Dublin, 07 February 2020

In 2019, the ELITE-S Fellowship Programme launched its first call for proposals to bring 16 experienced researchers to Ireland for a 2-year postdoctoral programme. Two outstanding researchers, Dr Beyza Yaman, and Dr Mohammed Al-Rawi were selected amongst the most promising scientists.


Dr Beyza Yaman, ranked first in call 1 with a proposal entitled “LinkedDataOps – Linked Data Operations Based on a Quality Process Cycle” under the supervision of Dr. Rob Brennan in Dublin City University (DCU). The project aims at tackling the problem of defining and developing standard quality assessment and FAIR metrics for geo-spatial data during the full data quality process cycle. LinkedDataOps proposes an overall approach to meet dynamic quality needs of the data scratch from the mappings, conversion and creation gradually to the consumption of the data by discovering root causes to improve the quality iteratively for the usage. Her project will be conducted in collaboration with Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) who will be hosting Dr. Yaman during her secondment.


Dr. Mohammed Al-Rawi, is a researcher in the field of computer vision and machine learning and proposed the project “An ICT Standard to Facilitate the use of AI in Fashion Production, Wholesale, and Retail” under the supervision of Dr. Joeran Beel in Trinity College Dublin (TCD). His project aims to develop an ICT Standard supporting the application of artificial intelligence (AI) in fashion and related clothing industries by bridging the gap of data exchange between various fashion manufacturers and third-party AI companies, focusing on fashion data standardisation, computer vision techniques and natural language processing; and ultimately, fashion recommender systems.


Beyza and Mohammed are the first of the 16 fellows that will be recruited over the 5 years of the ELITE-S Fellowship Programme. To apply, candidates must select a supervisor from the list available on the ELITE-S website and in collaboration with them develop a project proposal in any of the 28 technology and application areas with a clear impact on standards.


To be eligible for the programme, candidates must have a PhD degree at application deadline or at least four years of full-time equivalent (FTE) research experience in academia or industry. They must also comply with the mobility rule which can be found here. Proposals must be written in English and submitted directly on the project website until 20 February 2020 5pm Irish time.


“ELITE-S is a great programme for experienced researcher who wish to further progress their research career. Our fellows are at the centre of the programme and will receive high quality supervision and specific research and transferrable skills” said Dr. Brennan, coordinator of the programme.


About the Centre


ELITE-S is hosted in the ADAPT Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for digital media technology in Dublin City University (DCU) and focuses on developing next generation digital technologies that transform how people communicate by helping to analyse, personalise and deliver digital data more effectively for businesses and individuals. ADAPT researchers are based in 8 leading Irish universities: Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University, University College Dublin, Technological University Dublin, Athlone Institute of Technology, Cork Institute of Technology, Maynooth University and National University of Ireland Galway.


ADAPT’s transformative tools allow you explore video, text,speech and image data in a natural way across languages and devices, helping companies unlock opportunities that exist within digital content to re-imagine how to connect people, process and data to realise new economic value.


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The ELITE-S Fellowship Programme is co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No. 801522