Mr. Prof. Alan Smeaton Professor - Dublin City University
Water - Keynote Speech
Protecting the Bay: What Strands to Weave Together To Keep Galway Bay Clean
About Mr. Prof. Alan Smeaton
Since 1997 Alan Smeaton has been a Professor of Computing at Dublin City University where he is Deputy Director of CLARITY: Centre for Sensor Web Technologies. His research interests are in the management of all kinds of heterogeneous, noisy, and errorsome data. Initially his research focused on searching through text archives and then moved to image search and on to video analysis, indexing and retrieval. Since 2001 Alan has been a founder and coordinator of TRECVid, an annual benchmarking activity with worldwide participation of approximately 400 researchers which measures the effectiveness of content-based operations on video archives. More recently Alan has focused his work on managing information from heterogeneous sensor networks, making sense of the flood of data that comes from sensor applications in fields as diverse as energy monitoring, sports participation, injury rehabilitation, digital lifelogging, and environmental monitoring. This includes data from networks for monitoring water quality in rivers, lakes, estuaries and water treatment plants, and air quality in landfill and waste transfer sites.