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Melanie Bouroche
Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Biography

 Over 10 year experience in research key programming abstractions for urban-scale reliable context-aware applications, and in particular for the real-time coordination of smart vehicles despite unreliable communication.
 Over 50 publications in the domains of Intelligent Transportation Systems, Privacy, middleware for Wireless Sensor Networking, and Smart Cities, including 14 journal articles, a book chapter and a book.
 Participated in 8 national and international research projects with both academic and industrial partners. Experience of collaborative and interdisciplinary research projects.
 Participated in 6 successful national and European proposals, including 3 as principal investigator. Successful research program development.
 Elected member of the Trinity Board, chair of the Equality Committee, member of the Human Resources committee, and member of the Centre for Women in Science & Engineering Research (WiSER) steering group. Representative roles at different levels of college life.
 Reviewer for over 25 workshops, conferences and journals. Actively involved in the scientific community.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

J. Sau, J. Monteil & M. Bouroche, State-space linear stability analysis of platoons of cooperative vehicles, Transportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics, 2017, p1 - 26 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Morris, A., Patsakis, C., Bouroche, M., Cahill, V. , Context Dissemination for Dynamic Urban-Scale Applications , Mobile Networks and Applications, 22, (2), 2017, p305-317 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Guyonnet, R., Monteil, J., Ghosh, B., & Bouroche, M., Empirical and Simulation Analysis of the Relation between Microscopic and Macroscopic Traffic Considering Trajectory Data Sets, Transportation Research Board 96th Annual MeetingTransportation Research Board, Washington DC, January, 2017, 2017, pp1 - 22 Conference Paper, 2017

Morris A, Patsakis C, Cahill V, Bouroche M, Snapcab: Urban scale context-aware smart transport using adaptive context tries, Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST, 65, 2016, p31-40 Journal Article, 2016 URL DOI

J. Monteil, J. Sau and M. Bouroche, Adaptive PID feedback control for the longitudinal dynamics of driver-assisted vehicles in mixed traffic, IEEE 19th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, IEEE, 2016, pp1634 - 1641 Conference Paper, 2016 URL DOI

Patsakis C, van Rest J, Choras M, Bouroche M, Privacy-preserving biometric authentication and matching via lattice-based encryption, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Ar, 9481, 2016, p169-182 Journal Article, 2016 URL DOI

Girolami, M., Chessa, S., Dragone, M., Bouroche, M., Cahill, V., Using spatial interpolation in the design of a coverage metric for Mobile CrowdSensing systems, Proceedings - IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, 2016 IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communication, Messina; Italy, 2016-August, 2016, pp147-152 Conference Paper, 2016 DOI

J. Monteil and M. Bouroche, Robust parameter estimation of car-following models considering practical non-identifiability, IEEE 19th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, IEEE, 2016, pp581 - 588 Conference Paper, 2016 URL DOI

V. Valls, J. Monteil and M. Bouroche, A convex optimisation approach to traffic signal control, IEEE 19th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, IEEE, 2016, pp1508 - 1515 Conference Paper, 2016 URL DOI

Patsakis, C. Laird, P. Clear, M. Bouroche, M. Solanas, A., Interoperable privacy-aware E-participation within smart cities, Computer , 48, (1), 2015, p52 - 58 Journal Article, 2015 DOI URL

Morris A, Patsakis C, Dragone M, Manzoor A, Cahill V, Bouroche M, Urban Scale Context Dissemination in the Internet of Things: Challenge Accepted, PROCEEDINGS, 9th International Conference on Next Generation Mobile Applications, Services and Technologies, NGMAST 2015, Cambridge, 9-11 September , 2015, pp84-89 Conference Paper, 2015 DOI

Vivek Nallur, Julien Monteil, Tyler Sammons, Melanie Bouroche, Siobhan Clarke, Increasing Information in a Socio-Technical MAS Considered Contentious, IEEE 9th International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems Workshops, Cambridge; United States, 21-25 Sept, 2015, pp25-30 Conference Paper, 2015 DOI

Niall O'Hara, Marco Slot, Julien Monteil, Vinny Cahill, Mélanie Bouroche, Towards evaluating the benefits of inter-vehicle coordination, 18th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, September 15-18, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015 TARA - Full Text DOI

Patsakis C, Kotzanikolaou P, Bouroche M, Private proximity testing on steroids: An ntru-based protocol, Lecture Notes in Computer Science , 9331, 2015, p172-184 Journal Article, 2015 DOI URL

Julien Monteil, Niall O'Hara, Vinny Cahill, Mélanie Bouroche, Real-time estimation of drivers' behaviours, IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC, 18th IEEE International Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, IEEE, 2015, pp2046 - 2052 Conference Paper, 2015 DOI

Constantinos Patsakis, Riccardo Venanzio, Paolo Bellavista, Agusti Solanas and Melanie Bouroche, Personalized medical services using smart cities' infrastructures, International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA), 2014 Conference Paper, 2014 DOI URL

Alistair Morris, Mélanie Bouroche, Vinny Cahill, Urban scale dissemination in mobile pervasive computing environments, International Conference on Pervasive and Embedded Computing and Communication Systems, Lisbon, Portugal, 18, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014

Patsakis, C., Dellios, K., Bouroche, M., Towards a distributed secure in-vehicle communication architecture for modern vehicles, Computers and Security, 40, 2014, p60-74 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Guojun Qin, Constantinos Patsakis and Mélanie Bouroche, Playing Hide and Seek with Mobile Dating Applications, IFIP International Information Security and Privacy Conference (SEC), 2014, pp185 - 196 Conference Paper, 2014 DOI

Manzoor, A, Patsakis, C, Morris, A, McCarthy, J, Mullarkey, G, Pham, H, Clarke, S, Cahill, V, Bouroche, M, CityWatch: exploiting sensor data to manage cities better, Transactions on Emerging Telecommunication Technologies, 25, (1), 2014, p64-80 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Constantinos Patsakis and Michael Clear and Paul Laird and Athanasios Zigomitros and Melanie Bouroche, Privacy-Aware Large-Scale Virological and Epidemiological Data Monitoring, Proceedings of International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, 2014 IEEE 27th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, 2014, pp78-81 Conference Paper, 2014 DOI URL

Manzoor, A., Truong, H.-L., Calatroni, A., Roggen, D., Bouroche, M., Clarke, S., Cahill, V., Tröster, G., Dustdar, S., Analyzing the impact of different action primitives in designing high-level human activity recognition systems, Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, 5, (5), 2013, p443-461 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Atif Manzoor, Constantinos Patsakis, Siobhán Clarke, Vinny Cahill, Jessica McCarthy, Gabriel Mullarkey, Mélanie Bouroche, , Data sensing and dissemination framework for smart cities, 6th International Conference on MOBILe Wireless MiddleWARE, Operating Systems, and Applications (MobilWare), Bologna, Italy, 11-12 November 2013, 2013, pp156 - 165 Conference Paper, 2013 URL DOI

Stefano Tennina, Marco Tiloca, Jan-Hinrich Hauer, Melanie Bouroche, Mario Alves, Anis Koubaa, Petr Jurcik, Nuno Pereira, Ricardo Severino, Eduardo Tovar, Gianluca Dini and Roberta Daidoneby , IEEE 802.15. 4 and ZigBee as Enabling Technologies for Low-Power Wireless Systems with Quality-of-Service Constraints , Springer, 2013, 1-125pp Book, 2013 URL DOI

Mélanie Bouroche, Vinny Cahill, Siobhan Clarke, Ivana Dusparic, Anurag Garg, Fabian Bustamante., Research Challenges in Participatory Sensing for Urban Management Applications,, 11th IT&T Conference, Cork Institute of Technology Cork, Ireland , 29-30 October 2012 , 2012, pp2-9 Conference Paper, 2012 URL

Marinescu, D., Čurn, J., Bouroche, M., Cahill, V., On-ramp traffic merging using cooperative intelligent vehicles: A slot-based approach, Proceedings, ITSC, IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Anchorage, AK; United States, 16-19 Sept, IEEE, 2012, 900-906 Conference Paper, 2012 DOI

Farrukh Mirza, Mélanie Bouroche, and Vinny Cahill. , Unstable Path Routing in Urban-Scale WSN, ACM SIGBED Review, 9, (3), 2012, p24-28 Journal Article, 2012 DOI TARA - Full Text

Mikael Asplund, Atif Manzoor, Melanie Bouroche, Siobhan Clarke, Vinny Cahill, A Formal Approach to Autonomous Vehicle Coordination, 18th International Symposium on Formal Methods, Paris, 27-31 August, 2012, pp52 - 67 Conference Paper, 2012 DOI

Atif Manzoor, Melanie Bouroche, Siobhan Clarke, Vinny Cahill, Trust Evaluation for Participatory Sensing, 9th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing Networking and Services, Beijing, 12-14 December, 2012, pp176 - 187 Conference Paper, 2012 DOI

Niall O'Hara, Marco Slot, Dan Marinescu, Jan Čurn, Dawei Yang, Mikael Asplund, Mélanie Bouroche, Siobhán Clarke and Vinny Cahill, MDDSVsim: An Integrated Traffic Simulation Platform for Autonomous Vehicle Research, The International Workshop on Vehicular Traffic Management for Smart Cities (VTM 2012), Dublin, Ireland, Nov, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012 TARA - Full Text URL

Mohan, M., Bhattacharya, A., Bouroche, M., Cahill, V., BLESS: A divine energy saving protocol for wireless sensor networks, IFIP Wireless Days, IFIP Wireless Days, Dublin; Ireland, 21-23 Nov, 2012, pp6402883 Conference Paper, 2012 DOI

Sin, M.L., Bouroche, M., Cahill, V., Scheduling of dynamic participants in real-time distributed systems, Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems, IEEE Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems, Madrid; Spain, 4-7 Oct, 2011, 245-254 Conference Paper, 2011 DOI

Tennina, S., Bouroche, M., Gomes, R., Mirza, F., Alves, M., Carrozza, G., Santos, M., (...), Cahill, V., Poster: EMMON - A WSN system architecture and toolset for large-scale and dense real-time embedded monitoring, Proceedings of the 9th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, 9th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, Seattle, WA; United State, 1-4 Nov, 2011, pp349-350 Conference Paper, 2011 DOI

Tennina, S., Bouroche, M., Braga, P., Gomes, R., Alves, M., Mirza, F., Ciriello, V., (...), Cahill, V., EMMON: A WSN system architecture for large scale and dense real-time embedded monitoring, Proceedings - 2011 IFIP 9th International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing, IFIP 9th International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing, Melbourne, VIC; Australia, 24-26 October, IEEE, 2011, pp150-157 Conference Paper, 2011 DOI

Slot, M., Bouroche, M., Cahill, V., Design of a safety-critical geocast API for vehicular coordination, International Journal of Vehicle Information and Communication Systems, 2, (3-4), 2011, p193-212 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Colm Bhandal, Mélanie Bouroche and Arthur Hughes,, An Abstract Model of a Coordination Protocol using the UPPAAL Model Checker, 2011 IFIP 9th International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC), October 2011, IEEE Computer Society, 2011, pp306 - 311 Conference Paper, 2011 DOI URL

Colm Bhandal, Mélanie Bouroche and Arthur Hughes, A Process Algebraic Description of a Temporal Wireless Network Protocol, Electronic Communications of the EASST, The Fourth International Workshop on Formal Methods for Interactive Systems (FMIS 2011), edited by J. Bowen, S. Reeves, T. Margaria, J. Padberg, G. Taentzer , 45, 2011, pp1 - 17 Conference Paper, 2011 TARA - Full Text

Dan Marinescu, Mélanie Bouroche, and Vinny Cahill. , Towards an active approach to guaranteed arrival times based on traffic shaping. , Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications 2010: Smart Systems for Green Cars and Safe Mobility, May, edited by Gereon Meyer and Jürgen Valldorf , Springer, 2010, pp367-376 Conference Paper, 2010 DOI

Marinescu, D.; Curn, J.; Slot, M.; Bouroche, M.; Cahill, V.; , An active approach to guaranteed arrival times based on traffic shaping., Proceedings of the 13th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 13th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Madeira Island, Portugal, 19-22 Sept. 2010 , 2010, pp1711 - 1717 Conference Paper, 2010 TARA - Full Text DOI

Marco Slot, Mélanie Bouroche, and Vinny Cahill. , Membership service specifications for safety-critical geocast in vehicular networks., Proceedings of the Seventh IEEE, IET International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP), IET International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP), , 21-23 July 2010 , edited by Zabih Ghassemlooy and Wai Pang Ng , IEEE, 2010, pp470-475 Conference Paper, 2010 URL TARA - Full Text

Vehicular Networks and Applications in, editor(s)Benoit Garbinato, Hugo Miranda and Luis Rodrigues , Middleware for Network Eccentric and Mobile Applications, Springer, 2009, pp369 - 381, [Aline Senart, Mélanie Bouroche, Vinny Cahill, and Stefan Weber] Book Chapter, 2009

Aline Senart and Melanie Bouroche and Vinny Cahil , Modelling an Emergency Vehicle Early-Warning System using Real-time Feedback , International Journal of Intelligent Information and Database Systems, Special Issue on Information Processing in Intelligent Vehicles and Road Applications, 2, 2008, p222 - 239 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

Vinny Cahill, Aline Senart, Douglas C. Schmidt, Stefan Weber, Anthony Harrington, Barbara Hughes, Kulpreet Singh, and Mélanie Bouroche., The managed motorway: Real-time vehicle scheduling - a research agenda., Proceedings of the Ninth ACM SIGMOBILE Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications (HotMobile 2008), Ninth ACM SIGMOBILE Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications (HotMobile 2008), Napa Valley, California , February , ACM, 2008, pp43-48 Conference Paper, 2008 DOI

Mélanie Bouroche and Vinny Cahill. , We don't need to agree to coordinate., Michael Mock, Workshop on Dependable Network Computing and Mobile Systems (DNCMS'08), October, IEEE, 2008, 47-51 Conference Paper, 2008 URL TARA - Full Text

Bouroche, Mélanie , Real-Time Coordination of Mobile Autonomous Entities, Trinity College Dublin , 2007 Thesis, 2007 URL

Aline Senart and Mélanie Bouroche and Neil O'Connor and Barbara Hughes and Kulpreet Singh and Vinny Cahill, , Supporting Mobility using Context-Based Reasoning , System Support for Ubiquitous Computing Workshop (UbiSys 2006), , 2006, sep TCD-CS-20, 2006 Journal Article, 2006 URL TARA - Full Text

Aline Senart, Mélanie Bouroche, Barbara Hughes, and Vinny Cahill., Coordination of safety-critical mobile real-time embedded systems, Workshop on Research Directions for Security and Networking in Critical Real-Time and Embedded Systems, San Jose, CA, USA, 4th April, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006 TARA - Full Text URL

Mélanie Bouroche and Vinny Cahill, , Coordination of Autonomous Mobile Entities , 4th MiNEMA Workshop, Lisbon, Portugal,, 2006, edited by Boris Koldehofe, , 2006, pp59-64 Conference Paper, 2006 TARA - Full Text URL

Senart, A., Cunningham, R., Bouroche, M., O'Connor, N., Reynolds, V., Cahill, V. , MoCoA: Customisable middleware for context-aware mobile applications, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) , 4276, (LNCS - II), 2006, p1722-1738 Journal Article, 2006 URL TARA - Full Text DOI

Mélanie Bouroche, Barbara Hughes and Vinny Cahill, Real-Time Coordination of Autonomous Vehicles, Proceedings of the IEEE ITSC 2006, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference, Toronto, Canada,, Sept 17-20, IEEE, 2006, pp1232 - 1239 Conference Paper, 2006 DOI TARA - Full Text

Bouroche, M., Hughes, B., Cahill, V. , Building reliable mobile applications with space-elastic adaptation, Proceedings - WoWMoM, Proceedings - WoWMoM 2006: 2006 International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks , 26-29 June 2006 , 2006, pp627-632 Conference Paper, 2006 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

Aline Senart, Mélanie Bouroche, Gregory Biegel, and Vinny Cahill., A component-based middleware architecture for sentient computing., ECOOP 2004 Workshop on Component-Oriented Approaches to Context- Aware Systems, June, 2004 Conference Paper, 2004 URL TARA - Full Text

Bouroche, Mélanie , Meeting QoS Requirements in a Dynamically Priced Commercial Cellular Network., Department of Computer Science, Trinity College Dublin, 2003 Thesis, 2003 URL

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

M. Bouroche and V. Cahill and I. Dusparic and A. Garg and F. Bustamante, Research Challenges in Participatory Sensing for Urban Management Applications, School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin, June, 2011 Report, 2011

Research Expertise

Description

Future Cities - Autonomous Vehicle Coordination - Smart Cities Middleware - Distributed Systems

Projects

  • Title
    • TCD Principal Investigator - TACTICS: Tactical Approach to Counter Terrorists in Cities
  • Summary
    •  Total value: 3.5M. Funding: €201,636
      Collaborators: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast natuur-wetenschappelijk onderzoek (TNO - coordinator), Rand Europe, Korps Landelijke Politiediensten (KLPD), Peace Research Institute Oslo, ITTI Sp. Z o.o., International Security and Counterterrorism Academy, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPVLC), Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V., Koninklijke Marechaussee, Morpho.
  • Date From
    • 2012
  • Date To
    • 2015
  • Title
    • Contributor - Personal Cities: Self-organising Architectures for Autonomic Management of Smart Cities
  • Summary
    • Funding: €968,275 (2011-2016)
      Collaborators: Intel Labs Europe, IBM Research Smarter Cities Technology Centre, Northwestern University (USA).
  • Funding Agency
    • SFI Principal Investigatorship
  • Date From
    • 2011
  • Date To
    • 2016
  • Title
    • TCD Principal Investigator - Mobile Social Middleware for Smart Cities
  • Summary
    • IRCSET Ulysses Awards for Travel in 2011.
      Funding: €2,500 (2011).
      Collaborator: Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA) Paris-Rocquencourt.
  • Funding Agency
    • IRCSET
  • Date From
    • 2011
  • Title
    • Contributor - EMMON: Embedded Monitoring FP7 ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking.
  • Summary
    •  Total value: €2.57M. Funding: €396,652.
      Collaborators: Critical Software S.A. (Co-ordinator), Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Intesys, Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones Tecnicas de Gipuzkoa, Critical Software Technologies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, SESM S.c.a.r.l., Akting Ingeniaritza S.L.
  • Date From
    • 2009
  • Date To
    • 2012

Recognition

Representations

Reviewer for numerous high profile journals including IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS), IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM), Elsevier Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC), Springer Wireless Networks (WiNet), IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM)

Reviewer for many top-level conferences including IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society Conference, Intelligent Vehicle Symposium, Conference on Advances in Vehicular Systems, Technologies and Applications, IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference, IEEE Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems, IEEE International Smart Cities Conference...

Member of a number of conferences' Technical Program Committees including the 2016 and 2017 IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2), the 4th International Conference on Advances in Vehicular Systems, Technologies and Applications VEHICULAR 2015, the 1st International Workshop on Vehicular Traffic Management for Smart Cities (VTM), 2012

Project proposal reviewer for the Ontario Research Fund

Member of the assessment committee for an Associate Professor position at the University of Oslo

Awards and Honours

Intel Early Career Faculty Honor Program award 2012