For a start
After over a year of tinkering about with WordPress I’ve finally to get my act together and write a proper post. For the moment I plan to use the blog for work related stuff… or, more accurately, the sort of gratuitous self-promotion researchers like myself are fond of. Possibly I’ll also branch out into other interests at some stage.
As the tagline indicates I’m a researcher, working in the telecommunications / computer science area on problems broadly related to increasing the level of automation in managing communications networks and services. For just over 8 years I’ve worked as part of the Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG) in Waterford Institute of Technology in Ireland. You can read my bio for more info, but basically I spend most of my time supervising and working with PhD students and collaborating with our academic and industry partners in the FAME strategic research cluster.
That’s it for now; next week I plan to post some impressions of the SFI Digital Ireland Workshop, where I’m speaking on Monday, and the IET 2011 Intelligent Environments Conference in Nottingham, where I’m presenting a paper on Tuesday.