Dr Deirdre Lillis appointed to Senate of NUI

Dr. Deirdre Lillis of TU Dublin has been appointed by Minister Joe McHugh as a Government Representative to the Senate of the National University of Ireland. The NUI and its member institutions, four universities and colleges, promote the national and international standing of the National University of Ireland as a whole, by undertaking activities related to scholarship, the advancement of higher education and the cultural and intellectual life of Ireland. Other appointees for the 2019-2024 term include Professor Patrick Clancy, Dr Barbara Doyle Prestwich and Mr John Hurley.

Dr. Lillis also serves on the Board of the Higher Education Authority, the Board of the Irish Writers Centre and the RIA Engineering and Computer Sciences Committee. She has been Head of Computer Science in TU Dublin City centre – Kevin Street campus since 2008. TU Dublin Computer Science is the largest provider of graduates to the ICT sector in Ireland and is situated at the centre of the Dublin global ICT hub.

She has a track record of sustained innovation in engaged research and in professionally oriented curriculum reform at doctoral, postgraduate and undergraduate levels. Over the past few years Dr Lillis has also led an integrated and comprehensive internationalisation strategy in TU Dublin School of Computer Science having secured approximately €2.5m in European funding for projects in university-industry innovations and young talent management with partner universities across Europe, Korea and China.

TU Dublin Computer Science January 2019. For More information contact Dr Deirdre Lillis (deirdre.lillis@dit.ie)