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Autumn Commencements Celebrations2018 November 7

Graduates from the MSISS 2018 class, together with their families, friends and staff from SCSS gathered to celebrate the annual Commencements at a reception in the O’Reilly Institute on Monday 5th November.

Special mention to those who received awards:

The IBM David Deir Memorial Prize (€1500) for best final year project was awarded by Seamus McGrath (IBM Global Business) to Blathnaid McDermott. James Flynn (IBM University Programmes Manager) also attended.

Blathnaid  developed an ‘Autonomous Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) Outlier Detection Methodology for PatientMPower’ which, in layperson’s terms, has the ability to remotely identify problems with home medical tests for patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF).

Pictured above: Blathnaid McDermott and Seamus McGrath from IBM Global Business

The Franz Fasenfeld Memorial prize (€500) for best first year marks was jointly awarded to Jack O’Donoghue and Elizabeth Bolger.

Pictured above: Elizabeth Bolger and Jack O'Donoghue with MSISS Course Director Brett Houlding

Congratulations to all 36 graduates.  We wish them well in their careers.


A bit about MSISS:

The focus in MSISS is on solving problems from a management perspective within organisations and using skills acquired from studying various disciplines such as management science, statistics, mathematics, economics, business studies, information systems and computer science. The emphasis in MSISS is on building up analytical skills, flexibility and creative thinking. The course provides a unique blend of the study of many disciplines combined with the development of a range of interpersonal skills.  It is this blend of experience that makes MSISS graduates most sought after by employers.


Posted by: Catherine O’Connor, Head of External Relations, School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin.      catherine.oconnor at