Alan Smeaton is Professor of Computing at Dublin City University (appointed 1997) where he has previously been Head of School and Executive Dean of Faculty, and is also Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at DCU. He is a member of the Board of the Irish Research Council with a Ministerial government appointment from 2012 to 2018. He is also a member of the COST Scientific Committee which oversees the disbursement of COST's budget of €300m during the lifetime of Horizon 2020.
His research work focuses on the development of theories and technologies to support all aspects of information discovery and human memory, allowing people to find the right information at the right time and in the right form. He is internationally recognised for his work on information retrieval — particularly multimedia retrieval — and on automatic video analysis. He is founding coordinator of TRECVid, the international benchmarking evaluation campaign on information retrieval from Digital Video, run by the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the US annually since 2001. Ober the last 17 years TRECVid has involved contributions from over 2,000 research scientists across 5 continents and almost 200 Universities, Research Institutes and companies.
Alan Smeaton has more than 600 peer-reviewed publications on Google SCHOLAR with over 13,000 citations and an h-index of 57. This represents one of the highest publication metrics for Compuer Science in Ireland.
Alan has been a scientific reviewer for research project proposals research councils in Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Switzerland, EPSRC (UK), Royal Society of Edinburgh, European Research Council, Niels Stensen Stichting (the Netherlands), Dutch Technology Foundation (STW), IWT-Vlaanderen, Nuffield Foundation, National Science Foundation (US), Ontario Research Fund (Canada), the AHRB (UK) and the EU. His contribution as an international reviewer can be seen on his Publons profile.
ProceedingsUbiComp '15 Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, JournalDate: 2015Location:
ProceedingsProceedings of the 1st Technical Meeting of the European Network on Integrating Vision and Lan- guage: A Workshop of the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, JournalDate: 2014Location: Ireland,
Insight ResearchersAlan Smeaton, Philip ScanlonEventNational Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, VenueDavenport Hotel, Dublin, Date08/12/2016Event TypeConference: Presentation TypeOral Presentation
Insight ResearchersAlan SmeatonOrganising BodySYMPOSIUM - FROM MHEALTH TO FUTURE TECH: PERSONALISED WELLNESS FOR ALL, EventSYMPOSIUM - FROM MHEALTH TO FUTURE TECH: PERSONALISED WELLNESS FOR ALL, Date23/10/2015Event TypeConference: Presentation TypeKeynote talk
Insight ResearchersAlan SmeatonOrganising Body19th Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts Conference, Event19th Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts Conference, Date01/09/2015Event TypeConference: Presentation TypeKeynote talk
Insight ResearchersEamonn Newman, Alan SmeatonNon-Insight ResearchersLouise Hopper, Kate IrvingOrganising Body24th Alzheimer Europe Conference “Autonomy and dignity in dementia”, Event24th Alzheimer Europe Conference “Autonomy and dignity in dementia”, VenueGlasgow, UK, Date20/10/2014Event TypeConference: Presentation TypeInvited speaker
Insight ResearchersConor O'Quigley, Alan Smeaton, Dermot Diamond, Kevin J FraserNon-Insight ResearchersPatrick Floris, Tom Glennon, Eoghan McNamara, Yang Yang, Jens DucreeOrganising Body2nd International Conference on Microfluidic Handling Systems (MFHS 2014), Event2nd International Conference on Microfluidic Handling Systems (MFHS 2014) f, VenueUniversity f Freiburg, Date08/10/2014Event TypeConference: Presentation TypePoster
Insight ResearchersAlan Smeaton, Owen CorriganNon-Insight ResearchersSinead Smyth, John Brennan, Aly EganOrganising BodyInsight Centre for Data Analytics, EventInsight Student Conference (INSIGHT-SC 2014), VenueUniversity College Dublin, Date12/09/2014Event TypeConference: Presentation TypePoster