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Barry O'Sullivan has been elected a Fellow of the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence
Professor Barry O'Sullivan, the Director of 4C, has been elected a Fellow of the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI Fellow).
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Winner of Enterprise Ireland Lifescience and Food Commercialisation Award 2011 Built Around Technology Developed by UCC Team Involving 4C
From UCC News: A UCC spin-out company, Clinical Support Information Systems (CSIS), which can reduce the incidence of adverse reactions for patients on multiple medications has won the Enterprise Ireland (EI) Lifescience Commercialisation Award at the 2011 EI Big Ideas Technology Showcase. Clinical Support Information Systems is a company built around the STOPP-START technology developed at UCC by an inter-disciplinary group of clinicians, pharmacists and computer scientists. Gerry Moran, the CEO of CSIS, is working in partnership with the researchers, the UCC Technology Transfer Office and Enterprise Ireland to bring the STOPP-START technology to market. The research team behind the technology which was developed with commercialisation funding from Enterprise Ireland are: Dr Denis O'Mahony, Dr Stephen Byrne, Sean Og Murphy, Cristin Ryan, Dr Ken Brown and Professor Cormac Sreenan. STOPP/START is designed specifically with the older patient in mind and the particular medication problems encountered in this age group (older people consume about half of all prescription medicines in Ireland and Europe). The Award was presented by The Minister for Research and Innovation, Mr Seán Sherlock on October 10th 2011 at the EI Showcase in the Convention Centre, Dublin.
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EMC Joins with UCC in Ireland as the Anchor University Research Partner for the New EMC Research Europe
From the EMC press release: EMC has joined with University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland as the anchor university research partner for EMC Research Europe. UCC is located in Cork city, Ireland, and has collaborated with EMC since it established its International Operations campus in Cork in 1988. EMC researchers are now co-located on the UCC campus in partnership with UCC's Cork Constraint Computation Centre (4C). Co-funded by the Science Foundation Ireland, the focus of these research programmes is cloud computing and data centre optimisation and data centre energy management. This alliance acts as a platform for the collaboration of some of Ireland's leading researchers and innovators, and provides access to specialist industry and academic expertise and leading edge data analytics, essential for research of this kind. This programme has also created a platform for collaboration across other areas of research. Professor Barry O'Sullivan, Chair of Constraint Programming, School of Computer Science, and Director (incoming), Cork Constraint Computation Centre (4C), at UCC, comments: "We are delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with EMC on its new European Research Initiative which will further strengthen the close relationship built up between EMC and University College Cork over the years. This partnership will also benefit from Science Foundation Ireland's investment in 4C."
Further Information: EMC Press Release

The Centre for Telecommunications Research Receives 24.3M in Renewed Funding
Minister Sean Sherlock TD, Minister of State, Department of Enterprise, Jobs & Innovation and Department of Education & Skills with responsibility for Research & Innovation, has announced that the State is providing 19.5 million euro via Science Foundation Ireland, with industry providing a further 4.8 million euro, in renewed funding for the SFI CSET, The Centre for Telecommunications Research (CTVR). Ken Brown of 4C is a Co-PI of CTVR, and Barry O'Sullivan of 4C is also participating in CTVR. Prof. Cormac Sreenan of the UCC CS Department is involved as well. CTVR is a multi-institutional centre, headquarted in TCD; Prof. Linda Doyle of TCD is the Director.
Further Information: Irish Times Announcement

4C Participant in FP7 Project on Engineering the Policy-Making Life Cycle
Barry O'Sullivan is the UCC Principal Investigator of a recently approved European FP7 project on Engineering the Policy-Making Life Cycle (e-POLICY). The project has eight partners, coordinated by the University of Bologna, and will run for three years from 1 October 2011.

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