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Current Supervisions

  • Ihab Salawdeh, “Semantic Crisis Management Framework”, PhD, Data Science Institute, NUI Galway, 2016 – Present. Funded By: Science Foundation Ireland

  • Sebastian Ruder, “Adapting to Languages and Natural Language Domains”, PhD, Data Science Institute, NUI Galway, 2015 – Present. Funded by: Irish Research Council and AYLIEN Ltd.

  • Safina Showkat Ara, “Semantically Enabled Social Hub to Control Personal Data and Ownership”, PhD, Data Science Institute, NUI Galway, 2015 – Present. Funded By: Science Foundation Ireland

  • Peiman Barnaghi, “Scalable Topic-Level Sentiment Analysis on Streaming Feeds”, MSc, Data Science Institute, NUI Galway, 2015 – Present. Funded by: Irish Research Council and AYLIEN Ltd.

  • Guangyuan Piao, “Social Semantic User Modelling in Online Social Networks for Recommendation”, PhD, Data Science Institute, NUI Galway, 2014 – Present. Funded By: Science Foundation Ireland and SAP

  • David Crowley, “Citizen Actuation”, PhD, Data Science Institute and Electrical & Electronic Engineering, NUI Galway, 2010 – Present (Part Time). Funded By: College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway and Science Foundation Ireland

  • Ted Vickey, “Connected Health - The Link Between Obesity, Physical Activity, Mobile Technology and Online Social Networking”, PhD, Data Science Institute and Electrical & Electronic Engineering, NUI Galway, 2010 – Present (Submitting). Co-Supervisors: Cedric Bryant, Kathleen Martin Ginis, Stephen Kinsella. Funded By: Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology and American Council on Exercise

Current Co-Supervisions as Primary Supervisor

  • Huy Le Van, “Near Real-Time Data Warehousing of Linked Streams”, MSc, Data Science Institute, NUI Galway, 2013 – Present. Co-Supervisor: Danh Le Phuoc. Funded By: Fed4FIRE and OpenIOT

  • Hoan Nguyen Mau Quoc, “Elastic and Scalable Processing of Linked Streams in the Cloud”, PhD, Data Science Institute, NUI Galway, 2012 – Present. Co-Supervisor: Danh Le Phuoc. Funded By: OpenIOT

Previous Supervisions

  • Marie Boran, “Understanding Social Media Adoption in the Irish Scientific Community and its Relevance to Interpreting Altmetrics”, MSc, Insight Research Institute, NUI Galway, 2012 – 2015. Funded By: Science Foundation Ireland

  • Julie Letierce, “Understanding If and How the Web Improves Scientific Communication Between its Stakeholders”, MSc, DERI, NUI Galway, 2009 – 2012. Examiners: Padraig Murphy, Stefan Decker. Funded By: Science Foundation Ireland

  • Dr. Smitashree Choudhury, “A Social Context-Enabled Framework for the Semantic Enrichment and Integration of Web Videos”, PhD, DERI, NUI Galway, 2006 – 2011. Examiners: Lora Aroyo, Stefan Decker. Funded By: Science Foundation Ireland

  • Dr. Sheila Kinsella, “Augmenting Social Media Items with Metadata using Related Web Content”, PhD, DERI, NUI Galway, 2006 – 2011. Examiners: Fabien Gandon, Stefan Decker. Funded By: Science Foundation Ireland

  • Gerard Cahill, “A Web Portal Powered by Social Network Data for Irish Researchers”, MEngSc, DERI, NUI Galway, 2009 – 2011. Examiners: Robin Teigland. Funded By: Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology

  • Dr. Uldis Bojars, “The SIOC MEthodology for Lightweight Ontology Development”, PhD, DERI, NUI Galway, 2004 – 2009. Examiners: Chris Bizer, Stefan Decker. Funded By: Science Foundation Ireland

  • Dr. Hak-Lae Kim, “Leveraging a Semantic Framework for Augmenting Social Tagging Practices in Heterogeneous Content Sharing Platforms”, PhD, DERI, NUI Galway, 2006 – 2009. Examiners: Tom Gruber, Philippe Laublet, Stefan Decker. Funded By: Science Foundation Ireland

Previous Co-Supervisions as Primary Supervisor

  • Dr. Lukasz Porwol, “The Duality of e-Participation - A Model and Technical Infrastructure to Study and Harness Social Media-Based Participation”, PhD, Insight Research Institute, NUI Galway, 2010 – 2016. Co-Supervisors: Adegboyega Ojo. Examiners: Soon Ae Chun, Murray Scott. Funded By: Science Foundation Ireland and Cloud4SOA

  • Dr. Myriam Leggieri, “Distributional Semantics for Sensors Linking and Selection”, PhD, Insight Research Institute, NUI Galway, 2010 – 2015. Examiners: Steffen Staab, Michael Schukat. Co-Supervisors: Brian Davis. Funded By: SPITFIRE

  • Dr. Owen Sacco, “Trust-Aware Privacy Preferences for Information Sharing on the Web of Data”, PhD, DERI, NUI Galway, 2010 – 2014. Examiners: Mathieu d’Aquin, Stefan Decker. Co-Supervisors: Alexandre Passant, Alessandra Mileo. Funded By: Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology and Cisco Systems

  • Dr. Antonio Aguilar, “Design and Evaluation of an Automated Algorithm for Cardiac Risk Stratification”, PhD, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, NUI Galway, 2009 – 2013. Co-Supervisors: Gearóid Ó Laighin, Fabio Quondamatteo. Funded By: Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme

  • Dr. Fabrizio Orlandi, “Profiling User Interests on the Social Semantic Web”, PhD, DERI, NUI Galway, 2010 – 2014. Examiners: Fabien Gandon, Stefan Decker. Co-Supervisor: Alexandre Passant. Funded By: Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology and Cisco Systems

  • Dr. Jodi Schneider, “Enabling Reuse of Arguments and Opinions in Open Collaboration Systems”, PhD, DERI, NUI Galway, 2009 – 2013. Examiners: Simon Buckingham Shum, Siegfried Handschuh. Co-Supervisors: Alexandre Passant, Stefan Decker. Funded By: Science Foundation Ireland

  • Ina O’Murchu, “Connecting Local Community Groups Using Semantic Technologies”, MSc, DERI, NUI Galway, 2004 – 2006. Examiners: Sung-Kook Han. Co-Supervisor: Stefan Decker. Funded By: Science Foundation Ireland

Previous Co-Supervisions as Secondary Supervisor

  • Chan Le Van, “Optimisation of a Linked Stream Processing Engine”, MSc, Insight Research Institute, NUI Galway, 2013 – 2016. Co-Supervisor: Alessandra Mileo. Funded By: GAMBAS

  • Dr. Shane Lowe, “The Design, Development and Validation of a Wearable Behaviour Monitor for the Autonomous Assessment of the Functional Health of Older Adults”, PhD, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, NUI Galway, 2009 – 2013. Co-Supervisor: Gearóid Ó Laighin. Funded By: Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology and Georgia Tech Ireland

  • Alan Dunne, “Development of a Touchscreen System for Upper Extremity Rehabilitation of Children with Cerebral Palsy”, MEngSc, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, NUI Galway, 2009 – 2011. Co-Supervisor: Gearóid Ó Laighin. Funded By: Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology and Georgia Tech Ireland

Previous Supervisions of Minor Projects

  • Richard Hunt, “Using QR Codes to Improve the Touristic Experience”, MA in Digital Media, Huston School of Film and Digital Media, NUI Galway, 2013 – 2014

  • Mary Murphy, “A Study of Social Inclusion and the Use of Technology in Encouraging Interaction”, MA in Digital Media, Huston School of Film and Digital Media, NUI Galway, 2010 – 2011

  • Martin Fitzgerald, “Creating a Community-Based IPTV Channel”, MA in Digital Media, Huston School of Film and Digital Media, NUI Galway, 2006 – 2007

Current Lecturers

  • Dr. Paul Flynn

Current Postdoctoral Researchers

  • Dr. Subhasis Thakur

Current TechInnovate Fellows

  • Capt. Neil Curran

  • Jane O’Connor

  • Kelsey Roberts

Previous Postdoctoral Researchers

  • Dr. Ronan Cummins

  • Dr. Maciej Dabrowski

  • Dr. Aidan Finn

  • Dr. Conor Hayes

  • Dr. Bahareh Heravi

  • Dr. Alexandre Passant

Previous Research Assistants

  • Arnaud Daron

  • Fionntán O’Donnell

Previous TechInnovate Fellows

  • Ronan Boyle

  • Leon Butler

  • Dr. Paul Flynn

  • Niamh Lynch

  • Gregory Payne

  • Ciara Shields

Previous Visiting Students and Professors

  • Charles-Adrien Beneteau, L’École d’Ingénieurs du Centre des Études Supérieures Industrielles de Pau, France

  • Alessia Antelmi, University of Salerno, Italy

  • Matthieu Rebouh, L’École d’Ingénieurs du Centre des Études Supérieures Industrielles de Pau, France

  • Nitish Mittal, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, India

  • Ayushi Gupta, Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women, India

  • Vanya Sharma, Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women, India

  • Karthik Aluru, Université Paris-Sud XI Orsay, France

  • Roberto Covello, University of Calabria, Italy

  • Tara Donoghue, University of Limerick, Ireland

  • Sergio Fernández, Fundación CTIC, Spain

  • Tuukka Hastrup, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

  • Gandhi Hernandez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

  • Christian Hunsen, University of Göttingen, Germany

  • Jung Jin-Uk, Seoul National University, Korea

  • Prof. Jason Jung, Yeugnam University, Korea

  • Tiago Marino, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Mateusz Marmołowski, Technical University of Gdansk, Poland

  • Yuki Matsuoka, National Institute of Informatics, Japan

  • Thomas Schandl, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

  • Daniel Villanueva, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

  • Sungkwon Yang, Seoul National University, Korea