2014-2015 Best Final Year Project

Oct 29 2015 Posted: 15:20 CDT

BSc in Computer Science & Information Technology

Cisco sponsored prize of €1,200

Recipients: Kevin Nicholson and Aaron Barry (Joint Winners with a prize of €600 each)

  1. Kevin Nicholson completed a project related to the development of a mobile application for diabetes self-management. The goal of this project was to design an mHealth application that could improve patient outcomes in terms of self-management of diabetes. The mobile application is designed for ease-of-use, and allows the user to self-monitor the vital signs for diabetes. The application also features an activity tracker, a module which allows a user to monitor their exercise levels. The app was developed in Java and mysql, and deployed on an Android platform.
  2. Aaron Barry completed a project related to the study of graphs and their properties which is a challenging and topical area in computing. The goal of the project was to adopt a number of AI approaches to evolve complex graph structures that exhibit sets of desirable features and used these approaches to solve a number of problems. The work has been accepted for publication in an international conference on evolutionary computation.

Supervisors: Dr. Jim Duggan and Dr. Colm O’Riordan
Presented By: Peter Doran, Cisco

2014-2015 WestBIC Sponsored Award Best Final Year BSc Computer Science & Information Technology Group Entrepreneurship Proposal

Recipients: Cian O’Halloran, Jason McLynn, David Madugu and Tatiana Vasilevska

OxySense is an innovative piece of hardware and software –combining sensors and RFID technology that detects deterioration in window insulation, along with associated backend Cloud Service.

Coordinator: Dr. Hugh Melvin
Presented by: Kerry Quinlan, WestBIC

2014 - 2015 Fidelity Investments Best Student Award BSc Computer Science & Information Technology

Fidelity Investments sponsored prize of €500

Recipient: Cian O’Halloran

Cian achieved outstanding academic results throughout the degree programme and got the highest marks overall in the graduating class this year. Cian is currently working as a software engineer at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence in Dublin, where he primarily works on financial crime detection software. Cian was a very talented and hardworking student, he consistently achieved outstanding grades and completed projects and assignments of the highest quality.

Presented by: Kevin Barron, Fidelity Investments

2014-2015 Best Group Project in the H Dip in Software Design and Development

Cisco sponsored prize of €600


Recipients: Ciaran Severn, Catherine Gaughan-Smith and Sean Lydon

The group project involved the design and development of a database to support the storage and querying of performance data related to constructed wetlands. Constructed wetlands are a common means of treatment of waste water in communities and their performance is monitored on a regular basis but to date no centralised data storage of this performance data exists. This project was supervised by Ms Josephine Griffith with input from Dr. Mark Healy, Civil Engineering.

Supervisor: Ms. Josephine Griffith with input from Dr. Mark Healy, Civil Engineering
Presented By: Peter Doran, Cisco

College of Arts, Social Science & Celtic Studies Dean’s Award Best Final Year Project BA IT

College of Arts sponsored prize of €400

Recipient: Dara Mac Michael

Dara's project developed a mobile device application for the Galway Museum and the Ryan Institute at NUI, Galway on an educational exhibition aimed at children known as Sea Science.

Supervisor: Karen Young
Presented By: Dr. Edward Herring

Discipline of Information Technology

Discipline of Information Technology