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Dr. Peter Carew

Title:

Lecturer in Computing

School/ Department:

School of Science & Computing - Dept Computing & Mathematics - Software, Mobile and Web Development

Telephone:

+353 0 51302628

Room Name/ Num:

318 1969 - Main Building

Campus:

Main Campus

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My Biography

Education

Waterford Institute of Technology
The Open University
University College Dublin


Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy in Information Systems
Master of Science in Computing for Commerce and Industry
Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing (First Class Honours)
Professional Certificate in Mathematics for Data Analytics and Statistics
Licentiateship in Information Technology and Management


Professional Memberships / Certifications

Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Member of the International Association of Engineers (IAENG)
TC Member of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)



Research

Principal Researcher at the INSYTE Centre for Information Systems and Technoculture at WIT since 2003.


Research Supervision

Currently co-supervising two PhD students at WIT/INSYTE.

Previously supervised three MSc by Research students to successful completion in the areas of open source software (2006), IT certification integration (2007), and online learning (2013).

Previously supervised numerous successful dissertations on taught MSc in computing programmes on various topics, including: outsourcing, IT infrastructure value, privacy, WLAN, biometrics, SOA security, cyber bullying, foreign online language learning, business intelligence in online trading, mobile devices in education, e-commerce password security, agile development, cloud risk, information systems in non-profit organisations, automated foreign exchange, and social media sentiment analysis.


Journal and Conference Review Activities

2021:   AI & Society: Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Communication.
2021:   20th IFAC Conference on Technology, Culture and International Stability, Moscow.
2020:   21st IFAC World Congress, Berlin.
2019:   AI & Society: Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Communication.
2018:   Journal of Systems and Information Technology.
2018:   18th IFAC Conference on Technology, Culture and International Stability, Baku.
2017:   AI & Society: Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Communication.
2017:   20th IFAC World Congress, Toulouse.
2015:   AI & Society: Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Communication.
2013:   15th IFAC Workshop on International Stability, Technology and Culture, Pristina.
2012:   European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Barcelona.
2012:   AI & Society: Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Communication.
2012:   14th IFAC Workshop on International Stability and Systems Engineering, Waterford.

Teaching

Current teaching interests are in the areas of computer programming, artificial intelligence, and computer ethics.  Also supervise postgraduate dissertations and undergraduate projects on a wide range of topics.


Undergraduate Modules Taught / Delivered:

  • Algorithms
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence I & II
  • Data Communications
  • Database and File Processing
  • Data Structures
  • Data Structures and Algorithms I & II
  • Enterprise Applications Development
  • Event-Driven Programming
  • Foundations of Computing
  • Information Technology Systems
  • Instrumentation and Computing
  • Introduction to ICT for Scientists
  • Introduction to GUI
  • OO Programming Fundamentals
  • Programming II
  • Programming Paradigms
  • Programming Principles C
  • Project Supervision
  • Software Engineering
  • Visual Communications

 

Postgraduate Modules Taught / Delivered:

  • Ethics and e-Privacy
  • Dissertation Supervision

Professional

Academic Experience

Lecturer in Computing, Waterford Institute of Technology, 1998-Date
Joint Programme Leader, MSc in Computing (Information Systems Processes) at WIT, 2006-Date
Member of the WIT Research Ethics Committee, 2007-Date
External Examiner (Data Protection, Data Analytics, etc.), The Institute of Banking (UCD), 2016-2021
External Examiner (Business Information Systems), Cork Institute of Technology, 2012-2015
External Examiner (Research), Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, 2010-2011


Industry Experience

Software Development Engineer, Apple Computer, 1996-1998
IT Bank Official, AIB Capital Markets, 1995

Publications

Publications can also be seen and accessed via Google Scholar


Carew, P.J. (2018). “Symbiosis or assimilation: critical reflections on the ontological self at the precipice of Total Data”, AI & Society 33(3), 357-368.

Carew, P.J., Lu, Q. and Stapleton, L. (2018). “Perceived risk factors for cloud-based data storage and control systems: A cross-cultural comparative study of Irish and Chinese companies”, Proceedings of the 18th IFAC Conference on Technology, Culture and International Stability, Baku.

Jemaa, W., Carew, P.J. and Stapleton, L. (2018). “Implementing effective information control systems for primary education support in developing countries: An investigative field study of a voluntary non-profit organisation in Tunisia”, Proceedings of the 18th IFAC Conference on Technology, Culture and International Stability, Baku.

Carew, P.J. and Glynn, D. (2017). “Anti-patterns in agile adoption: a grounded theory case study of one Irish IT organisation”, Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management 18(4), 275-289.

Carew, P.J. and Stapleton, L. (2014). “Towards empathy: a human-centred analysis of rationality, ethics and praxis in systems development”, AI & Society 29(2), 149-166.

Carew, P.J. and Stapleton, L. (2012). “A human-centred analysis of systems development goals, rationality and focus using principal components analysis and hierarchical clustering”, Proceedings of the 14th IFAC Workshop on International Stability and Systems Engineering (SWIIS), Waterford, 103-108.

Caffrey, B.M. and Carew, P.J. (2012). “A limited engagement: a case study in using contextualised online learning environments to engage with marginalised communities”, Proceedings of the 14th IFAC Workshop on International Stability and Systems Engineering (SWIIS), Waterford, 165-170.

Carew, P.J., Stapleton, L. and Byrne, G.J. (2011). “Ethical behaviour and rationality in automation systems development: promoting the Humanist/Existentialist axis for international stability”, Proceedings of the 18th IFAC World Congress, Milan (Bittanti, S., Cenedese, A. and Zampieri, S. (Eds.)), 4022-4027.

Caffrey, B.M. and Carew, P.J. (2011). “An investigation into human-centred peer-support education systems for students with learning difficulties”, Paper presented at the 1st Systems Engineering and Systems Engineering Management (SESEM) Conference, Waterford.

Carew, P.J., Stapleton, L. and Byrne, G.J. (2011). “Ethical behaviour and rationality in automation systems development”, Paper presented at the 1st Systems Engineering and Systems Engineering Management (SESEM) Conference, Waterford.

Carew, P.J. (2009). “Privacy and information systems development: a critical-interpretive analysis”, PhD Thesis, Waterford Institute of Technology.

Carew, P.J., Stapleton, L. and Byrne, G.J. (2008). “Implications of an ethic of privacy for human-centred systems engineering”, AI & Society 22(3), 385-403.

Carew, P.J. (2006). “Healthcare ICT and privacy concerns”, International Hospital Equipment & Solutions (IHE), May 2006 (Reed Elsevier).

Carew, P.J. and Stapleton, L. (2005). “Towards a privacy framework for information systems development”, in O. Vaselicas, W. Wojtowski and G. Wojtowski (Eds.), Information Systems Development: Advances in Theory, Practice and Education, Kluwer Academic Press/Plenum, 77-88.

Carew, P.J. and Stapleton, L. (2005). “Privacy, patients and healthcare workers: a critical analysis of large scale, integrated manufacturing information systems reapplied in health”, Proceedings of the 16th IFAC World Congress, Prague (Zítek, P. (Ed.)).

Carew, P.J. and Stapleton, L. (2005). “Privacy guidelines for telemedicine developers”, Proceedings of Med-e-Tel 2005, Luxemburg.

Conlon, P. and Carew, P. (2005) “A risk driven framework for open source information systems development”, Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Open Source Systems, Genova (Scotto, M. and Succi, G. (Eds.)), 200-203.

Carew, P.J. (2001). “Internet user profiling and matching techniques”, MSc Dissertation, The Open University.