TCD Student Wins Irish Software Association Award
Posted on: 01 December 2008
TCD Computer Science postgraduate student, Conor Gaffney recently won the Irish Software Association Student Medal sponsored by Software Skillnet which is awarded for the most commercially viable piece of research.
Conor’s research was performed as part of the ADAPT research project on personalised eLearning and was supervised by Professor Vincent Wade of TCD’s Computer Science Department.
The ADAPT project, a collaborative project involving the Computer Science Department and the Psychiatry Department in TCD, has been researching the use of personalised simulation to achieve more effective and efficient soft skills learning and training. In particular, the research has been applied in higher education as well as in corporate learning contexts. In TCD, it is being researched to help teach Medical students, specializing in psychiatry, interview skills by simulating interviews with mentally ill patients.
Pat Brazel, Chairman, ISA, Conor Gaffney, TCD and Catherine Wall, IT@Cork, representing Software Skillnet.