an Irish national research institute focussed on innovation in
engineering technologies. It is based in the
Faculty of Engineering
and Computing at Dublin City University.
Within the Faculty, Rince
researchers are primarily affiliated with the
School of Electronic Engineering
and the School of Computing.
The Institute is situated at the main entrance of Dublin City University,
located in a recently constructed, state of the art building, which contains all
the laboratories and facilities required to carry out leading edge research
The current research programme of the Institute is based on
three research centres:
In addition, Rince supports the following developing research specialisms:
Rince is actively participating in two current
PRTLI projects funded by the Irish
Higher Education Authority:
John Holland Scholarship holder publishes research. Daniel
Irwin, one of the three Summer 2012 John Holland Scholarship holders, with
Dr.Hrishikesh Venkataraman and Dr. Gabriel-Miro Muntean has had research
published in the prestigious ACM MOBICOM 2012 conference.
The paper can be found in:
Best Paper Award: A paper entitled ''A Reconfigurable
Optical/Electrical Interconnect Architecture for Large-scale Clusters and
Datacenters" Authors: Diego Lugones (Rince Institute. Dublin
City University), Kostas Katrinis (Dublin Research Lab, IBM Research), and
Martin Collier (Rince Institute. Dublin City University), won the Jarek
Nieplocha best paper award at the ACM International Conference on Computing
Frontiers 2012. May 15th - 17th. Cagliari. Italy.
A Rince Institute Seminar entitled:'Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur: 30
Years of Photonic Start-ups in Academia and Industry' was presented by Dr. Simon
Poole, Director, New Business Venture, Finisar, Australia on Tuesday 22nd May,
Dr. Prince Anandarajah (left) with Dr. Simon Poole
The Rince iInstitute is hosting a Chna-Ireland Symposium (CIICT 2012) in DCU
on the theme of Energy Efficient ICT on the 5th and 6th July, 2012. CIICT
alternates each year between China and Ireland. The CIICT 2012 is a partner
event of ESOF 2012. See: www.ciict.org for more details and registration form.
The 2012 EE and Rince John Holland Undergraduate Summer Scholarships have
been awarded to Tom Molloy (ICE2), Keith Moffatt (EE2) and Daniel Irwin (EE2).
Tom, Keith and Daniel will be supervised by Dr. Xiao Wang, Dr. Marissa Condon
and Dr. Hrishikesh Venkataraman/Dr. Gabriel-Miro Muntean respectively. .
Dr. Gabriel-Miro Muntean has been appointed Consultant Professor by Beijing
University of Posts and Telegraphs (BUPT). This appointment runs for five
years with immediate effect until April 2017.
CIPA paper "Image segmentation based on the integration of colour-texture
descriptors - A review" Pattern Recognition [Impact Factor 2.68, 5 yr Impact
Factor 3.4] is the journals No. 1 downloaded article in 2011
Dr. Gabriel-Miro Muntean has been invited to join the editorial team of the
IEEE Communications Survey and Tutorials as Associate Editor, a top three
journal in the Communications field with an impact factor of 3.78.
A DCU delegation is participating in a focussed research collaboration
workshop at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, Sep 19/20 2011.
Prof. Barry McMullin, Rince
Director, made a presentation to a meeting with the IISc
Department of Electrical Communication Engineering (ECE) (application/download, 2.8 MB, info), hosted by
Department Chairman, Dr. Vinod
- Professor Navakanta Bhat, Centre for Nano Science and Engineering,Indian
Institute of Science, Bangalore, India visits the Research Institute in July
2011. More Information.
- We are delighted to announce that the
DCU Energy and Design Lab
has become affiliated with the Rince Institute. This new affiliation complements
already well established activities in energy related
research within Rince. We forward to working with others across the broad DCU
research community to advance our shared strategic vision for clean,
sustainable, technology to address critical societal needs.
Information ... [Posted: 15 March, 2011]
- DCU has been named Sunday Times University of the Year
2010: check the DCU Press
release, which highlights two research projects within the Rince Institute:
the EU FP7-funded SmartPM (Smart Power
Management), based in the
Centre for High Speed Devices
and Systems (HSDS), and the
technology developed in the
Centre for Image Processing and
Analysis (CIPA). Congratulations to all concerned!
- The Rince Artificial Life Group
is the lead partner for the EvoSym
project, recently awarded funding from the European
Complexity-NET network. The project
will investigate the emergence and evolution of biological symbol systems. The
other members of the pan-European project consortium are the
Bioinformatics Group of Universiteit
Utrecht (Netherlands), and the Artificial
Intelligence Laboratory of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium). The
project is currently accepting
postgraduate study scholarships (closing date: 30 July
- Congratulations to Bogdan Ciubotaru, George Ghinea and Gabriel Muntean,
whose paper "Objective
Assessment of Region of Interest-Aware
Adaptive Multimedia Streaming Quality” has received the 2009 Best Paper of
the Year Award from
Transactions on Broadcasting!
- Rince's Centre for Image Processing and
Analysis (CIPA) has recently announced the licensing of its breakthrough
Computer Aided Detection (CAD) technology to
Biotronics3D, a London-based company,
active in the research, development and marketing of advanced, image-based
medical diagnostic devices. For more information, see the
Press release (PDF)
in the Irish Times.
- Rince Director, Barry McMullin, gave a presentation on the Institute's
activities to DCU Governing Authority on 15 April 2010.
The presentation slides are now available in various
- The Rince Institute is participating in the
John P. Holland
Scholarship Programme 2010. This program offers opportunities for
DCU undergraduate students to participate in active research projects within any
of the Rince research centres and labs. (Closing date for applications:
9th April 2010)
New Rince Institute Director appointed
McMullin has been appointed as the new Director of the Rince
Institute for a three year term beginning February 2010.
- Congratulations to Prof. Liam Barry on successfully
securing an SFI Principal Investigator (PI) 2009 grant.
- Congratulations to Dr. Prince Anandarajah who was awarded
the DCU research Fellowship.
- Congratulations to Dr. Hrishikesh Venkataraman and
Dr. Gabriel-Miro Muntean who were awarded the best
paper award at The World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science
(WCECS2009), in San Francisco on for their joint paper: H. Venkataraman, S.
Agrawal, A. Maheshwari and G.M. Muntean, “Quality-Controlled Prioritized
Adaptive Multimedia Transmission in WiMAX-based Cellular Networks”
- Congratulations to Dr. Dahai Yu & Dr. Ovidiu Ghita who
were awaded "Best Paper" during the 3rd Pacific-Rim Symposium
on Image and Video Technology (PSIVT2009), in Japan for their paper "A Novel
Visual Speech Representation and HMM Classification for Visual Speech
- A successful 2008 China-Ireland International Conference on
Information and Communications Technologies (CIICT 2008) was held in
Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) on 26-28 September.
This year the conference was addressed by the Irish Ambassador to China, H.E.
Declan Kelleher, and involved plenty of participation from both Ireland and
Dr. Gabriel-Miro Muntean is joint editor of the IEEE
Broadcast Technology Society September 2008 Special issue: Quality Issues on
Mobile Multimedia Broadcasting. (more)
A successful and enjoyable Rince Research Away Day took
place in the Deer Park Hotel in Howth on the 18th of September. The day
consisted of a broad range of talks and posters, given by Principal
Investigators, postdoctoral researchers and research students from the various
research groups within RINCE. (photo)
DCU Engineering student awarded Google Europe Anita Borg Memorial
Patricia Moore (Centre for Image Processing and Analysis [CIPA]) - Rince
Congratulations to Patricia Moore (Centre for Image Processing and Analysis
[CIPA] www.cipa.dcu.ie ) on being awarded
a Google Europe Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship 2008. Patricia was one of 20
talented young women selected from 295 students in 157 different universities
across 31 European countries who applied for the 2008 award.
Rince receives PRTLI funding
Research Officers Appointed
China-Ireland Conference 2007
Irish Machine Vision and Image
Processing Conference 2006
Award Winning Presentation
8.5M euro project involvement