€413,661 for Assistant Professor Tran, UCD School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering under SFI Funding

Three academics from University College Dublin were awarded more than €1.4 million in research funding through the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Career Development Award Programme. Minister of State for Training, Skills and Innovation, John Halligan TD, who announced the overall funding of €13.7 million, described the awardees as “the future leaders of research and innovation in Ireland.”

Reducing energy consumption

One of the UCD researchers to receive funding was Assistant Professor Le-Nam Tran from the UCD School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering. With the global online and telecommunications industry consuming more than 10% of the world’s energy, Tran will develop advanced mathematical tools to reduce energy consumption and secure data privacy.

Science Foundation Ireland’s Career Development Award Programme supports Ireland’s research talent pipeline by funding excellent researchers still in the early stages of their scientific career. University College Dublin researchers received a total of €1,413,178 from this funding round.

Article by: Jonny Baxter, digital journalist, UCD University Relations

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Pictured: Professor Brian Rodriguez; Director General of Science Foundation Ireland and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of Ireland, Professor Mark Ferguson; Minister of State for Training, Skills and Innovation, John Halligan TD; Professor Sheila McBreen and Assistant Professor Le-Nam Tran, at the launch of the 2018 Science Foundation Ireland Career Development Award Programme.