Network & Communications Engineering
DCU has extensive expertise in network and communications research in both optical/ photonics and radio frequency (RF) technologies. The university has invested heavily in laboratory facilities and now has state-of-the-art equipment for both RF and photonic R&D.
DCU has broad research expertise in both hardware and software. This is a very strong research group with a strong track record of commercial success and industry engagement including recent spin-out company Pilot Photonics. The Network and Communications Engineering group includes the DCU research centre Entwine, and is a key member of the national photonics research centre IPIC.
The Entwine research centre focuses on providing Scalable Networked Solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT).
- Network protocols for telecommunications
- Embedded systems design
- Mathematical modelling of networks
- Network security
- Hardware acceleration and energy management
- Quality of Service in networks
Irish Photonic Integration Centre IPIC@DCU
DCU is a member of the IPIC national research centre in photonics research. IPIC research focus is on light-enabled technologies that go beyond traditional fibre optic communication networks that underpin telecoms and the Internet, to also include medical devices, environmental sensing and other emerging areas.