Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Organisation Contact Details

Contact First Name: Pat

Contact Surname: O'Sullivan

Contact Address:

IBM Dublin Software Lab, Building 6, IBM Technology Campus. Damastown, Dublin 15

Telephone Contact Number: +353-86-6092002

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address: patosullivan@ie.ibm.com

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Industry

Higher Education Organisation Name: University of Limerick

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate: IBM

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website: www.ibm.com

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
Pat is an IBM STSM at the IBM IRL S/W Lab. He has 24 years experience with the latter 17 at IBM, where he has had numerous Exec facing leadership roles. He graduated with a BSc in 1992, an MSc in 1997 & a PhD in 2001. Both of his MSc & PhD projects were IBM funded and won industry prize. Two published papers from his PhD work won the Smith Testimonial Prize and the Mullins Medal at Engineers Ireland. Pat is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Engineers of Ireland and he also holds the FEANI title of EurIng. He currently acts as external examiner, guest speaker & IAB member for several Irish Universities & research bodies. Pat also has 100+ recommendations from prominent industry & academic leaders on his LinkedIn profile. These include prominent leaders such as Grady Booch as well as leaders in Industry, Ireland’s IDA, SFI, EI, TSSG, as well as universities across Ireland. Pat has approx 200 published papers and 400 USPTO filed patents in RAS, Analytics, Data analyses/mining, eHealth, APM, Social S/W, Big Data, Watson, HCI, Security and more. Several of Pat’s patents have won internal awards at IBM, including top-10 IBM company wide innovation awards. To date, two of Pat's research projects have led to spinout companies. One was in conjunction with University College Dublin and led to the spin-out company (LogEntries) which has 1000+ customers today and offices in Dublin, Boston and Prague, and which achieved the largest VC funding of any UCD campus company to date. The second is a recent spinout in progress with TSSG, NUIM, EI & IBM (Qualisense) derived from work at Pat's team at the IBM lab in Voice/Video QOS.

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
analytics, social, cognitive, watson, big data, mobile, collaboration, performance, software development, industry models, HCI, Middleware, Unix, Java, Websphere, Open Source, Hadoop, Cloud Computing, Software Architectures, eHealth, Telco

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas:

 EPA Water Research Pillar
 Sustainable Environment Research
 Climate Change Research
 Green Enterprise Research

Involvement in Relevant National Expert Groups

IBM are discernibly involved in many national and international expert groups, standards bodies and related organisation.


EU Research Partnerships

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas of EU Research Partnerships:

Climate Change


Interests indicated in the Climate Change Joint Programming Initiative

 Researching Climate Service Development and Deployment

 Sustainable Transformations of Society in the Face of Climate Change

 Improving Tools for Decision-Making under Climate Change

 Moving towards Reliable Decadal Climate Predictions

Relevant information in relation to Participation relevant experts groups

Available from IBM European Offices on request

Details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation were involved in.

Available from IBM European Offices on request

Water


Interests indicated in the Water Joint Programming Initiative

 Maintaining Ecosystem Sustainability

 Developing safe water systems for the citizens

 Implementing a water-wise bio-based economy

 Promoting competitiveness in the water industry

 Closing the water cycle gap

Details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation were involved in.

Experience of participation in expert groups in this area

Any relevant information in relation to Participation in WssTP or other relevant experts groups

Available from IBM European Offices on request

Involvement in EU-funded research projects

Available from IBM European Offices on request

Other areas of expertise:

Cultural Heritage


→  Connecting people with heritage

No sub-interests of 'Connecting people with heritage' were specified

→  Creating knowledge

No sub-interests of 'Creating knowledge' were specified


Horizon 2020


Horizon 2020 website

Challenge 5 (Climate Action, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials)

This researcher or research organisation has outlined their interests in Challenge 5 as follows:

Fighting and adapting to climate change

 Improve the understanding of climate change and the provision of reliable climate projections

 Assess impacts, vulnerabilities and develop innovative cost-effective adaptation and risk prevention and management measures

Sustainably managing natural resources and ecosystems

 Developing integrated approaches for the sustainable management of water-related challenges

 Provide knowledge and tools for effective decision making and public engagement policies

Transition towards a green economy through eco-innovation

 Foster resource efficiency through digital systems

 Strengthen eco-innovative technologies, processes, services and products including exploring ways to reduce the quantities of raw materials in production and consumption, and overcoming barriers in this context and boost their market uptake

Global environmental observation and information systems

Interest indicated in this area

Focus Areas

 Personalising health and care

 Sustainable food security

 Blue growth: unlocking the potential of the oceans

 Smart cities and communities

→ Competitive low-carbon energy

 Energy Efficiency

 Mobility for growth

 Waste: a resource to recycle, reuse and recover raw materials

 Water innovation: boosting its value for Europe

 Overcoming the crisis: new ideas, strategies and governance structures for Europe

 Disaster-resilience: safeguarding and securing society, including adapting to climate change

 Digital security

Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas

This researcher/organisation has interest(s) in Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas as outlined as follows

None specified.

Expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting Areas

This researcher has indicated interest(s) and expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting areas as follows:

No cross-cutting areas specified

Details of Participation in European Innovation Partnerships and European Technology Platforms:

The details of any ETPs or EIP this researcher/organisation have participated in or are currently participating in is outlined as follows.

No participation information provided.


Relevant EU Research Experience

Information in relation to Participation in relevant experts groups

Available from IBM European Offices on request

Involvement in EU-funded research projects: Please outline details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation was involved in.

Available from IBM European Offices on request


LIFE and COST Actions





Go to the LIFE website
Go to the COST website

Interest in LIFE subprogrammes:

 Environment and Resource Efficiency

 Biodiversity

 Environmental Governance and Information


COST Actions/LIFE programmes the researcher is currently or has participated in:

Available from IBM European Offices on request


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