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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
Sinead Impey, Damon Berry, Selma Furtado, Miriam Galvin, Loretto Grogan, Orla Hardiman, Lucy Hederman, Mark Heverin, Vincent Wade, Linda Douris, Declan O'Sullivan, Gaye Stephens, Eliciting and Confirming Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom in a Specialist Health Care Setting - The Wicked Method, ICHIHIM 2022 : International Conference on Health Informatics and Health Information Management, Riga, Latvia, 16,17 June, 16, (6), International Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 2022, pp10 - 20, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL
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
Jiantao Wu, Fabrizio Orlandi, Declan O'Sullivan, Enrico Pisoni, Soumyabrata Dev, Boosting Climate Analysis with Semantically Uplifted Knowledge Graphs, IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN APPLIED EARTH OBSERVATIONS AND REMOTE SENSING, 15, 2022, p4708-4718 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Jennifer Scott, Enock Havyarimana, Albert Navarro-Gallinad, Arthur White, Jason Wyse, Jos van Geffen, Michiel van Weele, Antonia Buettner, Tamara Wanigasekera, Cathal Walsh, Louis Aslett, John D. Kelleher, Julie Power, James Ng, Declan O'Sullivan, Lucy Hederman, Neil Basu, Mark A. Little, Lina Zgaga , RKD and UKIVAS groups. The association between ambient UVB dose and ANCA-associated vasculitis relapse and onset., Arthritis Research and Therapy, 24, (147), 2022, p1 - 20, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Christophe Debruyne, Gary Munnelly, Lynn Kilgallon, Declan O'Sullivan, Peter Crooks, Creating a Knowledge Graph for Ireland's Lost History: Knowledge Engineering and Curation in the Beyond 2022 Project, ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage, 15, (2), 2022, p1 - 25, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
An Argument for Generating SHACL Shapes from ODPs in, editor(s)Eva Blomqvist, Torsten Hahmann, Karl Hammar, Pascal Hitzler, Rinke Hoekstra, Raghava Mutharaju, María Poveda-Villalón, Cogan Shimizu, Martin G. Skjæveland, Monika Solanki, Vojtěch Svátek, Lu Zhou , Advances in Pattern-Based Ontology Engineering, London, IOS Press, 2021, pp134 - 141, [Harshvardhan J. Pandit, Declan O'Sullivan, Dave Lewis], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
A Design Pattern Describing Use of Personal Data in Privacy Policies in, editor(s)Eva Blomqvist, Torsten Hahmann, Karl Hammar, Pascal Hitzler, Rinke Hoekstra, Raghava Mutharaju, María Poveda-Villalón, Cogan Shimizu, Martin G. Skjæveland, Monika Solanki, Vojtěch Svátek, Lu Zhou , Advances in Pattern-Based Ontology Engineering, London, IOS Press, 2021, pp107 - 119, [Harshvardhan J. Pandit, Declan O'Sullivan, Dave Lewis], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Peru Bhardwaj, John Kelleher, Luca Costabello, Declan O'Sullivan, Adversarial Attacks on Knowledge Graph Embeddings via Instance Attribution Methods, 2021 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), Online and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, November 2022, edited by Marie-Francine Moens, Xuanjing Huang, Lucia Specia, Scott Wen-tau Yih , Association for Computational Linguistics, 2021, pp8225-8239 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Damien Graux, Fabrizio Orlandi, Declan O'Sullivan, Hash-ssessing the freshness of SPARQL pipelines, International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) 2021: Posters, Demos, and Industry Tracks, Online, October 2021, 2980, CEUR, 2021, pp1 - 5, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL  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.