Postdoctoral Researcher

Job Title:  Postdoctoral Researcher (Ref. No. 019821)

Department: TSSG (

Commencement Date: Immediately

Minimum Qualification Required:PhD

Major Duties:

  • Possess research expertise in the areas of Virtualised Networks and Infrastructures and/or Software Defined Networking as well as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
  • Perform basic and applied research in line with the objectives and workplan of funded research projects, under direction from the project Principal Investigator(s);
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Award-winning Smart Glove heading to Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

Dr Brendan O'Flynn demonstrating the smart glove

Dr Brendan O’Flynn demonstrating the smart glove

 Irish VR/AR invention bridges the divide between human and digital world

Wednesday January 3rd 2018:  The award-winning team of researchers and developers behind the Smart Glove – Haptic Human Computer Interface System for virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR) and robotics – will showcase their technology at CES (the Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas on 9th-12th January 2018.

The smart glove was developed as part of an innovative project between the Wireless Sensor Networks group at Tyndall National Institute, Ireland and project leads Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG) in Waterford Institute of Technology. Bray based, Product and Interaction Design Consultancy, Design Partners, were engaged as human factors engineering and industrial design experts for the project. The solution was developed with global manufacturers of wearable technology to create a device that transports people’s hands into the virtual world providing them with a fully immersive, touch-sensitive experience.

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Research Unit Manager (x2)

Job Title: Research Unit Manager (x 2) (Ref. No. 019819)

Department: TSSG (

Location: Waterford

Commencement Date: Immediately

Closing Date of Advert: 16.00 on Wednesday, 10th January 2018


The Research Unit Managers will be responsible for providing leadership on research project activities within the Research Unit, which includes identifying and building synergies between projects and collaborations across groups.

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Irish team secures lead role in European Commission ‘Next Generation Internet’ flagship programme

Waterford Institute of Technology’s TSSG co-ordinators of €700,000 project

Mr. Jim Clarke, Coordinator of SpeakNGI

Mr. Jim Clarke, Coordinator of SpeakNGI

IRISH technology and research experts have been awarded the lead role in a prestigious €700,000 European Commission (EC) funded project tasked with ensuring the internet of the future is human-centric, citizen-inclusive and evolves significantly from today’s model, which is seen as primitive, fragmented, with security, data and privacy concerns as well as concentration of power issues.

Telecommunications Software and Systems Group (TSSG), at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), is coordinating the project alongside another core partner, Trust-IT Services Ltd., based in the United Kingdom.

In January, 2017, the European Commission held an information day webinar on the Horizon 2020 (H2020) Next Generation Internet initiative. After attending the webinar, James Clarke, EU Programme Manager at WIT TSSG, teamed up with Trust-IT Services Ltd., which led to the formation of the successful proposal team.

Dr Alan Davy of TSSG coordinated the successful proposal. Dr Davy is a Funded Investigator with CONNECT, the Science Foundation Ireland research centre for future networks at TSSG and James Clarke is coordinating the project for WIT TSSG.

The landmark EC H2020 programme, entitled ICT-41-2017: Next Generation Internet (NGI), is designed to get the public more involved and central to its work for the upcoming Framework Programme 9 (FP9) programme, the successor of H2020, which is expected to run to 2027.

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Minister of State John Halligan TD announce details of the NDRC@ArcLabs Start-Up Accelerator in Waterford

Professor Willie Donnelly, President of Waterford Institute of Technology, "The institute has been at the forefront in the development of a High Potential Start-up Cluster which is beginning to transform the profile of indigenous industry in the region....."

Professor Willie Donnelly, President of Waterford Institute of Technology, “The institute has been at the forefront in the development of a High Potential Start-up Cluster which is beginning to transform the profile of indigenous industry in the region…..”

TSSG’s Directors Kevin Doolin (Dir. Innovation) and Dr Sasitharan Balasubramaniam (Dir. Research) welcomed the news, by saying “The announcement of the NDRC@ArcLabs Accelerator represents a significant step forward for the region in terms of economic development and high tech job creation. TSSG is very much looking forward to working with Accelerator companies as they push the boundaries of Innovation”

Accelerator programme, supported by Enterprise Ireland, now open to applications from entrepreneurs and teams across all technology sectors

Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research & Development, John Halligan TD, today announced the establishment of the NDRC@ArcLabs Start-up Accelerator programme, supported by Enterprise Ireland, to further enhance the start-up ecosystem within Ireland.

The accelerator, which is based in ArcLabs at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), is open to applications from potential teams or individuals both in Ireland or overseas, in all technology sectors.

The investors and supporters of NDRC@ArcLabs, in addition to Enterprise Ireland, include Suir Valley Ventures, Bank of Ireland Seed and Early Stage Equity Fund, South East BIC, and Local Authorities of Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford, Local Enterprise Offices and Enterprise Centres.

There are 10 slots available within the ‘NDRC@ArcLabs’ Accelerator Programme with the first cohort to commence in early 2018. Successful applicants of the Enterprise Ireland supported accelerator programme will receive membership and a place within ‘NDRC@ArcLabs’ for a period of 100 days, where teams will be able to build and commercially validate their technologies by working with existing entrepreneurial networks and mentors.

The Accelerator programme is part of Enterprise Ireland’s overall strategy to increase the number and quality of start-ups that have the potential to employ more than 10 persons and achieve €1 million in export sales within three years.

Announcing the establishment of the NDRC@ArcLabs accelerator programme Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research & Development, John Halligan TD said: “I’m delighted to welcome the establishment of this new accelerator programme in my own constituency. Ireland is recognised as a key hub for technology and innovation and this accelerator programme, supported by my Department through Enterprise Ireland, will make a real contribution to supporting more start-ups and ultimately more jobs in the South East of Ireland.

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