Prof. Vinny Cahill

Trinity College Dublin (TCD)

Biography:  Prof. Vinny Cahill holds a Personal Chair in Computer Science at Trinity College Dublin where he previously served as the University’s Dean & Vice-President for Research and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science.

Prof. Cahill’s research addresses optimization of urban resource usage and service delivery in order to improve the quality of life and sustainability of cities. A particular focus is the development of new techniques to support sustainable mobility with the goal of optimizing travel-time reliability for travellers and freight.

Current topics

  • Middleware for Connected Infrastructures
– Middleware architectures to support collection, distribution and processing of high-volume data from city-scale infrastructures including connected and automated vehicles
– Group communication, consistency and coordination for vehicular applications
  • AI for Road-Vehicle Automation
– Use of machine learning and swarm intelligence techniques to optimise travel-time reliability
– Multi-agent techniques for urban traffic control
  • AI for Mobility as a Service
– Deep learning for multi-modal collaborative journey planning for large-scale events
Research Interests: Smart Cities; Sustainable Mobility; Reinforcement Learning; Middleware