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20121010 NCI Crossroads in the Cloud the Meeting of Academia and Industry, Dr Horacio Gonzalez Velez

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Dr Horacio González-Vélez …

Dr Horacio González-Vélez
Head, NCI Cloud Competency Centre, Crossroads in the Cloud
The Meeting of Academia
and Industry

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  • 1. 1 Crossroads in the Cloud The Meeting of Academia and Industry Dr Horacio González-Vélez Head, NCI Cloud Competency Centre E: horacio@ncirl.ie Twitter: HoracioGV Oct 2012 Irish Name Pronunciation • ‘H’ is silent and ‘C’ sounds like ‘S’ in Spanish • If President Obama is Irish • Ergo, • Horacio should actually be O’Rassio Source: Crossed Flag Pins, Promex GmbH
  • 2. 2 Who are our Students? • NCI SoC – CAO: 320 (2012) vs 270 (2011) (450/385 TCD) • Demographics are also getting Different Adults Where are they going? NCI’s First Destinations Survey
  • 3. 3 Therefore, Students expect • Modern • Cool • Avant-Garde Teaching Source: Getty Image Bank /NCI And, Industry Expects • Real • Usable • Useful Results Source: Getty Image Bank
  • 4. 4 Industry can (should?) Guide Our Teaching Central Premise The Officially Funded Way SFI • Campus-Industry Partnerships-Strategic Research Clusters • Campus-Industry Partnerships – CSETs Enterprise Ireland • Innovation Partnership Initiative European Commission • Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships & Pathways <Your Favourite Funding Body here> • Another Programme Is there something concrete we can actually do TODAY?
  • 5. 5 Why ? o Links us to the “Real World.” o Motivates Interdisciplinary Teamwork. DISCLAIMER: My (unqualified) Opinion & Approach Links to Real World Apps Algorithms1 Privacy, IR, Graph Theory2 Cloud Computing, Parallel Processing3 HCI, Networking, HW Design4 1 . Demaine et al. (2002) Tetris is Hard, Even to Approximate. Tech Rep. MIT-LCS-TR-865 2 . Acquisti & Gross (2006) Imagined Communities: Awareness, Information Sharing, and Privacy on the Facebook. LNCS 4258:26-58. Mucha et al. (2010) Community Structure in Time-Dependent, Multiscale, and Multiplex Networks. Science 328: 876-878. 3 . Asanovic et al. (2006) The Landscape of Parallel Computing Research: A View from Berkeley. Tech Rep UCB/EECS-2006-183 4. Weiser (1993) Some computer science issues in ubiquitous computing. Commun. ACM 36(7):75-84
  • 6. 6 Cloud Competency Centre Vision Creating a centre of excellence for advanced Learning and Research in Cloud Computing Silicon Republic 13.12.2011
  • 7. 7 Dedicated Facilities Please come and visit us TODAY (4th Floor) Learning “[The MSc] is one of the few worldwide that focus on this growing area.” Irish Times 30.08.2012
  • 8. 8 Applied MSc Projects Research and Development in Computing I Research and Development in Computing I I Research Dissertation Industry Dissertation Technology Commercialisation Work Placement Open Innovation •Our graduates should ideally create their own job rather than just apply for one.
  • 9. 9 We’ll have 20+ well-trained graduates in 2013 eager to develop REAL WORLD graduation Cloud projects. Interested? Call us… Where do you plug in? Crossroads in the Cloud The Meeting of Academia and Industry O’Rassio González-Vélez Head, NCI Cloud Competency Centre E: horacio@ncirl.ie Twitter: HoracioGV Oct 2012