Biography: Dr O’ Driscoll holds a PhD (Vehicular Communication Systems) and a Master’s of Engineering by research (Passive Monitoring of VoIP QoS) undertaken in the Nimbus Centre at Cork Institute Technology (CIT) and a BSc in Software Development and Computer Networking as well as numerous industry certifications. Her research interests are in cooperative communication protocols, network management, modelling and performance evaluation for mobile and wireless networks with applications domains including vehicular networks and IoT. She was employed as a lecturer at the Department of Computer Science at Cork Institute of Technology from 2011-2017 where she co-led interdisciplinary research. In 2017 she joined the Department of Computer Science in UCC.
Dr O’Driscoll is a Funded Investigator in the SFI CONNECT Centre for Future Networks and Communications and Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre. She is also an investigator in the SFI Blended Autonomous Vehicle (BAV) spoke centre. Dr O’Driscoll is a STEM advocate and is UCC director for the IT@Cork European Tech cluster.
Research Interests: Dr O’ Driscoll research interests include network management (resource allocation & congestion control) mechanism for mobile and wireless networks, cooperative device to device computing, multi-access edge computing and simulation and performance evaluation of computer networks. In recent years much of her research has focused on connected and automated vehicular networks.