ARC-SYM Launch Event

Mon 5th Sept at 10am - 12.30pm

DCU InventSeminar Room


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Welcome and ARC-SYM Overview: Dr. Martin Crane, ARC-SYM Director
Invited Speakers:
ARC-SYM Speakers:

Other ARC-SYM Members:


Prof. Andy Way:

In ADAPT, Prof. Way heads up a Centre of World-Class research in Global Content Technology. In DCU, this involves excellence in Natural Language Processing, Machine Translation and Information Retrieval. ADAPT researchers make use of Deep Learning/ Machine Learning in these areas for solution of important problems of real-world interest to their clients.

Dr. Andrew McCarren: "Using Artificial Intelligence in The Agri Sector"

Dr. McCarren is a PhD graduate with expertise in agri-analytics. In his role as Director of ∑mfasize∑ he has secured a large amount of Enterprise Ireland funding in the development of tools for agri-related data and has been at the cutting edge of work in the area of Artificial Intelligence Models in the agri-sector, a highly important growth area for indigenous Irish industry.

Dr. Therese Holton: "How artificial intelligence and peptide discovery will define future food ingredients"

Nuritas is revolutionising the discovery of novel and natural disease-beating ingredients that they unlock from food. The company’s disruptive computational approach to discovery uses artificial intelligence and DNA analysis to, for the first time ever, rapidly and efficiently provide access to the most health-benefiting components within food called peptides. Nuritas’ patented life-changing peptides provide unique solutions for the maintenance of health and wellness. These benefits include: anti-inflammatory activity, antimicrobial activity, muscle recovery enhancement, skin anti-ageing solutions, and the potential management of blood sugar levels for type 2 diabetics. Nuritas’s dynamic peptides have a vast range of applications in multiple industries including functional and medical foods, pharmaceuticals, dietary supplements, and cosmetics/personal care. The company has received global recognition for the impact its innovative technology will have on the future of food and wellness.

Mr. Richard Stokes:

Richard Stokes is Director of Innovation at DCU. He has been CEO of Invent - the technology transfer and innovation centre at Dublin City University - since 2007. A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, he is an electronics engineer with extensive international commercial experience. He has been co-founder and CEO of several successful start-up companies in the telecommunications and software sector.

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