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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