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Postgraduate Researchers: Current Supervisions

  • Sebastian Ruder, “High-Level Cross-Medium Open-Set Authorship Identification”, PhD, NUI Galway, Conditional Award. Funded by: Irish Research Council and AYLIEN Ltd.
  • Safina Showkat Ara, “Semantically Enabled Social Hub to Control Personal Data and Ownership”, PhD, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, 2015 – Present. Funded By: Science Foundation Ireland
  • Peiman Barnaghi, “Scalable Topic-Level Sentiment Analysis on Streaming Feeds”, PhD, NUI Galway, 2015 – Present. Funded by: Irish Research Council and AYLIEN Ltd.
  • Ihab Salawdeh, “Semantic Crisis Management Framework”, PhD, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, 2015 – Present. Funded By: Science Foundation Ireland
  • Guangyuan Piao, “Social Semantic User Modelling in Online Social Networks for Recommendation”, PhD, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, 2014 – Present. Funded By: Science Foundation Ireland and SAP
  • David Crowley, “Citizen Actuation”, PhD, Insight Centre for Data Analytics and Electrical & Electronic Engineering, NUI Galway, 2010 – Present (Part Time). Funded By: College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway and Science Foundation Ireland
  • Ted Vickey, “Connected Health – The Link Between Obesity, Physical Activity, Mobile Technology and Online Social Networking”, PhD, Insight Centre for Data Analytics and Electrical & Electronic Engineering, NUI Galway, 2010 – Present (Submitting). Co-Supervisors: Cedric Bryant, Kathleen Martin Ginis, Stephen Kinsella. Funded By: Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology and American Council on Exercise

Postgraduate Researchers: Current Co-Supervisions as Primary Supervisor

  • Huy Le Van, “Near Real-Time Data Warehousing of Linked Streams”, MSc, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, 2013 – Present. Co-Supervisor: Danh Le Phuoc. Funded By: Fed4FIRE and OpenIOT
  • Hoan Nguyen Mau Quoc, “Elastic and Scalable Processing of Linked Streams in the Cloud”, PhD, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, 2012 – Present. Co-Supervisor: Danh Le Phuoc. Funded By: OpenIOT
  • Lukasz Porwol, “eParticipation Through Social Networking Platforms”, PhD, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, 2010 – Present. Co-Supervisors: Adegboyega Ojo. Funded By: Science Foundation Ireland and Cloud4SOA

Postgraduate Researchers: Current Co-Supervisions as Primary Supervisor

  • Chan Le Van, “Optimisation of a Linked Stream Processing Engine”, MSc, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, 2013 – Present. Supervisor: Alessandra Mileo. Funded By: GAMBAS

Postgraduate Researchers: Previous Supervisions

  • Marie Boran, “Understanding Social Media Adoption in the Irish Scientific Community and its Relevance to Interpreting Altmetrics”, MSc, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, 2012 – 2015. Funded By: Science Foundation Ireland
  • Julie Letierce, “Understanding If and How the Web Improves Scientific Communication Between its Stakeholders”, MSc, DERI, NUI Galway, 2009 – 2012. Examiners: Padraig Murphy, Stefan Decker. Funded By: Science Foundation Ireland. Position After Studies: Co-Founder, seevl
  • Dr. Smitashree Choudhury, “A Social Context-Enabled Framework for the Semantic Enrichment and Integration of Web Videos”, PhD, DERI, NUI Galway, 2006 – 2011. Examiners: Lora Aroyo, Stefan Decker. Funded By: Science Foundation Ireland. Position After Studies: Postdoctoral Researcher, Knowledge Media Institute, Open University
  • Dr. Sheila Kinsella, “Augmenting Social Media Items with Metadata using Related Web Content”, PhD, DERI, NUI Galway, 2006 – 2011. Examiners: Fabien Gandon, Stefan Decker. Funded By: Science Foundation Ireland. Position After Studies: Software Developer, Datahug
  • Gerard Cahill, “A Web Portal Powered by Social Network Data for Irish Researchers”, MEngSc, DERI, NUI Galway, 2009 – 2011. Examiners: Robin Teigland. Funded By: Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology. Position After Studies: Web Application Developer, Starlight Solutions
  • Dr. Uldis Bojars, “The SIOC MEthodology for Lightweight Ontology Development”, PhD, DERI, NUI Galway, 2004 – 2009. Examiners: Chris Bizer, Stefan Decker. Funded By: Science Foundation Ireland. Position After Studies: Researcher, National Library of Latvia
  • Dr. Hak-Lae Kim, “Leveraging a Semantic Framework for Augmenting Social Tagging Practices in Heterogeneous Content Sharing Platforms”, PhD, DERI, NUI Galway, 2006 – 2009. Examiners: Tom Gruber, Philippe Laublet, Stefan Decker. Funded By: Science Foundation Ireland. Position After Studies: Senior Engineer, Samsung

Postgraduate Researchers: Previous Co-Supervisions as Primary Supervisor

  • Dr. Myriam Leggieri, “Distributional Semantics for Sensors Linking and Selection”, PhD, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, 2010 – 2015. Examiners: Steffen Staab, Michael Schukat. Co-Supervisors: Gregor Schiele, Manfred Hauswirth. Funded By: SPITFIRE
  • Dr. Owen Sacco, “Trust-Aware Privacy Preferences for Information Sharing on the Web of Data”, PhD, DERI, NUI Galway, 2010 – 2014. Examiners: Mathieu d’Aquin, Stefan Decker. Co-Supervisors: Alexandre Passant, Alessandra Mileo. Funded By: Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology and Cisco Systems. Position After Studies: Postdoctoral Researcher at Ontotext
  • Dr. Antonio Aguilar, “Design and Evaluation of an Automated Algorithm for Cardiac Risk Stratification”, PhD, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, NUI Galway, 2009 – 2013. Co-Supervisors: Gearóid Ó Laighin, Fabio Quondamatteo. Funded By: Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme. Position After Studies: Software Engineer, Altocloud / Founder, Healthformics
  • Dr. Fabrizio Orlandi, “Profiling User Interests on the Social Semantic Web”, PhD, DERI, NUI Galway, 2010 – 2014. Examiners: Fabien Gandon, Stefan Decker. Co-Supervisor: Alexandre Passant. Funded By: Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology and Cisco Systems. Position After Studies: Postdoctoral Researcher at Fraunhofer IAIS and the University of Bonn
  • Dr. Jodi Schneider, “Enabling Reuse of Arguments and Opinions in Open Collaboration Systems”, PhD, DERI, NUI Galway, 2009 – 2013. Examiners: Simon Buckingham Shum, Siegfried Handschuh. Co-Supervisors: Alexandre Passant, Stefan Decker. Funded By: Science Foundation Ireland
  • Ina O’Murchu, “Connecting Local Community Groups Using Semantic Technologies”, MSc, DERI, NUI Galway, 2004 – 2006. Examiners: Sung-Kook Han. Co-Supervisor: Stefan Decker. Funded By: Science Foundation Ireland. Position After Studies: Community Manager, Rummble

Postgraduate Researchers: Previous Co-Supervisions as Secondary Supervisor

  • Dr. Shane Lowe, “The Design, Development and Validation of a Wearable Behaviour Monitor for the Autonomous Assessment of the Functional Health of Older Adults”, PhD, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, NUI Galway, 2009 – 2013. Co-Supervisor: Gearóid Ó Laighin. Funded By: Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology and Georgia Tech Ireland. Position After Studies: Hardware Design Engineer, Vicon
  • Alan Dunne, “Development of a Touchscreen System for Upper Extremity Rehabilitation of Children with Cerebral Palsy”, MEngSc, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, NUI Galway, 2009 – 2011. Co-Supervisor: Gearóid Ó Laighin. Funded By: Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology and Georgia Tech Ireland. Position After Studies: Research Engineer, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University

Postdoctoral Researchers: Previous

  • Dr. Ronan Cummins
  • Dr. Maciej Dabrowski
  • Dr. Aidan Finn
  • Dr. Conor Hayes
  • Dr. Bahareh Heravi
  • Dr. Alexandre Passant