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Professor Luiz DaSilva appointed new Director of CONNECT Centre2018 March 8

Professor Luiz DaSilva, Chair of Telecommunications at Trinity College Dublin, has been appointed Director of CONNECT, the €55 million Science Foundation Ireland research centre for future networks and communications. He succeeds Professor Linda Doyle, who has been appointed Dean of Research in Trinity.

Professor DaSilva’s research focuses on distributed and adaptive resource management in wireless networks, and in particular spectrum and infrastructure resource sharing for next generation networks. He is responsible for seminal work on cognitive networks and on the application of game theory to wireless resource management problems. He is currently working on a new architecture for virtual wireless networks orchestrated from resources belonging to heterogeneous technologies and multiple stakeholders. Professor DaSilva’s research combines theoretical modelling of network resource planning and usage with hands-on testbed implementation of dynamic resource management solutions.

Trinity Provost, Professor Patrick Prendergast, said: “We extend our congratulations to Professor DaSilva as the new Director of CONNECT. He is widely recognised as a world leader in the field of telecommunications research, which is one of Trinity’s strategic research themes. Professor DaSilva has been hugely successful at attracting Horizon 2020 funding as well as collaborating with multiple industry partners."

The CONNECT Centre is headquartered in Trinity College and includes 300 researchers in nine other colleges and universities around the country.