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The Insight Centre for Data Analytics

We live in a data rich world, where almost everything we do results in a data record being created and stored somewhere. Our vision is to create a healthier, safer, more productive world by empowering a data-driven society to enable better decisions by individuals, communities, business and governments.

The Insight Centre for Data Analytics was created to realise this vision. Insight is a joint initiative between University College Dublin, the National University of Ireland at GalwayUniversity College Cork, and Dublin City University. Insight was established in 2013 by Science Foundation Ireland with funding of €75m. 
 
At Insight we combine the skills of leading researchers with cutting-edge technologies from diverse research areas. We work closely with industry partners to develop next-generation data acquisition and analytics solutions for important and diverse application areas.
 
Insight brings together leading Irish academics from 5 of Ireland'€™s leading research centres (DERI, CLARITY, CLIQUE, 4C, TRIL), previously established by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and the Irish Industrial Development Authority (IDA), in key areas of priority research including:
  • The Semantic Web,
  • Sensors and the Sensor Web,
  • Social network analysis,
  • Decision Support and Optimization, and
  • Connected Health.
Collectively these centres represent an investment in excess of 150m over the past 10 years, hosting more than 300 researchers, and collaborating with more than 150 industry partners. In bringing together these Centres, through the SFI funded Research Centres call, Insight will become a single brand and single entity with the critical mass of research competence that will serve as an international beacon for the science and application of Big Data Analytics. The Insight Centre is designed to provide a national ICT research platform for Ireland based on world-class targeted research programmes.
 
It has researchers based in 6 of Ireland's 7 Universities (University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, NUI Galway, NUI Maynooth, Dublin City University, and University College Cork).
 
The centre opened on July 1st 2013 and has received funding in excess of 72m, from SFI and Industry sources, for research programmes spanning the next six years. 
 

Founding Directors:

Oliver Daniels
CEO

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Room: 
Tel: +353 91 495009
oliver.daniels@insight-centre.org

 

Michael Turley
COO

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Room:
Tel: +353 91 495010
michael.turley@insight-centre.org

Prof. Barry Smyth
Director

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Room: E3.46 Sci. East
Tel: +353 1 7162473
barry.smyth@insight-centre.org

 

Prof. Alan Smeaton
Director

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Room: L2.39A
Tel: +353 1 7005262
alan.smeaton@insight-centre.org

 

Prof. Brian Caulfield
Director

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Room: E3.37 Sci. East
Tel: +353 1 7166502
brian.caulfield@insight-centre.org

 

Prof. Barry O'Sullivan
Director

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Room:
Tel: +353 21 420 5951
barry.osullivan@insight-centre.org

 

Prof. Pádraig Cunningham
Director

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Room: CASL / 2L
Tel: +353 1 7165346
padraig.cunningham@insight-centre.org

 

Prof. Stefan Decker
Director

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Room:
Tel: +353 91 495011
stefan.decker@insight-centre.org