CONNECT is the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications. Its mission is to research and develop innovative solutions for the communications challenges facing society today. The Internet of Things, 5G networks and new broadband architectures are the Centre’s main areas of focus.
Over 250 CONNECT researchers across 10 Higher Education Institutes are supported by €50 million of funding from the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centres Programme, the European Regional Development Fund and industry partners.
Current networks are proving a roadblock to solving some of the world’s most pressing problems. We all want faster and richer data but networks are currently overwhelmed by this traffic. CONNECT is developing networks that automatically respond to the needs of the services that run on them.
CONNECT researches future networks, Internet of Things, 5G and beyond from the following network perspectives:
CONNECT researchers have vast expertise in test and experimentation in these areas.
CONNECT’s 250 researchers tackle issues of particular interest to industry. Their work includes the development of:
CONNECT works with a wide range of industry partners on targeted projects in the areas of Internet of Things, future cellular (5G and beyond), next-generation broadband, software-defined networks and cloud-based services. CONNECT’s expert researchers are dedicated to delivering outstanding results at the pace and standard demanded by industry.
|Aeronet Global||Ericsson||Nonlinear Systems||SensL|
|Analog Devices||ON Semiconductor||Skyware|
|Dublin City Council||Locatible||Rohde & Schwartz||VerX|
CONNECT has a strong commitment to education and public engagement. A key focus of this outreach is ‘STEAM’ - using the Arts and creative practices in the traditional formula of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. CONNECT researchers also engage with the public at events such as the National Ploughing Championships, Inspirefest, the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition and also with visits to schools.
Prof Linda Doyle - Centre Director
Professor Linda Doyle is the Director of CONNECT and Professor of Engineering and the Arts at Trinity College Dublin. Her expertise is in wireless communications, cognitive radio, reconfigurable networks, spectrum management and creative arts practices. She has published widely in these domains and is active in policy and outreach work, both in Ireland and internationally..
Dr Alan Mathewson - Deputy Director
Dr Tim Forde - Director of Research Innovation
Mark Cooney - Industry Programme Manager
Martin Johnsson - Industry Programme Manager
Dr Raquel Harper - International Funding Manager
Dr Andrew O’Connell - Communications, Education and Outreach Manager
Dunlop Oriel House
34 Westland Row
Trinity College Dublin
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