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Faculty and students from Waterford Institute of Technology explore a wide range of topics related to computing and technology. Hosted by Rob O'Connor.

All opinions are personal and do not represent Institutional views.

The Machine: A computer science education podcast Rob O'Connor

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Faculty and students from Waterford Institute of Technology explore a wide range of topics related to computing and technology. Hosted by Rob O'Connor.

All opinions are personal and do not represent Institutional views.

    Ep 25: Online Learning: The Student Perspective

    Ep 25: Online Learning: The Student Perspective

    A companion piece to our last episode, this time Rob is speaking with two computing students - Sinead O'Neill (2nd year Computer Forensics & Security) and Dimitri Saradakis (3rd Year Applied Computing) - about their views on the online teaching and learning situation we find ourselves in.

    • 27 min
    Ep 24: Online Learning: The Lecturer Perspective

    Ep 24: Online Learning: The Lecturer Perspective

    Rob O'Connor discusses the new academic year with Colm Dunphy and Siobhan Drohan and the shift from on-campus to remote teaching and learning. They discuss some things they enjoy and dislike, some tools they find useful and outline other observations and tips.

    • 45 min
    Ep 23: COVID-19 Treatment Research at WIT

    Ep 23: COVID-19 Treatment Research at WIT

    Following on from our previous episode, here's a discussion about two more Covid19 projects that are being actively worked on during the lockdown by researchers from TSSG at WIT. Rob chats with Director of Research at TSSG Sasitharan Balasubramaniam along with Dixon Vimalajeewa and Bruna Fonesca to discuss "Treating Lung Tissue Damage due to COVID-19" and "Molecular Communication modelling of COVID-19 in the Respiratory System", projects that are collaborations with the PMBRC research group at WIT, Teagasc, the University of Tampere (Finland) and Rochester Institute of Technology (USA).

    The conversation goes off on a bit of a tangent about data sets, molecular computing, remote working and some other subjects. Please excuse the glitchy sound quality in places - obviously, due to the Covid19 lockdown this podcast was recorded remotely.

    • 37 min
    Ep 22: Technology vs COVID-19 from WIT Research

    Ep 22: Technology vs COVID-19 from WIT Research

    Applying their expertise in information communications technology (ICT), researchers from TSSG at WIT are working to develop both short as well as long term solutions for COVID-19. Rob O'Connor spoke with Frances Cleary and Stepan Ivanov of TSSG to discuss some of their projects including 1) ensuring social distancing though wearables 2) blockchain based certification of public health policies 3) clinical data as a service software platform and 4) contact quotas to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Details on these projects (and more) can be found on www.tssg.org and www.wit.ie.

    Please excuse the sound quality in places. This podcast was recorded remotely over low-bandwidth internet connections.

    • 51 min
    Ep 21: Research at WIT

    Ep 21: Research at WIT

    Mark White (VP for Research & Innovation) and Kathryn Kiely (Industry Services Manager) spoke with Rob about research activities at WIT. What kind of work goes on? How important is it to the Institute? What does it mean for students? What does it mean for SMEs? Recorded remotely during the Covid19 lockdown.

    • 43 min
    Ep 20: Danny O'Dwyer (NoClip)

    Ep 20: Danny O'Dwyer (NoClip)

    Rob and podcast regular Colm Dunphy sat down with former student Danny O'Dwyer, now well known across d'internet for the documentaries he's created at NoClip and his work in the world of video games journalism. They discuss Danny's journey from student to web developer to games journalist to media entrepreneur. Danny was in WIT to chat with current students about the game dev industry and then facilitated a seminar for faculty about crafting digital stories. Thanks to the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (https://www.teachingandlearning.ie) for funding this seminar. 

    You can find all of Danny's documentaries at http://youtube.com/noclipvideo 

    • 40 min

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