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Professor Vincent Wade

Professor of Computer Science (1990) (Computer Science)

Prof Vincent Wade Resume Vincent holds the established Professorial Chair of Professor Computer Science (Est. 1990) and a personal Professorial Chair in Artificial Intelligence in the School of Computer Science and Statistics, in Trinity College Dublin (TCD), University of Dublin. He was awarded a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science (UCD), an MSc (by research) from (TCD) and PhD (TCD 2006). In 2002, he was awarded Fellowship of Trinity College (FTCD) for his contribution to research in the areas of web based personalisation and AI driven adaptive technologies. In 2018, Vincent was awarded the prestigious "Provost Innovation Award" in TCD which is the highest accolade the university can bestow on an academic for outstanding contribution to research and innovation throughout their career. Vincent co-founded the Centre of Next Generation Language Technology (CNGL) in 2007, and was its Director from 2011-2015. In 2015 Vincent co-founded the ADAPT SFI Research Centre for AI driven Digital Media Technology (which encapsulated CNGL). He was Director of the Centre from its inception in 2015 until 2021 ( Under his direction, the ADAPT SFI Research, has become a world leading multi-institutional, inter-disciplinary research centre focusing on Human Centric AI and Media Technologies In 2010, Vincent founded the Learnovate Centre (Centre for Applied research in Learning Technology), funded under Enterprise Ireland Applied Research Centre Programme, where he was acting Director (2010-2012) and the Academic Director (2011-2018) where he was responsible for its research strategy and direction ( Research Interests Vincent's research focuses on knowledge and data driven AI models, generative AI and personalisation of all forms of digital media (text, multimedia, dialog). His research employs different machine learning and reasoning techniques across different facets or dimensions of the user and his/her context. His research includes aspect such as dynamic media generation and personalisation, personalised conversational agents, intelligent data analytics. His research has been applied in key areas such as Education and Healthcare. Distinctions and Awards He has authored over three hundred and fifty scientific papers in peer reviewed research journals and international conferences and has received seven best paper awards at international conferences (IEEE, ACM, AACE). Other awards include the European Language Label Award for innovation in Language Learning Technology 2010 and European Language Label Award for AILO (2020). He holds two international patents in the areas of web based personalisation and AI driven media generation. He has won over EURO 150M in research grants from SFI, EI, EU and industry awards. He co-founded EmpowerTheUser (ETU) in 2010 based on his research in personalisation and educational technology which was recently acquired by an international investment company for approx $50M. Vincent has served as editor for many international journals e.g. IEEE Communications and has been General & Scientific Programme Chair for many international conferences including IEEE/IFIP Integrated Management Symposium 2011, ACM Adaptive Hypermedia 2006. He has served in leadership positions (Workshop Chair, Tutorial Chair etc.) in over forty international conference organising committees and approximately ninety scientific programme committees. He is regularly invited as keynote speaker at international conferences (e.g. ACM UMAP 2009, ICWL 2012) as well as a keynote/guest speaker at multiple industry/research conferences. Research Supervision Vincent has supervised to successful completion 40 postgraduate research students, 27 PhD and 13 MSc (solely by research). He has supervised over 60 MSc dissertations across seven postgraduate taught programmes.
  E-learning   Information Technology   Technology & Learning   World Wide Web
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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
Editor of Interoperable Communication Networks Journal, published by Baltzer Press. 1999
Conference Chairman for the IBC conference on 'Advances in Telecommunications Network Management', held at the Scientific Society Lecture Theatre in London. Nov. 1998
Xiao, Q., Pitt, B., Johnston, K., Wade, V. , Multi-dimensional Learner Profiling by Modeling Irregular Multivariate Time Series with Self-supervised Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence in Education AIED 2023, The International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED), Tokyo, Japan, July 3-7, 2023, edited by Wang, N., Rebolledo-Mendez, G., Matsuda, N., Santos, O.C., Dimitrova, V. (eds) , 13916, Springer, Cham, 2023, pp674 - 680, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
McFarlane R, Galvin M, Heverin M, Mac Domhnaill É, Murray D, Meldrum D, Bede P, Bolger A, Hederman L, Impey S, Stephens G, O'Meara C, Wade V, Al Chalabi A, Chiò A, Corcia P, van Damme P, Ingre C, McDermott C, Povedanos M, van den Berg L, Hardiman O., PRECISION ALS-an integrated pan European patient data platform for ALS., Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener., 2023, Notes: [doi: 10.1080/21678421.2023.2215838. Online ahead of print. PMID: 37221648], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Soni, M. and Cowan, B.R. and Wade, V., Enhancing Self-disclosure In Open-Domain Dialogue By Candidate Re-ranking, Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, 943, 2022, p243-252 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Bleakley, A. and Rough, D. and Edwards, J. and Doyle, P. and Dumbleton, O. and Clark, L. and Rintel, S. and Wade, V. and Cowan, B.R., Bridging social distance during social distancing: exploring social talk and remote collegiality in video conferencing, Human-Computer Interaction, 2021, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Spillane, Brendan and Hoe, Isla and Brady, Mike and Wade, Vincent and Lawless, Séamus, Tabloidization versus Credibility: Short Term Gain for Long Term Pain, CHI - The ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA, 25-30 April 2020, ACM, 2020, Notes: [Paper 261], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Spillane, Brendan and Lawless, Séamus and Wade, Vincent, The Impact of Increasing and Decreasing the Professionalism of News Webpage Aesthetics on the Perception of Bias in News Articles, HCII 2020 - The 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Copenhagen, Denmark, 19-24 July 2020, Springer, 2020, Conference Paper, IN_PRESS  TARA - Full Text
Spillane, Brendan and Saam, Christian and Gilmartin, Emer and Cowan, Benjamin R. and Wade, Vincent, ADELE: Evaluating and Benchmarking an Artificial Conversational Care Agent, CHI 2020 Workshop - Conversational Agents for Health and Wellbeing, Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA, 26 April 2020, 2020, pp5 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Bleakley, A. and Wade, V. and Cowan, B.R., Finally a Case for Collaborative VR?: The Need to Design for Remote Multi-Party Conversations, (3406144), 2020, Notes: [cited By 0], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Yousuf, B., Conlan, O., Wade, V., Assessing the impact of the combination of self-directed learning, immediate feedback and visualizations on student engagement in online learning, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 12315 LNCS, 2020, p274-287 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Clarke R.S, Wade V, Distributed intelligent client-centric personalisation, LNCS, International Conference on Web Engineering, 2019, pp1- , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL

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Spillane, Brendan and Gilmartin, Emer and Saam, Christian and Clark, Leigh and Cowan, Benjamin R. and Wade, Vincent, Identifying Topic Shift and Topic Shading in Switchboard, UK Speech, Trinity College, Dublin, 25-26 June 2018, 2018, pp44-, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Neil Peirce, The Non-invasive Personalisation of Educational Video Games, Trinity College Dublin, 2013, Thesis, PUBLISHED
Johannes Leveling, M. Rami Ghorab, Walid Magdy, Gareth J. F. Jones, Vincent Wade, DCU-TCD@LogCLEF 2010: Re-ranking Document Collections and Query Performance Estimation, 2010, Working Paper, PUBLISHED


Award Date
Fellowship of Trinity College Dublin (FTCD) 2002
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.