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STEM research essential in programming computers with modern technology

STEM research essential in programming computers with modern technology

The Internet of Things joins the dots

“Have you ever wondered how self-driving cars can react to what is around them? Getting computers to ‘see’ in the way that we do is not easy. That’s why part of my research at DCU is enabling computers to quickly process huge amounts of images from connected cameras that are the ‘eyes’ of the latest driver-assistance technologies.

We are training computers to better interpret what is of importance in these images and so carry out real-time actions like avoiding an object, or stopping at a red light. With billions of connected devices around the world now “talking” to each other, the need to handle and makes sense of vast amounts of information is becoming ever more important.

DCU’s BSc in Data Science that I coordinate equips students with the skills to understand all kinds of information and use it to improve business, society and the environment. Data Scientists are investigators, they are storytellers and they are creative problem-solvers, and our changing world needs their skills now and into the future.”

Dr Suzanne Little is an Assistant Professor at the School of Computing, Dublin City University. She's also an SFI Funded Investigator at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, and Coordinator of the BSc in Data Science at DCU.

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Article brought to you by "A World of Opportunities: How Science, Technology and Engineering are Transforming the Careers of the Future" published by Dublin City University. 

Dr Suzanne Little, DCU