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News items relating to the School of Computing and it's Research centres

School lauches new MA in Data Protection and Privacy Law with School of Law and Government

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September 2019 will see the first intake of students into an innovative masters degree jointly delivered by the School of Computing and School of Law and Government - the MA in Data Protection and Privacy Law.

The MA in Data Protection and Privacy Law provides students with expertise in both law and computing. This MA offers unique interdisciplinary training which will allow students to become experts in a rapidly expanding field with significant employment opportunities.

DCU Computing and Lero Reseachers Dr. Paul Clarke and Prof. Rory O'Connor secure €2.1 million funding for Future Software Systems Architectures (FSSA) project

FSSA-imageThe Future Software Systems Architectures (FSSA) project jointly funded by the Disruptive Technology Innovation Fund (established by the Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation), FINEOS and FourTheorem is a major new project at Dublin City University which will address a key emerging need in the global software business: how to migrate existing ICT systems to serverless microservices based architectures.

DCU, FINEOS Corporation and FourTheorem are embracing the disruption of serverless computing.

DCU are known established innovators who undertake leading-edge research in the software architecture field, and this experience is supplemented with the extensive know-how of FINEOS, a global market leader in core systems for life, accident and health insurance.

Research Funding Award of over €1 million for Adapt & School of Computing

A DCU co-ordinated project has received the largest amount of funding (Euro 1,138,781) from European Commission's Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA).

Prof. Andy Way, Deputy Director, ADAPT Centre and DCU's School of Computing will lead the "Providing Resources in Irish, Norwegian, Croatian and Icelandic for the Purposes of Language Engineering" which will involve collaborating with Iconic, the National Library of Norway, the University of Zagreb, and the University of Iceland.

The grant was awarded under the recent Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) call as part of the ELRC Network (European Language Resource Co-ordination) which manages, maintains and coordinates the relevant language resources in all official languages of the EU and CEF associated countries.

These activities will help to improve the quality, coverage and performance of automated translation solutions in the context of current and future CEF digital services.

DCU’s ComputeTY Programme Encouraging More Females into Technology

ComputeTY-2019-1It’s a continuing fact that females are outnumbered in the Tech world, representing only 20% of the Tech workforce compared to their male counterparts. At university level in Ireland, technology programmes have the highest gender disparity among all discipline areas. This situation persists, despite the fact that young women are leaving school with equivalent attainment in higher maths to their male peers, a dramatic growth in the number of both sexes studying higher maths over the last 7 years, and ever growing career opportunities.
 
DCU’s Compute TY programme aims to tackle the imbalance in how young men and women perceive their subject and career options, by inviting Transition Year students to study computer programming and app development on campus for a week. This intense program gives students an eye-opening experience into life on campus and introduces them to the world of STEM.

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