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Professor Declan O'Sullivan

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Declan O'Sullivan is a Professor in Computer Science in the School of Computer Science and Statistics. He is the Director of Research in the School, a co-champion of the Trinity Digital Engagement interdisciplinary theme, and a Principal Investigator at the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) ADAPT Research Centre ( Declan was elected as a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin for the quality of his research and contribution to college in 2019. He was awarded a B.A. (Mod) in Computer Science from TCD in 1985, an M.Sc. in Computer Science from TCD in 1988, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from TCD in 2006. Declan has 13 years of research experience in industry, having worked for IONA Technologies from 1995 to 2001 and from 1988 to 1995 with Broadcom Eireann Research. During this time he achieved a successful track record as lead researcher, and in coordinating international research projects and the transfer of research into products.
  Artificial Intelligence   DATA GOVERNANCE   Data Integration   DATA MAPPING   Knowledge Graphs   Linked Data   Semantic Interoperability   Semantic Mapping   Semantic Web
 ADAPT: Centre for Digital Content Platform Research
 ALIGNED: Aligned, Quality-centric Software and Data Engineering
 Nudging Energy Efficient Purchasing Decisions (NEEPD)
 CNGL: Centre for Global Intelligent Content
 FAME-Federated Autonomic Management of End-to-End Communications Services

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Expert Reviewer for French Research Agency 2015 to date
External Examiner for WIT Postgraduate Proposal Grant Awards 2014-to date
Expert Reviewer for National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazil 2015 to date
Associate Editor of Journal of Network and Services Management 2009-to date
Associate Editor of International Journal of Network Management 2012-to date
External Examiner for MSc in Knowledge Management, Dublin Institute of Technology 2009-2012
External Examiner for BSc in Enterprise Computing, Dublin City University 2012-2016
A Design Pattern Describing Use of Personal Data in Privacy Policies in, Advances in Pattern-Based Ontology Engineering, IOS Press, 2021, pp107 - 119, [Harshvardhan J. Pandit, Declan O'Sullivan, Dave Lewis], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
An Argument for Generating SHACL Shapes from ODPs in, Advances in Pattern-Based Ontology Engineering, IOS Press, 2021, pp134 - 141, [Harshvardhan J. Pandit, Declan O'Sullivan, Dave Lewis], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Fabrizio Orlandi, Damien Graux, Declan O'Sullivan, Benchmarking RDF Metadata Representations: Reification, Singleton Property and RDF*, IEEE 15th International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC), Virtual, January 2021, 2021, pp233 - 240, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Alex Randles, Ademar Crotti Junior, Declan O'Sullivan, A Vocabulary for Describing Mapping Quality Assessment, Refinement and Validation , 15th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC), Virtual, January 2021, 2021, pp425 - 430, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Rolando Hanlon, Marguerite Barry, Fergal Marrinan, Declan O'Sullivan, Towards an effective user interface for data exploration, data quality assessment and data integration, 2021 IEEE 15th International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC), virtual, January 2021, 2021, pp431 - 436, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Jiantao Wu, Fabrizio Orlandi, Declan O'Sullivan, Soumyabrata Dev, An Ontology Model for Climatic Data Analysis, 41st IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), virtual, 11-16 July, 2021, Conference Paper, IN_PRESS  URL
Jiantao Wu, Fabrizio Orlandi, Tarek Alskaif, Declan O'Sullivan, Soumyabrata Dev, Ontology Modeling for Decentralized Household Energy Systems, 2021 International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies (SEST), virtual, 6th to 8th September, 2021, Conference Paper, IN_PRESS  URL
Alex Randles, Declan O'Sullivan, Assessing quality of R2RML mappings for OSi's Linked Open Data portal, GeoLD2021 4th International Workshop on Geospatial Linked Data at ESWC 2021, Virtual, June 2021, 2021, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL
Christophe Debruyne, Anne Kearns, Ciaran O'Neill, Mary Colclough, Laura Grehan, Declan O'Sullivan, DALIDA: Data Literacy Discussion Workshops for Adults, Websci21 Data Literacy Workshop, 13th ACM Webscience Conference, Virtual, 21 - 23 June 2021, 2021, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Peru Bhardwaj, John Kelleher, Luca Costabello, Declan O'Sullivan, Poisoning Knowledge Graph Embeddings via Relation Inference Patterns, Proceedings of the Joint Conference of the 59th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 11th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (ACL-IJCNLP 2021), Virtual, August 2021, 2021, Conference Paper, IN_PRESS  URL

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J. Keeney, D. Lynch, D. Lewis, D. O'Sullivan, On the Role of Ontological Semantics in Routing Contextual Knowledge in Highly Distributed Autonomic Systems, Department of Computer Science, Trinity College Dublin, 2006, (Technical Report (TCD-CS-2006-15)), Report, PUBLISHED
D. O'Sullivan, V. Wade, Negotiation on your Own Terms, 2002, -, Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED


Award Date
Best Paper IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS): Experience Track 2014
Best Paper: International Workshop on Privacy Engineering - IWPE'16 2016
Declan O'Sullivan and his team are developing new theoretical, conceptual and algorithmic techniques for automated data integration in dynamic environments. The integration step of the data lifecycle has typically been a labour intensive activity, with increasingly brittle results due to the dynamic nature of today's environments. A systematic mechanism for continuous data integration is lacking, but is needed to deal with the dynamism of the data (velocity, variety) and schemata characteristics of modern environments. The team has particular expertise in Semantic Web and Linked Data environments.