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Dr. Rob Brennan

Senior Research Fellow (Computer Science)


Rob joined the Knowledge and Data Engineering Group 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. Since 2009 he has worked in the SFI-funded FAME (Federated Autonomic Management of End to End Communications Services) project. His current research interests include 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
 ALIGNED, quality-centric software and data engineering
 FAME, Federated Autonomic Management of End to End Communications Services
 CNGL, the centre for global intelligent content
 User Community for Power Consumption Data Collection
 Automated Harvesting of Web Intelligence

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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, Building the Seshat Ontology for a Global History Databank, LNCS , Extended Semantic Web Conference, Heraklion, 29th May - 2nd June , edited by Harald Sack - Eva Blomqvist - Mathieu d'Aquin - Chiara Ghidini - Simone Paolo Ponzetto - Christoph Lange , 9678, Springer, 2016, Conference Paper, IN_PRESS  DOI
Bojan Bozic, Rob Brennan, Kevin Feeney, Gavin Mendel-Gleason, Describing Reasoning Results with RVO, the Reasoning Violations Ontology, Extended Semantic Web Conference - Linked Data Quality Workshop, Heraklion, Greece, 29/5/2016-2/6/2016, Springer Verlag, 2016, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Brian Walshe, Rob Brennan, Declan O'Sullivan, Bayes-ReCCE, a Bayesian model for detecting Restriction Class Correspondences in Linked Open Data knowledge bases, International Journal On Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS), 12, (2), 2016, p25 - 52, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Pieter François, Joseph Manning, Harvey Whitehouse, Rob Brennan, Thomas Currie, Kevin Feeney, Peter Turchin, A Macroscope for Global History Seshat Global History Databank: a methodological overview, Digital History Quaterly, 2016, Journal Article, ACCEPTED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Odhrán Gavin, Dimitris Kontokostas, Christian Dirschl, Andreas Koller, Jim Davies, Pieter Francois, Arkadiusz Marciniak, Bojan Bozic, Gavin Mendel-Gleason, Kevin Feeney and Rob Brennan, The ALIGNED Project - Aligned, Quality-centric Software and Data Engineering Driven by Semantics, Extended Semantic Web Conference, Heraklion, 3rd June, edited by Harald Sack - Eva Blomqvist - Mathieu d'Aquin - Chiara Ghidini - Simone Paolo Ponzetto - Christoph Lange , 2016, Published Abstract, ACCEPTED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Alan Meehan, Rob Brennan, Declan O'Sullivan, SPARQL Based Mapping Management, IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC 2015), Annaheim, California, USA, 7-9 February 2015, IEEE , 2015, pp456 - 459, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Gavin Mendel-Gleason, Kevin Feeney and Rob Brennan, Ontology Consistency and Instance Checking for Real World Linked Data, 2nd Workshop on Linked Data Quality, Slovenia, edited by Anisa Rula, Amrapali Zaveri, Magnus Knuth, Dimitris Kontokostas , 1376, (January), 2015, pp1-1 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Peter Turchin, Rob Brennan, Thomas Currie, Kevin Feeney, Pieter Francois, Daniel Hoyer, Joseph Manning, Arkadiusz Marciniak, Daniel Mullins, Alesso Palmisano, Peter Peregrine, Edward AL Turner, Harvey Whitehouse, Seshat: The Global History Databank, Cliodynamics: The Journal of Quantitative History and Cultural Evolution, 6, (1), 2015, p77 - 107, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Alan Meehan, Rob Brennan, Dave Lewis, Declan O'Sullivan, Mapping Representation based on Meta-data and SPIN for Localization Workflows, ESWC 2014, Crete, Greece, 26/05/2014, edited by Marco Neumann, Sam Coppens, Karl Hammar, Magnus Knuth, Dominique Ritze, Miel Vander Sande , Vol-1240, CEUR-WS, 2014, pp33 - 41, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL
Ruair"ı de Fr"ein , Cristian Olariu, Yuqian Song, Rob Brennan Patrick McDonagh, Adriana Hava Christina Thorpe John Murphy, Liam Murphy Paul French, Integration of QoS Metrics, Rules and Semantic Uplift for Advanced IPTV Monitoring, Journal of Network and Systems Management, 2014, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI

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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
High Perfromance Employee, Ericsson 2005
Data quality, data curation, semantic mapping, distributed systems, network and service management