Dr. Bianca Schoen-Phelan


Dr. Bianca Schoen-Phelan is a Lecturer in the School of Computer Science DIT. Bianca has a BSc from the University of Applied Sciences, Darmstadt Germany, and a PhD from University College Dublin. Bianca has previously worked as a technology consultant with Hewlett-Packard, and as a software engineer with Sun Oracle. She has also completed two postdoc positions, one in UCD on a collaboration project with the School of Civil Engineering and the School of Computer Science on a NDRC funded industry focused project, and one in the National Centre for Geo-computation in NUI Maynooth. In DIT Bianca lectures, researches and is the chair of the Higher Diploma in Computing (DT265/8265/265A) and the FYP project coordinator for the undergraduate programmes (DT228/DT211C/DT282) in DIT’s School of Computing.

Bianca’s research interests are primarily in the areas of navigational support in VR, indexing in spatial databases, LiDAR, UAV and more recently in the application of machine learning and deep learning techniques to a variety of preferably crowd-sourced data with a spatial component.

Keegan, B. & Schoen-Phelan, B. (2015). Monitoring student engagement and improving performance. ICE 2015, Dublin, 26-29 October.

Schoen-Phelan, Bianca and Keegan, Brian, "Computer-Aided Assessment for Computer Science Students" (2014). Other resources. Paper 9.

Schoen-Phelan, B., O'Hare, G., Duffy, B., Martin, A., Bradley, J. (2005). The AMPHERE Algorithm: area masking with the PERformance equation. FLAIRS Conference, pp. 852-853. AAAI Press.

Martin, A., Duffy, B., O'Hare, G., Schoen-Phelan, B., Bradley, J. (2004). Empowering Agents within Virtual Environments. IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, UKRI 3rd Workshop on Intelligent Cybernetic Systems (ICS’04)

Bradley, J.F., Duffy, B., O'Hare, M.P., Martin, A. & Schoen-Phelan, B. (2004). Virtual Personal Assistants in a Pervasive Computing World. Proceedings of IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, UK-RI 3rd Workshop on Intelligent Cybernetic Systems

DIT School of Computing Research Scholarship programme funding award, 2016