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About the Chapter
Welcome to the home page of the Control and Communication (Ireland) (CC Ireland) joint chapter of the UKI Section of the IEEE. The chapter was officially formed on the 15th December 2003 following a petition from IEEE members in Ireland.

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Committee
Kang Li (Chairman), Energy and Intelligent Control, Queen’s University Belfast.
Douglas Leith (Past Chairman), Hamilton Institute, NUI Maynooth
Sean McLoone (Past Past Chairman), Dept. Electronic Engineering, NUI Maynooth
David Naughton, Xerenet Ltd. Bishopstown, Cork.
Maire O’Neill, ECIT, Queen’s University Belfast, Queen’s Road, Queen’s Island, Belfast.
Karen McMenemy, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast.
Dave Priyan, Xilinx.com, Dublin.
Eoin Kenny, HEAnet, Dublin
Ning Li, FG Wilson (Eng) Ltd, Belfast.
William Scanlon, Queen’s University Belfast
Luiz A. DaSilva, Trinity College Dublin
Nicola Marchetti, Trinity College Dublin

Seminar information

Seminar 1: Case Study of Big Data Analysis for Smart Grid

IEEE DL talk
By
Prof. Zhu Han
Entitled
Case Study of Big Data Analysis for Smart Grid
Abstract:
The advent of big data offers unprecedented opportunities for data-driven
discovery and decision-making in virtually every area of human endeavor. In
this talk, we zoom in to the applications of smart grid, which refers to the next
generation electrical power grid that aims to provide reliable, efficient, secure,
and quality energy generation/distribution/consumption using modern
information, communications, and electronics technology. We further zoom in
to study two specific cases. First, supported by local utility companies through
electric power analytics consortium, we analyze real smart meter big data for
load profiling and smart pricing. We employ techniques such as Bayesian
nonparametric learning, sublinear algorithm, and deep learning. Second, we
investigate how to solve Security-constrained Optimal Power Flow (SCOPF)
Problem, through sparse optimization and alternating direction method of
multipliers (ADMM). Finally, other research activities of our group will also be
briefly described.
Location:
Ashby Conference Room, Ashby 7.005
Date &Time:
Thursday 04/06/2015, at 2:30pm (Tea and coffee served before the talk)

Seminar 2: Resource Allocation for Full‐Duplex Communication and Networks
Zhu Han, ECE and CS Departments, University of Houston, TX USA
Trinity College Dublin on June 5, at 15:00, as part of an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer tour. The talk will be in the seminar room of CTVR/CONNECT, at Trinity College (directions from http://ctvr.ie/contact-us-4/).

The recent significant progress in realizing full duplex (FD) systems has opened up another promising avenue for increasing the capacity of future wireless networks. In addition to the self‐interference cancelation signal processing algorithms, network protocols such as resource management are also essential in the practical design and implementation of FD wireless networks. This talk aims to present the latest development and future directions of resource allocation in different full duplex systems by exploring the network resources in different domains, including power, space, frequency, and device dimensions. Four representative application scenarios are considered: FD MIMO networks, FD cooperative networks, FD OFDMA cellular networks, and FD heterogeneous networks. Resource management problems and novel algorithms in these systems are presented, and key open research directions are discussed. Then, we will concentrate on the use of resource allocation tools (such as optimization and game theory) to analyze and design FD wireless networks.

Bio: Zhu Han received the B.S. degree in electronic engineering from Tsinghua University, in 1997, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1999 and 2003, respectively. From 2000 to 2002, he was an R&D Engineer of JDSU, Germantown, Maryland. From 2003 to 2006, he was a Research Associate at the University of Maryland. From 2006 to 2008, he was an assistant professor in Boise State University, Idaho. Currently, he is an Associate Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and Computer Science Department at University of Houston, Texas. His research interests include wireless resource allocation and management, wireless communications and networking, game theory, wireless multimedia, and security. Dr. Han is an NSF CAREER award recipient 2010. Dr. Han is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications since 2010. Dr. Han is the winner of the 2011 IEEE Communications Society Fred W. Ellersick Prize. Dr. Han is the coauthor for the papers that won several best paper awards in IEEE International Conferences. Dr. Han is IEEE fellow since 2014 and IEEE distinguished lecturer since 2015.

Hot news
Seminar 1: Case Study of Big Data Analysis for Smart Grid
IEEE DL talk
By
Prof. Zhu Han
Entitled
Case Study of Big Data Analysis for Smart Grid
Location:
Ashby Conference Room, Ashby 7.005
Date &Time:
Thursday 04/06/2015, at 2:30pm (Tea and coffee served before the talk)

Seminar 2: Resource Allocation for Full‐Duplex Communication and Networks
Zhu Han, ECE and CS Departments, University of Houston, TX USA
Trinity College Dublin on June 5, at 15:00, as part of an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer tour. The talk will be in the seminar room of CTVR/CONNECT, at Trinity College (directions from http://ctvr.ie/contact-us-4/).

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Events

Events, speeches, and seminars are held regularly within the chapter.
For seminar details held or to be held at Hamilton Institute, please refer to
http://www.hamilton.ie/seminars.htm’

For seminars held or to be held at Queen’s University Belfast, please refer to:
http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/EPIC/News/
and
https://sites.google.com/site/igiveuk/announcements

Latest events

Seminar 1: Case Study of Big Data Analysis for Smart Grid

IEEE DL talk
By
Prof. Zhu Han
Entitled
Case Study of Big Data Analysis for Smart Grid
Abstract:
The advent of big data offers unprecedented opportunities for data-driven
discovery and decision-making in virtually every area of human endeavor. In
this talk, we zoom in to the applications of smart grid, which refers to the next
generation electrical power grid that aims to provide reliable, efficient, secure,
and quality energy generation/distribution/consumption using modern
information, communications, and electronics technology. We further zoom in
to study two specific cases. First, supported by local utility companies through
electric power analytics consortium, we analyze real smart meter big data for
load profiling and smart pricing. We employ techniques such as Bayesian
nonparametric learning, sublinear algorithm, and deep learning. Second, we
investigate how to solve Security-constrained Optimal Power Flow (SCOPF)
Problem, through sparse optimization and alternating direction method of
multipliers (ADMM). Finally, other research activities of our group will also be
briefly described.
Location:
Ashby Conference Room, Ashby 7.005
Date &Time:
Thursday 04/06/2015, at 2:30pm (Tea and coffee served before the talk)

Seminar 2: Resource Allocation for Full‐Duplex Communication and Networks
Zhu Han, ECE and CS Departments, University of Houston, TX USA
Trinity College Dublin on June 5, at 15:00, as part of an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer tour. The talk will be in the seminar room of CTVR/CONNECT, at Trinity College (directions from http://ctvr.ie/contact-us-4/).

The recent significant progress in realizing full duplex (FD) systems has opened up another promising avenue for increasing the capacity of future wireless networks. In addition to the self‐interference cancelation signal processing algorithms, network protocols such as resource management are also essential in the practical design and implementation of FD wireless networks. This talk aims to present the latest development and future directions of resource allocation in different full duplex systems by exploring the network resources in different domains, including power, space, frequency, and device dimensions. Four representative application scenarios are considered: FD MIMO networks, FD cooperative networks, FD OFDMA cellular networks, and FD heterogeneous networks. Resource management problems and novel algorithms in these systems are presented, and key open research directions are discussed. Then, we will concentrate on the use of resource allocation tools (such as optimization and game theory) to analyze and design FD wireless networks.

Bio: Zhu Han received the B.S. degree in electronic engineering from Tsinghua University, in 1997, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1999 and 2003, respectively. From 2000 to 2002, he was an R&D Engineer of JDSU, Germantown, Maryland. From 2003 to 2006, he was a Research Associate at the University of Maryland. From 2006 to 2008, he was an assistant professor in Boise State University, Idaho. Currently, he is an Associate Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and Computer Science Department at University of Houston, Texas. His research interests include wireless resource allocation and management, wireless communications and networking, game theory, wireless multimedia, and security. Dr. Han is an NSF CAREER award recipient 2010. Dr. Han is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications since 2010. Dr. Han is the winner of the 2011 IEEE Communications Society Fred W. Ellersick Prize. Dr. Han is the coauthor for the papers that won several best paper awards in IEEE International Conferences. Dr. Han is IEEE fellow since 2014 and IEEE distinguished lecturer since 2015.

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Committee:

Kang Li (Chairman), Energy and Intelligent Control, Queen’s University Belfast.
Douglas Leith (Past Chairman), Hamilton Institute, NUI Maynooth
Sean McLoone (Past Past Chairman), Dept. Electronic Engineering, NUI Maynooth
David Naughton, Xerenet Ltd. Bishopstown, Cork.
Maire O’Neill, ECIT, Queen’s University Belfast, Queen’s Road, Queen’s Island, Belfast.
Karen McMenemy, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast.
Dave Priyan, Xilinx.com, Dublin.
Eoin Kenny, HEAnet, Dublin
Ning Li, FG Wilson (Eng) Ltd, Belfast.
William Scanlon, Queen’s University Belfast
Nicola Marchetti, Trinity College Dublin

Contact us / Committee
Chairperson

Chairman: Kang Li

kangliqub@ieee.org