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Dr. Owen Conlan

Research Assistant Professor (Computer Science)
OREILLY INSTITUTE


Prof. Owen Conlan is an internationally recognised researcher and leader in the fields of User Modelling, Adaptation, Personalisation and Adaptive Hypermedia research. He has a h-index of 21 and has authored 110+ peer-reviewed and high impact publications (13 journal, 90 conference, 3 book chapters, 3 edited book proceedings). To date Owen has been directly awarded over €4.3m in research funding (as PI) and has been associated with grants generating over €32m (as a Co-PI). He has proven research leadership and has been awarded competitive research projects in programmes such as European Commission FP5/6/7 (ELEKTRA, 80Days, iClass and CULTURA, which I coordinated, projects), Science Foundation Ireland Principal Investigator Awards (AMAS project), SFI CSET/Centres (CNGL and ADAPT Centres), and several other commercialisation awards, namely SFI and Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation awards (wripl and EmpowerTheUser spin-outs). Through these projects Owen has realised significant scientific, societal and economic impact. In brief Owen has - . proposed, coordinated and delivered high impact research projects (15+ projects; directly awarded over €4.5m as PI and over €32m as Co-PI) across a variety of national and international funding mechanisms. Through these experiences I have accrued all of the personnel, consortium and financial management skills needed to oversee large-scale research projects. Moreover, as the scientific lead of these projects I have been able to develop my leadership skills as well as promoting my research agenda. . authored and published 110+ peer-reviewed and high-impact publications, including 13 journal articles and 90 conference papers. I have developed the requisite skills to write such impactful works through acting as a reviewer, meta-reviewer and track leader on the key journals and conferences in my discipline. I have an h-index score of 21 (h-index measures research impact of publications; 21 is an excellent score for someone at my career stage). . supervised and guided cutting-edge student research as witnessed by supporting 7 PhD and over 20 MSc students to completion. I am currently supervising another 7 PhD candidates. Through this experience I have developed individual and joint supervision skills, have developed one-on-one personnel management skills and been exposed to a wide range of the supports offered by College for postgraduate students. To complement this experience I have acted as external PhD examiner on four occasions and have acted as internal examiner for over ten theses. . designed, developed and delivered highly innovative teaching programmes having both developed curriculum for individual modules (5 modules) and a complete Masters-level programme (MPhil in Digital Humanities). In my teaching I integrate the novel outputs of my research, namely personalised online learning tools and personalised research environments, to give students the best possible experience. . engaged with and led activities at various levels in College, including being the champion of the Digital Humanities research theme and the co-director of the Digital Humanities Research Centre in TCD. I am also the junior representative for academic staff on the School of Computer Science and Statistics executive. . led major international research activities. In 2014 I was a track leader at the prestigious User Modelling, Adaptation and Personalisation conference (the top conference in my research field) and in 2015 I will be the general chair of that conference, which I have successfully bid to have hosted at Trinity College. I have also proposed, coordinated and led eight international research workshops.
  Applied information systems   Artificial Intelligence   Cognitive science   Computer based training   Databases, database management, data mining   Distance Learning   Educational Psychology   E-Learning   Information management   Information Representations   Information Science/Systems   Information systems development   Information Technology   Information technology in education   Innovation in learning   Internet   Internet technologies   Knowledge Acquisition   Knowledge and data engineering   KNOWLEDGE ENGINEERING   Knowledge Management   Knowledge Representation   LEARNING   Lifelong Learning   Neuroscience and Cognition   Virtual learning environments
 CULTURA
 AMAS
 ADAPT
 CNGL II
 ImREAL

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Gaffney, Conor; Staikopoulos, Thanos; O'Keeffe, Ian; Conlan, Owen; Wade, Vincent, A Training Framework for Adaptive Educational Hypermedia Authoring Tools, 9th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, Graz, Austria, September 16-19, 201, 2014, pp416 - 421, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Ferro, Nicola; Munnelly, Gary; Hampson, Cormac; Conlan, Owen, Fostering Interaction with Cultural Heritage Material via Annotations: The FAST-CAT Way, 9th Italian Research Conference, IRCDL 2013, Rome, Italy, January 31-February , 2014, pp41 - 52, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Gaffney, Conor; Conlan, Owen; Wade, Vincent, The AMAS authoring tool 2.0: a UX evaluation, Proceedings of the 25th ACM conference on Hypertext and Social Media, Santiago, Chile, 1-4 September, 2014, ACM, 2014, pp224 - 230, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Koidl, Kevin; Conlan, Owen; Wade, Vincent, Cross-site personalization: assisting users in addressing information needs that span independently hosted websites, Proceedings of the 25th ACM conference on Hypertext and Social Media, Santiago, Chile, 1-4 September, 2014, ACM, 2014, pp66 - 76, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Munnelly, Gary; Hampson, Cormac; Lawless, Seamus; Conlan, Owen, The CULTURA Portal, Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries--TPDL 2013 Selected Workshops, Valletta, Malta, September 22-26, 201, Springer, 2014, pp155 - 158, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Hampson, Cormac; Lawless, Séamus; Bailey, Eoin; Steiner, Christina M; Hillemann, Eva-Catherine; Conlan, Owen; , Metadata-enhanced exploration of digital cultural collections, International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies, 9, (2), 2014, p155 - 167, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Staikopoulos, Athanasios; O'Keeffe, Ian; Rafter, Rachael; Walsh, Eddie; Yousuf, Bilal; Conlan, Owen; Wade, Vincent, AMASE: A framework for supporting personalised activity-based learning on the web, Computer Science and Information Systems, 11, (1), 2014, p343 - 367, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Steiner, Christina; Agosti, Maristella; Sweetnam, Mark; Hillemann, Eva-C.; Orio, Nicola; Ponchia, Chiara; Hampson, Cormac; Munnelly, Gary; Nussbaumer, Alexander; Albert, Dietrich; Conlan, Owen, Evaluating a digital humanities research environment: the CULTURA approach, International Journal on Digital Libraries, 15, (1), 2014, p53 - 70, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Wesiak, Gudrun; Steiner, Christina M; Moore, Adam; Dagger, Declan; Power, Gordon; Berthold, Marcel; Albert, Dietrich; Conlan, Owen, Iterative augmentation of a medical training simulator: Effects of affective metacognitive scaffolding, Computers & Education, 76, 2014, p13 - 29, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Self-Regulation, Metacognition and Emotion in Technology Enhanced Learning Environments in, editor(s)Jelena Jovanovic & Raymond Chiong , Technological and Social Environments for Interactive Learning, Santa Rosa, CA, USA, Informing Science Press, 2013, pp173 - 218, [Victoria Macarthur, Adam Moore, Owen Conlan], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
  

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Neil Peirce, The Non-invasive Personalisation of Educational Video Games, Trinity College Dublin, 2013, Thesis, PUBLISHED

  

Award Date
Awarded a US and UK patent for 'A Web Based System and Method for Cross Site Personalisation' January 2013
Best Paper award at the Second IEEE International Conference on Digital Games and Intelligent Toys Based Education (DIGITEL 2008). November 2008
Best Student Paper award at the Second ACM International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems (AH2002) May 2002