, it was agreed almost unanimously among the audience that the motion was largely aspirational and should be amended to indicate this “The Internet of Energy Things will can deliver a Secure, Cheap and Sustainable Energy Future”.  And that there were multiple caveats that need to be considered before this can be realised.

Please view Paul’s Slides here

Prof Willie Donnelly, President of WIT becomes the new Chairman of TSSG

Prof Willie Donnelly,  President of WIT, Chairman of TSSG.

Prof Willie Donnelly, President of WIT, Chairman of TSSG.

Waterford Institute of Technology’s (WIT) Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG), a leading global ICT research and innovation centre, today announced the appointment of Prof Willie Donnelly as Chairman of TSSG.

Prof Donnelly was Vice President for Research, Innovation and Graduate Studies at WIT as well as Director and founder of the Telecommunications Software and Systems Group (TSSG), an internationally-renowned mobile services and communications management research centre which has grown from 3 to 130 researchers, winning over €80m in competitive funding.

This new role comes shortly after his appointment as President of Waterford Institute of Technology’s (WIT)

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Phil Hogan opens ICT Agricultural Conference in Kilkenny, to place Ireland as a Global leader in Precision Farming

EU Commissioner Phil Hogan opened last weeks Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Agriculture conference in Kilkenny Castle. Prof Willie Donnelly, President of WIT and Chairman of TSSG is also in the photo.

EU Commissioner Phil Hogan opened last weeks Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Agriculture conference in Kilkenny Castle. Prof Willie Donnelly, President of WIT and Chairman of TSSG is also in the photo.

The application of ICT in agriculture has the potential to completely transform Ireland’s already significant role in global food production, tech experts say.

There is a growing movement in agriculture to apply information technologies in order to improve practice efficiencies and yields. Waterford Institute of Technology’s Telecommunications, Software and Systems Group (TSSG) is linking up with EU Commissioner, Phil Hogan, Teagasc, Glanbia, Keenans and other farming organisations, CEOs and all those who want to get involved in EU funding for ICT-agri technology.

The landmark effort to generate industry-wide support for a national strategy encouraging the research and development of real and appropriate ICT solutions for the agri-industry as a whole follows hot on the heels of the TSSG’s ‘Agriculture Think Tank’ at the same venue in February.

EU Commissioner, Phil Hogan spoke about the global reach of ICT in Agriculture by saying “ICT technologies are changing the shape of the agriculture industry across the globe providing improvements in the quality of production of crops, the health of livestock and the quality of life for farmers. Additionally, there has been a dramatic increase in emphasis on consumer protection, continuous quality assurance, natural foods, pathogen-free food, reduction in the use of veterinary treatment and increase concern for care of animals.

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