MCM students win at PWC Annual Student Academic Awards

PWC-MCM-Awards-2019PWC hosted their annual student academic awards  on Wednesday 10th April. This important event includes memorial awards and academic achievement prizes for both employees and external students. This year, for the second time, they awarded two prizes to students from the MSc. in Computing from the School of Computing, DCU. The latter awards were given for the highest Practicum result in the MSc and the highest Practicum result in Data Analytics.

First prize: Tom Skehin, title: "Day Ahead Forecasting of FAANG Stocks Using ARIMA and LSTM Networks and Wavelet Decomposition.", major Data Analytics. Supervisor: Dr. Martin Crane.
Second Prize: Stefan Compton, title: "A Practical System for Automatic Generation of
Scala Programs from Specifications", major Software Engineering. Supervisor: Dr. Geoff Hamilton.

This ongoing relationship between the School of Computing, DCU and PwC, the largest professional services company in the country is both important and encouraging for all involved.

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.

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