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Professor Vincent Wade

Professor of Computer Science (1990) (Computer Science)


Vincent holds the Chair of Computer Science (1990) in the School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College, the Dublin of University. He holds the personal chair of Artificial Intelligence in the School of Computer Science & Statistics, TCD. He holds BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in Computer Science and was awarded Fellowship of Trinity College for his contribution to research in knowledge management, web based personalisation and adaptive technologies. He is CEO and co-founder of Centre for Intelligent Content (CNGL) which is a world leading multi-institutional research centre focusing on multilingual, multi modal globalisation of digital content. From Jan 2015 Vincent will be CEO and Director of the ADAPT Research Centre for Digital Content Platforms and Application Research. In 2010 he founded the Learnovate Centre (Centre for Applied research in Learning Technology) which is a industry-academic led centre focusing on technology enhanced learning across learning in K12, corporate learning and adult education RESEARCH FUNDING AND COMMERCIALISATION Vincent has been won over EURO 50 Million in research funding awards from EU, SFI, EI/IDA and Industry over the last fifteen years. Vincent has led over twenty international and national research projects under EU Framework, Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and Industry research programmes. He has led over seventeen international and national research projects under EU Framework, Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and industry programmes Vincent is the founder of 3 spin out companies in the last five years (EmpowerTheUser, EMIZAR and WRIPL) which have won prestigious industry awards, e.g. Enterprise Ireland's 'One to Watch' for EmpowerTheUser, Ryan Academy's Innovation Award for WRIPL. These spin outs have won approximately EURO 1M in industry (startup) grants and venture capital RESEARCH AND DISTINCTIONS He has authored over three hundred scientific papers in peer reviewed research journals and international conferences and has received seven 'best paper' awards at international conferences. Other awards include the European Language Label Award for innovation in Language LearningTechnology. He holds three international patents in the area of personalisation and adaptive digital content. Vincent has served as editor for many international journals e.g. IEEE Communications and has been General/Scientific Programme Chair for many international conferences including IEEE/IFIP Integrated Management Symposium 2011, ACM Adaptive Hypermedia 2006. He has served in many leadership positions (Workshop Chair, Tutorial Chair etc.) on over forty international conference organising committees and approximately ninety scientific programme committees. He is regularly invited as keynote speaker at international conferences (e.g. ACM UMAP 2009, ICWL 2012) as well as a keynote/guest speaker at multiple postgraduate summer schools and industry conferences, e.g. Brand2Global 2013, GALA/TLA 2013. ACADEMIC RESEARCH STUDENT SUPERVISION Vincent has supervised 22 PhDs and over 12 MSc (by research) students to completion. These graduates have successfully taken positions in universities e.g University of British Columbia, University of Manchester, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin as well as in industry research laboratories e.g. IBM Research, Microsoft Research, Google, Ericsson Research etc. Where these graduates have pursued careers in industry they have taken senior posts in multi-nationals based in Ireland and abroad e.g. SAP Ireland, IBM Ireland, AOL Ireland, CitiGroup. RESEARCH INTERESTS Vincent's personal research interest focuses on developing new techniques and technologies to enable systems to scrutably adapt to the individual user so as to empower them in their task, problem or activity. Specifically his research has focused on personalisation and the knowledge models upon which such personalization can be driven.
  E-learning   Information Technology   Technology & Learning   World Wide Web
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Editor of IEEE Internet Computing, Distance learning publication due May/June 2007 Present
Editor of 'Pervasive Computing and Communications on "Pervasive Management" (JPCC). 2006
Conference/Progamme Chair, ACM Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web Systems 2006
Conference/Programme Chair, ILTA Educational Technology Conference 2006
Conferece/Programme Chair, Management of Ubiquitous Communications and Systems 2004
Editor of Interoperable Communication Networks Journal, published by Baltzer Press. 1999
Conference Chairman for the IBC conference on 'Advances in Telecommunications Network Management', held at the Scientific Society Lecture Theatre in London. Nov. 1998
Brendan Spillane, Séamus Lawless, Vincent Wade, Increasing and Decreasing Perceived Bias by Distorting the Quality of News Website Design, 32nd British Human Computer Interaction Conference, BCS HCI 2018, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2nd-6th July, 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Brendan Spillane, Séamus Lawless, and Vincent Wade, Perception of Bias: The Impact of User Characteristics, Website Design and Technical Features, Proceedings - 2017 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence, 2017 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2017), Leipzig, Germany, 23-26 August 2017, 2017, pp227-236 , Conference Paper, ACCEPTED  TARA - Full Text
Spillane, B. and Lawless, S. and Wade, V., Measuring bias in news websites, towards a model for personalization, UMAP 2017 - Proceedings of the 25th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization , 2017, pp387-388 , Notes: [cited By 0], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Spillane, B. and Gilmartin, E. and Saam, C. and Su, K. and Cowan, B.R. and Lawless, S. and Wade, V., Introducing ADELE: A personalized intelligent companion, 2017, pp43-44 , Notes: [cited By 0], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Gilmartin, E. and Spillane, B. and O'Reilly, M. and Su, K. and Saam, C. and Cowan, B.R. and Campbell, N. and Wade, V., Dialog acts in greeting and leavetaking in social talk, 2017, pp29-30 , Notes: [cited By 0], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Agosti, M. and Lawless, S. and Marchesin, S. and Wade, V., An Adaptive Cross-Site User Modelling Platform for Cultural Heritage Websites, Communications in Computer and Information Science, 733, 2017, p132-141 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Brady, A., Wade, V. and Conlan, O., Lesson planner tool for supporting teachers to create pedagogically sound learning resources, Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT), 2016 IEEE 16th International Conference on, Austin, TX, USA, (7756981), 2016, pp295-299 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Sah M, Wade V, Personalized concept-based search on the Linked Open Data, Journal of Web Semantics, 36, 2016, p32 - 57, Notes: [Export Date: 13 December 2016], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
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
Staikopoulos A, Okeeffe I, Yousuf B, Conlan O, Walsh E, Wade V, Enhancing student engagement through personalized motivations, Proceedings - IEEE 15th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies: Advanced Technologies for Supporting Open Access to Formal and Informal Learning, ICALT 2015, 2015, 2015, pp340 - 344, Notes: [Cited By :1 Export Date: 13 December 2016], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
  

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Neil Peirce, The Non-invasive Personalisation of Educational Video Games, Trinity College Dublin, 2013, Thesis, PUBLISHED
Johannes Leveling, M. Rami Ghorab, Walid Magdy, Gareth J. F. Jones, Vincent Wade, DCU-TCD@LogCLEF 2010: Re-ranking Document Collections and Query Performance Estimation, 2010, Working Paper, PUBLISHED

  

Award Date
Fellowship of Trinity College Dublin (FTCD) 2002
Vincent's specific research activities include control and management systems for networks and distributed systems, adaptive systems distributed information systems, systems interoperability and next generation elearning services. Since 1991, Vincent has been Trinity College's principle investigator for over ten EU research projects under the EU RACE, Telematics, ESPRIT, ACTS, and IST research programmes. These projects included ADVANCE (1988-93), Guideline (1988-1993), Dessert (1993-1996), OpenLabs (1993-1996), PROSPECT (1995-2000), FlowThru (1998-2000), Virtues (1997-2000), Gestalt (1998-2000), FORM (2000-2002),and Easel (2000-2002), From 1991-1993 Vincent led the EU research initiative to design distributed management platforms for future broadband telecommunication systems (Telecommunication Computer Platform Task Force). This resulted in key input into emerging telecommunications fora and standardisation. Vincent is principle investigator for the HEA sponsored M-ZONES project (2002-2006) in which he is researching innovative dynamically adaptive techniques for managing smart space application services and infrastructure. Also Vincent is principle investigator for EU FP6 Integrated Project called iClass which will research intelligent adaptive cognitive-based open learning systems and service framework. From 1998-2000 Vincent led the European Research initiative to establish guidelines for the development of next generation telecommunications management systems. These guidelines, for which he was editor and principle contributor, were chosen by the EU ACTS research programme as one of the key research results from the programme. These development guidelines were successfully disseminated into several standards and industry fora including ISO and Network Management Forum. He has also led industry sponsored research into management systems and knowledge engineering. Such collaborations included telecom operators, network vendors as well as management component developers, e.g. Intel, Eircom (formerly Telecom Eireann), Broadcom Research Ltd (in conjunction with Ericsson and Telecom Eireann), Virtual Access Ltd. He is a founding member and member of the steering committee of the TeleManagement Forum's University Programme which is chartered to develop increased cooperation between top tier Universities active in telecommunications research and the telecommunications industry. On a national level, Vincent is a founding member of CommSoft, the IDA/EI backed academic and industrial forum for collaboration in communications software and management.