Publication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 22/10/2019
Last week, Insight's Dr John McCrae was awarded the NUI Galway President's Award for Research Excellence as an Early Career Researcher. Dr McCrae leads the Linguistics Data Unit in Insight@NUI Galway. You can learn more about him and his research in this video about the awards. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2XauTP8aTk
Publication Date:Created by Louise Holden on 16/10/2019
Professor Eugene C. Freuder receives UCC's Career Achievement Research Award
Inisght researchers feature strongly in this year's awards
At a ceremony at UCC on Thursday 10th of October, Professor Eugene Freuder received UCC’s top research recognition: its Career Achievement Research Award.
Publication Date:Created by Louise Holden on 14/10/2019
Insight@UCC doubles its computer power courtesy of Verizon
Insight UCC has received a large hardware donation from Verizon Media. Mark Cuddihy (Datacenter Engineer) and Michael Creamer (Senior Data Centre Manager) visited UCC campus to officially hand over the equipment, including 40 servers, to Peter MacHale (High Performance Lead) and Prof. Barry O'Sullivan (Director). This donation will effectively double the amount of computer power available to the centre in UCC. UCC would also like to thank Prof. John McInerney (Physics) for paving the way.
Publication Date:Created by Louise Holden on 02/10/2019
Minister Humphreys launches €4.2m driverless vehicle collaboration between Lero, Insight and CONNECT
Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation, today launched a Science Foundation Ireland backed €4.2m research collaboration on driverless vehicles led by Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, in partnership with Insight and CONNECT.
Publication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 01/10/2019
Professor Alan Smeaton spoke to Newstalk's Jonathan Healy about a wearable sensor that can read and translate the Irish Sign Language (ISL) alphabet in real time. The device, worn on the arm, reads electrical signals in the muscles that are activated when the wearer is spelling words using the ISL alphabet, in a technique known as electromyography.
Publication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 30/09/2019
Insight researchers, do you have an idea for a flagship citizen science project that will leverage and enhance Insight’s existing research capacity? If so, we would love to hear about it. Proposals are solicited from Insight researchers with a view to choosing the most exciting and robust proposal that may be awarded seed funding of up to €25,000.
What is Citizen Science?
Publication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 17/09/2019
Insight's John Breslin spoke to TG4's Molscéal about his Old Ireland in Colour project which is colourising old Irish black and white photos. He explains in the piece how he was trying to colourise some old photos of his grandparents by hand when he came across a system called DeOldify. He processed his grandparents' photos and then started looking for other photos that he could process in this way. You can watch the piece here.
Insight spin-out Output Sports wins National Best Business Idea at Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur AwardsPublication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 16/09/2019
Insight spin-out Output Sports was awarded National Best Business Idea at Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur Awards 2019. Dr Martin O'Reilly accepted the award from Minister for Business Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD.
Publication Date:Created by Louise Holden on 04/09/2019
AI Bracelet promises real-time Irish Sign Language translation for text and voice
Researchers at the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics based in DCU have developed a wearable sensor that can read and translate Irish Sign Language (ISL) in real time.
New Insight research explores how young people engage with online resources when seeking help for personal or emotional issuesPublication Date:Created by Grainne Faller on 03/09/2019
Young people living in Ireland are turning to the internet when seeking help for mental health difficulties, with 80% of them using their mobile phone as their means of doing so.
Researchers from Insight@UCD, surveyed over 1,300 young people in an effort to better understand if, and how, they engage with online resources when seeking help for personal or emotional issues. Nearly 83% of respondents said that they would look online for help for these issues.