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Dr. Ciaran Mc Goldrick

Associate Professor (Computer Science)


An Engineer and Academic, Ciarán Mc Goldrick is an Associate Professor at Trinity College Dublin's School of Computer Science and Statistics. His research spans communications, energy, security and scholarship. He focuses on questions such as: How will future devices and systems work, as opposed to how do todays devices operate? Ciarán holds a Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering, with specialisms in Control and Signal and Image Processing. He has been a tenured academic in Trinity College Dublin for more than 17 years, and has also held visiting appointments in UCLA. His research is, and has been, supported by National and International Awards, and he is an also an active advocate for professionalism and excellence in learning and scholarship.
  Communication Sciences   Communication Systems   Communications engineering   Computational mathematics, discrete mathematics   Computer Engineering   Computer Hardware   Computer Science   Computer Simulation/Modeling   Computer Software   Computer Vision   Computer vision and robotics   Computer/Data/Network Security   Control Applications (Computer Sciences)   Control Theory (Computer Sciences)   Cryptography   Cryptography and coding theory   Cryptology   Data protection, storage technology, cryptography   Distributed systems   Electrical Engineering   Electronic commerce,Payment, Signature   Gateways   Harmonic Analysis, Wavelets   Image Processing   Imaging and Computer Vision   Imaging, image processing   Information Technology   Information/Communication Systems   Internet technologies   Local Area Networks   Location Based Services   Microelectronics   MOBILE   Mobile Applications   MOBILE COMMUNICATION   Mobile Communications   Mobile Computing   Mobile Networks   Mobile Positioning   MOBILE RADIO   MOBILE RADIO SYSTEMS   MOBILE-RADIO   Network Positioning   Network technology, Security   Networking   Networks and telecommunications research   Pattern Recognition   Queuing   Satellite, Technology, Systems, Positioning, Communication   Signal Analysis   Signal processing   Software Engineering   Surveillance Systems   Telecommunication Engineering   Telecommunications   Telecommunications Policy   Telecommunications Research   Wireless Communication Systems   Wireless Sensor Networks   Wireless systems, Radio technology
 TinyTorrents - An efficient, scalable, robust, co-operative infrastructure providing global accessibility to local wireless sensornet information
 Wireless Active Queue Management: A Robust, Scalable Approach using Control Theory.

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External Expert. Hetac Panel of Expert Evaluators - MSc programmes. 2011
Steering Committee, IEEE Ireland 2013
Vice Chair, H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018 2018
Invited External Expert, QQI. Definition of National Common Award Standards in IT 2013-2016
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Member: Institution of Engineers of Ireland (IEI) 1992 Present
Senior Member: Association for Computing Machinery (SMACM) 2004 Present
Senior Member: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (SMIEEE) 1992 Present
Joy, Joshua; Grey, Dylan; Mc Goldrick, Ciaran; Gerla, Mario, K Privacy: Towards improving privacy strength while preserving utility, Ad Hoc Networks, 80, (11), 2018, p16 - 30, Notes: [Elsevier], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Fan, Roulin; Mc Goldrick, Ciaran; Gerla, Mario, An SDN architecture for under water search and surveillance, Wireless On-demand Network Systems and Services (WONS), 2017 13th Annual Conference on, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA, 21-24 Feb 2016, IEEE, 2017, pp96 - 99 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Pibiri, Gianluigi; Mc Goldrick, Ciaran; Huggard, Meriel, Ensuring quality services on WiFi networks for offloaded cellular traffic, 13th Annual Conference on Wireless On-demand Network Systems and Services (WONS), Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA, 21-24 Feb 2017, IEEE, 2017, pp136-143 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Carbajo, Ricardo Simon, Mc Goldrick, Ciaran, Decentralised Peer-to-Peer data dissemination in Wireless Sensor Networks, Pervasive and Mobile Computing, 40, 2017, p242-266 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Carbajo, Ricardo Simon, Simon Carbajo, Esther, Basu, Biswajit, Mc Goldrick, Ciaran, Routing in wireless sensor networks for wind turbine monitoring, Pervasive and Mobile Computing, 39, 2017, p1-35 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Clear, Michael Mc Goldrick, Ciaran, Attribute-based fully homomorphic encryption with a bounded number of inputs, International Journal of Applied Cryptography, 4, 2017, p1-14 , Notes: [attribute-based encryption; fully homomorphic encryption], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Joy, Joshua; Grey, Dylan; McGoldrick, Ciaran; Gerla, Mario, Scalable Privacy, WiSec '17, Boston, MA, USA, 18-20 July, 2017, ACM, 2017, pp271-272 , Poster, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Attribute-Based Fully Homomorphic Encryption with a Bounded Number of Inputs in, AfricaCrypt 2016, Morocco, Springer-Verlag, 2016, pp307-324 , [Clear, Michael; Mc Goldrick, Ciaran], Notes: [Paper No 16. Total 18 accepted. ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Huggard Meriel, Mc Goldrick Ciaran, Droning On: Reflections on Integrating UAV Technology into a Computer Engineering Design Laboratory , SIGCSE 2016, ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education, Memphis, Tennessee , 2-5th March 2016, ACM , 2016, pp504-509 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Huggard Meriel; Vaccaro Alessandro; McGoldrick Ciaran, Evaluation of a Time Radio Signal as Wireless Sensor Synchronization Beacon , ICNC - International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications , Kauai, Hawaii, USA , 15-18 Feb, 2016, IEEE , 2016, pp1-5 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL

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Meriel Huggard, Sensor Research, US-Ireland F&D Partnership - Sensor Workshop, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dublin, 20-21 February 2007, 2007, Poster, PUBLISHED
Meriel Huggard, Ciaran Mc Goldrick, Avoiding Technology Trauma: Interrelated Initiatives at TCD , Second Irish Universities Quality Board Conference, Galway, Ireland, 6 - 7 Feb. 2004, 2004, Poster, PUBLISHED


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One of "Ireland's Champions of EU Research" for exhibiting outstanding leadership through the MSCA ICONN project funded under Horizon 2020 programme. June 2017
-Challenged and Constrained Networks
-Computer Networks
-Wireless Networks
-Pervasive, Ubiquitous and Ambient Computing Systems
-Sensor Networks, Wireless Sensor Networks
-Network Performance
-Traffic Management
-Dynamic Pricing
-Active Queue Management

Network Security and Cryptography
-Homomorphic Encryption
-Fully Homomorphic Encryption
-Attribute based Encryption
-Identity based Encryption
-Multiparty Computation
-Cryptographic Access policies

Structural Health and Performance Monitoring
-Renewable infrastructures
--Wind Energy devices -onshore and offshore
--Wave and Tidal Energy devices - near shore and offshore
-Vehicles and Transport Infrastructures

Engineering Education
-Translating innovation and research into education outcomes
-Practical classroom and laboratory based initiatives