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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: SFI Research Centre for AI-Driven Digital Content Technology,
 FAIRVASC, building registry interoperability to inform clinical care,
 Searobend, Linked Metadata for English-language texts,
 Beyond 2022: Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland,
 ALIGNED: Aligned, Quality-centric Software and Data Engineering

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External Examiner for TU Shannon MSc in Applied Software Engineering (MASE) 2020-to date
Member of Ireland's Open Data Governance Board (ODGB) 2019-2023
Member of Steering Group National Open Research Forum (NORF) 2019-2023
Member of Board of Marino Institute of Education 2019-2021
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
Jiantao Wu, Jarret Pierse, Fabrazio Orlandi, Declan O'Sullivan. Soumyabrata Dev, Improving Tourism Analytics From Climate Data Using Knowledge Graphs, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing , 16, 2023, p2402 - 2412 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Jiantao Wu, Fabrizio Orlandi, Tarek AlSkaif, Declan O'Sullivan, Soumyabrata Dev, A semantic web approach to uplift decentralized household energy data, Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks, 32, (100891), 2022, p1-25 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Matt Murtagh-White, PJ Wall, Declan O'Sullivan, Learning from the Evidence: Impact Evaluations, Ontology and Policy, 2023 IEEE 17th International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC), Laguna Hills, CA, USA, 1-3 February 2023, 2023, pp104 - 106, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Sarah Alzahrani, Declan O'Sullivan, What metadata is needed for semantic and data mappings?, IEEE 10th International Workshop on Semantic Computing for Social Networks and Organization Sciences, Laguna Hills, CA, USA, 1-3 February 2023, IEEE, 2023, pp312 - 316, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Jiantao Wu, Fabrizio Orlandi, Declan O'Sullivan, Soumyabrata Dev, Link climate: An interoperable knowledge graph platform for climate data, Computers & Geosciences, 2022, p104 - 105, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Kris McGlinn, Matthew A. Rutherford, Karl Gisslander, Lucy Hederman, Mark A. Little, Declan O'Sullivan, FAIRVASC: A semantic web approach to rare disease registry integration, Computers in Biology and Medicine, 2022, p1 - 31, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Lucy Mc Kenna, Christophe Debruyne, Declan O'Sullivan, Using linked data to create provenance-rich metadata interlinks: the design and evaluation of the NAISC-L interlinking framework for libraries, archives and museums., AI & Society, 2022, p1 - 27, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Alex Randles, John Keeney, Liam Fallon, Declan O'Sullivan, Applying a Mapping Quality Framework in Cloud Native Monitoring, 18th International Conference on Semantic Systems, SEMPDW 2022, Vienna, Austria, 13-15 September 2022, 3235, CEUR-WS, 2022, pp5 - 10, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL
Albert Navarro-Gallinad, Fabrizio Orlandi, Jennifer Scott, Mark Little, Declan O'Sullivan, Evaluating the usability of a semantic environmental health data framework: approach and study, Semantic Web Journal, 2023, p787 - 810, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Beyza Yaman, Kris McGlinn, Lucy Hederman, Declan O'Sullivan, Mark A. Little, Towards A Rare Disease Registry Standard: Semantic Mapping of Common Data Elements Between FAIRVASC and the European Joint Programme for Rare Disease, 5th Workshop on Semantic Web solutions for large-scale biomedical data analytics (SeWeBMeDA-2022), Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), Hersonissos, Greece, 29.05.2022, edited by Ali Hasnain,Tracy Robson, Michel Dumontier, Brian Kirby, Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann , 2022, pp1 - 11, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  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


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Best Paper: International Workshop on Privacy Engineering - IWPE'16 2016
Best Paper IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS): Experience Track 2014
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 W3C-based Knowledge Graphs, Semantic Web and Linked Data environments.