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DERI - Digital Enterprise Research Institute Engineering - Research

Course overview

Insight's Web Science agenda focuses on (i) analysing the topology, dynamics, content and user behaviour of the Web and the impact of underlying algorithms, protocols and architectures, (ii) designing and evaluating innovations in semantically enhanced technology for its future and (iii) ensuring its continuing benefit to various aspects of society.
Our central hypothesis is that the creation of a “network of knowledge” can assist people, organisations and systems with their individual as well as collective problem solving, enabling innovation and increased productivity and also helping to bridge the gap between the physical and virtual worlds through the inclusion of emerging sensor technologies.

Entry requirements

Candidates for the degree of PhD or MSc by research must have reached a high honours standard (minimum H2.2 [or equivalent international qualification] for an MSc) at the examination for the primary degree or presented such other evidence as will satisfy the Head of School and the College of his/her fitness.


GYF46 PhD (DERI) full-time
GYF47 PhD (DERI) part-time
GYF48 MEngSc (DERI) full-time
GYF49 MEngSc (DERI) part-time
GYF50 MAppSc (DERI) full-time
GYF51 MAppSc (DERI) part-time

Further enquiries

Ms. Hilda Fitzpatrick
Tel: +353 91 495 053

Research areas

Areas of interest
We have specific openings in the areas of:
- Semantic web and social software
- Semantic web services
- Semantic desktop
- Service orientated architecture
- Computational linguistics

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