Partnerships

MoU between the National Institute of Informatics (NII) and Trinity College Dublin (TCD) / SCSS / ADAPT

After being appointed as a visiting professor at the National Institute of Informatics (NII) a few weeks ago, there is more good news. The NII has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the School of Computer Science and Statistics (SCSS) of Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the ADAPT Research Centre. The MoU originates from our long-term collaboration with the NII and outlines a partnership between TCD/SCSS/ADAPT and the NII. The goal of the partnership is to: Engage in joint efforts in research Work together in the area of institute management Exchange administrative and managerial staff Collaborate with industry and agencies for public administration and public services Exchange of research and academic staff and students We begin the collaboration with two projects. First, PhD Read more…

By Joeran Beel, ago
Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)

Trinity College Dublin announces a €25 million donation from Naughton Family paving the way for a new €60 million E3 Institute

Trinity College Dublin announced plans for a €60 million new E3 Institute in Engineering, Energy and Environment that has been made possible with a major private philanthropic donation by the Naughton family through the Naughton Foundation, established by the founder of the Glen Dimplex Group, Dr Martin Naughton, and his wife, Carmel. This will be combined with Government funding from the Department of Education and Skills. The Naughton family has made the single largest private philanthropic donation in the history of the state to the new E3 institute by donating €25 million. An additional €15 million is being made available by the Department of Education and Skills. This funding will be provided through the Higher Education Authority (HEA). In addition Read more…

By Joeran Beel, ago
Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)

TCD’s Junior Sports Leadership Course – applications open!

Trinty College Dublin has the perfect solution for young people aged 16-18 who want to stay busy for the summer. Trinity Sport has opened applications for the Junior Sports Leadership Programme 2018. The programme is open to anyone aged 16-18 who wish to broaden their knowledge of sport and coaching. The programme is an excellent learning opportunity, while also providing practical coaching experience. It is open to family members of students and staff, as well as members of the public. There are three phases to the programme: Phase 1 – A one week, 20-hour module in coaching and leadership skills Phase 2 – Undertaking 2 weeks voluntary coaching and leadership on our children’s sports camps this summer Phase 3 – Read more…

By Joeran Beel, ago
Partnerships

Visiting Professorship: We intensify our collaboration with the NII in Tokyo

Today I was appointed as Visiting Professor at the National Institute of Informatics (NII), effective 1. April 2018 for the forthcoming four years. I am very grateful for the generous support of the NII, and I am looking forward to visiting the NII approximately once or twice a year for a few weeks to collaborate on research relating to recommender systems, machine learning, natural language processing and our other research areas. I have been working closely together with the NII in Tokyo for quite a while, in particular with the Digital Content and Media Division and Prof Dr Akiko Aizawa. As such, I am glad to continue and intensify the collaboration for at least four years.

By Joeran Beel, ago

Jobs

Our working group is located in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Consequently, we offer positions primarily in Dublin. However, we closely cooperate with the University of Konstanz in Germany and the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo. Hence, if you are interested in working permanently or short-term (as a visitor) in either Konstanz or Tokyo, have a look further down this page. If you are a Bachelor or Master student at TCD have a look at our student’s corner. Important: Whenever you contact us, please provide detailed information about yourself (motivation to work with us, publications, CV), your intended project (brief proposal, previous publications), intended funding, potential start and end date of your work/visit, and, if applicable, about your current supervisor. Please Read more…

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Students

Teaching and FYP/Dissertation Supervision Teaching (Module Descriptions) Final Year Projects / Dissertations (Guidelines and list of ~90 project ideas) Jobs and Internships If you are a PhD student interested in a position or research visit, please have a look at our normal job section. Student Jobs (Demonstrators) in Dublin (for TCD students) Student Internships in Dublin (for Irish/TCD students) Student Internships in Dublin (for non-Irish students) Student Internships in Tokyo (for TCD/ADAPT and German students) Guidelines Academic Writing Software Tools for Academic Writing Living and Working in Dublin (information for students coming to Dublin) Living and Working in Tokyo (information for students going to Tokyo) Communication Guidelines  

By Joeran Beel, ago
Jobs & Internships

We welcome two DAAD interns in recommender systems and machine learning (Dublin & Tokyo)

As part of the DAAD RISE Worldwide program, we were awarded two funded internship positions for two undergraduate students both being from Germany. The two interns will be conducting a research project as part of Mr. DLib in the fields of recommender systems, machine learning and natural language processing. Gordian (University of Munich / LMU) and Martin (Universty of Göttingen) will spend around three months with us over the summer — Gordian at the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo, and Martin at the ADAPT Centre and School of Computer Science at the Trinity College Dublin.

By Joeran Beel, ago
Machine Learning

Machine Learning Lecture (CS7CS4) in the Upcoming Semester at TCD Dublin

In the coming term, Prof. Douglas Leith and I will be teaching an introduction to machine learning here at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. We expect around 200 students, primarily from the new Master of Science in Intelligent System and Data Science. Many students will already have a background in machine learning, and I am looking forward to teaching about the following topics relating to machine learning: Machine Learning Basics (Applications of Machine Learning, Challenges in Machine Learning, Alternatives to Machine Learning) Machine Learning in Action (Machine-Learning Datasets, Machine-Learning Frameworks, Machine-Learning Evaluation) Cross-validation and confidence intervals for Machine-Learning Overfitting/underfitting in Machine-Learning (bias-variance trade-off) Machine Learning Algorithms Linear Regression Logistic Regression Support Vector Machines Kernel Methods k-Means Clustering and Mixture Models for Unsupervised Read more…

By Joeran Beel, ago
Machine Learning

Machine Learning Lecture Slides Available (2017/18)

This semester my colleague and I are teaching the Machine-Learning module CS7CS4 at Trinity College Dublin. We decided to publish the lecture slides on Slideshare. The slides contain 11 lectures about machine learning, covering aspects such as an introduction to machine learning, standard machine learning algorithms (regression, support vector machines, k-means, neural networks, …), machine learning evaluation, machine learning datasets and libraries, and a probabilistic interpretation of ML algorithms.

By Joeran Beel, ago