Alan F. Smeaton

Since 1997, Alan Smeaton has been a Professor of Computing at Dublin City
University where he has previously been Head of School and Dean of Faculty. His
early research covered the application of natural language processing techniques to
information retrieval and this broadened to cover content-based retrieval of
information in all media, text, image, audio and digital video. From 2007 to 2013 he
was Deputy Director of CLARITY: Centre for Sensor Web Technologies, a large
multi-site research centre of over 120 researchers, co-funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
which has secured over €35m in competitive research funding over a 5-year period. From 2013 to
2019 he is Director of the INSIGHT Data Analytics Research Centre at DCU, a €70m+ centre funded
by SFI and by industry based mostly at 4 Irish Universities and with 30+ industry partners,
representing the largest single investment in research made by the government of Ireland.

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