UL researchers partner on study revealing effectiveness of multimedia intervention in treating depression in older adults

Posted on March 19, 2024

An international study involving researchers at University of Limerick has shown that multimedia intervention delivered via WhatsApp can be effective for treating depression in older people. The pioneering international research trial, the results of which have just been published in the Nature Medicine Journal, developed and trialled a low-cost mobile messaging psychosocial intervention in socioeconomically deprived areas of Brazil.

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Sushil Sharma at the VISAPP conference in Rome

Posted on March 01, 2024

Sushil Sharma, a member of D2iCE, attended the 19th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP) held in Rome, Italy from February 27 to 29, 2024. During the conference, he discussed the importance of trajectory prediction for vehicle autonomy.


D²iCE Researcher's Report on the Application of NLP for Analysing Survey Data

Posted on February 21, 2024

Dr. Arash Joorabchi and Ph.D. candidate Abbirah Ahmed investigated the application of various NLP methods for automatic analysis and visualization of the StudentSurvey.ie dataset. Over the last 6 years, 232,450 students have completed StudentSurvey.ie, each answering over 60 questions about their experiences of higher education. This project aimed to evaluate the application and effectiveness of various NLP methods for automatic analysis and visualization of free-form text answers in the dataset.


IEEE P2020 Automotive Image Quality Standard Workshop was held at Leopard Imaging

Posted on February 13, 2024

The IEEE P2020 Automotive Image Quality Standard Workshop was held at Leopard Imaging, Fremont, California on 25-26 January, immediately after the nearby Electronic Imaging 2024 symposium. This hosted a total of 60 participants for 2 days, with 20 in-person participants and 40 online participants.


One D²iCE Researcher's Experience at the Electronic Imaging Symposium in San Francisco

Posted on February 13, 2024

On the 20th of January 2024, as members of the D2iCE group, we were delighted to depart from Dublin Airport on a journey to the 36th Edition of the Electronic Imaging Conference 2024 in Burlingame, San Francisco, California. This conference is one of the most popular in terms of Image Quality and Image Processing which covers a vast array of applications including security, virtual reality, machine vision, and data analysis, among others. Some of the greatest minds gather to discuss the latest research breakthroughs of the 21st century.


D²iCE at the Electronic Imaging Symposium in San Francisco

Posted on February 02, 2024

The Electronic Imaging 2024 Symposium took place from January 21 -25 in Burlingame, California hosting a series of intertwined imaging science events that allow attendees to expand their knowledge and networks through a rich symposium programme.

University of Limerick PhD students Daniel Jakab and Sushil Sharma presented at the Autonomous Vehicles and Machines (AVM) conference, chaired by its co-founder and UL Associate Professor Patrick Denny and Intel AI Algorithms Lead Peter VanBeek.


D²iCE talk on the Future of Healthcare IoT at HEAnet Conference 2023

Posted on November 17, 2023 

In early November (8th to 10th), the D²iCE team attended the HEAnet Conference 2023 at the Great Southern Hotel in Killarney. Since 2001, educators and researchers have relied on this event in Ireland. Each year, academics, and IT professionals gather to discuss technological developments at this conference.


Research Day Report

Posted on September 7, 2023 

The D²iCE (Data-Driven Computer Engineering) research group is a specialized hub that focuses on the convergence of academia and industry to address real-world challenges using AI and ML. With a vision to harness the transformative potential of these cutting-edge technologies, we specialize in the methodical application of cutting-edge techniques to address contemporary issues. We were thrilled to host the second edition of the D²iCE Research Day, which took place on the 7th of September, 2023 at the Lero Tierney Building on the University of Limerick campus. The event served as a collaborative platform for researchers, scholars, industry experts, and students from diverse backgrounds, all bound together by a shared interest in the realms of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.


D²iCE at the Irish Machine Vision and Image Processing (IMVIP) Conference

Posted on September 1, 2023 

The D²iCE team recently attended the Irish Machine Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference 2023, held at the University of Galway from August 29th to September 1st. This is the flagship conference of the Irish Pattern Recognition and Classification Society (IPRCS). The event brought together experts and researchers from computer vision, offering a platform to showcase Irish research in the vision space and exchange knowledge. D²iCE researchers presented six papers that tackled diverse challenges in the realm of computer vision.


D²iCE researchers co-organise the 4th Omnidirectional Computer Vision Workshop at CVPR'2023

Posted on June 30, 2023 

D²iCE researchers Kaavya Rekanar and Ciarán Eising co-organised the 4th Omnidirectional Computer Vision (OmniCV) workshop took place on June 19th, 2023, as part of the prestigious Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) in Vancouver, Canada. This workshop aimed to delve into the latest developments and applications of omnidirectional imaging, showcasing its potential to solve real-world problems across various fields. With an emphasis on maximizing a camera’s field of view, the workshop aimed to bridge the gap between research and commercial products, encouraging the advancement of algorithms and applications in this exciting imaging modality.


D²iCE researchers kick off Personae project in Odense Denmark

Posted on May 10, 2023 

On May 2nd and 3rd, D²iCE researchers Dr. Pepijn van de Ven and Dr. Eoin Martino Grua took part in the kick-off meeting for the Personae project in Odense Denmark. D²iCE is responsible for the use of machine learning in this innovative project funded by the Innovation Fund Denmark. The project aims to use machine learning for allocation of patients to the most appropriate mental health intervention, and the subsequent personalisation of the intervention. Over two enjoyable and productive days with partners from the University of Southern Denmark, Monsenso and ’Is It A Bird’ we made exciting plans for the next four years.


D²iCE researchers contribute to research and innovation project around use of machine learning for mental health in the €3 million Innovation Fund Denmark Personae project

Posted on April 13, 2023 

D²iCE researchers Dr. Pepijn van de Ven and Dr. Eoin Martino Grua will start a new project, called Personae with a consortium of Danish partners funded by the Innovation Fund Denmark. In this €3 million project, Dr. Van de Ven and Dr. Grua will be responsible for the machine learning components that will allow automatic screening of patients in mental health interventions and the personalisation of treatments based on patient needs.


Two D²iCE researchers are featured in the ECMI blog

Posted on March 20, 2023 

Two D²iCE researchers, Sushil Sharma and Kaavya Rekanar, have been featured in the European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI) blog. Both are part of the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research Training (CRT) in Foundations of Data Science and completed their industry placements with Valeo last summer.


D²iCE Group researchers at the 30th Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Conference, Cork

Posted on December 10, 2022 

At the Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science (AICS 2022), D2iCE researchers Aryan Singh, Sushil Sharma, and Ciarán Hogan presented their posters on the use of graph-based neural networks for medical imaging, autonomous vehicle trajectory prediction, and computer vision in the detection of host vehicle body in an on-board camera, respectively.


Confirm Annual Conference 2022

Posted on November 24, 2022 

On the 23rd and 24th of November 2022, the D²iCE group attended the Confirm Annual Conference 2022. Confirm members across Ireland were invited to the Salthill Hotel Galway to learn about the research outputs made for manufacturing for a resilient economy, society and environment. Dr. Eoin Martino Grua, of the D²iCE group researchers, was asked to present the current advancements made with the BInspect project, done in collaboration with AMCS. The presentation was well received and deemed to be an excellent example of a smooth collaboration between industry and Confirm resulting in research outputs swiftly being translated to real industrial applications.


D²iCE Researchers at the 11th Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions

Posted on September 22, 2022 

D²iCE Researchers organised and participated in the 11th Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions. Darragh Glavin and Eduardo Maekawa presented their work on use of machine learning for mental health, Pepijn van de Ven acted as international co-chair and delivered a Presidential Address, and the whole team delivered a well-attended workshop.


D²iCE at AutoSens, the largest conference in the world dedicated to automotive imaging

Posted on September 15, 2022 

Patrick Denny, of the D²iCE group, is one of the co-founders of the AutoSens conference, the largest conference in the world dedicated to automotive imaging. Patrick is shown below chairing a panel discussion shown, with representatives from BMW, Bosch, EuroNCAP and Xperi. Overall, there were 600 attendees at the conference. Topics covered included the latest technology in exterior and in-cabin sensing which form the basis of self-driving cars In attendance were representatives from OnSemi, Xperi, Provizio and others involved in the Irish tech ecosystem, and car companies such as BMW.


Publishing at the Irish Machine Vision and Image Processing Conference

Posted on September 01, 2022 

The IMVIP Conference is Ireland’s primary meeting for those researching in the fields of machine vision and image processing. The conference has been running since 1997 and provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and the presentation of research conducted both in Ireland and worldwide. The D²iCE group presented two papers in the 2022 iteration of this conference.


Omnidirectional Computer Vision (OmniCV) Workshop at CVPR'22

Posted on June 20, 2022 

D²iCE group member, Ciarán Eising, was a co-organiser for the 3rd iteration of the Omnidirectional Computer Vision (OmniCV) Workshop, held in conjunction with IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR'2022).