Dr. Robert Ross is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing DIT. Robert has a BSc and MSc by Research from University College Dublin, and a PhD from the University of Bremen in Germany. Robert is responsible for managing mature learning programmes within the School. Robert’s research interests are primarily in the areas of Dialogue Systems and more recently in the application of machine learning and deep learning techniques to structured data including text, sensor data streams and video. Robert is a Funded Investigator in the SFI funded ADAPT Research Centre and a Principle Inevestigator in the EI Funded CeADAR Centre. Robert currently supervises 4 PhD students and 3 postdoctoral researchers.