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Professor Declan O'Sullivan

Professor In (Computer Science)

Declan O'Sullivan is a Professor in Computer Science in the School of Computer Science and Statistics. He is the Director of Research in the School, a co-champion of the Trinity Digital Engagement interdisciplinary theme, and a Principal Investigator at the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) ADAPT Research Centre ( Declan was elected as a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin for the quality of his research and contribution to college in 2019. He was awarded a B.A. (Mod) in Computer Science from TCD in 1985, an M.Sc. in Computer Science from TCD in 1988, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from TCD in 2006. Declan has 13 years of research experience in industry, having worked for IONA Technologies from 1995 to 2001 and from 1988 to 1995 with Broadcom Eireann Research. During this time he achieved a successful track record as lead researcher, and in coordinating international research projects and the transfer of research into products.
  Artificial Intelligence   DATA GOVERNANCE   Data Integration   DATA MAPPING   Knowledge Graphs   Linked Data   Semantic Interoperability   Semantic Mapping   Semantic Web
 ADAPT: Centre for Digital Content Platform Research
 ALIGNED: Aligned, Quality-centric Software and Data Engineering
 Nudging Energy Efficient Purchasing Decisions (NEEPD)
 CNGL: Centre for Global Intelligent Content
 FAME-Federated Autonomic Management of End-to-End Communications Services

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Expert Reviewer for French Research Agency 2015 to date
External Examiner for WIT Postgraduate Proposal Grant Awards 2014-to date
Expert Reviewer for National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazil 2015 to date
Associate Editor of Journal of Network and Services Management 2009-to date
Associate Editor of International Journal of Network Management 2012-to date
External Examiner for MSc in Knowledge Management, Dublin Institute of Technology 2009-2012
External Examiner for BSc in Enterprise Computing, Dublin City University 2012-2016
Standardisation, Data Interoperability, and GDPR in, editor(s)Kai Jakobs , Shaping the Future Through Standardization, IGI Global, 2020, pp199 - 255, [Harshvardhan J, Pandit, Christoph Debruyne, Declan O'Sullivan, Dave Lewis ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Fabrizio Orlandi, Damien Graux, Declan O'Sullivan, How many stars do you see in this constellation?, 17th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2020), online due to Covid-19, 4-8 June 2020, Springer LNCS, 2020, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL
Ademar Crotti Junior, Fabrizio Orlandi, Damien Graux, Murhaf Hossari, Declan O'Sullivan, Christian Hartz, Christian Dirschl, Knowledge Graph-based Legal Search over German Court Cases, 17th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2020), Online due to Covid-19, 4-8 June 2020, Springer LNCS, 2020, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL
Christophe Debruyne, Jonathan Riggio, Emma Gustafson, Declan O'Sullivan, Mathieu Vinken, Tamara Vanhaecke, Olga De Troyer, Facilitating Data Curation: a Solution Developed in the Toxicology Domain, IEEE 14th International Conference on Semantic Computing, ICSC 2020, San Diego, CA, USA, February 3-5, 2020, IEEE, 2020, pp315 - 320, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Christophe Debruyne, Harshvardhan J. Pandit, Dave Lewis, Declan O'Sullivan, "Just-in-time" generation of datasets by considering structured representations of given consent for GDPR compliance, Knowledge and Information Systems, 2020, p3615-3640 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Lucy McKenna, Christophe Debruyne, Declan O'Sullivan, NAISC-L: An Authoritative Linked Data Interlinking Approach for the Library Domain, Europeana Tech, (15:SWIB 2019), 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Lucy McKenna, Christophe Debruyne, Declan O'Sullivan, NAISC-L: An Authoritative Linked Data Interlinking Approach for the Library Domain., E-Lucidate, 16, (2), 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Harshvardhan J. Pandit, Christophe Debruyne, Declan O'Sullivan, Dave Lewis, GConsent - A Consent Ontology based on the GDPR, 16th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), Portoroz, Slovenia, 2nd June 2019, Springer, 2019, pp270 - 282, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  DOI  URL
Fabrizio Orlandi, Alan Meehan, Murhaf Hossari, Soumyabrata Dev, Declan O'Sullivan, Tarek Alskaif, Interlinking Heterogeneous Data for Smart Energy Systems, IEEE International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies (SEST), Spain, 10th September,; Cornell University, 2019, pp20-26 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL
Ademar Crotti Junior, Fabrizio Orlandi, Declan O'Sullivan, Christian Dirschl, Quentin Reul, Using Mapping Languages for Building Legal Knowledge Graphs from XML Files, 2nd International Contextualized Knowledge Graphs Workshop (CKG'19) co-located with the 18th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) 2019, New Zealand, 18th November ,; Cornell University, 2019, pp1-12 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL

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J. Keeney, D. Lynch, D. Lewis, D. O'Sullivan, On the Role of Ontological Semantics in Routing Contextual Knowledge in Highly Distributed Autonomic Systems, Department of Computer Science, Trinity College Dublin, 2006, (Technical Report (TCD-CS-2006-15)), Report, PUBLISHED
D. O'Sullivan, V. Wade, Negotiation on your Own Terms, 2002, -, Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED


Award Date
Best Paper: International Workshop on Privacy Engineering - IWPE'16 2016
Best Paper IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS): Experience Track 2014
Declan O'Sullivan and his team are developing new theoretical, conceptual and algorithmic techniques for automated data integration in dynamic environments. The integration step of the data lifecycle has typically been a labour intensive activity, with increasingly brittle results due to the dynamic nature of today's environments. A systematic mechanism for continuous data integration is lacking, but is needed to deal with the dynamism of the data (velocity, variety) and schemata characteristics of modern environments. The team has particular expertise in Semantic Web and Linked Data environments.