State of Play (online) speakers announced

This year’s State of Play games conference and festival, organised by TU Dublin,  is a fully online event.

They have a  diverse list of speakers representing local and international game start-ups, studios, content creators and technology providers covering areas such as retro gaming, game design, music production, narrative design and game tech.

Speakers include:
1. Damian Scattergood Ireland’s Original Game Developer, Legendary 8-bit coder
2. Jari-Pekka Kaleva Managing Director, European Games Developer Federation
3. Travis George Co-Founder/CEO, VelaGames
4. Eimear Noone Award-winning Music Composer and Conductor
5. Aoife O Friel Writer/Narrative Designer, Massive Entertainment
6. Damien Marshall Technical Director, Demonware
7. Conor Crowley Executive Producer, Digit Games
8. Hugh McAtamney TU Dublin, Head of School of Media



Register in advance at: https://www.stateofplay.ie/

For further information contect peter.lynch@tudublin.ie

5 new academic posts in School of Computer Science – NUI Galway

Academic Job Opportunities in Computer Science – May/June 2021

The National University of Ireland Galway seeks to recruit excellent candidates for up to 5 new academic posts in the School of Computer Science.

For these vacancies, the School of Computer Science strongly welcomes applications from members of under-represented groups. The School and NUI Galway are committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity and to creating and sustaining an environment that values and celebrates the diversity of our staff and student body.

The posts are:

NUI Galway, which was founded in 1845, is a publicly funded research-led university and is ranked in the top 1% universities in the world. NUI Galway holds a strong international reputation in Computer Science research and in translating this research into well-recognised teaching programmes.

The School of Computer Science is recognised for its research in theoretical and applied computer science, and its high-quality and highly popular postgraduate taught programmes, complementing its strengths in undergraduate teaching. Academics in the School are actively engaged in a wide variety of research topics.

For the 4-year special purpose post, applications are invited from academics with any teaching and research specialisms that complement those of the School of Computer Science.

For the three Lecturer posts and the Senior Lecturer post, applications are specifically invited from candidates who can demonstrate a world-class research profile, or its potential from excellent industry experience, as well as teaching expertise in one in the following four specialisms:

(A)  Cybersecurity;
(B)  DevOps;
(C)  Cloud Computing;
(D)  Games (particularly modelling and design).

Research contribution is of fundamental importance for these posts. The appointees must be capable of acting as scientific investigator on large-scale projects and will be expected to provide leadership to the members of their research group.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Michael Madden, Chair of School of Computer Science (email michael.madden@nuigalway.ie, +353-91-493797) or Ms Deirdre King, School Administrator of Computer Science (email deirdre.king@nuigalway.ie, phone +353-91-493143). Please see the following website for additional information about the School of Computer Science in NUI Galway: www.cs.nuigalway.ie.

NUI Galway is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and holder of an Athena SWAN Bronze award. We celebrate the diversity of our staff and students and work to support an inclusive environment free from discrimination and harassment.

We are committed to supporting all staff through a comprehensive suite of flexible working schemes, family-friendly policies, training and development, and staff networks. Further information on equality at NUI Galway can be found at: www.nuigalway.ie/equalityanddiversity.

The School of Computer Science is deeply committed to making real and lasting changes to career development in supporting and advancing women in computer science. This includes attracting more women into computer science at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and supporting and the career development of all staff.


Posted 01/06/2021