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Computing and Informatics Research (CaIR) Group

The Computing and Informatics Research Group (CaIR) is the Department of Information Technology’s research group and was formed in 2018.

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is a critical research priority theme for Ireland and, arising from the pace of developments and diffusion of technologies since 2012, it is also highlighted as a key enabler to support developments and advancements across all other research areas.

The ambition of the CaIR group is to facilitate research across the entire spectrum of ICT, including Future Networks, Communications and Internet of Things; Data Analytics, Management, Security, Privacy, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (including Machine Learning); and Digital Platforms, Content and Applications, and Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality.

The group is working on developing collaborations with other established research groups and centres such as the TSSG at Waterford Institute of Technology, LERO at the University of Limerick and the CIPA cluster at DCU. CaIR is headed by Dr Niall Corcoran, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Information Technology.

Participants :
  • Dr Niall Corcoran
  • James Fennell
  • Jacqueline Humphries
  • Natasha Kiely
  • Dr Liam Noonan
  • Dr Séamus O’Ciardhuain
  • Dr Carol Rainsford
  • Michael Winterburn
Current Projects:
  • Investigating the use of Virtual Communities of Practice in Enterprise Social Networks for Supporting Postgraduate Research Students
  • Exploring the Educational Use of Augmented Reality and Storytelling for Differentiated Reading Instruction for Primary School Learners 
  • Development of Scalable AI WorkBots Suitable for Deployment in Industry 4.0 Manufacturing
  • Artificial Intelligence Blockchain Framework for Protecting User Data and Authenticating Services/Applications
  • Assisting Medical Diagnosis Through Fog Computing and Artificial Intelligence
  • Using Convolutional Neural Networks to Interpret Sign Language in Learning Environments
  • An Automated Diagnostic System Using Deep-Learning to Diagnose Motion-related Diseases
  • Real-time Mixed Martial Arts Fight Analysis Using Deep Learning
  • Fog Computing Latency and Security Compliance
Completed Projects
  • A Framework for the Secure Connectivity, Management and Control of Discrete Devices within Industrial Networks
  • Frank’s City: A Century of Culture and Change in Limerick

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