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University College Dublin and IBM in Ireland Expanding Research Collaboration

Wednesday, 09 March, 2016 


Pictured at the UCD O’Brien Centre for Science are Professor Andrew J. Deeks, President, University College Dublin with Dr Kathy McGroddy-Goetz, Vice-President for IBM Watson Health Partnerships and Solutions.

Pictured at the UCD O’Brien Centre for Science are Professor Andrew J. Deeks, President, University College Dublin with Dr Kathy McGroddy-Goetz, Vice-President for IBM Watson Health Partnerships and Solutions.

University College Dublin (UCD) and IBM in Ireland has announced the expansion of the research collaboration between both organisations with the establishment of a new software development collaboratory.

The new collaboratory, which will be based at the UCD O’Brien Centre for Science, will involve software developers from IBM Ireland Lab using cognitive computing technologies in collaboration with UCD’s world-leading researchers.

The research programme at the collaboratory will for example focus on using advanced analytics technology to interpret, in real-time, the vast volume of data and patterns captured from patients via smart and embedded medical devices.

Applications arising from such interpretations aim to transform collaborative decision-making conversations between doctors and their patients.

In the field of telecommunications and the Internet-of-Things research and development teams in the collaboratory will consider the role of cognitive technologies and analytics in advancing speed, resilience and security of networked systems.

The announcement follows on from the establishment last year of a research collaboratory between UCD and IBM to enable scientists from UCD and IBM Research-Ireland to work closely together on technologies for the next generation of smart and sustainable cities.