The Clique Research Cluster was featured in the Innovation Section of The Irish Times on Friday 28th October. In the interview, Clique director Prof. Pádraig Cunningham explained the motivation for network analytics, and how the group’s research is strongly influenced by the commercial challenges faced by its industry partners.
After an intense deliberation by the chairs of the sessions due to the high quality of the papers presented at the conference, the best paper award (comprising an iPad2 kindly sponsored by Metralab) was granted to Clique PhD student Mr Donal McGowan of University College Dublin, for his outstanding performance presenting the paper "Churn Prediction in Mobile Telecommunications".
The paper was jointly written with Clique's Industry Partners Idiro Technologies.
Welcome to Donn Morrison, who has just started as a post-doctoral researcher in DERI and will work on the Clique and ROBUST projects.
Welcome to Lorcan Coyle, a new member of the Clique research cluster.
LOCATION: Galway, Ireland
Application deadline: 30 April 2011
Notifications: 15 May 2011
Summer School 6-13 July 2011
Clique won 4 scientific awards at National and International Conferences in 2010. These included 2 best paper awards, 1 best short paper award and 1 second-best paper award.
Bobo Nick joined the Clique team in UCD on 17th January 2011, collaborating as a visiting researcher for a six week stay. He is a PhD student from the University of Konstanz, working in the Algorithmics Group of Ulrik Brandes, Clique's external collaborator on visualisation. He is also a member of the Visone development team.
On January 20th 2011 the Clique SRC and Innovation Research Unit (IRU) will host the VACN workshop & Visualization Cook-off Competition in UCD CASL, Dublin. This workshop has invited international participation from five teams who develop leading software that supports graph visualization and analysis. The morning consists of presentations, and, in the afternoon, the teams will visualize a common graph data set which will be handed to them blindly on the day of competition.
A very successful 21st Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science was held from Monday 30th August to Wednesday September 1st in the National University of Ireland Galway. It was organised jointly by Information Technology, Psychology and the Digital Enterprise Research Institute.
The best paper prize was awarded to Kevin Foley, Derek Greene and Padraig Cunningham from CLIQUE for their paper and presentation titled "Optimizing Conflicting Objectives in NMF Using Pareto Simulated Annealing".