Rob Brennan
Senior Research Fellow, Computer Science

Biography

Rob joined the Knowledge and Data Engineering Group in 2008 as part of the HEA-funded NEMBES (Networked Embedded Systems) project looking at semantic mapping applications to sensor management systems in smart buildings. Since 2009 he has worked in the SFI-funded FAME (Federated Autonomic Management of End to End Communications Services) project. His current research interests include Linked Data, flexible distributed systems and network management. Prior to joining TCD Rob worked in the Ericsson Network Management Research centre, a couple of networks/data-comms focused startups and Enterprise Ireland's Teltec telecommunications research centre at Dublin City University. He has extensive experience of both academic and industrial collaborative research projects and international standardization. He is a graduate of Dublin City University (BSc in Applied Physics and PhD in Electronic Engineering) and Queens University Belfast (MSc in Computational Science).

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Rob Brennan, Challenges for Value-Driven Semantic Data Quality Management, 19th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS), Portugal, 26-29th April 2017, SCITEPRESS, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017 URL Handle TARA - Full Text

Kevin Feeney, Gavin Mendel-Gleason and Rob Brennan, Linked data schemata: fixing unsound foundations, Semantic Web - Interoperability, Usability, Applicability, 2017, p1435-2647 Journal Article, 2017 TARA - Full Text URL

Ademar Crotti, Christophe Debruyne, Rob Brennan, Declan O'Sullivan, An Evaluation of Uplift Mapping Languages, International Journal of Web Information Systems (IJWIS), 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Odhrán Gavin, Dimitris Kontokostas, Christian Dirschl, Andreas Koller, Jim Davies, Pieter Francois, Arkadiusz Marciniak, Bojan Bozic, Gavin Mendel-Gleason, Kevin Feeney and Rob Brennan, The ALIGNED Project - Aligned, Quality-centric Software and Data Engineering Driven by Semantics, Extended Semantic Web Conference, Heraklion, 3rd June, edited by Harald Sack - Eva Blomqvist - Mathieu d'Aquin - Chiara Ghidini - Simone Paolo Ponzetto - Christoph Lange , 2016 Published Abstract, 2016 TARA - Full Text URL

Alan Meehan, Dimitris Kontokostas, Markus Freudenberg, Rob Brennan, Declan O'Sullivan, Validating Interlinks between Linked Data Datasets with the SUMMR Methodology, ODBASE 2016 - The 15th International Conference on Ontologies, DataBases, and Applications of Semantics, Rhodes, Greece, 25th October, Springer Verlag, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016 TARA - Full Text URL

Ademar Crotti Junior, Christophe Debruyne, Rob Brennan, Declan O'Sullivan, FunUL: A Method to Incorporate Functions into Uplift Mapping Languages, 18th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications & Services (iiWAS 2016), Singapore, 28-29 November, 2016, pp40 - 48 Conference Paper, 2016 DOI URL

Pieter François, Joseph Manning, Harvey Whitehouse, Rob Brennan, Thomas Currie, Kevin Feeney, Peter Turchin, A Macroscope for Global History Seshat Global History Databank: a methodological overview, Digital History Quaterly, 10, (4), 2016, p1- Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text Handle URL

Monika Solanki, Bojan Bozic, Markus Freudenberg, Dimitris Kontokostas, Christian Dirschl, and Rob Brennan, Enabling combined Software and Data engineering at Web-scale: The ALIGNED suite of Ontologies, International Semantic Web Conference, Kobe, Japan, Oct 17-21 2016, edited by Paul Groth, Elena Simperl, Alasdair Gray, Marta Sabou, Freddy Lecue, Markus Kroetzsch, Takahiro Kawamura, Heiko Paulheim , 9982, Springer, 2016, pp195 - 203 Conference Paper, 2016 TARA - Full Text DOI

Brian Walshe, Rob Brennan, Declan O'Sullivan, Bayes-ReCCE, a Bayesian model for detecting Restriction Class Correspondences in Linked Open Data knowledge bases, International Journal On Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS), 12, (2), 2016, p25 - 52 Journal Article, 2016 DOI TARA - Full Text URL

Bojan Bozic, Rob Brennan, Kevin Feeney, Gavin Mendel-Gleason, Describing Reasoning Results with RVO, the Reasoning Violations Ontology, Extended Semantic Web Conference - Linked Data Quality Workshop, Heraklion, Greece, 29/5/2016-2/6/2016, Springer Verlag, 2016, pp62-69 Conference Paper, 2016 TARA - Full Text

Rob Brennan, Kevin Feeney, Gavin Mendel-Gleason, Bojan Bozic, Peter Turchin, Harvey Whitehouse, Pieter Francois, Thomas E. Currie, Stephanie Grohmann, Building the Seshat Ontology for a Global History Databank, LNCS , Extended Semantic Web Conference, Heraklion, 29th May - 2nd June, edited by Harald Sack - Eva Blomqvist - Mathieu d'Aquin - Chiara Ghidini - Simone Paolo Ponzetto - Christoph Lange , (9678), Springer, 2016, pp693 - 708 Conference Paper, 2016 DOI TARA - Full Text

Gavin Mendel-Gleason, Kevin Feeney and Rob Brennan, Ontology Consistency and Instance Checking for Real World Linked Data, 2nd Workshop on Linked Data Quality, Slovenia, edited by Anisa Rula, Amrapali Zaveri, Magnus Knuth, Dimitris Kontokostas , 1376, (January), 2015, pp1-1 Conference Paper, 2015 TARA - Full Text URL

Alan Meehan, Rob Brennan, Declan O'Sullivan, SPARQL Based Mapping Management, IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC 2015), Annaheim, California, USA, 7-9 February 2015, IEEE , 2015, pp456 - 459 Conference Paper, 2015 DOI URL

Peter Turchin, Rob Brennan, Thomas Currie, Kevin Feeney, Pieter Francois, Daniel Hoyer, Joseph Manning, Arkadiusz Marciniak, Daniel Mullins, Alesso Palmisano, Peter Peregrine, Edward AL Turner, Harvey Whitehouse, Seshat: The Global History Databank, Cliodynamics: The Journal of Quantitative History and Cultural Evolution, 6, (1), 2015, p77 - 107 Journal Article, 2015 URL TARA - Full Text

Rob Brennan, Zohar Etizoni, Kevin Feeney, William Fitzgerald, Simon Foley, Declan O'Sullivan, Consumer Managed Federated Homes, IEEE Communications Magazine, 52, (6), 2014, p194 - 201 Journal Article, 2014 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

Kevin Feeney, Declan O'Sullivan, Wei Tai, Rob Brennan, Improving curated web-data quality with structured harvesting and assessment, International Journal On Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS), 10, (2), 2014, p33 - 60 Journal Article, 2014 URL DOI TARA - Full Text Handle

Alan Meehan, Rob Brennan, Dave Lewis, Declan O'Sullivan, Mapping Representation based on Meta-data and SPIN for Localization Workflows, ESWC 2014, Crete, Greece, 26/05/2014, edited by Marco Neumann, Sam Coppens, Karl Hammar, Magnus Knuth, Dominique Ritze, Miel Vander Sande , Vol-1240, CEUR-WS, 2014, pp33 - 41 Conference Paper, 2014 URL

R. Brennan, B. Walshe, D. O'Sullivan, Managed Semantic Interoperability for Federations, Journal of Network and Systems Management, 22, (3), 2014, p302 - 330 Journal Article, 2014 DOI URL

Ruair"ı de Fr"ein , Cristian Olariu, Yuqian Song, Rob Brennan Patrick McDonagh, Adriana Hava Christina Thorpe John Murphy, Liam Murphy Paul French, Integration of QoS Metrics, Rules and Semantic Uplift for Advanced IPTV Monitoring, Journal of Network and Systems Management, 2014 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Rob Brennan, Kevin Feeney, Odhrán Gavin, Publishing Social Sciences Datasets as Linked Data: a Political Violence Case Study, ENRICH 2013 at SIGIR 2013, Dublin, 1 August 2013, edited by Seamus Lawless, Maristella Agosti, Paul Clough, Owen Conlon , 2013 Poster, 2013 TARA - Full Text

R. Brennan, K. Feeney, Y. Song, D. O'Sullivan, Secure Federated Monitoring of Heterogeneous Networks, IEEE Communications Magazine, 51, (11), 2013, p63-71 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Dave Lewis, Leroy Finn, Rob Brennan, Declan O'Sullivan, Alex O'Connor. , Generalizing ITS as an Interoperable Annotation Technique for Global Intelligent Content, Localisation Focus - The International Journal of Localisation, 12, (1), 2013, p27 - 40 Journal Article, 2013 URL DOI TARA - Full Text

B.Meskill, S. Balasubramaniam, R. Brennan, K. Feeney, B.Jennings, Federation Lifecycle Management Incorporating Coordination of Bio-inspired Self-management Processes, Journal of Network and Systems Management, 2013, p650-676 Journal Article, 2013 DOI TARA - Full Text

Brian Walshe, Rob Brennan, Declan O'Sullivan, Correspondence Pattern Attribute Selection for Consumption of Federated Data Sources, Distributed Autonomous Network Management Systems/Network Operation and Management Symposium, Maui, Hawaii,. USA, April 16-20, 2012, 2012, pp1234 - 1240 Conference Paper, 2012 TARA - Full Text DOI

Hendrik Thomas, Rob Brennan, Declan O'Sullivan, Using the OM2R Meta-Data Model for Ontology Mapping Reuse for the Ontology Alignment Challenge - a Case Study, 7th International Workshop on Ontology Matching, International Semantic Web Conference, Boston, 11th November 2012, 2012, pp61 - 73 Conference Paper, 2012 URL

Brian Walshe, Rob Brennan, Declan O'Sullivan, A comparison of Complex Correspondence Detection Techniques, International Semantic Web Conference, Boston, MA, USA, November 11-15, 2012, 946, CEUR-WS, 2012 Poster, 2012 URL

Brian Walshe, Rob Brennan, Declan O'Sullilvan, A Comparison of Complex Correspondence Detection Techniques, 7th International Workshop on Ontology Matching, International Semantic Web Conference, Boston, 11th November 2012, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012 TARA - Full Text

Bo Fu, Rob Brennan, Declan O'Sullivan, A configurable Translation-Based Cross-Lingual Ontology Mapping System to adjust Mapping Outcome, Journal of Web Semantics, 15, 2012, p15 - 36 Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text DOI

Wei Tai, Kevin Feeney, Rob Brennan, Declan O'Sullivan, Manageable Dataset Curation for Linked Data , The 18th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW 2012), Galway, Ireland, 8-12 October, edited by ten Teije, A.; Völker, J.; Handschuh, S.; Stuckenschmidt, H.; d'Acquin, M.; Nikolov, A.; Aussenac-Gilles, N.; Hernandez, N. (Eds.) , 2012 Poster, 2012 URL

Hendrik Thomas, Rob Brennan, Declan O'sullivan, MooM - a Prototype Framework for Management of Ontology Mappings, 25th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, Singapore, 22-25 March, 2011, edited by Hwee-Pink Tan, David Taniar, Minoru Uehara , IEEE, 2011, pp548 - 555 Conference Paper, 2011 DOI URL

Kris McGlinn, Rob Brennan, Declan O'Sullivan, Dave Lewis., An Interactive Context Simulator for Rapid Evaluation of Smart Building Applications using Virtual Reality, 8th International Workshop on Managing Ubiquitous Communications and Services (MUCS 2011), co-located with 9th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2011), Seattle, USA, March 21 - 25, 2011, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011 DOI TARA - Full Text

Rob Brennan, Zohar Etzioni, John Keeney, Kevin Feeney, Declan O'Sullivan, William Fitzgerald, Simon Foley, Federated Autonomic Management of HAN Services, Proceedings of 12th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM 2011), 12th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM 2011), Dublin, May 23-27, 2011, edited by N. Agoulmine, C. Bartolini, T. Pfeifer, D. O'Sullivan , IEEE, 2011, pp646-649 Conference Paper, 2011 DOI

K McGlinn, R Brennan, D O'Sullivan, D Lewis, The simcon generator: An interactive context simulator for rapid evaluation of smart building applications using virtual reality, Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops (PERCOM Workshops), 2011 Conference Paper, 2011 DOI

Rob Brennan, Kevin Feeney, Brian Walshe, Hendrik Thomas, Declan O'Sullivan, Explicit Federal Relationship Management to Support Semantic Integration, 1st IFIP/IEEE Workshop on Managing Federations and Cooperative Management, Dublin, 23rd May 2011, IEEE, 2011, pp1148-1156 Conference Paper, 2011 URL DOI

Fu B., Brennan R., O'Sullivan D., Using Pseudo Feedback to Improve Cross-Lingual Ontology Mapping, LNCS, 8th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2011), Heraklion, Greece, May 29th - June 2nd, edited by Grigoris Antoniou, Marko Grobelnik, Elena Simperl, Bijan Parsia, Dimitris Plexousakis, Jeff Pan and Pieter De Leenheer , 6643, (Part 1), Springer, 2011, pp336 - 351 Conference Paper, 2011 TARA - Full Text DOI

Kevin Feeney, Simon N. Foley, Rob Brennan: , A Trust Model for Capability Delegation in Federated Policy Systems., Sixth International Conference on Risks and Security of Internet and Systems, Timișoara, Romania, Sept 26-28, 2011, 2011, pp47 - 54 Conference Paper, 2011 TARA - Full Text DOI

Fu B., Brennan R., O'Sullivan D., Evaluation of a Semantic-Oriented Approach to Cross-Lingual Ontology Mapping, EKAW 2010 - Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management by the Masses, Lisbon, Portugal, 11-15th October 2010, CEUR-WS Vol.674, 2010, pp123-129 Poster, 2010 TARA - Full Text

Federating Autonomic Network Management Systems for Flexible Control of End to End Communications Services in, editor(s)Nazim Agoulmine and James Won-Ki Hong , Autonomic Network Management Principles, Elsevier, 2010, [Brendan Jennings, Kevin Chekov Feeney, Rob Brennan, Sasitharan Balasubramaniam, Dmitri Botvich and Sven van der Meer] Book Chapter, 2010 TARA - Full Text

K. Feeney, J. Keeney, R. Brennan, D. O'Sullivan, An Architecture for Affective Management of Systems of Adaptive Systems, Lecture Notes Computer Science, 5th IEEE International Workshop on Modelling Autonomic Communication Environments (MACE 2010), CNSM 2010, Niagra Falls, Canada, October 28th, LCNS 6473, Springer, 2010, pp62 - 72 Conference Paper, 2010 URL DOI

Zohar Etzioni, John Keeney, Rob Brennan, David Lewis, Supporting Composite Smart Home Services with Semantic Fault Management, The 5th International Symposium on Smart Home (SH 2010) at FutureTech 2010, Busan, Korea, 21-23 May 2010, 2010, pp1 - 8 Conference Paper, 2010 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

Fu B., Brennan R., O'Sullivan D., Cross-Lingual Ontology Mapping and Its Use on the Multilingual Semantic Web, 1st Workshop on the Multilingual Semantic Web, at the 19th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2010), Raleigh, USA, April 27th, 2010, edited by Buitelaar P., Cimiano P., Montiel-Ponsoda E., , CEUR Vol.571, 2010, pp13 - 20 Conference Paper, 2010 TARA - Full Text URL

D. O'Byrne, R. Brennan, D.O'Sullivan, Implementing the Draft W3C Semantic Sensor Network Ontology, 7th IEEE International Workshop on Managing Ubiquitous Communications and Services (MUCS), PerCom 2010, Mannheim, Germany, March 29, 12, multicon verlag and IEEE Xplore, 2010, pp49 - 54 Conference Paper, 2010 URL DOI TARA - Full Text

Rob Brennan, Joel Fleck II, Sven van der Meer (Eds.), Modelling Autonomic Communication Environments, 5th IEEE International workshop, MACE 2010, Proceedings, Berlin Heidelberg New York, Springer, 2010, 1 - 123pp Book, 2010 DOI

Brennan, R.; Feeney, K.; Keeney, J.; O'Sullivan, D.; Fleck, J.J., II; Foley, S.; van der Meer, S.; , Multidomain IT architectures for next-generation communications service providers [Next-Generation Telco IT Architectures], IEEE Communications Magazine, 48, (8), 2010, p110 - 117 Journal Article, 2010 DOI TARA - Full Text

Kevin Feeney, Rob Brennan, John Keeney, Hendrik Thomas, Dave Lewis, Aidan Boran, Declan O'Sullivan, Enabling decentralised management through federation, Computer Networks Journal (Elsevier), 54, (16), 2010, p2825-2839 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Fu B., Brennan R., O'Sullivan D., Cross-lingual Ontology Mapping - An Investigation of the Impact of Machine Translation, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, The 4th Asian Semantic Web Conference, Shanghai, China, 6-9 December 2009, edited by A. Gómez-Pérez, Y. Yu, and Y. Ding , 5926, (1), Springer-Verlag, 2009, pp1 - 15 Conference Paper, 2009 DOI TARA - Full Text

Paul Mara, Rob Brennan, Declan O'Sullivan, Marcus Keane, Kris Mc Glinn, James O'Donnell, Pervasive Knowledge-Based Networking for Maintenance Inspection in Smart Buildings , multicon lecture notes, 6th International Workshop on Managing Ubiquitous Communications and Services (MUCS), Barcelona, Spain, June 15th, 10, multicon verlag and ACM digital library, 2009, pp67 - 75 Conference Paper, 2009 DOI

Brendan Jennings, Rob Brennan, William Donnelly, Simon N. Foley, Dave Lewis, Declan O'Sullivan, John Strassner, Sven van der Meer, Challenges for Federated, Autonomic Network Management in the Future Internet, 1st IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on Management of the Future Internet,, New York, 5 June 2009, 2009, pp87-92 Conference Paper, 2009 DOI

Hendrik Thomas, Declan O'Sullivan, Rob Brennan, Evaluation of Ontology Mapping Representations, Workshop on Matching and Meaning, AISB 2009 Convention , Edinburgh, April 9th, 2009, 2009, pp22 - 27 Conference Paper, 2009 TARA - Full Text URL URL

Colm Conroy, Rob Brennan, Declan O'Sullivan, David Lewis, User Evaluation Study of a Tagging Approach to Semantic Mapping , Lecture Notes in Computer Science, European Semantic Web Conference, Crete, Greece, June 2009, LNCS 5554/2009, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, 2009, pp623 - 637 Conference Paper, 2009 DOI

Rob Brennan, Wei Tai, Declan O'Sullivan, Muhammad S. Aslam, Susan Rea, Dirk Pesch, Open Framework Middleware for Intelligent WSN Topology Adaption in Smart Buildings, International Conference on Ultra Modern Telecommunications & Workshops, 2009. ICUMT '09. , St Pertersburg, Russia, 12 - 14 Oct 2009, IEEE, 2009, pp1-7 Conference Paper, 2009 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

Hendrik Thomas, Declan O'Sullivan and Rob Brennan , Ontology Mapping Representations: a Pragmatic Evaluation , International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, Boston, USA, July 1-3, 2009, Knowledge Systems Institute Graduate School, 2009, pp228-232 Conference Paper, 2009 TARA - Full Text

Wei Tai, Rob Brennan, John Keeney, Declan O'Sullivan, An Automatically Composable OWL Reasoner for Resource Constrained Devices, Third IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing, 2009 (ICSC '09) , Berkeley, CA, USA, 14-16 September, IEEE, 2009, pp495-502 Conference Paper, 2009 TARA - Full Text DOI

R. Brennan, D. Lewis, J. Keeney, Z. Etzioni, K. Feeney, D. O'Sullivan, J.A. Lozano, B. Jennings, Policy-based Integration of Multi-Provider Digital Home Services, IEEE Network Magazine, special issue on Digital Home Services, 23, (6), 2009, p50 - 55 Journal Article, 2009 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

Colm Conroy, Declan O'Sullivan, David Lewis, Rob Brennan, Ontology Mapping for the Masses: A Tagging Approach, IEEE Intelligent Systems , 23, (6), 2008, p77 - 79 Journal Article, 2008

R. Stewart, I. Arias-Rodriguez, K. Poon, A. Caro, M. Tuexen (Eds), RFC 4460: Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) Specification Errata and Issues, 1, 2006, - Standard, 2006 URL

TeleManagement Forum, TMF058 CO-OP High level Architecture, 1, 2005, - Standard, 2005 URL

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Rob Brennan, Kevin Feeney, US Political Violence, 1.03, TCD, 2013 Dataset, 2013 URL

Rob Brennan, Kevin Feeney, Building and Publishing Social-Science Datasets on the Web with RDF and Linked Data , Digital & Computational Humanities - Tools & Thought, Aarhus University, 14 Nov 2013, 2013 Invited Talk, 2013

Rob Brennan, Ontologies in a Federated World, TM Forum Management World convention, Dublin, May 2012, 2012, TMF Invited Talk, 2012

Rob Brennan, FAME Scenario E, Home Area Networks , HOMEWORK annual plenary workshop, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK, 10 Jan 2011, 2011, HOMEWORK project Invited Talk, 2011

Research Expertise

Description

Data quality, data curation, semantic mapping, distributed systems, network and service management

Projects

  • Title
    • ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology
  • Summary
    • Funded Investigator in SFI research centre focused on digital data management, quality and interoperability (Theme E within the research centre).
  • Funding Agency
    • SFI
  • Date From
    • 1/1/2015
  • Date To
    • 31/12/2020
  • Title
    • ALIGNED, quality-centric software and data engineering
  • Summary
    • The rapid growth of web data creates demand for software engineering methods which can build and maintain applications that extract, process and publish web data. However, converting Big Data sources into high-quality, structured knowledge for use in business processes is usually considered data engineering. ALIGNED will develop models, methods and tools for engineering information systems based on co-evolving software and web data. Tools for model-driven software evolution based on Linked Data sources, runtime data quality analytics, human data curation and process integration will aid more efficient governance, increased agility and higher productivity. The opportunities for web data have recently led to intense research and innovation, but most efforts are siloed in the software or data spaces. Past integration of data and software engineering used formal ontologies rather than Linked Data. ALIGNED will provide lightweight methods for European data and software engineering industries to exploit the new opportunities in web data. Information companies like Wolters Kluwer need better ways to extract web data and build applications on top of it. Public bodies like the UK National Health Service (NHS) need evolving systems for data collection and re-use. Web data publishers like DBpedia need new methods to improve data quality. Scientific publications, industry workshops, training programs, open source tools and engaging the OMG, W3C and ISO standards bodies will transfer ALIGNED outputs.ALIGNED combines world class researchers in model driven software engineering (Oxford are transforming NHS systems), Linked Data quality (Leipzig and Trinity College have published foundational papers) and web systems (Leipzig are co-creators of DBpedia) with innovative enterprises (Wolters Kluwer have Linked Data in production systems, Semantic Web Company lead the world in enterprise Linked Data) and pioneering expert-curated data publishers (Oxford Anthropology and Posnan).
  • Funding Agency
    • European Commission
  • Date From
    • 1/2/2015
  • Date To
    • 31/1/2018
  • Title
    • ValueData ICT16 Co-ordinator support
  • Summary
    • This project funds my development of the ValueDate H2020 proposal for value-driven data governance. It includes writing support, consortium meetings and buy-out of my regular research responsibilities so that I can focus on proposal development.
  • Funding Agency
    • Enterprsie Ireland
  • Date From
    • 1/1/2017
  • Date To
    • 25/4/2017
  • Title
    • FAME, Federated Autonomic Management of End to End Communications Services
  • Summary
    • Next-generation network management systems with an emphasis on telco solutions. The TCD focus is on adding semantics and rules to the modelling of management information and federating management systems to enable dynamic, end to end management across domains. Rob leads the Home Area Networks (HAN) scenario (working team) within the project.
  • Funding Agency
    • SFI
  • Date From
    • 1/1/2009
  • Date To
    • 30/6/2014
  • Title
    • CNGL, the centre for global intelligent content
  • Summary
    • CNGL is a collaborative academia-industry research centre dedicated to delivering disruptive innovations in digital intelligent content, and to revolutionising the global content value chain for enterprises, communities and individuals.
  • Funding Agency
    • SFI
  • Date From
    • March 2012
  • Date To
    • Sept 2015
  • Title
    • User Community for Power Consumption Data Collection
  • Summary
    • This project created a social space on the web for users to share information about the power consumption of devices in their home. It then used semantic techniques to automatically categorise and rank data entries for dynamic presentation to users.
  • Funding Agency
    • Enterprise Ireland
  • Date From
    • 1 Sept 2007
  • Date To
    • 31 Mar 2008
  • Title
    • Automated Harvesting of Web Intelligence
  • Summary
    • A critical source of business intelligence is product data-sheets published on the web in HTML or PDF formats. This work explored new techniques to harvest these specifications and to convert them into a structured knowledge model that can, if necessary, be re-published on the web either as directed advertising or for consumption by linked data mashup applications.
  • Funding Agency
    • Enterprise Ireland
  • Date From
    • 1st July 2010
  • Date To
    • 1st June 2011
  • Title
    • NEMBES, Networked Embedded Systems
  • Summary
    • The next phase of embedded systems research is networked embedded systems (NES) where embedded systems communicate to form networks of distributed intelligence from the local scale, e.g. responsive buildings, to massively networked systems, e.g. environmental monitoring. This is a unique project addressing the issue of networked embedded systems (e.g. sensors) in a holistic way across the stack from chip design, networking, middleware, and service management. This project is being undertaken with a cross-disciplinary team in conjunction with groups in CIT, UCC, UCD and TCD's DSG. In this project, KDEG is furthering its research in semantic interoperability, semantic driven information routing and declarative means for adapting behaviour of individual devices and their co-ordination within a network.
  • Funding Agency
    • HEA
  • Date From
    • Oct 1 2007
  • Date To
    • Sept 30 2011
  • Title
    • ALIGNED Project Proposal Preparation
  • Summary
    • This project supported the development of an EU H2020 project called ALIGNED co-ordinated by Rob Brennan as PI. It was originally to be called SEDICE but changed to ALIGNED during the preparation process.
  • Funding Agency
    • Enterprise Ireland
  • Date From
    • 17 Jan 2014
  • Date To
    • 17 Sept 2014

Keywords

Computer Science/Engineering; DATA CURATION; DATA QUALITY; Distributed systems; Intelligent agents; Internet technologies; Knowledge and data engineering; Mobile Communications; Network technology, Security; Networks and telecommunications research; Remote sensing

Recognition

Representations

Created the Trinity Access Program (TAP) course in computer science ("Wikipedia") and have presented this course at the TAP summer school each year since. Ireland. 2012-ongoing

External Examiner, National College of Ireland, BSc in Computing, BSc in Business Information Systems, Ireland 2013-ongoing

Editorial Board (Computer Science and Communications area), Scientific World Journal (Impact factor 1.219), Hindawi Publishing, China. 2011-ongoing

Review panel member, Waterford Institute of Technology MSc in Computing (Communications Software) 2006

Review panel member, Dublin City University BEng in Digital Media Engineering degree. 2000

Scientific Evaluator, Enterprise Ireland competitive feasibility fund for SMEs 1999

Reviewer, IEEE Communications Magazine (Impact factor 3.661), USA 2014

Reviewer, The Scientific World Journal (Impact factor 1.219), Hindawi publishing corporation, China 2010-2013

Reviewer, Journal of Network and Systems Management, MDPI Sensors (Impact factor 1.953), Switzerland 2010-12

Reviewer, Journal of Network and Systems Management, Springer, Germany 2009-ongoing

Awards and Honours

Elected Senior Research Fellow by Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics 2014

Excellence Award for the GANDALF Project for outstanding achievements in the CELTIC research program. 2008

High Perfromance Employee, Ericsson 2005