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SFI awards €2.7M to Hamilton Institute

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

SFI has awarded €2.7M to Prof. Doug Leith and Prof. Robert Shorten of the Hamilton Institute to continue their research into Next Generation Communication Networks. With additional costs and overheads the value to the university is approximately €4.1M.

Prof. Leith commented that “This award will build upon the foundation laid by researchers at the Hamilton Institute over the past six years, with the aim of reaching the level of technical breadth and critical mass necessary to create long-term impact both within Ireland and internationally.”

Prof. Shorten added that “The need for a principled understanding of complex network behavior is becoming widely recognized. Our approach has been to work at the interface between mathematics and its applications in networks, and it is the success of this inter-disciplinary approach in making real progress on challenging problems that underpins this new project. ”

Prof Doug Leith and Prof. Robert Shorten

Hamilton Institute researcher wins IRCSET postdoctoral fellowship

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

Hamilton Institute researcher Tianji Li has been awarded a prestigious personal fellowship from the rish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET). This two year fellowship, won in competition against researchers from all areas of science and engineering, will enable Tianji to pursue his research into next generation wireless networks.

Hamilton Institute automotive research in the news

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Work on SUV rollover prevention by Hamilton Institute researchers Prof. Robert Shorten and Selim Solmaz, has made the news with a front page article in the Irish Times motoring supplement. See article at the Irish Times web site.

Hamilton Institute wins €3.1M PRTLI funding

Thursday, August 9th, 2007

Following the recent call for proposals under PRTLI cycle 4, it was announced on friday that the Hamilton Institute has been successful in all three bids in which it was involved with total grant funding of €3.1M awarded to the Hamilton Institute. The three projects are:

  • Network Mathematics (led by HI in partnership with CTVR(TCD), Berlin Maths School, Technion, Yale Center for Systems Science)
  • Serving Society: Management of Future Communications Networks and Services (partnership of WIT, NUIM, UL led by WIT)
  • National Biophotonics & Imaging Platform (national collaboration led by RCSI)

These projects will address infrastructure needs and strategic development at the Hamilton Institute, including the creation of a new graduate school in applied mathematics.

Dr. Phil Hodgkin – E.T.S. Walton Lecture

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

Dr. Phil Hodgkin – E.T.S. Walton Lecture Flyer

Dr. Phil Hodgkin of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia, will present an E.T.S. Walton Lecture entitled “Divide and Conquer: The remarkable story of our immune defense system” on July 25th at 7pm in the Royal Irish Academy. The Australian Embassy will host a reception before the lecture at 6.30pm.

Prof Bob Narendra (HI scientific advisor) receives honorary degree from National University of Ireland

Saturday, May 5th, 2007

Prof. Robert Shorten (Hamilton Insitiute), Garret Fitzgerald (Chancellor of the National University of Ireland), Prof. Bob Narendra (Yale)

Prof. Bob Narendra receives honorary degree from Garret Fitzgerald (Chancellor of the National University of Ireland)