ADAPT and Insight showcase Research at Data Summit 2017

Prof. Andy Way (ADAPT) with Taoiseach Leo VaradkarPhD canditates from the School of Computing's main research centres, ADAPT and Insight, showcased their work at this year's Data Summit in Dublin. The theme of this year's summit was "What does the Data Society mean to you?" and presented an opportunity for hear leading international, European and Irish speakers debate the social, technical, ethical and cultural issues that arise in the context of our world of total connectivity.

The ADAPT and Insight researchers had posters displaying the innovative research in data technology from both centres, examples of which ranged from sentiment analysis of tweets on RTE's 2016 general election and budget, to visualising financial data through virtual reality.

Both SFI funded DCU CSETs where invited to attend the summit by the Department of the Taoiseach and were lucky enough to meet the newly appointed Taoiseach, Leo Varardkar, on his first full day in office.

David AzconaDavid Azcona, a PhD candidate from Insight, who was recently awarded one this year’s prestigious Fulbright scholarships, discussed his research on differences in learner behaviour in Computer Science between Ireland and the U.S. with the new Taoiseach.

The event culminated with a speech from the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his time spent with APADT and Insight researchers is a clear commendation of the national value and impact these CSETs are having.

For more information on this year's Data Summit event visit http://datasummitdublin.ie/