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About ADAPT

About ADAPT

The ADAPT Centre, funded by Science Foundation Ireland focuses on developing next generation digital technologies that transform how people communicate by helping to analyse, personalise and deliver digital data more effectively for businesses and individuals. ADAPT researchers are based in four leading universities: Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University, University College Dublin and Dublin Institute of Technology. ADAPT's transformative tools allow you explore video, text,speech and image data in a natural way across languages and devices, helping companies unlock opportunities that exist within digital content to re-imagine how to connect people, process and data to realise new economic value.

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ADAPT Vision

Our vision is to be the world-leading international hub of scientific expertise that supports collaborative innovation to unlock the potential of digital content, empower and enhance online engagement between people, and promote creativity, competitiveness and entrepreneurship for Ireland.

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Our Experts

ADAPT is internationally renowned for its research expertise. The Centre is made up of a vibrant international community of academics, researchers, developers and business professionals.

115 Expert Researchers
80 Industry Partners
327 Published Papers
10 Experts
Department

Vincent Wade

Director

vincent.wade@adaptcentre.ie

Profile

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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Naomi Harte

Associate Professor

01 8961861

naomi.harte@adaptcentre.ie

Profile

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 O’Sullivan

Associate Professor

01 896 1765

declan.osullivan@adaptcentre.ie

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Professor Declan O’Sullivan is Head of Intelligent Systems at Trinity College Dublin, and is a Principal Investigator and leads the Ethics & Privacy research initiative within the ADAPT Centre. His primary research focus is on developing techniques for the agile, managed and sustainable integration and publication of information/content. He is established as a leading researcher with an international reputation for high quality, high impact research (h-index of 19) in the area of knowledge engineering of adaptive ICT systems. He has over 150 peer-reviewed publications. Declan was elected Fellow of Trinity College Dublin in April 2018.

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Owen Conlan

Associate Professor

01 896 2158

owen.conlan@adaptcentre.ie

Profile

Professor Owen Conlan, based in Trinity College Dublin, is an internationally recognised researcher and leader in the fields of User Modelling, Adaptation, Personalisation and Adaptive Hypermedia research. He has a h-index of 23 and has authored 120+ high impact publications. Owen leads the Personalising the User Experience research platform, is co-director of the Trinity Centre for Digital Humanities and has led several international interdisciplinary research projects. He has also proposed, coordinated and led ten international conferences and workshops. Owen is also a passionate educator.


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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.

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ADAPT’s Dr. Rob Brennan initiates EU COST Action on Distributed Knowledge Graph technology

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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The recent release of the Irish treebank - why is it important?

On May 15th, we released the latest version (v2.6) of the Irish Universal Dependency treebank.

26 May
Future of Privacy Forum partners with DCU and leading AI research centres

DCU partners with FPF on Industry-Academia project on data governance with tech platforms and SFI research centres across Ireland.

22 May
ADAPT’s Dr. Rob Brennan initiates EU COST Action on Distributed Knowledge Graph technology

The Distributed Knowledge Graphs project will seek to address these new challenges and establish a Research community

20 May
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ADAPT's Inspiring Education and Public Engagement Programme

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

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