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Name Brennan, Rob
Main Department Computer Science
College Title Senior Research Fellow
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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).
Research Interests
Computer Science/Engineering Distributed systems Intelligent agents Internet technologies
Knowledge and data engineering Mobile Communications Network technology, Security Networks and telecommunications research
Remote sensing
Research Projects
Project title FAME, Federated Autonomic Management of End to End Communications Services
Summary Next-generation network management systems with an emphasis on telco solutions. The TCD focus is on adding semantics and rules to the modelling of management information and federating management systems to enable dynamic, end to end management across domains. Rob leads the Home Area Networks (HAN) scenario (working team) within the project.
Funding Agency SFI
Type of Project SRC
Date from 1/1/2009
Date to 31/12/2014
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Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
Colm Conroy, Rob Brennan, Declan O'Sullivan, David Lewis, User Evaluation Study of a Tagging Approach to Semantic Mapping , Lecture Notes in Computer Science, European Semantic Web Conference, Crete, Greece, June 2009, LNCS 5554/2009, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, 2009, pp623 - 637
Paul Mara, Rob Brennan, Declan O'Sullivan, Marcus Keane, Kris Mc Glinn, James O'Donnell, Pervasive Knowledge-Based Networking for Maintenance Inspection in Smart Buildings , multicon lecture notes, 6th International Workshop on Managing Ubiquitous Communications and Services (MUCS), Barcelona, Spain, June 15th, 10, multicon verlag and ACM digital library, 2009, pp67 - 75
Fu B., Brennan R., O'Sullivan D., Cross-lingual Ontology Mapping - An Investigation of the Impact of Machine Translation, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, The 4th Asian Semantic Web Conference, Shanghai, China, 6-9 December 2009, edited by A. Gómez-Pérez, Y. Yu, and Y. Ding , 5926, (1), Springer-Verlag, 2009, pp1 - 15
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R. Brennan, D. Lewis, J. Keeney, Z. Etzioni, K. Feeney, D. O'Sullivan, J.A. Lozano, B. Jennings, Policy-based Integration of Multi-Provider Digital Home Services, IEEE Network Magazine, special issue on Digital Home Services, 23, (6), 2009, p50 - 55
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