Visit of the family of Late Prof. Tony Moynihan to DCU

tony moynihan family visit

Today, the School of Computing welcomed a visit of the family of Late Prof. Tony Moynihan to view the honorary plaque and award in his memory.

Prof. Tony Moynihan was one of the founding members of the School of Computer Applications back in the days of NIHE. With his previous significant industrial experience of software development, he helped craft one of the first Software Engineering degrees in the country.

He successfully brought the first EU-funded project to NIHE called ESPRIT and went on to establish with Michael Ryan, Renaat Verbruggen and others the Irish Centre for Software Engineering in DCU, now in the Ryan academy. This helped establish Lero, the Irish Software Engineering research centre now spread in institutions across the country.

His legacy remains in the strength of all of these Software Engineering strands and the excellent reputation of the many graduates that he guided out into the

The annual Tony Moynihan Award will be presented to the undergraduate student who achieves the highest project mark in the CA degree. The first award went to Russell Brady who graduated in 2019.

DCU Ethics and Privacy Week


This week DCU is holding its first Ethics and Privacy week, hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and Computing. It marks the first year of our new MA in Data Protection and Privacy Law, jointly hosted with the School of Law and Government.

ADAPT at DCU to Host 16 International Technology Experts

The New ELITE-S Website

Computer scientists from the School of Computing are leading an international search for talent. Their ELITE-S project ( will recruit an international group of scientists to be based in Ireland, who will lead the creation of the next generation of standards for digital technologies. ELITE-S is co-funded by the ADAPT Centre, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Digital Media Technology, and is led out of Dublin City University.  The ELITE-S programme will run for a five-year period, with the second round of recruitment of fellows beginning today.

Rory O’Connor Award for Research Excellence announced at prestigious international conference

RoryAward1Dr. Richard Messnarz, General Chair of the EuroSPI Conference series, announced the establishment of the annual Rory O’Connor International Award for Research Excellence on the 20th September 2019. The first recipient of the award is Dr. Béatrix Barafort of Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST).

This award is supported by the organisers of the EuroSPI conference series, ISCN, who are sponsoring a €500 prize, by the American Society for Quality (ASQ) who will invite the award winner to present at their annual conference, and by Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre.

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