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The School is small and the setting is informal which encourages close contact with staff, postdoctoral fellows, visiting scholars and fellow postgraduate students. The workshops and guests of the School's Hamilton Mathematics Institute, TCD in addition to its joint seminars with the School of Theoretical Physics of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies and TCD's three neighbouring universities provide a stimulating intellectual backdrop to a student's stay at TCD.
There are no formal course requirements for those pursuing a degree by research, but research students are expected to participate fully in appropriate seminars. Prospective students are expected to have achieved at least a II.1 degree and to have the necessary background to pursue advanced study in their chosen field of research. For an M.Sc. candidate the focus is on writing a substantial thesis that takes account of previously published results but which falls short of the originality expected of a Ph.D. thesis. Following evidence of initial work on a thesis topic an M.Sc. candidate may apply to transfer to the Ph.D. register after the first year. For research degrees, the range of topics is limited by the expertise and availability of supervisors within the School. See the topics below.
The college handbook on postgraduate research can be found here and provides many details regarding research masters and PhD programmes. The regulations governing postgraduate studies are found in Part III of the College Calendar .
Postgraduate work in Trinity College Dublin is very academically challenging and as a result the University has high academic entry requirements.
Applicants will need to hold:
- at least a 2.1 honors degree from an Irish university or equivalent result from a university in another country
- a fluent command of the English language
Some courses may require higher standards or require you to take further tests or attend an interview.
Postgraduate Research Degrees
All students undertaking a research degree are assigned to a single principal supervisor. The supervisor’s role is essentially that of an academic guide and mentor.
If you plan to carry out your degree by research, you are advised to contact the School of Mathematics with your research proposal and arrange a suitable supervisor before submitting your application. You should initially consult the School website for further information.
Virtually all research students are initially placed on the Masters register. They may then transfer to the Ph.D. register if their progress has been satisfactory. Such transfers usually occur during the second year of full-time study.
Confirmation to the PhD registry
The confirmation to the PhD registry should occur within the first 18 months from a student's first enrolment, namely, by the end of September for students who started in March, and by the end of February for those who started in September.
The confirmation procedure serves to ensure that you are making sufficient progress on your PhD research and to give you a head start in writing your thesis.
For confirmation to the PhD registry, students are required to:
- Write a 20-page report on their work. Students are advised to discuss their report with their supervisor before submitting it to the director of postgraduate studies. Their report should be finalised approximately one month before the 18-month period, at the very latest.
- Give a short (approximately 20-minute) talk on their research, after submitting their report to their supervisor, another academic (the reader) and the director of postgraduate studies.
- Complete the 5-credit Blackboard module on Research Integrity and Impact, ideally within the first 6 months.
Here is the list of steps that PhD students and their supervisors are required to follow as they organise the viva-voce.
- Complete the "Intention to submit" form at least 1 month (and preferably 7 weeks) prior to the submission date for the thesis (which is listed below).
- Submit the "external examiner application form" 10 weeks before the viva voce.
- Submit the thesis to the Academic Registry at least 9 weeks before the viva voce.
- If electronic submission is chosen, as recommended, the thesis will be sent directly from the Academic Registry to the external examiner.
- Internal and External examiners should receive guidelines for filling in the relevant forms: a pre-viva form (one for each examiner) and a post viva form, which one of the examiners (usually the internal examiner) completes and sends to the Academic Registry.
The main thrust is in analysis, especially partial differential equations, and also operator algebras, operator theory and complex analysis.
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We run a wide range of FREE workshops for undergraduates and postgraduates. These are based on proven strategies to help students improve their performance in their studies. Workshop topics include essay writing, thesis writing, exam preparation, study skills, self and time-management. Postgraduate workshops also cover topics such as planning and managing your PhD, viva preparation, literature reviewing. No booking required.
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Congratulations to Dr. Balaskas!
Congratulations are due to Andreas Balaskas who successfully passed his PhD viva in the School of Computer Science and Statistics, here at Trinity College Dublin.
His thesis is entitled “The design space of mobile mental health interventions for anxiety management”, and his work examines what these applications do, what they can do, and how they can be improved. Thanks to co-supervisors Prof. Anna Cox (UCL) and Dr. Stephen Schueller (UC Irvine) for their support throughout.
Thanks to external examiner Prof. Raymond Bond (Ulster), internal examiner Dr.… Read more
I was delighted to pick up the Commercialisation Impact award from Knowledge Transfer Ireland at the ceremony on 1st December, on behalf of SilverCloud Health and Trinity College Dublin. The award is a lovely recognition of the many years of research and development work that has gone into the development of the SilverCloud digital health platform.
Many thanks to Trinity Research and Innovation for the nomination and their support over the years, and to all those who have made the platform and company such a success.… Read more
Successful PhD viva examinations
Congratulations are due to Camille Nadal and Seán Cronin who successfully passed their PhD viva voce examinations last month, subject to the usual minor revisions.
Camille’s thesis is entitled “User Acceptance of Health and Mental Health Care Technologies”. Thanks to the external examiner – Prof. Stephanie Wilson, City, University of London, internal examiner Dr. David Lewis, and chair Prof. Declan O’Sullivan, and to external co-supervisor Prof. Corina Sas, University of Lancaster.… Read more
Best paper award – CHI 2022!
Congratulations to Camille Nadal and the team for winning a best paper award (top 1% of submissions) at the ACM CHI 2022 conference . CHI is the leading international venue for Human-Computer Interaction research, and this is a fantastic achievement. User acceptance is key for the successful uptake and use of health technologies, but is impacted by numerous factors not always easily accessible nor operationalised by designers in practice.
This work seeks to facilitate the application of acceptance theory in design practice through the Technology Acceptance (TAC) toolkit: a novel theory-based design tool and method.… Read more
Postdoctoral Research Position on Human-AI Interaction for Security
Postdoctoral position in Human-AI Collaboration for Sustainable Security
The School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College Dublin (http://www.tcd.ie) is looking for applications for a 2-year Post-doctoral research position in the area of Human-Computer Interaction for sustainable adaptive security, with a particular focus on designs which support Human-AI collaboration.
As computers come to be used in every aspect of our lives, computer security has become a pressing issue, impacting on us both in terms of threats to our privacy and livelihoods, and in terms of the burden imposed by efforts to protect ourselves.… Read more
Funded PhD position in HCI for Digital Health
We are currently looking for a candidate with background in Human-Computer Interaction to undertake a funded PhD in the area of HCI for Digital Health as part of the D-real Centre for Research Training . The PhD will focus on apps to support psychotropic medication management and tapering. Applications will open shortly through the d-real website: http://d-real.ie/apply
Title: Designing apps to support psychotropic medication management and tapering
Supervisory Team : Gavin Doherty, TCD (Computer Science) / Jane Walsh, NUIG (Psychology) / Cathal Cadogan, TCD (Pharmacy)
Psychotropic medications, such as antidepressants, are widely used in the treatment of mental health disorders, and can be a valuable approach.… Read more
Trinity Innovation – Founders Award
I was glad to celebrate the achievements of inventors and innovators across TCD last night at the Trinity Innovation Awards, where I was presented with an award for my work leading to the formation of SilverCloud Health, and role as co-founder. It has been a joy to see the incredible team at SilverCloud achieve global impact in the area of digital health over the last decade.
Three papers accepted to ACM CHI’22
We are delighted to see three papers from the Health Technology Design Group at Trinity College Dublin accepted to the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems – the premier venue for research in Human-Computer Interaction. The papers look at how we design for user acceptance (Nadal et al.), at user acceptance of digital COVID-19 certificates (Nurgalieva et al.), and at mechanisms for interacting with touchless medical imaging systems (Cronin et al.). Congratulations to everyone involved, and a particular thanks to our international collaborators on each of the papers.… Read more
Machine Learning for Outcome Prediction
Machine learning methods have the potential to enable the development of more personalized approaches to treatment of mental health conditions. Digital treatment delivery may be particularly amenable to the application of these techniques. I am delighted to be a co-author of a paper from a cross-disciplinary international team, published in World Psychiatry . The paper examines the potential of machine learning to provide outcome predictions for mental health treatment, as well as considering ethical challenges surrounding the use of these techniques.… Read more
Special Issue of IEEE Pervasive on Mobile and Pervasive Computing in Mental Health
We have released the Call for Papers for a special issue of IEEE Pervasive on mobile & pervasive computing in mental health . This special issue seeks to discuss novel approaches, opportunities, and challenges for developing effective, ethical, and trustworthy pervasive computing technology for mental health. 1st July deadline, abstracts 17 June. Ethical aspects should be considered in all submissions. Guest editors are Akane Sano (Rice University), Mirco Musolesi (University College London), Gavin Doherty (Trinity College Dublin), and Thomas Vaessen (KU Leuven).… Read more
Ecological Momentary Interventions
Chairing ACM DSP
The ACM Distinguished Speaker Program allows organisers of events to request accomplished speakers in many aspects of computing, with financial support for travel coming from the ACM. It is particularly useful for ACM chapters, professsional meetups, and (not-for-profit) conferences. It is currently run under the ACM practitioners board. Having been on the committee for the last few years, and having run recruitment initiatives together with SIGCHI and SIGGRAPH, I’ve been asked to co-chair the commitee for a while. I have a number of ideas I would like to push, but if you have any feedback or suggestions on the program then let me know!… Read more
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