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ADAPT Innovation shortlisted for QS Reimagine Education Award

Adapt LogoAn ADAPT designed platform, DCU FUSE, was recently shortlisted for the prestigious QS Reimagine Education Award under the Ethical Leadership Category. DCU Fuse, an innovative initiative rolled out in Dublin City University earlier this year was aimed at informing the direction of the University’s next strategic plan through a 24 hour public brainstorming session supported by technology developed by researchers at the ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology.

Reimagine Education is a significant international competition, rewarding innovative initiatives aimed at enhancing student learning outcomes and employability. Each year, over 1000 educational innovators from all the world submit their projects to 16 Award Categories. The Ethical Leadership Award, sponsored by the World Economic Forum, is presented to the project most successful in fostering and encouraging leadership among students, and ensuring that students are aware of the ethical implications of leadership.

Computing's Andy Way & Markus Helfert Honoured by Enterprise Ireland

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School of Computing's and ADAPT Centre researchers, Prof. Andy Way and Dr. Markus Helfert, were honoured at an Enterprise Ireland event at the end of June. They were amoung the researchers named by Enterprise Ireland as Ireland's champions of EU Research for their projects which exhibited outstanding leadership in their respective programme areas under Horizon 2020. H2020 is the EU Framework Programme for research and innovation.  It runs over the period 2014-2020 and has a total budget of €75 billion.

John Halligan TD, Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development with Julie Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland recognised six ADAPT researchers who have reached the pinnacle of European research at ‘Ireland’s Champions of EU Research’ event taking place in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin on the 28th of June.

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ADAPT and Insight showcase Research at Data Summit 2017

Prof. Andy Way (ADAPT) with Taoiseach Leo VaradkarPhD canditates from the School of Computing's main research centres, ADAPT and Insight, showcased their work at this year's Data Summit in Dublin. The theme of this year's summit was "What does the Data Society mean to you?" and presented an opportunity for hear leading international, European and Irish speakers debate the social, technical, ethical and cultural issues that arise in the context of our world of total connectivity.

The ADAPT and Insight researchers had posters displaying the innovative research in data technology from both centres, examples of which ranged from sentiment analysis of tweets on RTE's 2016 general election and budget, to visualising financial data through virtual reality.

Both SFI funded DCU CSETs where invited to attend the summit by the Department of the Taoiseach and were lucky enough to meet the newly appointed Taoiseach, Leo Varardkar, on his first full day in office.

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