Canadian Company looks to hire DCU Hackers!

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The School of Computing have been contacted directly from a company in Canada Irdeto in relation to two job opportunities in the capacity of ‘Professional Hackers’ for their Security Lifecycle team in Ottawa.  

They are particularly keen on our graduates from the Masters in Security & Forensics course and have been impressed by the course material and the skills learned by a previous MSSF graduate, who currently works there.  The successful candidates would move to Ottawa Canada and have the opportunity to work with some extremely exciting technologies and platforms from set top boxes to embedded systems such as iOS and Android.  Anyone interested should visit


Big Increase in Demand for Computing Places


There has been some noise in the media recently about a short-fall in skilled Computing graduates. Supply has fallen behind demand, and the IT industry seems to be immune to the recession. As a consequence we in DCU have noticed an increase in demand for places on our Computing programs. As the graph illustrates the pressure on places for our undergraduate degree programs seems to be climbing back up to near its peak as it was before the infamous dot-com bust. This demand has accelerated recently with a very noticeable late surge in response to the CAO change-of-mind process this year.

Best paper award for Software Process Research


Paul Clarke (Lero funded  PhD researcher) and Dr. Rory O'Connor won the best Paper award at 18th European Software Process Improvement Conference (EuroSPI 2011) in Denmark last week.

The award was for their  paper titled "The Meaning of Success for Software SMEs: An Holistic Scorecard Based Approach". As part of the award, they are asked to present this work at the 23rd Quality Management Conference in the USA next year.

Workshop on Semantic Search over the Web (SSW 2011)

SSW 2011As part of the 23rd International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2011, two staff at DCU’s School of Computing, Paolo Cappellari and Mark Roantree, together with a colleague at University Roma Tre, Roberto De Virgilio, organised the first workshop on Semantic Search over the Web (SSW 2011). The SSW workshop was to provide a forum for discussion and advancement of data management in searching web, and in relationships with semantic web technologies that propose new models, languages and applications.

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