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CONNECT’s Brian McCarthy wins IBM award

Brian McCarthy, CONNECT PhD researcher at UCC, has won the IBM Open Source Software Competition for his project, “Multi-Cloud Management: Software for deploying, monitoring and migrating diverse cloud services”.

The award, which included the prize of a Samsung Galaxy Tab, was presented by Martin Hickey, IBM Senior Software Engineer, at the IBM Cork Software Laboratory. The award is given to the student who demonstrates the best use of open source technologies in their final year degree project. Brian’s project supervisor was Dr Aisling O’ Driscoll, CONNECT Funded Investigator at UCC.

Brian gave a presentation of his project results to the IBM hybrid cloud team as well as a number of IBM software engineers.

Brian is currently pursuing his PhD under the supervision of Dr Aisling O’Driscoll, CONNECT Funded Investigator, and is focusing on vehicular networking, primarily MAC layer schemes for Cellular Vehicle to everything (CV2X), Mode 4 sub 6-GHz and millimetre wave (mmWave).

Prof. Cormac Sreenan, CONNECT Deputy Director and Head of the School of Computer Science at UCC, acknowledged Brian’s success saying: “On behalf of everyone in the School, I congratulate Brian on this award, and wish him well as he commences his PhD research on vehicular networking with Dr Aisling O’Driscoll. This is an exciting topic with huge potential for positive economic and societal impact.”

CONNECT is the world leading Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications. CONNECT is funded under the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centres Programme and is co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund. We engage with over 35 companies including large multinationals, SMEs and start-ups. CONNECT brings together world-class expertise from ten Irish academic institutes to create a one-stop-shop for telecommunications research, development and innovation.

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