The Internet of Things, Stream Processing and Intelligent Systems Research Unit (UIoT) at the Data Science Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway and part of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics is a multidisciplinary research unit where we investigate the convergence of Software Systems, the Semantic Web and the Internet, heavily focused on the evolution of Sensor Technologies, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Systems with the objective to contribute in advancing the state of the art in computer science using Semantic Technologies, Internet of Things and Cloud Systems and Cyber-security fundamentals to safely unify the real and the virtual worlds.

The UIoT Research Unit is one of the European’s leading application-oriented research groups for IoT middleware technologies and IoT system solutions and services. We are experts in Semantic Interoperability and Stream Processing. We have described the IoT stack and fog Computing Models and contributed on describing data federation model for IoT edge nodes, we have extended the use of Semantic Web Models & Linked data for IoT and worked towards supporting flash-friendly databases and graph-based models for heterogeneous data integration using spatial-temporal Data Management. We have created the Semantic Interoperability framework (SEG 3.0) for Distributed Systems Validation and the Data Interplay in Edge Computing using the Linked Data paradigm. At UIoT we have advanced the state of the art on Pervasive Computing using Semantic data Modelling and Context Awareness methods to extend the “Autonomics” parading for networking systems.

By driving world-class research on software solutions and technology and connecting technologies with systems and systems with the applications  we play a major role in maintaining IoT leadership. The UIoT scientific head of unit, Dr. Martin Serrano is an internationally recognised scientist that has been included in the top 25 key people influencing the Internet of Things (2016) by silicon republic media channels and has been interviewed and featured in the Irish times “Imagine a future where cities are healthy places to live” for his work on Smart City projects (Irish Times 2015).

The UIoT research unit members are world-class professionals from multiple nationalities and different backgrounds, at UIoT we practice/promote gender balance offering equal opportunities to work and for academic participation.