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Dr. Rob Brennan

Visiting Research Fellow (Psychology)


Rob is a Senior Research Fellow in the ADAPT research centre core research activity, focused on data management (Theme E) where he is co-PI of the large industry-collaboration (spokes) project with Ordanance Survey Ireland. Rob joined the Knowledge and Data Engineering Group at the School of Computer Science and Statistics in 2008 as part of the HEA-funded NEMBES (Networked Embedded Systems) project looking at semantic mapping applications to sensor management systems in smart buildings. From 2009-2014 he led the Home Area Networks group in the SFI-funded FAME (Federated Autonomic Management of End to End Communications Services) project. From 2014-2016 Rob created and coordinated the H2020 project ALIGNED on combined software and data engineering. His current research interests include Data Value, Data Governance, Data Quality, Linked Data, flexible distributed systems and network management. Prior to joining TCD Rob worked in the Ericsson Network Management Research centre, a couple of networks/data-comms focused startups and Enterprise Ireland's Teltec telecommunications research centre at Dublin City University. He has extensive experience of both academic and industrial collaborative research projects and international standardization. He is a graduate of Dublin City University (BSc in Applied Physics and PhD in Electronic Engineering) and Queens University Belfast (MSc in Computational Science).
  Computer Science/Engineering   DATA CURATION   DATA QUALITY   Distributed systems   Intelligent agents   Internet technologies   Knowledge and data engineering   Mobile Communications   Network technology, Security   Networks and telecommunications research   Remote sensing
 Intelligent Data Quality Centric Recommender System
 Ordnance Survey Ireland ADAPT Spoke III
 ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology
 ALIGNED, quality-centric software and data engineering
 ValueData ICT16 Co-ordinator support

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Created the Trinity Access Program (TAP) course in computer science ("Wikipedia") and have presented this course at the TAP summer school each year since. Ireland. 2012-ongoing
External Examiner, National College of Ireland, BSc in Computing, BSc in Business Information Systems, Ireland 2013-ongoing
Editorial Board (Computer Science and Communications area), Scientific World Journal (Impact factor 1.219), Hindawi Publishing, China. 2011-ongoing
Review panel member, Waterford Institute of Technology MSc in Computing (Communications Software) 2006
Review panel member, Dublin City University BEng in Digital Media Engineering degree. 2000
Scientific Evaluator, Enterprise Ireland competitive feasibility fund for SMEs 1999
Reviewer, IEEE Communications Magazine (Impact factor 3.661), USA 2014
Reviewer, The Scientific World Journal (Impact factor 1.219), Hindawi publishing corporation, China 2010-2013
Reviewer, Journal of Network and Systems Management, MDPI Sensors (Impact factor 1.953), Switzerland 2010-12
Reviewer, Journal of Network and Systems Management, Springer, Germany 2009-ongoing
Rob Brennan, Judie Attard and Markus Helfurt, Management of Data Value Chains, a Value Monitoring Capability Maturity Model, 20th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS), Portugal, 21-24 MArch 2018, edited by Olivier Camp, Joaquim Filipe , 2018, Conference Paper, ACCEPTED  TARA - Full Text  Handle
Alan Meehan, Kaniz Fatema, Rob Brennan, Eamonn Clinton, Lorraine McNerney, Declan O'Sullivan, License and Template Access Control for Geospatial Linked Data, 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, pp22 - 33, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL
Anuj Singh, Rob Brennan, Declan O'Sullivan, DELTA-LD: A Change Detection Approach for Linked Datasets, Managing the Evolution and Preservation of the Data Web - MEPDaW 2018 at 15th International Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2018), Heraklion (Crete, Greece), 3rd June, 2018, pp1 - 15, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL  URN
Anuj Singh, Rob Brennan, and Declan O'Sullivan, DELTA-LD: A Change Detection Approach for Linked Datasets, MEPDaW at ESWC 2018, Crete, Greece, 03-06-2018, 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL
Rob Brennan, Alan Meehan, Lorraine Mc Nerney, Eamonn Clinton, Declan O'Sullivan, Publishing Ordnance Survey Ireland's geospatial data as Linked Data, SEMANTICS 2018 - Industry Track, Vienna, Austria, 10-13 September, 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL
Judie Attard, Rob Brennan, A Semantic Data Value Vocabulary Supporting Data Value Assessment and Measurement Integration, 20th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS), Portugal, 21-24 March 2018, 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  Handle  Other
Jeremy Debattista, Judie Attard and Rob Brennan, Semantic Data Ingestion for Big Data Value-Driven Intelligent Analytics, 4th International Conference on Big Data Innovations and Applications, Barcelona, Spain, 6-8 August 2018, IEEE, 2018, pp1 - 8, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Rob Brennan, Simon Quigley, Pieter De Leenheer, and Alfredo Maldonado, Automatic Extraction of Data Governance Knowledge from Slack Chat Channels, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems. OTM 2018 Conferences. OTM 2018, Malta, 23-24 October 2018, edited by Panetto H., Debruyne C., Proper H., Ardagna C., Roman D., Meersman R. , 11230, Springer, Cham, 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL
Peter N Peregrine, Rob Brennan, Thomas Currie, Kevin Feeney, Pieter Fran├žois, Peter Turchin, Harvey Whitehouse, Dacura: A new solution to data harvesting and knowledge extraction for the historical sciences, Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History, 51, (3), 2018, p165 - 174, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Rob Brennan, Challenges for Value-Driven Semantic Data Quality Management, 19th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS), Portugal, 26-29th April 2017, SCITEPRESS, 2017, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL  Handle

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Rob Brennan, Kevin Feeney, US Political Violence, 1.03, TCD, 2013, Dataset, PUBLISHED
Rob Brennan, Kevin Feeney, Building and Publishing Social-Science Datasets on the Web with RDF and Linked Data , Digital & Computational Humanities - Tools & Thought, Aarhus University, 14 Nov 2013, 2013, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Rob Brennan, Ontologies in a Federated World, TM Forum Management World convention, Dublin, May 2012, 2012, TMF, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Rob Brennan, FAME Scenario E, Home Area Networks , HOMEWORK annual plenary workshop, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK, 10 Jan 2011, 2011, HOMEWORK project, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED


Award Date
Enterprise Ireland Champion of EU Research 2017
ADAPT Centre Director's Award for EU Research Leadership 2017
Elected Senior Research Fellow by Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics 2014
Excellence Award for the GANDALF Project for outstanding achievements in the CELTIC research program. 2008
High Perfromance Employee, Ericsson 2005
Data value and quality, data curation, semantic mapping, distributed systems, network and service management