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Professor Vinny Cahill

Professor (Computer Science)

Dean of Eng, Maths & Science (Faculty Office : FEMS)

  Communication engineering, technology   Computer Engineering   Computer Operating Systems   Computer Programming Languages   Computer Science   Computer Science/Engineering   Computer Software   Distributed systems   Intelligent agents   Intelligent Vehicles   Internet   Internet technologies   Local Area Networks   Middleware   Mobile Applications   MOBILE COMMUNICATION   Mobile Communications   Mobile Computing   Mobile Networks   Network technology, Security   Networking   Networks and telecommunications research   Pervasive Computing   Real-Time Computing   SOFTWARE   Software Engineering   Systems Engineering   Telecommunications   Telecommunications and transport   Ubiquitous Computing   Wireless systems, Radio technology
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Founding editorial board member of IEEE Pervasive Computing Magazine
Editorial board member of IEEE Distributed Systems Online
Program committee co-chair for the 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Object-oriented Real-time distributed Computing 2000
Program committee co-chair for the 6th International Symposium on Distributed Objects and Applications 2004
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Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society
Morris A, Patsakis C, Dragone M, Manzoor A, Cahill V, Bouroche M, Urban Scale Context Dissemination in the Internet of Things: Challenge Accepted, PROCEEDINGS, 9th International Conference on Next Generation Mobile Applications, Services and Technologies, NGMAST 2015, Cambridge, 9-11 September , 2016, pp84-89 , Notes: [Article number 7373223], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Girolami, M., Chessa, S., Dragone, M., Bouroche, M., Cahill, V., Using spatial interpolation in the design of a coverage metric for Mobile CrowdSensing systems, Proceedings - IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, 2016 IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communication, Messina; Italy, 2016-August, 2016, pp147-152 , Notes: [Article Number 7543730], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Morris A, Patsakis C, Cahill V, Bouroche M, Snapcab: Urban scale context-aware smart transport using adaptive context tries, Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST, 65, 2016, p31-40 , Notes: [Export Date: 19 September 2016], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Niall O'Hara, Marco Slot, Julien Monteil, Vinny Cahill, Mélanie Bouroche, Towards evaluating the benefits of inter-vehicle coordination, 18th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, September 15-18, 2015, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Julien Monteil, Niall O'Hara, Vinny Cahill, Mélanie Bouroche, Real-time estimation of drivers' behaviours, IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC, 18th IEEE International Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, IEEE, 2015, pp2046 - 2052, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Ivana Dusparic, Adam Taylor, Andrei Marinescu, Vinny Cahill and Siobhán Clarke., Maximizing Renewable Energy Use with Decentralized Residential Demand Response., International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2), Guadalajara, Mexico, October 25-28, IEEE, 2015, pp7366212 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Harris, C., Dusparic, I., Galván-López, E., (...), Cahill, V., Clarke, S., Set point control for charging of electric vehicles on the distribution network, IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference, ISGT 2014, IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference, ISGT 2014, Washington, 19-22 Feb, 2014, pp6816415 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Marinescu, A., Harris, C., Dusparic, I., Cahill, V., Clarke, S., A hybrid approach to very small scale electrical demand forecasting, Proceedings of ISGT 2014, IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference, ISGT 2014, Washington, DC, 19-22 Feb, IEEE, 2014, pp6816426-, Notes: [ ], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Galvan-Lopez, E., Harris, C., Trujillo, L., Rodriguez-Vazquez, K., Clarke, S., Cahill, V, Autonomous demand-side management system based on monte carlo tree search , International Energy Conference, ENERGYCON 2014 - IEEE, 13-16 May 2014 , IEEE, 2014, pp1263 - 1270 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Harris, C. : Doolan, R. ; Dusparic, I. ; Marinescu, A. ; Cahill, V. ; Clarke, S., A distributed agent based mechanism for shaping of aggregate demand on the smart grid, International Energy Conference, ENERGYCON 2014 - IEEE, 13-16 May 2014 , IEEE, 2014, pp737 - 742 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI

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M. Bouroche and V. Cahill and I. Dusparic and A. Garg and F. Bustamante, Research Challenges in Participatory Sensing for Urban Management Applications, School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin, June, 2011, Report, PUBLISHED
Vinny Cahill and Stephen Farrell and Joerg Ott,, Special Issue of Computer Communications on Delay and Disruption Tolerant Networking - Editorial , Computer Communications, 32, (16), 2009, p1685-1686 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Stephen Farrell and Vinny Cahill, Security Considerations in Space and Delay Tolerant Networks, Space Mission Challenges for IT 2006 conference, Pasedna, July, 2006, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Barbara Hughes and Mark Gleeson and Marcin Karpinski and Raymond Cunningham and Vinny Cahill, Real-Time Communication in IEEE 802.11 Mobile Ad hoc Networks A Feasibility Study , Dept. of Computer Science Technical Reports, TCD-CS-2006-55, 2006, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Stephen Farrell and Vinny Cahill, LTP-T: A Generic Delay Tolerant Transport Protocol, TCD Computer Science Technical Report TCD-CS-2005-69, 7 December, 2005, Report, PUBLISHED
Cunningham, R., Cahill, V. , Time Bounded Medium Access Control for Ad Hoc Networks , Proceedings of the ACM International Workshop on Principles of Mobile Commerce, ACM International Workshop on Principles of Mobile Commerce, ACM, 2002, pp1-8 , Notes: [, pp. ], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Vinny Cahill. , On The Architecture of a Family of Object-Support Operating Systems., Department of Computer Science, Trinity College Dublin, 1996, Notes: [May . 254 pages.], Thesis, PUBLISHED
Vinny Cahill, OISIN: The design of a distributed object-oriented kernel for Comandos., Department of Computer Science, Trinity College Dublin, 1988, Notes: [March . 212 pages.], Thesis, PUBLISHED


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Elected Fellow of Trinity College Dublin 1999
Vinny Cahill's research activities address many aspects of distributed systems, in particular, middleware and programming models for ubiquitous and mobile computing with application to intelligent transportation systems and personal healthcare/independent living. In the past, he worked extensively on middleware and programming models for distributed object computing.

Society is now at the point where the emergence of a new class of large-scale decentralized and proactive applications, i.e., applications that operate independently of direct human control, can be envisaged. It can be foreseen that future mission-critical computer systems will be comprised of networked components that will act autonomously in responding to a myriad of inputs to affect and control their surrounding environment. The central objective of his research is the design, implementation, and evaluation of scalable middleware and programming models for such sentient computing applications that span deployment scenarios ranging from sensor networks to augmented artefacts to autonomous mobile robots to city-wide smart space applications.

His goal is to make this technology viable in addressing a range of issues that will be important to society in the near future with an initial focus on transportation safety and efficiency but also on supporting independent-living for an increasingly ageing population.

His current work is supported primarily by Science Foundation Ireland under Investigator Award 02/IN.1/I250 - Middleware for Sentient Computing.