CeADAR win Research Team of the Year at DatSci Awards 

CeADAR (the National Centre for Applied Data Analytics Research) has won Team of the Year for Academic Research at the inaugaral Data Science Awards.  The event which attracted over 200+ industry leaders and specialists was held at the Aviva Stadium last week.

The awards spearheaded by Next Generation Recruitment in association with CeADAR celebrated the wealth of talent in the Data Science sector in Ireland and highlighted the bright future of Data Science and its vast relevance to all Irish business - large and small. 

CeAdAR is a joint academic partnership between DIT and UCD which specialises in accelerated development and deployment of data analytics technologies such as predictive analytics, machine learning, real time analytics and visualisation. Funded by Enterprise Ireland (EI) and the IDA, CeADAR  was established in November 2012 with the expressed purpose of facilitating the coming together of academic know-how and industry needs in the new and exciting field of Data Analytics.

The twenty-one finalists, who were recognised for their contributions to the field of Data Science and technology, included emerging talent within the data science community, along with progressively thinking organisations and Data Scientists within Ireland. 

On the day all of the finalists gave short video introductions into their projects. The winners were subsequently announced throughout the event.

The list of winners in each category included:

Data Scientist of the Year (Sponsored by Optum)

Winner: Dave Sheehan, AIB

Student of the Year (Sponsored by Deutsche Bank)

Winner: Kevin Brosnan, University of Limerick

Team of the Year for Academic Research (Sponsored by Dun & Bradstreet)

Winner: CeADAR

Multinational Company of the Year Award (Sponsored by Accenture Digital)

Winner: Pramerica

Indigenous Irish Company of the Year (Sponsored by Pegasus)

Winner: Corvil

Best Start-up of the Year (Sponsored by CarTrawler)

Winner:  Kinesis Health Technologies


 “This award acknowledges the great work done by the CeADAR research team at DIT, UCD and UCC and I congratulate them on their achievement”  says Sarah Jane Delany, the Principal Investigator of CeADAR at DIT.   “It recognises the team as key academic contributors in the field of Data Science in Ireland.”

Ticket sales for the awards will go to a scholarship fund to give a deserving Data Scientist the chance to fulfill a Masters programme in Data Science/Business Analytics commencing during the academic year of 2017/2018.

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For more information on the DatSci Awards or to keep up to date on the scholarship programme, please visit www.datsciawards.ie or follow @DatSciAwards

For more information on CeADAR please visit ( ceadar.ie. ) or follow @CeADARIreland


DIT School of Computing September 29th 2016, For more information contact Peter Manifold (peter.manifold@dit.ie)‌

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