Trinity College Dublin - Ireland
Founded in 1592, TCD with approximately 800 academics catering for 15,000 students is recognized internationally as Ireland’s premier university and was ranked 43th of the top 100 universities in the world by the highly respected Times Higher Education Supplement in 2009.
Established in 1981, the Distributed Systems Group (DSG) is both the longest standing and largest research group within the Discipline of Computer Systems in the School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity. DSG quickly established itself as an international centre of excellence in distributed systems and this expertise allowed the members of the group to form Iona Technologies, which would become one of Ireland’s most successful software companies, floating on the NASDAQ in 1997.
DSG's research focuses on the design of the middleware needed to support future smart cities. In particular, we are investigating the design of new programming models, middleware architectures, communication infrastructures, and advanced analytics to allow sensor data to be gathered, transported, and interpreted effectively to optimise urban resource usage and service delivery, and thereby improve the quality of life and sustainability of cities.