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Name Wade, Vincent Patrick
Main Department Computer Science
College Title Professor
College Tel +353 1 896 2091
Vincent Wade is a Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin and Research Director for the Knowledge and Data Engineering Group (KDEG) in that department. He is also Reasearch Director of the Intelligent Systems Lab (which comprises KDEG as well as research groups dedicated to AI, Computational Linguistics, Graphics Vision & Visualisation, and the Centre for Health Informatics). He is also Deputy Director for the Centre for Next Generation Localisation (and Personalisation. Having graduated from University College Dublin with a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science in 1988, he completed postgraduate studies with an MSc and PhD in Computer Science in Trinity College Dublin. Vincent leads the Knowledge and Data Engineering Research Group which comprises eight academic staff and thirty five research staff (including research fellows, associates and postgraduates). The group focuses on knowledge and data management research and has established an international reputation in three related research areas, namely Telecommunications & Network Management, eLearning and e-Business services and Health Telematics. He was awarded Fellowship of Trinity College for his contribution to research. Vincent's individual research interest are in the dynamic adaptation, managememnt and personalisation of services and multimedia content to support context dependency, personalisation and collaboration. Vincent's research is being successfully applied in application areas such as Technology Enhanced Learning, Service & Network Management and Health Informatics. In 1998, Vincent founded and is currently Director of the Centre for Learning Technology. This Centre is responsible for strategic planning and operation of College’s eLearning strategy. It currently has over 10,000 online students enrolled and supports over 400 blended elearning courses. He is co-ordinator for the National Digital Learning Repository (NDLR), a national project comprising seven universities, fourteen Institute of Technology and HEAnet. The goal of the NDLR is to support sharing of eLearning expertise and resources between HEA funded Higher Education establishments and support a national online repository for digital learning and teaching resources.
Details Date
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
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Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies
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Member IEEE
Member ACM
Awards and Honours
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Fellowship of Trinity College Dublin (FTCD) 2002
Description of Research Interests
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.
Research Interests
E-learning Information Technology Technology & Learning World Wide Web
Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
Higel S., O'Donnell T., Wade V., Towards a Natural Interface to Adaptive Service Composition, Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Information and Communication Technologies, ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, 2003, pp169 - 174
Owen Conlan, Cord Hockemeyer, Vincent Wade,Dietrich Albert, Mark Gargan , An Architecture for integrating Adaptive Hypermedia Services with Open Learning Environments, World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, 2002, (1), 2002, pp344 - 350
Paul Doherty, Trinity College, Ireland; Vincent Wade, A Meta-data Driven Approach to Searching for Educational Resources in a Global Context, World Conference on the WWW and Internet, (1), 2000, pp136 - 145
Notes: [(Best Paper Award)]
Vincent Wade, Mary Lyng, An automated Evaluation Service for Educational Courseware, World Conference on the WWW and Internet, 2000, (1), 2000, pp569 - 574
Vincent P. Wade, Mary Lyng, Experience Improving WWW based Courseware through Usability Studies, World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, 1999, (1), 1999, pp951 - 956
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