IBM Ireland

IBM Ireland is one of IBM’s major sites in Europe, with the Ireland Software Group (Ireland Lab) having grown to 4,000 employees across three cities in Ireland. This growth of over 200 per cent in 8 years has been significantly assisted through collaborations with domestic and European academia, government and enterprise. IBM Software Group is the largest middleware company in the world and the Ireland Lab’s portfolio reflects the company’s strategy for developing Enterprise Software for Fortune 500 companies, MLCs and SMEs in domain areas such as Cognitive, eHealth, Security, Social and Collaborative Computing, Smarter Cities, Cloud Computing, HPC, Service Management, Data Warehousing, Industry Models and Analytics.

Profile of key persons:

  • Dr. Joseph Antony (male) is a Data Scientist at IBM Innovation Exchange, Ireland. He has 7+ years of research experience in machine learning and computer vision in addition to 9+ years of experience teaching engineering students at both under graduate and masters levels. Prior to joining IBM, he was a postdoctoral researcher for two years at the Insight SFI Research Center for Data Analytics at Dublin City University, Ireland. His postdoctoral research mainly focused on two projects: 1) Passenger Flow Analytics in Dublin Airport in Collaboration with Dublin Airport Authority, Ireland, this project involved person re-identification using deep learning and tracking passenger(s) movements across multiple cameras; 2) Human crowd behaviour analytics in collaboration with Huawei Ireland Research Centre, Ireland, this project focused on crowd behaviour attribute recognition and anomaly detection in surveillance videos using deep learning. He received his B.E. (Electronics and Communication Engineering) from University of Madras, India; M.E. (VLSI Design) from CEG, Anna University, India; and PhD (Deep learning and medical image analytics) from Dublin City University, Ireland. His PhD was fully funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and his doctoral dissertation focused on ‘automatic quantification of radiographic knee osteoarthritis severity and associated diagnostic features using convolutional neural networks’. He worked as an Assistant Professor at National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India from 2009 to 2017. He was involved in two patents and several publications in high ranking journals and international conferences. The full list of research publications are in
  • Dr. Sofiane Zemouri (male) is a Network Research Scientist within the Innovation Exchange team in IBM Ireland. Prior to joining IBM, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher for three years at the Performance Engineering Lab (PEL) in University College Dublin (UCD) during which he was awarded an SFI Industry Fellowship grant to conduct research with UCD and IBM Research Ireland on the applications of Software Defined Networks (SDNs) and Internet of Things (IoT). He was involved in a number of national and international projects and has expertise in the subjects of Wireless Networks optimisation, Software Defined Networks (SDN), Internet of Things (IoT), as well as machine learning. He also served as an associate lecturer in both UCD and NCI in Ireland, where he was in charge of developing lecturing materials and teaching modules related to IoT and wireless Networks.
    Sofiane pursued his PhD with a full scholarship from UCD in the PEL research group, Dublin, Ireland, and completed his degree in 2016. His PhD research focused on Vehicular Communications and Vehicular Networks Optimisation.