Meriel Huggard
Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Biography

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Pibiri, Gianluigi; Mc Goldrick, Ciaran; Huggard, Meriel, Ensuring quality services on WiFi networks for offloaded cellular traffic, 13th Annual Conference on Wireless On-demand Network Systems and Services (WONS), Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA, 21-24 Feb 2017, IEEE, 2017, pp136-143 Conference Paper, 2017 TARA - Full Text DOI

Huggard Meriel; Vaccaro Alessandro; McGoldrick Ciaran, Evaluation of a Time Radio Signal as Wireless Sensor Synchronization Beacon , ICNC - International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications , Kauai, Hawaii, USA , 15-18 Feb, 2016, IEEE , 2016, pp1-5 Conference Paper, 2016 DOI TARA - Full Text URL

Huggard Meriel, Mc Goldrick Ciaran, Droning On: Reflections on Integrating UAV Technology into a Computer Engineering Design Laboratory , SIGCSE 2016, ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education, Memphis, Tennessee , 2-5th March 2016, ACM , 2016, pp504-509 Conference Paper, 2016 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

Meriel Huggard, Smita Shiviram, Ciaran Mc Goldrick, Experiences of Integrating UAVs into the Curriculum through Multidisciplinary Engineering Projects, 123rd Annual Conference ASEE, New Orleans, LA, 26-29 June 2016, ASEE, 2016, pp1-14 Conference Paper, 2016 TARA - Full Text

Meriel Huggard, Frank Boland, Ciaran Mc Goldrick, Using Cooperative Learning to Enhance Critical Reflection, IEEE Frontiers in Education, Madrid, Spain, 22-25 October 2014 , IEEE, 2014, pp1899 - 1906 Conference Paper, 2014 DOI TARA - Full Text

Meriel Huggard, Ciaran Mc Goldrick, Enhancing Ethical Awareness though Practical Engagement with Mobile Media , International Conference on Engineering Education and Research , McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, 24-26 August 2014, McMaster University, 2014, ppTU3_5:1-TU3_5:6 Conference Paper, 2014 URL TARA - Full Text

Meriel Huggard, Learner Perceptions of Successful Engagement in Undergraduate Computer Science Education: A Grounded Theory, Trinity College, 2013 Thesis, 2013

Meriel Huggard, Ciarán Mc Goldrick, Self-affirmation and Success in Undergraduate Computer Science, Frontiers in Education, Oklahoma, USA, 23 - 26 October 2013, IEEE, 2013, pp1806-1811 Conference Paper, 2013 DOI URL

Meriel Huggard, Ciarán Mc Goldrick, Unlocking the laboratory: autonomous wireless sensor authentication in practice, Campus-Wide Information Systems, 30, (4), 2013, p308 - 316 Journal Article, 2013 URL

Gianluigi Pibiri, Ciarán McGoldrick, Meriel Huggard, Enhancing AQM Performance on Wireless Networks, IEEE IFIP Wireless Days, Dublin, Ireland, 20-23 November 2012, IEEE, 2012, pp1 - 3 Conference Paper, 2012 TARA - Full Text DOI

Gianluigi Pibiri, Ciarán Mc Goldrick, Meriel Huggard, Expected Quality of Service (eQoS) A Network Metric for Capturing End-User Experience, IEEE IFIP WIRELESS DAYS, Dublin, 20-23 November 2012, IEEE, 2012, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2012 TARA - Full Text DOI

Meriel Huggard, Ciaran Mc Goldrick, Lessons Learnt from a Decade of Structured Support for Novice Programmers, International Conference on Engineering Education , Belfast, 22nd-26th August, 2011, ppFR.A.SB 11.230-7 Conference Paper, 2011 URL

Ricardo Simon Carbajo, Brendan Cody-Kenny, Ciarán Mc Goldrick, Meriel Huggard , Practical Programming: Android Development in the Laboratory, International Conference on Engineering Education, Belfast, 22nd-26th August, 2011, ppMO.P.SC 11.297-8 Conference Paper, 2011 URL

Meriel Huggard, Ciaran Mc Goldrick, Engaging with Ubiquity: Students, Sensors and Security, International Conference on Engineering Education, Belfast, 22nd-26th August, 2011, ppMO.A.SA 11.219-8 Conference Paper, 2011 URL

Ricardo Simon Carbajo, Meriel Huggard, Ciaran Mc Goldrick, Opportunistic Detection of Relative Mobility in Wireless Sensor Networks, IFIP Wireless Days 2010, Venice, Italy, 20-22 October 2010, IEEE, 2010, pp1 - 5 Conference Paper, 2010 TARA - Full Text DOI

Waqas Ahmed, Meriel Huggard, Ciaran Mc Goldrick, An Application Adaptive Energy Model for Wireless Sensor Nodes, 6-th ACM Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Wireless Ad Hoc, Sensor, and Ubiquitous Networks , Tenerife, Spain, 26-30th October 2009, 2009, pp147 - 150 Conference Paper, 2009 DOI

Gianluigi Pibiri, Ciaran Mc Goldrick, Meriel Huggard, Using Active Queue Management to Enhance Performance in IEEE802.11, The 5th ACM International Workshop on Wireless Multimedia Networking and Computing, Tenerife, Spain, 26-30th October 2009, 2009, pp70 - 77 Conference Paper, 2009 DOI

Ciaran Mc Goldrick, Michael Clear, Ricardo Simon Carbajo, Karsten Fritsche, Meriel Huggard, TinyTorrents - Integrating Peer-to-Peer and Wireless Sensor Networks, WONS2009 - Sixth International Conference on Wireless On-demand Network Systems and Services, Snowbird, Utah, USA, 2-4 February, 2009, edited by Violet R. Syrotiuk, Anthony Ephremides, Claudio Casetti , 2009, pp119 - 126 Conference Paper, 2009 DOI TARA - Full Text

Brendan Cody-Kenny, David Guerin, Desmond Ennis, Ricardo Simon Carbajo, Meriel Huggard, Ciaran Mc Goldrick , Performance Evaluation of the 6LoWPAN protocol on MICAz and TelosB motes, 4-th ACM Workshop on Performance Monitoring and Measurement of Heterogeneous Wireless and Wired Networks (PM²HW²N 2009), Tenerife, Spain, 26-30th October 2009, ACM, 2009, pp25 - 30 Conference Paper, 2009 DOI

Ritesh Shreevastav, Ciaran Mc Goldrick, Meriel Huggard, Delivering Improved QoS and Cell Throughput in UMTS Based HSDPA Networks, 10th IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks, Kos, Greece, 15-19 June 2009, 2009, pp1-10 Conference Paper, 2009 DOI

Clay Stevens, Colin Lyons, Ronny Hendrych, Ricardo Simon-Carbajo, Meriel Huggard, Ciaran Mc Goldrick, Simulating Mobility in Pervasive WSNs Bridging the gap between ns-2 and TOSSIM 2.x, The 13-th IEEE/ACM(*) International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications, Singapore, 25-28th October 2009, 2009, pp247 - 250 Conference Paper, 2009 DOI

Enrico Perla, Art O'Cathain, Ricardo Simon Carbajo, Meriel Huggard, Ciaran Mc Goldrick, PowerTOSSIM z: Realistic Energy Modelling for Wireless Sensor Network Environments, 3rd ACM International Workshop on Performance Monitoring, Measurement, and Evaluation of Heterogeneous Wireless and Wired Networks (PM2HW2N 2008), Vancouver, Canada, 31 October 2008, 2008, pp35-42 Conference Paper, 2008 DOI URL

Ricardo Simon Carbajo, Meriel Huggard, Ciaran Mc Goldrick, An End-to-End routing protocol for Peer-to-Peer communication in Wireless Sensor Networks, Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Middleware for Network Eccentric and Mobile Applications (MiNEMA), Glasgow, UK, 1-2nd April 2008, ACM, 2008, pp5 - 9 Conference Paper, 2008 DOI

Arkaitz Bitorika, Ciaran Mc Goldrick, Meriel Huggard, Rapid Aggregate Defence For Denial of Service Attacks, IEEE MonAM 2007, Toulouse, France, 5-6 November 2007, 2007, pp1-6 Conference Paper, 2007 URL

Meriel Huggard and Ciaran Mc Goldrick, Formalising Research Methods for Graduate Programs in Computer Science, IEEE Frontiers in Education, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, October 10-13 2007, 2007, ppS4G-16 - S4G-20 Conference Paper, 2007 DOI

Ioanna Stamouli, Meriel Huggard, Phenomenography as a tool for understanding our students, International Symposium for Engineering Education, Dublin City University, 17-19 September 2007, 2007, pp181 - 186 Conference Paper, 2007

Meriel Huggard, Supporting Novice programmers - the TCD experience, Computer Science CoP Technology Seminar, Trinity College, Dublin, 18 June 2007, 2007, CSCoP/NDLR Invited Talk, 2007

Ioanna Stamouli and Meriel Huggard, Learning Object Oriented Programming from the Student's Perspective, EARI Jure 2006, Tartu, Estonia, 30 June-4 July 2006, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Meriel Huggard and Ciaran Mc Goldrick, Incentivising students to pursue Computer Science Programmes, Frontiers in Education 36th Annual Conference, San Diego, California, 28 - 31 October 2006, IEEE, 2006, ppS4C-3 - S4C-8 Conference Paper, 2006 URL DOI

Meriel Huggard and Ciaran McGoldrick, Computer Experience - Enhancing Engineering education, International Conference on Engineering Education, Puerto Rico, USA, 23 - 28 July 2006, 2006, ppT4C-21 - T4C-25 Conference Paper, 2006

Meriel Huggard, Computer Experience and the Computer Science Student, ACM SIGCSE 2006, Houston, Texas, 1 -5 March 2006, 2006 Poster, 2006

Ioanna Stamouli and Meriel Huggard, Object Oriented Programming and Program Correctness: The Students' Perspective, ICER, Kent, Sept 2006, ACM, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Meriel Huggard, Ciaran Mc Goldrick, Practical Positioning Projects: Location Based Services in the Laboratory, Proceedings Frontiers in Education 35th Annual Conference, Frontiers in Education, Indianapolis, Indiana, 19 - 22 October 2005, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2005, ppS3F-1 - S3F-6 Conference Paper, 2005 URL DOI

Eileen Doyle, Ioanna Stamouli and Meriel Huggard, Computer anxiety, Self-efficacy, Computer Experience: An Investigation Throughout a Computer Science Degree, Frontiers in Education 35th Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, 19-22 October 2005, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2005, ppS2H-3 - S2H-7 Conference Paper, 2005 DOI

Ciaran Mc Goldrick, Meriel Huggard, Peer Learning with Lego Mindstorms, Proceedings Frontiers in Education 34th Annual Conference, Frontiers in Education, Savannah, Georgia, 20 - 23 October 2004, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2004, pp132 - 138 Conference Paper, 2004 DOI URL

Ioanna Stamouli, Eileen Doyle and Meriel Huggard, Establishing Structured Support for Programming Students, Frontiers in Education, Savannah Georgia, 20 - 23 October 2004, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2004, ppF2G-5 - F2G-9 Conference Paper, 2004 DOI

Meriel Huggard, Programming Trauma: Can it be avoided?, British Computer Society Grand Challenges in Computing:Education, Newcastle, England, March , 2004, pp50 - 51 Conference Paper, 2004

Huggard, M; Robin, M; Bitorika, A; Mc Goldrick, C, Performance evaluation of fairness-oriented active queue management schemes, Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunications Systems, 2004. (IEEE MASCOTS 2004), Vollendam, The Netherlands, 4 - 8 October 2004, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, 2004, pp105 - 112 Conference Paper, 2004 URL DOI

Arkaitz Bitorika, Mathieu Robin and Meriel Huggard, An Evaluation Framework for Active Queue Management Schemes, 11th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, Orlando, Florida, 12 - 15 October 2003, 2003 Conference Paper, 2003 DOI

Ciaran Mc Goldrick, Meriel Huggard, Building Blocks of Collaborative Learning, Irish Engineers Journal, 57, (12), 2003, p44 - 45 Journal Article, 2003 URL

Meriel Huggard, A problem based learning approach to introductory logic, 2nd International Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics at the Undergraduate Level, Crete, 2002, 2002 Conference Paper, 2002

S.Crosby, I.Leslie, M.Huggard, J.T.Lewis, B.McGurk, R.Russell, Measurement based Resource Allocation for Multimedia Applications, Proc. Multimedia Computing and Networking, San Jose, California, Jan 26-28, 1998 Conference Paper, 1998

N.G.Duffield, M.Huggard, R.Russell, F.Toomey, C.Walsh, Predicting bandwidth requirements of ATM and Ethernet traffic, Proceedings IEEE 13th UK Teletraffic Symposium, Glasgow, March, 1996 Conference Paper, 1996

S.Crosby, M.Huggard, I.Leslie, J.T.Lewis, F.Toomey and C.Walsh, Fast bounds for ATM Quality of Service parameters, Proceedings of the 12th IEE UK Teletraffic Symposium, Old Windsor, March 15-17th, 1995, pp1 - 9 Conference Paper, 1995

M.Huggard, Bypassing Modelling: Further Investigations of Entropy as a Traffic Descriptor in the Fairisle ATM network, Proceedings of the First Workshop on ATM Traffic Management, Paris, 1995 Conference Paper, 1995

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Meriel Huggard, Sensor Research, US-Ireland F&D Partnership - Sensor Workshop, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dublin, 20-21 February 2007, 2007 Poster, 2007

Meriel Huggard, The TCD Programming Support Centre, Improving Retention Rates on ICT Courses, Institute of Technology, Tallaght, 26 November 2004, 2004, Higher Education Authority and Instiute of Technology, Tallaght Invited Talk, 2004

Meriel Huggard and Maria Meehan, International Symposium on Undergraduate Mathematics Education 2 (ISUME2), 10-11 December 2004, 2004, University College, Dublin Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2004

Meriel Huggard, Ciaran Mc Goldrick, Avoiding Technology Trauma: Interrelated Initiatives at TCD , Second Irish Universities Quality Board Conference, Galway, Ireland, 6 - 7 Feb. 2004, 2004 Poster, 2004 URL

Meriel Huggard and Maria Meehan, Best Practice in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Inaugural conference of the Irish Universities Quality Board, Cork, 7 - 8 February 2003, 2003 Poster, 2003

Meriel Huggard and Maria Meehan, International Symposium on Undergraduate Mathematics Education (ISUME), 6 - 7 December 2002, 2002, Trinity College, Dublin Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2002

Meriel Huggard, Proof and Pedagogy: the role of logic in undergraduate mathematics education, Dublin City University, November 2002, 2002 Invited Talk, 2002

Research Expertise

Description

Conformant Communications, Active Queue Management, Wireless Sensor Networks, Computer Science Education, Mathematics Education

Projects

  • Title
    • Wireless Active Queue Management: A Robust, Scalable Approach using Control Theory.
  • Summary
    • Active Queue Management (AQM) techniques have been successfully incorporated into existing Internet routers to signal dynamically congestion to sources on fixed networks. The increasing proliferation of mobile devices has created a growing awareness of the need for wireless AQM schemes. However, wireless links have intrinsic characteristics that invalidate the underlying assumptions of fixed infrastructure AQM. This project proposes to advance the theoretical understanding of the fundamental issues involved in wireless AQM. This knowledge will then be used to design and implement new, highly efficient Active Queue Management schemes for the wireless environment.
  • Funding Agency
    • Science Foundation Ireland
  • Date From
    • 1/9/2006
  • Date To
    • 31/8/2009
  • Title
    • TinyTorrents - An efficient, scalable, robust, co-operative infrastructure providing global accessibility to local wireless sensornet information
  • Summary
    • Wireless sensor functionality is predominantly constrained by sensor size and battery life considerations. Existing sensornet frameworks e.g. Deluge, are designed for specific purposes, such as sensor code update. TinyTorrents proposes a unique architectural platform which makes sensor data promptly, transparently and globally available using trackerless, co-operative Peer to Peer concepts. A key element of TinyTorrents will be the modelling and integration of wireless Quality of Service Active Queue Management functionality together with accurate power consumption and transmission characterisation. Sensors will be able to request prioritisation for "important" data subject to prevailing framework constraints.
  • Funding Agency
    • Science Foundation Ireland
  • Date From
    • 01/09/2006
  • Date To
    • 31/8/2009

Keywords

Communication engineering, technology; Communication Sciences; Communications engineering; Computational mathematics, discrete mathematics; Computer Engineering; Computer Hardware; Computer Science; Computer Simulation/Modeling; Computer Software; Computer/Data/Network Security; Control Applications (Computer Sciences); Control Theory (Computer Sciences); Data Analysis; Distributed Systems; Electrical Engineering; Engineering Education; Expert Systems; Information Technology; Information technology in education; Innovation in learning; Integer Programming; Internet; Linear Programming; Local Area Networks; Mathematics Education; Mobile Communications; Network technology, Security; Networking; Networks and telecommunications research; Queuing; Remote sensing; Telecommunication Engineering; Telecommunications; Undergraduate Education; Wireless systems, Radio technology

Recognition

Memberships

Senior Member: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) 2012 – Present

Senior Member: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 2015 – Present