Prof. Josef van Genabith wins DCU President’s Research Award

Prof Josef van Genabith (pictured second from left) is recipient of the DCU President's Research Award for Science & Engineering

Prof. Josef van Genabith of the Centre for Next Generation Localisation and DCU School of Computing has won the 2011 DCU President’s Research Award for Science and Engineering. The award recognises Josef’s exceptional contribution to the field of computational linguistics and his role in spearheading DCU’s leadership in academia-industry collaborative research.

Minister Sean Sherlock launches CNGL Localisation Careers Guide

Prof Josef Van Genabith, Director of CNGL with Mr Sean Sherlock T.D., Minister for Research & Innovation

Seán Sherlock T.D., Minister for Research and Innovation last week launched a guide which urges secondary students to consider language and technology at third level for a potential career in the localisation sector.

The Guide, produced by the DCU-led Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL), says that Ireland needs to significantly increase its supply of language and technology graduates if the country is to maintain its leadership position in the multi-million euro localisation and global services sector. The CNGL academia-industry consortium is funded by Science Foundation Ireland.

Enterprise Computing students awarded ISTQB Certified Software Tester qualification

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On 26th January a group of fifteen 3rd year B.Sc. in Enterprise Computing students were awarded  the ISTQB Certified Software Tester Foundation Level certificates by Dr. Rory O'Connor, Chairman of the Irish Software Testing Board and member of academic staff in the School of Computing.

The ISTQB Certified Tester scheme has become the de facto reference for certification of software testing professionals. It is a world-wide qualification awarded by the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB). This is the first time DCU students have been awarded the ISTQB qualification and they join a community of more than 180,000 ISTQB Certified Testers.

Dublin Schools Get Involved in Computing - ComputeTY 2012

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The School of Computing in conjunction with CNGL are delighted to re-run our successful ComputeTY programme for Transition year students.

The programme takes place over a four week period in January and February 2012, with over 100 students attending each week. Thecourse structure is divided into two streams, Stream 1 - web design and Stream 2 - an introduction to programming.  The overall content works for those students who have a strong aptitude for computing and also for those who have an interest in computing but who may require extra help and encouragement. 

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