ADAPT is a world-leading SFI Research Centre in Dublin with experts producing ground-breaking digital media innovations.

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Our Research Expertise

Personalisation

ADAPT has unique experience in personalised systems combining content and interactive services along with unsurpassed experience in performing personalisation in multilingual contexts.

Artificial Intelligence

ADAPT is pushing the boundaries of human speech and gesture recognition to increase the accuracy of robotic interpretation.

Search & Information Retrieval

We develop smarter search and retrieval technologies that help deliver the most relevant digital content to the user.

Cutting-edge technology and innovative startup culture at ADAPT

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ADAPT's Inspiring Education and Public Engagement Programme

Researcher Spotlight: Ylva Ferstl on Avatar Gestures
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National events

Explore the Growing Role of Artificial Intelligence in our Lives

ADAPT is running a workshop for teachers to assist students in exploring the role AI is playing in our lives.
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News

Five ADAPT Projects awarded over €450,000 in SFI Rapid Response Funding for COVID-19 research

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) announced today that out of the 41 projects that received Rapid Response funding, five ADAPT research proposals were

25 Sep
Cutting-edge technology and innovative startup culture at ADAPT

After talking members of six ADAPT startup projects, three strong themes have emerged relating to how our world will transform through digitalisation

23 Sep
Researcher Spotlight: Ylva Ferstl on Avatar Gestures

Ylva Ferstl, a Trinity PhD student and ADAPT Researcher, is exploring how to make virtual human avatars seem more lifelike.

18 Sep
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ADAPT's Inspiring Education and Public Engagement Programme

National Finals of AILO 2020 to be held remotely in qualifying schools

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Our Industry Innovations

Digital Media

Digital media or content that is stored in digital formats, is enabling unprecedented communication across distances, languages and devices, and creating business value for partners.1

FinTech

Optimise time and potential by exploring solutions and developing new business models that can transform businesses by unlocking the knowledge in unstructured digital data.2

e-Health

Create opportunities for innovation, growth and better healthcare by connected health systems and the data to help health professionals and citizens receive better information on medical conditions and treatments.3

Business & Industry Partners

ADAPT is supported by the Irish government through a Science Foundation Ireland investment of €24 million. This funding is leveraged with an additional €26 million from industry partners.

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Research Initiative

FinTech Fusion: Empowering Innovation in Financial Services

Unlock the Potential of Collaborative FinTech Research

Research Initiative

Ethics and Privacy

Ethical and privacy issues need to be to the forefront during technology development and ADAPT helps industry and individuals understand, manage and control overwhelming amounts of content.

Case Study

Multilingual SEO

Improving global discoverability through better website keywords.

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Work with ADAPT

ADAPT has significant commercial expertise having engaged with more than 140 companies in Ireland and beyond, ranging from indigenous start-ups to multinational enterprises.  With a dedicated business and commercial development team, ADAPT has a strong focus on understanding and addressing technology and business challenges in order to deliver solutions tailored for industry collaborators.

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Responding to industry needs, ADAPT has developed an extensive range of commercialisation-ready technologies. These cutting edge innovations have been developed based on industry needs.

Team

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Vincent Wade

Director

vincent.wade[at]adaptcentre.ie

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Professor Vincent Wade is Director of the ADAPT Centre for Digital Media Technology and holds the Professorial Chair of Computer Science (Est. 1990) in School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin as well as a personal Chair in Artificial Intelligence. His research focuses on intelligent systems, AI and Personalisation. He was awarded Fellowship of Trinity College for his contribution to research and has published over three hundred and fifty scientific papers in peer reviewed international journals and conferences. In 2018 he was awarded Provost Innovation Award, the highest accolade the university can bestow for international research impact. As Director of ADAPT, Vincent heads a world leading research Centre in digital media technology (text, video, speech, image, VR/AR) and AI. ADAPT pioneers research in media analytics, advanced machine learning, machine translation, media personalization, speech & multimodal interaction and ethics & privacy in media. Vincent is the co-founder of a successful TCD spin-out company called EmpowerTheUser which specializes in video based simulation technology and immersive learning analytics. Other awards won by Professor Wade include the European Language Label Award for innovation in Language Learning Technology (2010). He also holds multiple patents and invention disclosures in the area or personalisation and digital content technologies.

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Andy Way

Deputy Director

andy.way[at]adaptcentre.ie

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Professor Andy Way’s research interests include all areas of machine translation, which he has applied to a career that has spanned academia and industry. As head of the Transforming Global Content theme, Professor Way focuses on achieving translation of controlled quality, handling different levels of noise across multiple language pairs and domains and optimally leveraging human quality interactions for effective and authentic communication across language and cultural barriers.

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Naomi Harte

Associate Professor

01 8961861

naomi.harte[at]adaptcentre.ie

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Naomi is Associate Professor in Digital Media Systems at Trinity, is a Co-Principal Investigator at the ADAPT Centre and was appointed Fellow of TCD in 2017. Her specialist area is Human Speech Communication. She has worked in high-tech start-ups in the field of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Systems Development, including her own company founder in 2002. She leads the Interacting with Global Content research platform that aims to support the adaptation of conversational content to the user's cognitive state to maintain an engaging multimodal dialogue regardless of the physical context.

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Declan McKibben

Head of Design and Innovation

Declan.McKibben[at]adaptcentre.ie

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Declan McKibben heads up the Design & Innovation (DLAB) team in ADAPT. DLAB enables our industry partners to leverage novel science into service and product innovation by connecting partner needs with ADAPT research and know how. Declan leads a team of project managers, research engineers, design and architecture experts to plan and execute targeted projects with ADAPT’s industry partners. In collaboration with the Associate Director for Commercialisation, Declan provides leadership for the strategic development, implementation and continuous review of the ADAPT Spoke Research Programme. With over 20 years ICT and leadership experience across a range of industries, Declan holds an MBA from UCD, BA (Economics) from Trinity College Dublin, is accredited in Project Management, information security and Scrum, and as an IT Professional by CITP.

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PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher in Statistical Machine Translation x 2

Degree

App Developer (HELIOS)

PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher Natural Language Processing (Neural Net Interpretability)

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