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College Photo Name Mc Goldrick, Ciaran Seamus
Main Department Computer Science
College Title Assistant Professor
College Tel +353 1 896 3626
Ciaran Mc Goldrick received a B.A. B.A.I. in Engineering (1st class) in 1992 and a Ph.D. in Image Coding in 1997 from the University of Dublin, Trinity College. He was Research Fellow with the Dept. of Electronic and Electrical Engineering from 1997 - 1999. During this period, Dr. Mc Goldrick had specific responsibility for management and delivery on a number of European Commission funded projects. He joined the Department of Computer Science as a full-time lecturer in 1999. He has delivered courses on Computer Technology, Data Communications, Advanced Telecommunications and Mobile Communications in recent times. His principal active research interests lie in the areas of Mobile Communications, Wireless Sensor Networks, Structural Health Monitoring and Computer Science education.
Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies
Details Date From Date To
Member: Institution of Engineers of Ireland (IEI) 1992 Present
Senior Member: Association for Computing Machinery (SMACM) 2004 Present
Senior Member: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (SMIEEE) 1992 Present
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Medium Medium Basic
Irish Fluent Medium Medium
Description of Research Interests
Telecommunications, Computer Networks, Wireless Networks, Pervasive and Ubiquitous and Ambient Computing, Sensor Networks, Wireless Sensor Networks, Location Based Services, Network Security, Network Performance, Traffic Management, Dynamic Pricing, Active Queue Management, Structural Health Monitoring, Computer Science Education
Research Interests
Communication Sciences Communication Systems Communications engineering Computational mathematics, discrete mathematics
Computer Engineering Computer Hardware Computer Science Computer Simulation/Modeling
Computer Software Computer Vision Computer vision and robotics Computer/Data/Network Security
Control Applications (Computer Sciences) Control Theory (Computer Sciences) Cryptography Cryptography and coding theory
Cryptology Data protection, storage technology, cryptography Distributed systems Electrical Engineering
Electronic commerce,Payment, Signature Gateways Harmonic Analysis, Wavelets Image Processing
Imaging and Computer Vision Imaging, image processing Information Technology Information/Communication Systems
Internet technologies Local Area Networks Location Based Services MOBILE
Microelectronics Mobile Applications Mobile Communications Mobile Computing
Mobile Networks Mobile Positioning Multimedia Network Positioning
Network technology, Security Networking Networks and telecommunications research Pattern Recognition
Queuing Satellite, Technology, Systems, Positioning, Communication Signal Analysis Signal Processing
Signal processing Software Engineering Surveillance Systems Telecommunication Engineering
Telecommunications Telecommunications Policy Telecommunications Research Wireless Communication Systems
Wireless Sensor Networks Wireless systems, Radio technology
Research Projects
Project title SYSWind
Summary Training future mechanical, civil, electronic engineers and computer scientists in SYStem Identification, Condition & Health Monitoring for a New Generation of WIND Turbines.
Funding Agency Euopean Commission
Programme Seventh Framework Programme
Type of Project Marie Curie Initial Training network
Date from 2009
Date to 2013
Person Months 60

Project title TinyTorrents - An efficient, scalable, robust, co-operative infrastructure providing global accessibility to local wireless sensornet information
Summary Wireless sensor functionality is predominantly constrained by sensor size and battery life considerations. Existing sensornet frameworks e.g. Deluge, are designed for specific purposes, such as sensor code update. TinyTorrents proposes a unique architectural platform which makes sensor data promptly, transparently and globally available using trackerless, co-operative Peer to Peer concepts. A key element of TinyTorrents will be the modelling and integration of wireless Quality of Service Active Queue Management functionality together with accurate power consumption and transmission characterisation. Sensors will be able to request prioritisation for "important" data subject to prevailing framework constraints.
Funding Agency Science Foundation Ireland
Programme Research Frontiers Programme
Type of Project Basic Research
Date from 01/09/2006
Date to 31/08/2009
Person Months 5

Project title Wireless Active Queue Management: A Robust, Scalable Approach using Control Theory.
Summary Active Queue Management (AQM) techniques have been successfully incorporated into existing Internet routers to signal dynamically congestion to sources on fixed networks. The increasing proliferation of mobile devices has created a growing awareness of the need for wireless AQM schemes. However, wireless links have intrinsic characteristics that invalidate the underlying assumptions of fixed infrastructure AQM. This project proposes to advance the theoretical understanding of the fundamental issues involved in wireless AQM. This knowledge will then be used to design and implement new, highly efficient Active Queue Management schemes for the wireless environment.
Funding Agency Science Foundation Ireland
Programme Research Frontiers Programme
Type of Project Basic Research
Date from 01/09/2006
Date to 31/08/2009
Person Months 3

Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
Esther Simon Carbajo, Ricardo Simon Carbajo, Ciaran Mc Goldrick, Biswajit Basu, ASDAH: An Automated Structural Change Detection Algorithm based on Hilbert-Huang Transform, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 47, (1-2), 2014, p78 - 93
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Meriel Huggard, Ciarán Mc Goldrick, Self-affirmation and Success in Undergraduate Computer Science, Frontiers in Education, Oklahoma, USA, 23 - 26 October 2013, IEEE, 2013, pp1806-1811
Meriel Huggard, Ciarán Mc Goldrick, Unlocking the laboratory: autonomous wireless sensor authentication in practice, Campus-Wide Information Systems, 30, (4), 2013, p308 - 316
Notes: [DOI: 10.1108/CWIS-05-2013-0019 ]
Meriel Huggard, Learner Perceptions of Successful Engagement in Undergraduate Computer Science Education: A Grounded Theory, Trinity College, 2013
Jeffrey Warren, Michael Clear, Ciarán Mc Goldrick, Metadata Independent Hashing for Media Identification & P2P Transfer Optimisation, 2012 International Conference on Cyber-Enabled Distributed Computing and Knowledge Discovery, Sanya, China, 10-12 October 2012, IEEE, 2012, pp58 - 66
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