Computer Science

Listed by academic programme, here are the academic excellence award winners in the Department of Computer Science.

Honours Degree Awards

John O’Shaughnessy

John O’Shaughnessy

BSc Honours in Software Development (CR106)

I studied the Honours Degree in Software Development in CIT where I undertook modules within the data science pillar which I really enjoyed. These skills will be invaluable to my career now and in the future. I am extremely grateful for the guidance and assistance received from the dedicated and helpful lecturers throughout my time in college.

Sponsor: IBM
Valentinas Pažemys

Valentinas Pažemys

BSc Honours in IT Management (CR310)

I work with eSentire as a Security Operations Centre Analyst. eSentire has provided me with the opportunity to work part-time while returning to CIT to complete a Master's Degree in Cybersecurity

Sponsor: Blackberry Cyclance
David Mather

David Mather

BSc Honours in Web Development

I work with Ericsson where my role entails researching cloud native training resources and various topics such as the feasibility of running specific containers without root. Maintaining Linux based OpenStack Kubernetes environments for running Cloud Ericsson Network Manager. Writing and updating extremely complex helm charts.

Sponsor: Teamwork
Eoin Wickens

Eoin Wickens

BSc Honours in Computer Systems (CR116)

I work as a Threat Researcher at Blackberry. This involves examining malware and emerging threats to better identify their abilities, functions and attack vectors. Threat Research is on the frontline of information security and often deeply examines malicious software, the latest exploits, botnets and more.

Sponsor: McKesson

Academic Excellence: Master's Degree Awards

Filipe Luca de Souza

Filipe Luca de Souza

MSc in Artificial Intelligence

I'm currently conducting research in combinatory optimisation and constraint programming, it's my PhD topic and I'm funded by Science Foundation Ireland's Centre for Research Training in Artificial Intelligence (CRT-AI). Previously, I worked for several years in the Insurance Industry, where I grew from an intern to a Data Scientist Lead.

Sponsor: Clearstream
Akshay Satish Joshi

Akshay Satish Joshi

MSc in Cyber Security

I am a cybersecurity enthusiast from Mumbai, India. Pursuing MSc Cybersecurity at CIT was a great opportunity as a well-designed curriculum, and the knowledgeable staff gave me a broader perspective about the security industry. Already having worked in the security industry before, this course enhanced my knowledge about the current security landscape and potential challenges.

Sponsor: Forcepoint