Telecommunications Workshop Dublin, Nov 1/2 Dr Roisin Cheshire, SFI

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Telecommunications Workshop

Dublin, Nov 1
st
/2
nd


Dr Roisin Cheshire, SFI

Science Foundation Ireland


SFI

is

an

Irish

government

agency

reporting

to

the

Dept

of

Enterprise,

Jobs

and

Innovation
.



Established

in

2000


Currently

led

by

interim

Director

General,

Dr

Graham

Love


2

Directorates,

LifeSciences

and

ICET

(Information,

Communication

and

Emergent

Technologies)





~

50

staff

of

which

22

are

Scientific

Programme

Managers


Responsibility

for

a

budget

of

a

yearly

budget

of


140
-
170
M
;



2011

Budget

is

162
M






Core SFI Programmes

RFP


220K

over 4
yrs

Principal

Investigator

(PI)


1M over 4
yrs

Strategic Research
Cluster

(SRC)


3
-
8M (3+2yr)

Centre for Science,
Engineering and Technology

(CSET)


10
-
18M over 5 yrs

Suite of SFI Programmes

Recruitment


Stokes


PIYRA


ETS Walton Visitors


Research Professor




Industry Interaction

Technology and Innovation
Development Award (TIDA)


Career Advancement


SIRG (Starter Investigator
Research Grant)


PICA


Collaborative


US
-
Ireland R&D Partnership


Short Term Travel Fellowship (STTF)


International Research Partnerships


North South Supplements


Outreach


UREKA


Conf & Workshop


Access Programme


Tyndall NAP


ICHEC


US
-
Ireland Partnership Programme




A cooperation between the
United States, Republic of
Ireland and Northern Ireland


to increase the level of
collaborative R&D among researchers and industry across
the three jurisdictions

that should generate
innovations

and
lead to improvements in healthcare, disease prevention and
other technologies
.“



Partnership, officially launched in 2006



Peer review of a tri
-
partite proposal with funding from 3
jurisdictions




Participating Agencies & Priority Areas




Nanotechnology


Sensor technology



Energy


Telecommunications


Diabetes


Cystic fibrosis

US
-
Ireland Research Partnerships


8 projects funded

ROI Applicant

NI Partner

US Partner

Proposal Title

Prof. Catherine
Godson, UCD

Professor Peter Maxwell ,
QUB

Dr Joel Hirschhorn, The
Broad Institute and
Massachusetts Institute of
Technology

Genome
-
Wide Association Studies
of Diabetic Nephropathy

Dr Brian Ward, NUIG

Dr.

Neil Mitchell, QUB

Dr.

Eugene
Terray
, Woods
Hole Oceanographic
Institution

Development of a Greenhouse Gas
Ocean

Atmosphere Flux Sensor
with MEMS

based
Photoacoustic

Technology

Professor Richard
O'Kennedy, DCU

Professor Chris Elliott, QUB

Professor Rosemary Smith,
University of Maine

BEACONS: Biosafety for
EnvironmentAl

COntaminants

using Novel Sensors

Dr Paul K. Hurley & Dr
Greg Hughes, TYN

Dr. David McNeill, QUB

Prof. Robert M. Wallace,
University of Texas at
Dallas

Future Oxides and Channel
Materials for Ultimate Scaling
(FOCUS)

Professor Gerry
McElvaney , RCSI

Professor Stuart Elborn,
QUB

Professor Richard Boucher,
University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill

The Role of Anaerobic Bacterial
Infection in Cystic Fibrosis

Dr Brian Ward, NUIG

Professor James
McLaughlin and Professor
Paul Maguire, UU

Dr Todd Martz, Scripps
Institution of Oceanography

Development of a Total Dissolved
Inorganic Carbon Sensor for
Ocean Profilers using Microfluidics

Dr Suresh C. Pillai, DIT

Dr J. Anthony (Tony) Byrne
& Dr Patrick Dunlop, UU

Professor
Dionysiou

,
University of Cincinnati

Degradation Mechanism of
Cyanotoxins

Using Novel Visible
Light
-
Activated
Titania

(TiO2)
Photocatalysts

Professor Eugene
O'Brien, UCD

Dr Su E Taylor & Dr
Desmond Joseph Robinson,
QUB

Professor Nasim Uddin,
University of Alabama at
Birmingham

Developing BWIM Health
Monitoring Systems to Extend
Bridge Life

W
hy invest in Telecommunications?


Telecomms

industry employs over
20,000

people in Ireland



Significant Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)


Bell Labs Ireland,



Alcatel
-
Lucent, Ericsson, ARRIS, IBM, Xilinx



Indigenous companies


Intune

Networks,
Firecomms
,
Eblana
,



Socowave
, Lake Communications,
Benetel
,
Altobridge
,
Taoglas



P
rogressive regulator
-

ComReg

operates a novel spectrum licensing regime to
encourage innovation and development involving new radio technologies or
services



Government Support:


Exemplar
network
is a DCENR initiative to build a

20M national test
-
bed built
using
Irish SME
Intune

Networks technology.
Current industry partners using the Exemplar
Test
-
bed include British Telecom, Ericsson,
Openet
,
Amartus
,
HEAnet
,
Cybercom
,
Imagine, ESB Telecom,
Sensecom

and
Digiweb
.


SmartBay

Galway national
research infrastructure project with a network of buoys,
seafloor cables, supporting a range of sensors, information systems, telemetry and other
communication technologies.







.


W
hy invest in Telecommunications?


Telecomms

industry underpins a wide range of business in Ireland



Ebusiness


Cloud computing


Data
centres


Financial Services


Personalised

Healthcare


Software Development


Gaming


Localisation


Renewable Energy






.


Core Industry already here in Ireland

Indigenous and FDI

Research Topics


Wireless Networks



Optical Networks and Devices



Photonics Subsystems, packaging and thermal management



Signal Processing



Network
Modelling

and Architecture



Network management



Content Management (Semantic Web,
Localisation
)



Future Internet








.


SFI Investment in
Telecomms


SFI have invested to date
over

180M
in telecommunications
research projects



Investments made through core
programme

grants, CSET, SRC ,
Stokes, PI and RFP



3 CSETs (CTVR, DERI and CNGL)



Tyndall National Institute



FAME SRC



20 PIs



> 20RFPs



Time can only permit snapshot of some of the research
activity



List of key Telecommunications Researchers provided
in booklet



Please review and organise one to one sessions

TCD (Wireless/Optical Networking)

DIT (Antennas)

DCU (Optical Systems)

NUIM (RF Design)

UL (Thermal/Resource

Management)

UCC (Optimisation/Mobile Communications)

Tyndall (Photonics Integration/Photonic Systems)

CSET

Founded
2004

~60 active researchers

http://www.ctvr.ie/

Start
-
Up Company:
Xcellerit

TCD
(
The Knowledge and Data Engineering Group
)

UCD (Performing Engineering Lab)

NUIM (Hamilton Institute)

UCC (Computer Security
research)

WIT
(TSSG


Telecommunications Software &
Systems Group)

SRC Founded 2008

NUIG

Semantic Web and semantic
sensor web technologies

“networked knowledge”

Digital Enterprise Research Institute

CSET Founded 2003


PIs


Director


Prof Doug
Leith


Prof Robert Shorten


Dr

David Malone


Research Topics


Network
Modelling

and Analysis


Radio Resource Allocation


Congestion Control



Hamilton Institute

Main Groups



Photonics Systems Group



PIFAS


Photonic Integration from Atoms to Systems



Research Topics

Optical Networks/ Photonics Subsystems




UCD School of Electrical, Electronic
and Communications Engineering




RF & Microwave Research
(Brazil & Zhu)


Signal Processing
(Fagan & Flanagan)


Channel Coding
(Flanagan)


Non
-
Linear Circuits and Systems
(Feely & Curran)


Optical Communications
(Fagan)


UCD School of Electrical, Electronic
and Communications Engineering

Direct Spin off Companies:


Massana

(1996)


High speed data communications devices


Voxpilot

(2002)


Voice & multimedia on data networks


BiancaMed

(2003)


Contactless h
ome health monitoring
devices


Indirect Spinoff Companies
(founded by recent research
graduates):


InTune

Networks (1999)
-

Optical networks using tunable lasers


DecaWave

(2007)
-

Ultrawideband

positioning devices


Xerenet

(2007)


Chip design services





Key Investment made into
telecomms

research


Irish researchers well connected internationally


US and NI collaborations in place


US
-
Ireland
programme

is an opportunity to strengthen
these collaborations





Summary