Chair of Intelligent Systems

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Monday, November 25, 2013 - 16:35

Preferred Closing Date: Noon, Friday, 31st January, 2014.

Summary of the Post

The University of Dublin, Trinity College, invites applications for
the position of Professor of Intelligent Systems. The successful
candidate will be expected to provide strong academic leadership in
research, teaching and supervision. The Professorship is intended to
strengthen the strategic research areas of Intelligent Content and
Communications, and in particular the Centre for Global Intelligent
Content (CNGL) hosted in the School of Computer Science and
Statistics. The CNGL research centre focuses on the innovation and
impact of technologies to enhance human communication and their
interaction with digital content.

The successful candidate will be an internationally recognised scholar
in research areas related to the Centre for Global Intelligent Content
(CNGL), in at least two of the following three research areas: (i)
knowledge and data engineering, (ii) content analytics, and (iii) user
interaction. The successful candidate must also have experience in
bringing together research across these and related areas. The
successful candidate will provide a leading interdisciplinary role
across the School and College, including TCD research themes (in
particular Intelligent Content and Communications). An internationally
recognised research profile, with a demonstrated ability to raise
research funding and a proven capacity to collaborate with industry in
domains such as (but not limited to) business, cultural entertainment,
education, health, telecommunications and utilities is essential. An
excellent track record in teaching and supervision is required.

This position is tenable from 1st September, 2014.

Role of the Professor

Professors are senior members of the College and are expected to
demonstrate leadership and excellence in research, teaching and
administration, and to make significant contributions to the wider
College Community and in the governance of the School.

The Intelligent Systems Discipline within the School of Computer
Science and Statistics has 23 academic staff, including a Professor of
Computer Science, Professor of Health Informatics and a Professor of
Visual Computing. It is organized into three active research groups:
Knowledge and Data Engineering (KDEG); Graphics, Vision and
Visualisation (GV2); and Computational Linguistics (CL). It also hosts
four research centres: Centre for Computing and Language Studies;
Centre for Creative Technologies; Centre for Health Informatics; and
the Learnovate Centre.

The successful candidate will take an active role in further
strengthening the on-going research within the TCD CNGL research
centre ( which is hosted by the Discipline, as well
as actively contributing to the TCD Research Themes
(, in particular, Intelligent
Content and Communications.

The Professor will be expected to contribute to the stimulating and
supportive work environment that attracts high calibre researchers and
encourages their contribution to scholarship, to strengthen links
among researchers across Schools within Trinity College and between
Trinity College and external, non-university organizations, and also
to engage in research initiatives on a national and international
front, allowing Trinity College to make a distinctive contribution to
the intellectual life of the country and internationally.

Contact Information

Interested applicants may contact the following person, in the first
instance, with informal enquiries:

Professor Declan O'Sullivan
Head of Discipline of Intelligent Systems

Further information may be obtained at the following web addresses:

Trinity College
School of Computer Science and Statistics
Intelligent Systems Discipline https:/