DCU and Trinity go head to head in UKIEPC

UKIEPC 2015 DCU teamThe School of Computing, DCU was again the Irish host site for the UK & Ireland Intercollegiate Programming Competition on Saturday 24th October. Seven DCU college teams were up against seven Trinity college teams in this 5 hours algorithmic coding challenge generously sponsored by Google Ireland.

The UKIEPC is a sub-regional competition of the North West European Programming Competition (NWERC) and ultimately the prestigious ACM ICPC contest. This year there were 150 teams, totaling 400 students from 20 different universities around the UK and Ireland pitting their wits against a common problem set. Each team had to solve as many problems as possible in the shortest period of time, with time penalties added for every incorrect solution submitted.

RTE Collaborates with ADAPT to Analyse Twitter Reaction to Budget 2016

RTE Six One News

During the week running up to Budget 2016, researchers at the ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology worked with RTE to monitor and analyse the reaction on Twitter to Budget 2016. 

Focusing on the main hashtags (#Budget2016 and #Budget16) along with trending topics as they emerged, the researchers tracked the volume, sentiment and frequency of budget related Twitter conversations in the build up to the Budget speech along with the public’s reaction to it. 

Team Ireland Unlucky at IOI 2015

Team Ireland at  IOI Opening CeremonyTeam Ireland were unfortunate not to get a medal at this year's prestigious International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI). The four teenagers from around Ireland had an emotional week in the beautiful city of Almaty, Kazakhstan, but a week that they will never forget, thanks to DCU and Fidelity Investments.

With two competition days during the week, each member of the team had to solve three difficult algorithmic programming problems each day in the contest hall at the Al-Fabarbi National University. Competing against 300 of the brightest young programming minds from around the world, Ireland were unfortunate not to bring home a Bronze medal. National AIPO winner, Áron Hoffmann, missing out on a medal due to some simple logic and bug errors in his code.

ADAPT Centre at heart of €3 million EU project to make online learning accessible across languages

ADAPT members Jonathan Barr, Sheila Castilho and John Judge

Major new EU funding for research aimed at tearing down the language barriers to distance learning has been announced by a group including the ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology at Dublin City University (DCU).

The TraMOOC (Translation for Massive Open Online Courses) consortium involves nine partners from six countries and has won more than three million euro in funding as part of the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Framework Programme.

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