Trinity Monday 2017 - Announcement of new Fellows and Scholars
10 April 2016
Trinity Week began on Monday, 10th April in Front Square with the announcement of new Fellows and Scholars by the Provost, Dr Patrick Prendergast. One Honorary Fellow, four Professorial Fellows, ten new Fellows and fifty five new Scholars were elected this morning.
Congratulations to Associate Professor Naomi Harte of the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and to Associate Professor Alan O'Connor of the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering who were elected to Fellowship. Congratulations also to the six Senior Freshman Engineering students elected to Scholarship: Alec Barber, Oisin Carroll, Aron Hoffman, Brendan Murray, Sean Ernest Murray and Arne Philipeit.
Naomi Harte is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering. She received her degree in Electronic Engineering (BA BAI) from Trinity College Dublin, and holds a PhD from Queen’s University Belfast.
Since being appointed SFI Lecturer in Digital Media Systems in TCD in 2008, Dr. Harte has explored topics in human speech communication. Her principal areas of focus are audio visual speech processing, speaker ageing, emotion in speech, speech quality, and bird song analysis.
She is a member of the highly successful Sigmedia Research Group in the School of Engineering and a Co-PI in the SFI ADAPT Centre. She has published widely in peer reviewed conferences and journals. In 2015, she was a Visiting Professor at ISCI in Berkeley, USA. She holds technology patents and licences through her collaboration with Google in the USA. She has successfully made the challenging transition from industry to academia and continues to bring a real-world agenda to her research.
Alan O’Connor is an Associate Professor in the Discipline of Civil Engineering at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland. He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin receiving his PhD in 2001.
Dr O'Connor is a research leader in the probabilistic life cycle assessment of civil infrastructure. He has made significant advances in experimental investigations, numerical modelling, and assessment methodologies. His work has focused on real-world field applications, uniquely combining powerful methods in probabilistic modelling and structural health monitoring techniques with fundamental structural mechanics and reliability theory to achieve valuable and tangible impacts. His research group in Trinity is focused on risk analysis of critical infrastructure networks for extreme weather events and natural hazards and on resilience assessment of critical infrastructure networks. He has authored over 170 academic papers, with more than 60 of these being peer-reviewed articles in high-impact international journals. He has delivered Keynote Addresses at international conferences in Europe, the United States and Australia.