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Tralee Institute of Technology

Address: Clash, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Phone: +353 (0)66 7145600


ITT is based on two campuses, with a community of over 3,500 students. ITT has a growing research community of over 400 academic staff and researchers. One of the Research Centers in the Institute is the Centre for Innovation in Distributed Systems (CIDS). Dr. Pat Doody is a co-founder and the Director of CIDS which was formed as collaboration between the Wireless and Mobility Research Group in the Institute of Technology, Tralee and the MIT Forum for Supply Chain and is also an affiliate member of MIT Energy Initiative.

The primary research focus is in the area of Knowledge Discovery in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Internet of Things (IOT) systems with a particular interest in projects that are applied and industrial in nature. The group has been leading the drive towards RFID and IOT adoption by Irish industry which is proportionally low compared with other EU countries. CIDS are the Irish representatives on a new EU Thematic Network focused on RFID technology originally called the RACENetworkRFID ( but now referred to as RFID in Europe, which was launched in March 2009. Dr. Pat Doody is currently Chair of the Management Board of the network.

Other research expertise covers Artificial Intelligence, Sensor Networks, Reality Mining, Middleware Development, Mobile Software Development among others. The group is currently involved in a project identifying human behavior and interactions from sensor data using artificial intelligence techniques. This data can then be used to predict possible future interactions by that use or users with similar profiles. CIDS has also recently worked on projects involving wireless sensor networks, gathering data from sensors applied to wireless moats and then transmitting this data to a data warehouse where analysis was performed on the data providing information for a Management Information System using a web based digital dashboard. The group is also affiliated to the Internet of Things European Research Cluster (IERC) and the Future Internet Assembly (FIA). The group has a mixture of applied and theoretical skills, both which may be beneficial to this project.