Prof Alan Smeaton

Alan Smeaton Cropped white backgroundBiographical Details

Alan Smeaton joined NIHE/DCU in 1987 from University College Dublin where he completed his PhD.

Research Interests

Alan Smeaton’s research has always been around the topic of information retrieval (IR) and has covered the application of natural language analysis to IR, fast implementation of IR, IR from spoken databases (radio news), IR from hypertexts, IR across different languages (text documents) and IR from image databases. His current research is around information retrieval from very large collections of digital video, IR from genomic databases, IR from music databases (melody retrieval) and IR from linked and structured collections, including web search engines.

  • Member – IEEE Computer Society
  • Fellow – Irish Computer Society
  • Member – Irish Computer Society
  • Member – Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
Research Grant Activity
  • Science Foundation Ireland – Special Interest Group (SIG) on Adaptive Information.
  • SFI – Audio Event Detection in Wireless Sensor Networks
  • QinetiQ – Information Management System for Streaming Video
  • Microsoft Research – Landmark Detection in SenseCam Images
  • Google Inc. – Retrevial from Handwritten Documents. Once off award from Google in collaboration with U of Buffalo and U. of Massachusetts. Total value $150K. Prof. Venu Govindaraju: Center for Excellence in Document Analysis and Recognition, University of Buffalo, New
  • Samsung – A Personal Content Management System for Multimedia Blogging
  • Norwegian Research Council – iAD : Information Access Disruptions

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