I was very happy to be on the podium for the Waterford Institute of Technology graduation ceremony this morning, Fri 4th January 2013. One of the TSSG MSc research students, Biao Xu, was graduating. His thesis was titled “Distributed Algorithms for Computing Closed Itemsets Based on an Iterative Map-Reduce Framework”. His external examiner was Dr Brian Mac Namee (Dublin Institute of Technology). His internal examiner was Dr Ruairi de Frein (TSSG, Waterford Institute of Technology).
Interestingly, this was the first time since we founded the TSSG in 1996 that I’d shared the podium with Dr Willie Donnelly and Eamonn de Leastar. They were presenting two PhD graduates from the TSSG at the ceremony: Dr Ray Carroll and Dr Leigh Griffin.
Two FeedHenry staff were also graduating at this ceremony: Alan Moran and Eoin Crosbie.
Congratulations to all the graduates and their families and loved ones!