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					                                                                                                                                                                 Recent & Upcoming                                  CASL Social Committee Update
                                                                                                                                                                 Recent                      Upcoming                             December 2009 CASL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Social committee held a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  charity Poker Competition
                                                                                                                                                                 20 Jan 2010 Colin           17 Feb 2010                          was a great success,
                                                                                                                                                                 Torney ‘Information         Invariant theory and                 raising €350 for the

  CASL                                                                                         Nov 09 – Jan 10                                                   processing and              codes
                                                                                                                                                                                             Speaker David Conti,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Camara project. Photos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  from the event can be
                                                                                                                                                                 collective decision
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  viewed here
  Newsletter                                                                                           Collaborate! P.1
                                                                                                                                                                 making in social
                                                                                                                                                                                             Sciences Seminar
  Issue: 2010-1                                                                                                                     SRC Update                                                                                    Well done to JC and Quan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  who came first place in the
                                                                                 Recent Talks & Social Corner P.2                                                DrumBalls was the                                                CASL Foosball Tournament
                                                                                                                                                                                             25 Feb CASL Post
Researcher in Profile                                                                  Featured Publications P.3/4           Clique Governance &                 winning project of          Doc Talk Series                      in December , and to the
                                                                                                                             Scientific Advisory Board:          GEVA Week ’09 held          (Begins with ‘Coding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  runners up – Anthony Brew
                                                                                                         Innovation P.4                                          in CASL in December         Theory’)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  & Ross Foley
                                                                                                                             Clique SRC had its first            Congratulations to the                                           The Social committee will
                                                                                                                             Governance and Scientific           winner James Murphy.        11 Mar 2010 Clique                   have more events planned
                                                                                                                             Advisory Board Meetings on
                                                                                                                                     dsf                         When a Sounder Ball                                              for March – All welcome to
                                                                                                                                                                                             ERCIM Workshop,
                                                                                                                             the 29th of January since its                                                                        participate!
                                                                                                                                                                 strikes a Drum Ball a       UCD CASL.
                                   Collaborate!                                                                              inception in 2009. The
                                                                                                                             independent Clique Scientific
                                                                                                                             Advisory Board consisted of
                                                                                                                                                                           sound      is

  Dr Anthony Chubb                 Late last year we initiated a CASL                                                        some prominent researchers in
                                   Postdoctoral     network    with   the                                                    the field of networks and graph     Social Corner                      Farewell to
Dr Anthony Chubb joins UCD                                                                                                   analysis such as Prof. Lee
CASL     in   January    2010      intention of increasing the flow of                                                                                                                              Dr. Joe Kiniry who left CASL in January.
                                                                                                                             Giles from Pennsylvania State       Welcome to
Anthony is interested in           information     and    communication,                                                     University who chaired the
using Molecular Modelling,         leveraging the expertise to help in       2. Social Evening - Dublin Literary tour,       Board      and    Prof.    Mark     Dr. Seamas McGettrick -            Joe Kiniry is moving to the IT-University of
Chemoinformatics          and
Virtual    High    Throughput      current research, and collaborating on       great evening! and we welcome                Girolami from University of         Sensing & Localization group.      Copenhagen, a ten year old university with
Screening        in      Drug      new       research     areas     under       suggestions for another night out soon       Glasgow. The advisory board                                            around 30 tenured faculty exclusively devoted to
Discovery. His prior work at       consideration.                                                                            meeting went very well with         Dr. Anthony Chubb -                computing. There he will start an Associate
RCSI     included    targeting                                                                                               all Clique PIs presenting their
infectious diseases, cancer,
                                                                             3. 20/20 Talk series - We began with the        past, current and future areas      Bioinformatics group.              Professor position on 1 February in the Software
neurodegenerative disorders        There are currently over 30                  format of 2 speakers with 20 minutes         of research to the board. The                                          Development Group while working with the
                                                                                                                                                                 Dr. Faruk Gologlu -Claude          Programming, Logic, and Semantics and the
and cardiovascular diseases        Postdoctoral researchers in CASL             each on a similar topic ( e.g. Networks).    board       were     particularly
                                   across the various disciplines and           We would like to continue these talks in     impressed with Clique's team        Shannon Institute.                 Center for Computer Games Research. Three of
Find Anthony here.                                                                                                           members and their synergies                                            his students are moving with him to Copenhagen
                                   project groups all with a great breadth      2010 at a frequency of every 2 weeks.                                            Dr. Martin Harrigan - Clique
                                                                                                                             within the group. Excellent                                            and he'll continue to return to UCD throughout
                                   and depth of experience and                                                               advise on future topics of                                             2010 to attend several PhD vivas and research
     In the News                   knowledge. So far we have achieved        We will begin the collaborative 20/20 talks     research     made     this    an
                                                                                                                                                                 Dr. Miguel Nicolau – NCRA
Peter Lynch has just finished                                                                                                                                                                       meetings.
    a walk around Ireland          the following;                            again on the 25th February 3pm in the           interesting meeting.                Dr. Alexandros Agapitos -
                                                                             CASL Seminar room. The first topic will be                                          NCRA                               Dr. Aaron Quigley who left CASL in December.
                                   1. 10 Minute Intro Presentations -        on “Coding theory” led by Konstantinos          Clique's Governance Board
                                                                                                                             Meeting was held straight after     John O’Donoghue - Clique.
                                      –Each Person has given a small         Drakakis, from the Claude Shannon Institute.    the scientific advisory board                                          Aaron left to take up the position of director of the
                                      “who am I?” presentation about                                                         meeting       and       included    Alessandro Lusci -                 Human Interface Technology Laboratory Australia
                                      themselves over three separate         The CASL Postdoctoral network is in the         established industry figures                                           (HIT Lab AU) and an Associate Professor in the
                                                                                                                                                                 Bioinformatics.                    School of Computing and Information Systems in the
                                      sessions. These were a thoroughly      early stages and the intention is that by       like Sean Baker (founder of
                                      engaging series of events and it       April/May we will open this up to the PhD’s     Iona Technologies) and Brian        Mayur Punekar – Claude             University of Tasmania, Australia. The Lab is a
                                                                                                                             Caulfield           (co-founded:                                       partner of the world-leading HITLab US based at
  PETER Lynch took a notion           was       very    apparent     that    of CASL and the Schools, once we have a         Exceptis, Similarity Systems,       Shannon Institute                  the University of Washington in Seattle, in
  in 1996 to walk around              “Networks” was a very strong           workable format.                                Prediction Dynamics). The day
  Ireland, Last month he                                                                                                                                                  Congratulations           conjunction with the HITLab NZ at the University
                                      theme among the groups. Since                                                          was topped off by a night out                                          of Canterbury in Christchurch, and shares its
  eventually closed the loop by
  returning to his starting spot      these discussions there has been a     If you have any topic that you would like to    in town, where after a few           Omran & Somayeh Ahmadi are        goals of developing revolutionary interfaces that
  at the Joyce Tower in               few exploratory collaborations         collaborate on or would just like to hear a     drinks,          ADDITIONAL
                                                                                                                             feedback was dished out with         the proud parents of a new baby   transform how people interact with computers and
  Sandycove.                          initiated and we hope to continue      talk about the subject, send your requests to   the meal!! (this was also all                                          improve the human experience.
                                                                                                                                                                  daughter, Parina, born on Feb 2
                                      this in 2010.                 and we will support this.           very positive) :-))
  Find Peter Here                                                                                                                                                 2010.                             Keep up with Aaron on his beloved Twitter!!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Recent Events
                                  Featured Publications
Recent Publications
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   24 Nov 2009 - IRU
                                                Title: Context-dependent interaction leads to emergent search behavior in                                                                                                                          showcase their research at
Gareth Shane O’Brien, C. J.                     social aggregates                                                                        Title: Gene-centric association signals for lipids and apolipoproteins identified via the
Bean,       ‘Seismic       wave                                                                                                                                                                                                                    the EC representation in
                                                                                                                                         HumanCVD BeadChip.
simulation on Arenal Volcano                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Ireland, European Union
                                                PNAS December 29, 2009; 106 (52)                                                                                                                                                                   House, 'Modelling Innovative
(Costa Rica): evidence of                                                                                                                American journal of human genetics - Volume 85, Issue 5, 628-642, 13 November 2009
topographic       effects’    -                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Futures'
                                               Abstract Locating the source of an advected chemical signal is a
Geophysical             Journal                                                                                                             Abstract Blood lipids are important cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors with
International, Nov 2009.
                                   common challenge facing many living organisms. When the advecting                        both genetic and environmental determinants. The Whitehall II study (n = 5592) was genotyped with                      17-19 Nov 2009 - NEMO
                                   medium is characterized by either high Reynolds number or high Peclet                    the gene-centric HumanCVD BeadChip (Illumina). We identified 195 SNPs in 16 genes/regions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   project dissemination event,
Pádraig         Cunningham,        number, the task becomes highly nontrivial due to the generation of                                                                                                                                             University of Hamburg
                                                                                                                            associated with 3 major lipid fractions and 2 apolipoprotein components at p < 10 5, with the
Freyne, J., Coyle, L., Smyth,      heterogeneous, dynamically changing filamental concentrations that do not                associations being broadly concordant with prior genome-wide analysis. SNPs associated with LDL
B., ‘A Quantitative Evaluation     decrease monotonically with distance to the source. Defining search
of the Relative Status of                                                                                                   cholesterol and apolipoprotein B were located in LDLR, PCSK9, APOB, CELSR2, HMGCR, CETP,
Journal    and     Conference
                                   strategies that are effective in these environments has important implications           the TOMM40-APOE-C1-C2-C4 cluster, and the APOA5-A4-C3-A1 cluster; SNPs associated with HDL
Publications in Computer           for the understanding of animal behavior and for the design of biologically              cholesterol and apolipoprotein AI were in CETP, LPL, LIPC, APOA5-A4-C3-A1, and ABCA1; and
Science’ -Communications of        inspired technology. Here we present a strategy that is able to solve this task          SNPs associated with triglycerides in GCKR, BAZ1B, MLXIPL, LPL, and APOA5-A4-C3-A1. For 48
the ACM, Nov 2009.                 without the higher intelligence required to assess spatial gradient direction,           SNPs in previously unreported loci that were significant at p < 10 4 in Whitehall II, in silico analysis
                                   measure the diffusive properties of the flow field, or perform complex                   including the British Women's Heart and Health Study, BRIGHT, ASCOT, and NORDIL studies (total
Christopher Bean, Lokmer,
                                   calculations. Instead, our method is based on the collective behavior of                 n > 12,500) revealed previously unreported associations of SH2B3 (p < 2.2 10 6), BMPR2 (p < 2.3
I.,   OBrien,   G.    ‘Source                                                                                                                                                                                                                      21 Jan 2010 TRIL Demo
geometry from exceptionally        autonomous individuals following simple social interaction rules which are               10 7), BCL3/PVRL2 (flanking APOE; p < 4.4 10 8), and SMARCA4 (flanking LDLR; p < 2.5 10 7)
                                   modified according to the local conditions they are experiencing. Through                with LDL cholesterol. Common alleles in these genes explained 6.1% 14.7% of the variance in the                        & Poster Session,     UCD
high resolution Long Period
event observations at Mt Etna      these context-dependent interactions, the group is able to locate the source             five lipid-related traits, and individuals at opposite tails of the additive allele score exhibited                    CASL
during the 2008 eruption’ -        of a chemical signal and in doing so displays an awareness of the                        substantial differences in trait levels (e.g., >1 mmol/L in LDL cholesterol [ 1 SD of the trait                        The session highlighted
Geophysical         Research                                                                                                distribution]). These data suggest that multiple common alleles of small effect can make important
Letters, Dec 2009.
                                   environment not present at the individual level. This behavior illustrates an                                                                                                                                   the exciting research and
                                   alternative pathway to the evolution of higher cognitive capacity via the                contributions to individual differences in blood lipids potentially relevant to the assessment of CVD                  development underway in
                                                                                                                            risk. These genes provide further insights into lipid metabolism and the likely effects of modifying the               the TRIL Centre and
Patrick Nixon, M. Collins,         emergent, group-level intelligence that can result from local interactions.
                                                                                                                            encoded targets therapeutically.                                                                                       followed     their  recent
S. Dobson, ‘A lightweight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   January presentations at
secure      architecture  for
wireless sensor networks’ -       Group in Profile – Innovation Research Unit (IRU)                                               Innovation                                                                                                       the BT Young Scientist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Exhibition in the RDS.
International    Journal  on
Advances in Networks and
Services (IJANS) Dec 2009.                                                       complementing         quantitative      and                              New research programme will enhance the protection of financial
                                                                                 qualitative research in the social sciences.                             institutions against spiralling levels of fraud
Eimear Byrne, M. Greferath,                                                                                                                                                                                                                         School Highlights
A. Kohnert, V. Skachek, ‘New                                                     Research results shall support policy                                    Norkom Technologies, the leading provider of financial crime and
Bounds for Codes Over Finite                                                     makers and business managers in facing                                   compliance software solutions to the global financial services industry, will
Frobenius Rings’ - Designs                                                       the economic, social, and political                                      work alongside Clique on a targeted research programme to develop next
Codes and Cryptography, Jan                                                      challenges presented by developments in                                  generation techniques for discovering patterns in complex sets of data that              A research group in the
2010.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              School of Mathematical
                                                                                 science, technology and innovation. Our                                  will enable financial institutions to identify suspicious or criminal behavior
                                                                                 research involves a number of EU and                                     faster and stop it in its tracks                                                         Sciences has been
Michael O‘Neill, Hugosson J.,                                                                                                                                                                                                                      awarded      substantial
Hemberg E., Brabazon A.,                                                         domestic projects, for further information       Irish  Software         Innovation ‘Entrepreneurs Live’ returns to ‘Wireless Lab Ireland’ has
                                                                                                                                                                     Nova UCD.                                                                     computing resources by
‘Genotype Representations in                                                     on these, please go to the research page on      Network (ISIN)                                                     begun.
Grammatical     Evolution’  -                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ICHEC. An application
                                  The IRU (4th floor CASL) provides              the menu on the left. “We are always open                                                                                                                         for a Class A Project in
Applied Soft Computing, Jan                                                                                                       In an effort to stimulate the Irish    Four leading Irish entrepreneurs   WirelessLAB is an innovation
                                  an excellent interdisciplinary research        to discussing research opportunities with        software industry by bringing          will share the secrets of their    environment      for       Ireland's   climate modelling was
                                  environment for investigating the              external researchers or PhD students             together software firms and third-     entrepreneurial success at 14th    wireless technology community;         successful.
Denis Shields, Pushker R,         governance of complex innovation               interested in our area of expertise”             level research institutes, the Irish   NovaUCD ‘Entrepreneurs Live!’      a collaborative network that
‘Meta-analysis to test the        systems on the international, national,                                                         Software Association (ISA) has         Seminar Series.                    encourages interaction between         UCD Computer Science
association of HIV-1 nef                                                         IRU Group Members: Prof. Petra                   launched the Irish Software                                               members, drives the development        and Informatics Open
                                  regional and sectoral level.                                                                    Innovation Network (ISIN).The              24 Feb Colm Lyon, founder &    of a wireless Centre of
amino acid differences and                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Evening, 23 February
                                                                                 Ahrweiler, Andreas Krueger, Uwe                  network,       which        received       CEO Realex Payments            Excellence,                supports
deletions     with  disease                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2010 at 6pm
progression’ - Journal of         The IRU's emphasis is on applying              Obermeier, Michel Schilperoord, Lorenzo          Enterprise Ireland funding of              03 Mar Howard Beggs, Co-       entrepreneurial initiatives and
Virology, Jan 2010.               new methods to innovation research             Pirelli, Dan Maher, Lisa Kilmartin. Click        €200,000, will be a free service to        Founder & CEO Helix Health     helps     build   critical     mass
                                  such as agent-based simulation and             to for more information.         both the business and academic             10 Mar John Lynch, CEO         internationally.
                                                                                                                                  world looking to collaborate and           Merrion Pharmaceutical.
                                  social network analysis                                                                         share expertise.

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