Dr Suzanne Little

Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer), School of Computing, Dublin City University
SFI Principal Investigator, Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics

DCU Research Profile
Insight Profile


My research interests include multimedia analytics, semantic search and data integration. I've worked in a variety of applications domains including security, technology enhanced learning, biomedical, multimedia archives (news), autonomous vehicles, internet of things and smart communities. I work with tools such as machine learning, computer vision, data management, ontologies and will generally reach for Python when I need to process data or implement a solution.

List of Publications (or see DCU Online Research Access Service or Google Scholar)

Press Coverage

Current Projects

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ENABLE is a joint SFI-funded spoke between CONNECT, Insight and Lero supporting projects connecting communities with smart urban environments through the Internet of Things.


Vision Inspired Driver Assistance Systems
Applying computer vision to the 720o of video data gathered from instrumented vehicles to identify and classify situations externally and internally.
EU H2020 MG3.6 Mobility, 2016-2019

Smart Stadium

Smart Stadium for Smarter Living
A collaborative initiative between DCU, Arizona State University (ASU), Intel, Microsoft and Croke Park to build an IoT testbed at Croke Park (Ireland) and Sun Devil (Arizona) Stadiums.
Silicon Republic article


Analysis System for Gathered Raw Data
Multimodal data integration from massive amounts of seized and gathered data (documents, photographs, recordings, video, etc.) to support law enforcement and forensics.
EU H2020 FCT-1 Security, 2016-2020

Girls Hack Ireland

SFI Discover Grant to run local events encouraging and facilitating girls (13-17) to consider computing (and other STEM) as a career option. Collaborating with Coding Grace and looking to engage with the many other initiatives in this space.

Past Projects

  • Cloud-LSVA"> (H2020 2016-2018): Cloud Large Scale Video Annotation.
  • SAVASA (FP7 2012-2014): Standards-based Approach to Video Archive Search and Analysis.
  • See earlier ...


See here for a list of suggestions for 4th year & MCM projects.

CA682 (Sem I)

Data Management & Visualisation

Practical introduction to all aspects of gathering, cleaning, managing and visualising data including big data. Offered in the MCM and graduate studies courses. This module is run via Loop (Moodle). Please see the module page for all details and references.

CA273 (Sem I)

Data Processing & Visualisation

Ten credit module for the new BSc in Data Science introducing all aspects of data capture, ingestion, processing, formatting, cleaning and tranforming. Practical skills in communication and data visualisation using tools such as Python and JavaScript libraries. This class is making use of DataCamp which provides free, interactive courses for many data science skills.

Contact & Student Consultation

I've made appointment slots ("Student consultation") available via my staff google calendar. Go to http://goo.gl/qr9bvF, preferably while logged in to your DCU student address and find a suitable time slot. Contact me directly to make other appointments.

Room: L2.37, School of Computing, DCU
    (call extension 6052 from the phone near the elevator on level 2)
Email: suzanne.little@dcu.ie
Phone: +353 1 700 6052