Using maths to fight fraudulent motor insurance claims

Undetected fraudulent claims and lengthy processing times are in part the cause of rapidly deteriorating profitability in the global motor insurance market. It is estimated that fraudulent claims add approximately €50 to each premium in Ireland every year.

Over 50s move for life research study

Bridie O'Connor, Jim Hartigan and Rita Goodwin helping launch the Move For Life research study at the University of Limerick

A research study, aimed at improving the health of people aged over 50 in the county, was today launched by the Minister of State with responsibility for Health Promotion, Catherine Byrne TD.

UL's MACSI win at KTI Impact Awards

UL were among the winners at the annual Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) Impact Awards held in Dublin on 26th April.

MACSI, the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry, won the “Consultancy Impact” award for its role in the development of a software application for Xtract 360 Ltd to re-create a car crash in real time to deal with undetected fraudulent insurance claims.

The awards were presented by John Halligan, the Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, who said the Government has taken a “pro-active approach” to encouraging and supporting research-based innovation.

Thesis in 3 competition

From April 23-26 Graduate & Professional Studies in conjunction with the Assistant Deans in each faculty organised a thesis in three competition for each of the four faculties, up 12 participants from each faculty competed in four faculty heats . Each faculty sponsored prize money for the top three.  

The contestants presented an overview of their research in three minutes using three power point slides in an open forum. A judging panel selected three winners from each of the faculty heats to participate in a university wide competition.

The 12 finalists will compete in a University Final on 22 May 2018, the winners from each Faculty can be seen below.

UL Innovation Awards

L-R Dr. Mary Shire, Vice President Research, UL; Dr. Ioannis Manolakis, Dr. Walter Stanley, Dr. Ananda Roy UL / IComp, Dr. Vincent Cooper, EJ, Prof. Des Fitzgerald, President, UL 

UL celebrates commercialisation success at Innovation Awards

Levels of venture funding for UL campus company at an all-time high with six UL spinouts raising an excess of €2.6 million

UL launches €2-million marine robot

UL unveiled a unique €2-million underwater robot at the docks in Limerick city today. The Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) was officially launched by Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen TD.

The Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded ROV Étaín can operate in challenging wind, wave, and tidal conditions and will be used to inspect, repair and maintain Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) facilities. 

Lero named as winner of prestigious global award

Professor Brian Fitzgerald, Director of LERO

Lero, the SFI Irish Software Research Centre, has been named as winner of the 2018 award for industry collaboration by the global IEEE Computer Society.

This is the first time the IEEE Computer Society Technical Council on Software Engineering (TCSE) Distinguished Synergy Award has come to Ireland. Previous winners include IBM Center for Advanced Studies, Canada; Microsoft, USA and Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering, Germany.

RIA Charlemont Award for MACSI's Dr Iain Moyles

Professor Michael Peter Kennedy, President RIA & Dr Iain Moyles, MACSI

On Monday 19 February, the 2018 class of Charlemont Scholars were presented with their certificates at an awards ceremony for invited guests, friends and family.

Professor Michael Peter Kennedy, President of the Royal Irish Academy, presented the 2018 Charlemont scholars with their certificates and congratulated them on their success. Professor Kennedy noted the importance of the award and the diversity of disciplines awarded.

Research Office Delivers Training in Grant Proposal Writing

Last week saw the official roll out of a newly developed training course on ‘Grant Proposal Writing’ from UL’s Research Office. The half-day course is one of the services provided to help support the development of research careers and forms part of the Research Career Development Programme coordinated by the Human Resources division. The course was designed by Dr Martina Prendergast, UL Research Officer who also delivers the training.

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