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- Clodagh Power  M.Sc.

School/ Department:

School of Science & Computing - Dept Computing & Mathematics - Computer Forensics & Security

Telephone:

+353 0 51834124

Room Name/ Num:

F21 1977 - Business Building

Campus:

Main Campus

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My Biography

Clodagh Power is a lecturer in the Computing Department  at Waterford Institute of Technology.

Her main areas of teaching include modules in Computer Security and Database Design and Development. She lectures these modules across a number of different programmes within the department.

She supervises undergraduate final year computing project students and dissertations for students on the M. Sc. Information Systems Processes programme at WIT.

She worked for the Smithwicks Brewery IT department in Waterford before taking up her lecturing role at WIT.

Clodagh has a Bachelor of Science Hons (Applied Computing) degree from Waterford Institute of Technology (1995). 

In 1997 she completed a Master of Science by research degree under TSSG from Waterford Institute of Technology.

Research

Dissertation Supervision:     

  • A comparative study of security habits of both computing and non-computing students in WIT(2014)
  • An investigation of the extent to which staff in Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) use WebCT and identify barriers to further application (2007).
  • Residential WLAN security practices in Waterford city: a field study(2008).

 

Research Supervision:    

Co-supervision of three postgraduate students:

  • A framework for the successful deployment of an e-Learning initiative for an OO programming language in an academic environment (2005).
  • The development of an inter-generation e-Learning application for a rural community(2005).
  • The development of an e-Learning tool for undergraduates to enhance the learning of an object-oriented design methodology (2005).

 

Internal Dissertation Examination:

Internal examiner for an M. Sc. student:

  • An investigation into Internet users’ perception regarding the data privacy policies of virtual companies operating in Ireland(2007).

 

Publications:                    

  • Institute of Management Seminar 2005, Galway, Pollard, O’Brien ,Power & Mc Donald :  Applying e-learning tools and techniques as a supplemental tool for educating software design and development in third level education.
  • Institute of Management Seminar 2005, Galway, Kearns, Mc Donald & Power : Developing an inter-generational e-learning strategy for rural communities.

Teaching

Lecturer WIT 1995 to present.

Past programme leader for B. Sc. Software Systems Development.

Recent modules taught:

  • Application Security
  • Introduction to Computer Security
  • Advanced Databases
  • Database Systems
  • Database Design
  • Project Supervision
  • M.Sc. Dissertation Supervision

Professional

Oracle Academy Instructor for Database Design and SQL.