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Dr. Declan O'Sullivan

Associate Professor (Computer Science)

Declan O'Sullivan lectures at TCD's School of Computer Science and Statistics, 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 ( 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
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
Haytham Assem,Bora Caglayan , Teodora Sandra Buda, Declan O'Sullivan, ST-DenNetFus: A New Deep Learning Approach for Network Demand Prediction, ECML PKDD - European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases, Dublin, 10-14 September, 2018, pp24 - 40, Conference Paper, IN_PRESS  URL
Peru Bhardwaj, Christophe Debruyne, Declan O'Sullivan, On the Overlooked Challenges of Link Discovery, 3rd International Workshop on Geospatial Linked Data at ESWC 2018 ,15th International Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2018), Heraklion (Crete, Greece), 3-7 June, 2110, CEUR-WS , 2018, pp41 - 46, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL
Hendrik Thomas, Rob Brennan, Declan O'sullivan, MooM - a Prototype Framework for Management of Ontology Mappings, 25th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, Singapore, 22-25 March, 2011, edited by Hwee-Pink Tan, David Taniar, Minoru Uehara , IEEE, 2011, pp548 - 555 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Rob Brennan, Zohar Etzioni, John Keeney, Kevin Feeney, Declan O'Sullivan, William Fitzgerald, Simon Foley, Federated Autonomic Management of HAN Services, Proceedings of 12th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM 2011), 12th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM 2011), Dublin, May 23-27, 2011, edited by N. Agoulmine, C. Bartolini, T. Pfeifer, D. O'Sullivan , IEEE, 2011, pp646-649 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Kris McGlinn, Rob Brennan, Declan O'Sullivan, Dave Lewis., An Interactive Context Simulator for Rapid Evaluation of Smart Building Applications using Virtual Reality, 8th International Workshop on Managing Ubiquitous Communications and Services (MUCS 2011), co-located with 9th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2011), Seattle, USA, March 21 - 25, 2011, 2011, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Zohar Etzioni, Kevin Feeney, John Keeney, Declan O'Sullivan, Federated homes: Secure sharing of home services, IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC 2011), Las Vegas, USA, 9-12 January 2011, IEEE, 2011, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL  URL
Kris McGlinn, Eleanor O'Neil, Alan Gibney, Declan O'Sullivan, Dave Lewis, 2. SimCon: A Tool for Evaluating Smart Building Applications using Visualisation and Context Simulation, Journal of Universal Computer Sciences, 16, (15), 2010, p1992 - 2018, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
McGlinn, Kris. Corry, Edward. O'Neill, Eleanor. Keane, Marcus. Lewis, Dave. O'Sullivan, Declan., Monitoring Smart Building Performance Using Simulation and Visualisation, Ubicomp 2010 Workshop: Ubiquitous Computing for Sustainable Energy (UCSE 2010), Copenhagen, Sept 25, 2010, 2010, pp40 - 47, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL
Kevin Feeney, Rob Brennan, John Keeney, Hendrik Thomas, Dave Lewis, Aidan Boran, Declan O'Sullivan, Enabling decentralised management through federation, Computer Networks Journal (Elsevier), 54, (16), 2010, p2825-2839 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
K. Feeney, J. Keeney, R. Brennan, D. O'Sullivan, An Architecture for Affective Management of Systems of Adaptive Systems, Lecture Notes Computer Science, 5th IEEE International Workshop on Modelling Autonomic Communication Environments (MACE 2010), CNSM 2010, Niagra Falls, Canada, October 28th, LCNS 6473, Springer, 2010, pp62 - 72, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  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 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.