Professor Andy Way awarded DCU President’s Research Award

Professor Brian MacCraith presents the DCU President's Research Award in Science and Engineering to Professor Andy Way

Professor Andy Way, Deputy Director of CNGL/ADAPT, has been awarded the DCU President’s Research Award in Science and Engineering. Andy, who is Professor of Machine Translation at DCU School of Computing, receives the award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field of automatic machine translation.

In his citation, Professor Brian MacCraith, President of Dublin City University (DCU), said:

"Andy joined DCU in 1991 as a Lecturer and has taken a leading role in the University in the development of Computational Linguistics, the study of the application of computers to processing and analyzing of natural language. Andy’s current role in DCU is Deputy Director of ADAPT, the recently funded SFI Research Centre, and previous to that he was deputy director of 'CNGL II', the Centre for Global Intelligent Content. Before that he was PI and Co-Applicant in CNGL, the original SFI CSET based in DCU.

M.Sc. in Electronic Commerce ranked 14th globally, out of 4,000 programmes

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More good news for the School of Computing.  The M.Sc. in Electronic Commerce has been ranked 14th, globally, and first in Ireland out of 4,000 programmes, by the Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking. Twelve years ago,  Professor Alan Smeaton and Professor Brian Leavy from the DCU Business School set up this programme which at the time was novel in its content and in the introduction of the Practicum. The program has consistently pulled in strong numbers of students year after year.  It has continued to  grow successfully and demand is always high for places on the programme. 

All-Ireland Programming Olympiad (AIPO) 2015 Kicks Off

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The All Ireland Programming Olympiad (AIPO) sponsored by Fidelity Investments and held at DCU kicks off again this January with the aim of finding more talented young programmers among our second-level school goers.  We hope to build on our medal success from last year when Richard Tynan from Roscrea won a bronze medal at the prestigious International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) in Taiwan.

This year’s IOI is being held in the beautiful city of Almaty between July 26th and August 2nd, 2015.  Almaty, also known as Alma-Ata meaning 'Full of Apples' is located in a beautiful Trans-Ili Alatau mountain area of southern Kazakhstan.

CPSSD students top Irish team at the UK/Ireland Intercollegiate Programming Competition

UKIEPC-2014-WinnersFirst year CPSSD students, Conor and Darragh Griffin stormed to victory at this year's UK/Ireland Intercollegiate Programming Competition held in the School of Computing, DCU on Saturday. The twins finished first out of 10 other Undergraduate teams around the country and placed a very respectful 15th out of all 70 UK and Irish University teams. This is the first time DCU has been the Irish host site for the competition and great to get home success in it's first year of hosting.

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