Head of Department of Computing and Mathematics
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Alan Davy was awarded BSc (with honours) in Applied Computing and PhD degrees from Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland in 2002 and 2008 respectively. He has worked at TSSG originally as a students since 2002 and became a PostDoc Researcher in 2008. In 2010 he worked at IIT Madras in India as an assistant professor lecturing in Network Management Systems. He received a Marie Curie international Mobility fellowship in 2010, which brought him to work at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya for 2 years. Following that, her returned to the TSSG and was appointed Senior Research Fellow. In 2014 he became Research Unit Manager of the Emerging Networks Laboratory at TSSG. In 2019 he was appointed Head of Department of Computing and Mathematics at the Waterford Institute of Technology.
His research interests are in Fixed and Wireless Network Management, Software Defined Infrastructure, Internet of Things, Fog and Edge Computing, Bio-inspired systems, and Molecular / Nano-scale communications and TeraHertz Communication. He is a Principal Invesitgator at the TSSG and is PI in a number of research projects including SFI TIDA "Autoscaling of Virtual Service Function Chains", H2020 5GinFIRE cascade fund project C2G-RAN "Carbon-Aware Autoscaling for Cloud Radio Access Networks". He is also the coordinator of the H2020 TERAPOD project (Grant No. 761579) "TeraHertz based ultra high bandwidth wireless access networks". He is currently supervising 4 PhD students and 2 MSc students.