EU_pic3-(1) 12 August 2012

Keith Nolan, CTVR Funded Researcher and colleague, is acting as the scientific advisor to the new ZOO Digital balloon project. ZOO Digital, in collaboration with the EU Commission, will launch a weather balloon into the stratosphere. Met Eireann are helping to facilitate the balloon launch.

The weather balloon will be launched into the stratosphere above Cahersiveen at the end of August. The experiment will examine balloon dynamics, and importantly, help promote science activities! The weather balloon will be filmed it as it expands, and it will eventually burst as Boyle’s Law predicts.

 As well as doing some science to investigate the expansion of gasses, the experiment will display some tweets as it reaches the edge of space, making them the highest tweets ever sent in Ireland.

If you’d like to have your tweet sent into space, please send your message using the #tweetsinspace.

For all of the latest information and if you wish to follow the experiment, you can do so here on facebook and twitter (@talktoeu) and here http://www.zoodigital.ie/

Stay tuned as we share our scientific findings and prepare our countdown to launch!

In photo: From a roof top somewhere in Dublin EU Commissioner Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, scientist Keith Nolan and RTE Science Squad presenter, Kathriona Deveraux launch “That’s Gas”.

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Barry O’Sullivan elected ECCAI Fellow

30 July 2012

Professor Barry O’Sullivan, the Director of 4C, and CTVR Funded Researcher has been elected Fellow of the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI Fellow).

ECCAI describes the program thusly:
“The ECCAI Fellows program has been started in 1999 to recognize individuals who have made significant, sustained contributions to the field of artificial intelligence (AI) in Europe. Fellows’ accomplishments range from pioneering advances in the theory of AI, to unusual accomplishments in AI technology and applications. Usually only individuals who have made contributions to AI for a decade or more after receiving their Ph.D. (or are at an equivalent career stage) will be selected. Leadership in ECCAI or ECCAI member societies, support of forums for the exchange of ideas, and extended service for the international AI community also play a role in the selection process. Evidence of technical contribution will often be in the form of publications, but other evidence will also be considered, such as patent awards or statements of longstanding contribution to an industrial group effort. The ECCAI Fellows Program honors only a very small percentage of the total membership of all ECCAI member societies (up to a maximum of 3%).”

In 2011 only four people were elected Fellows and in 2010 only three

Open Here Festival

Open-HereLocation: CTVR & TCD Science Gallery
Date: 28 June 2012
Time: 10am – 4pm

This four day festival that addresses social, technological and cultural issues surrounding the digital commons,will take the form of talks, presentations, workshops, discussions and screenings. It will be held in The Science Gallery and in CTVR headquarters in Trinity College.

What does it mean to be open today?

If we speak of ‘the commons’ today as a general phenomenon, this has a lot to do with the modes of production, consumption and distribution that have emerged over the last two decades around information and communication technologies. This period has seen a growing emphasis on the social and juridical implications of sharing in the online domain, where a range of nonmarket and non-proprietary activities such as open source software, remix culture and commons-based peer production have lead some to propose the advent of a ‘digital socialism’. However, as sharing and openness become the watchwords of the new corporation – as the commons is increasingly central to capitalism, such positions are no longer straightforward.

 

Open Here will bring together a transdisciplinary community of critical theorists, engineers, artists, designers and industry professionals to expand debates surrounding the digital commons.  Key points of discussion will include the conflictive spaces of the digital commons, tactical media, net-art, digital policy, disruptive wireless practices, alternative spectrum ownership models, next-generation networks and the political economy of infrastructure.

 

Participants include: Michel Bauwens (BE), Ralph Borland, (ZA) Sarah Browne (IE), CTVR (IE), Marika Dermineur (FR), Fairwaves (RU), Jessica Foley (IE), Tim Forde (IE) Benjamin Gaulon (FR/IE), Robert Horvitz (US), Dmytri Kleiner (UA/CA), Franco Lacomella (AR), Sascha Meinrath (US), Rachel O’Dwyer (IE), Julian Oliver (NZ), Nora O’Murchu (IE) Jussi Parikka (FI), Paul Sutton (IE), Tom Rondeau (US), Steve Song (ZA), Danja Vasiliev (RU), Martin Weiss (USA), Mick Wilson and Thomas Wilson (IE).

 

 This series of events is curated by Linda Doyle, Benjamin Gaulon and Rachel O’Dwyer and supported by ESOF2012, CTVR,  & Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin.

CTVR Plenary 2012

Plenary 2012 image

Location: Hotel Kilkenny
Date: 14 June 2012
Time: 9.30am – 5pm

CTVR will host its 2012 Plenary meeting in Kilkenny. This year’s meeting will focus primarily on the work of students and feature a series of short presentations covering all facets of the CTVR research programme.

Research staff from each of the participating universities and the programme’s industry partners will attend.

CTVR at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition

BTYS12-4  30 January 2012

 

 

CTVR researchers were on hand at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition to help aspiring network engineers of the future to design their own telecommunications network. Every student is connected to the telecommunications network in multiple ways – through their school broadband service and their home network, via their phones and games consoles – and uses the connections to access many different types of applications. The telecommunications research centre gave the engineers and designers of the future an insight into how a network is built, and how coverage black spots arise.

CTVR is an SFI-funded centre and was hosted at the SFI stand on Saturday 21st January,.

Alcatel-Lucent: UL Collaboration paper wins best paper 2011

ECTC2012  08 May 2012

 

The Editors of the IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology have selected a  CTVR paper as the 2011 Best Paper in the Components: Characterization and Modeling category in the journal IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology.

 The award will be presented at the 62nd Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC, 29 May – 1 June 2012, San Diego, California, USA) on Thursday, 31 May.

The paper is 
“Phenomenological Study of the Effect of Microstructural Evolution on the Thermal Fatigue Resistance of Pb-Free Solder Joints”  by J Richard Coyle, John Osenbach, Maurice N. Collins, Heather McCormick, Peter Read, Debra Fleming, Richard Popowich, Jeff Punch, Michael Reid, and Steven Kummerl, VOL.1, NO. 10, October 2011  

PhD paper wins award

EMCSR12   08 May 2012

Jessica Dylan-Foley, first year PhD student of CTVR at Trinity College, won the prestigeous Ludwig Bertalanffy Young Scientist Award at the PhD colloquium of the 21st meeting of the European Meetings on Cybernetics and Systems research held in Vienna, 10 – 13 April 2012.

The organizing committee of the EMCSR 2012 encourages scientists of pre doctorate and early post-doctorate stage to present and discuss interdisciplinary research papers within a special EMCSR 2012 PhD Colloquium & Award scheme. The EMCSR 2012 PhD Colloquium & Award (EMCSR PhD-Day) is designed to facilitate the distribution and discussion of interdisciplinary research work of pre-doctorate and early post-doctorate scientists in all fields within the scope of the EMCSR 2012. The maximum number of participants of the EMCSR 2012 PhD Colloquium & Award is six; each participant has to pass a thorough review about quality and the interdisciplinary relevance of the submitted paper.