Who we are

The Applied Intelligence Research Centre (AIRC), an institutionally accredited R&D centre within the Dublin Institute of Technology, engages in researching the application of computational intelligence technologies to real world problems.  The core competencies of the AIRC include data analytics, machine learning, language technologies, intelligent agents, and security. Examples of real world problems the AIRC have addressed include  spam filtering, sentiment analysis, dialogue management, custom search tools for language teachers, human-robot interaction, secure mobile financial transactions, engaging game characters, companion agents for mobile devices and the management and visualisation of large data collections.

The projects undertaken by members of the Centre are funded by SFI, the HEA and other funding schemes. Members of the Centre are also involved in a range of commercialisation activities. Members of the AIRC are engaged with national research centres such as the SFI Funded Adapt and Connect Centres as well as the Enterprise Ireland funded CeADAR Centre for Applied Data Analytics.

The AIRC was originally created by Professors Sarah Jane Delaney, Professor John Kelleher and Dr. Brian Mac Namee as the Artificial intelligence Research Group. Since its first creation the group grew strongly and achiefed DIT accreditation as a recognized research centre in 2011. The AIRC is closely aligned with the School of Computing in DIT but is open to members from all schools in DIT.

This site describes the activities of the DIT Applied Intelligence Research Centre, providing information about its members, their projects, and the group’s activities. Please feel free to contact any members of the group for more information on any of their activities.