Archive for April, 2007

1st Hamilton Institute Workshop on Applied Probability, June 11-12 2007

Friday, April 27th, 2007

The aim of the workshop is to provide an Irish forum that brings together world experts that are advancing applications of probability theory to areas including biology, computer science, communication networks and information theory. The range of topics covered will be broad and the workshop should be of interest to anyone working on either the theory or applications of probability.

For details, see workshop web site.

Hamilton School Mathematics Competition 2007

Thursday, April 26th, 2007
The competition is now closed. The prizes for the 2007 Challenge were awarded the 23rd of March at NUI Maynooth. Congratulations to all the winners and we hope that everyone had some fun with the puzzles. The competition for 2007-2008 will begin in the autumn. mathschallenge2007.jpg

For further details, visit the maths challenge web site. If you took part, get your final score.

Summer Internships 2007 Now Closed.

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

Applications are invited for a number of summer intern positions at the Hamilton Institute, National University of Ireland Maynooth. These positions are suited to third or fourth year students and are a minimum of three months duration. Projects include

1. High-Speed TCP.
TCP is the main transport protocol in the internet, carrying around 95% of traffic (including email, www, media downloads etc). It is currently undergoing a period of rapid change and our interest is both in algorithm development and in the development of test and evaluation frameworks for the Linux operating system. This will be supported by OSDL (Open Source Development Lab) in Seattle and will require good C/C++ programming skills (although experience of kernel programming is not needed) and some knowledge of computer networks would be helpful. If time permits, the project will also include involvement in larger-scale evaluation tests in a wide-area testbed including sites in Europe and the US.

2. Wireless LAN channel selection.
The trend is towards increasingly dense 802.11 wireless LAN deployments. A key challenge, however, in dense deployments is inteference management. The aim of this project is to implement a prototype dynamic channel allocation algorithm on 802.11 wireless hardware. This will require device driver software development together with some firmware software development to access to radio channel quality measurements. This project is supported by Intel and will require good C/C++ programming skills.

3. QoS and link provisioning.

4. Systems Biology

Contact Prof. Douglas Leith for further details.