NCI Blog

How To Boost Retail Sales with an Automated Recommender System

Posted by Dr Anu Sahni on 10 June 2021
Dr Anu Sahni, Lecturer and Programme Director in NCI's School of Computing, shares a recent innovation her research group has been working on to help the retail sector boost sales using recommender systems. The white paper for this research is currently under review and will be published soon.
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NCI Computing Graduates Shine on Citi's Graduate Programme

Posted by Emily Ferns on 01 June 2021
This week sees the celebration of NCI’s Technology Transfer Project Showcase. Project Showcase is the launch pad from which final-year computing students progress into their careers. This year’s gold sponsor of Project Showcase, Citi, has a competitive graduate programme that allows successful students to begin their careers gaining experience within a large, multinational organisation.
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Project Showcase: A Golden Partnership Between NCI & Citi

Posted by Emily Ferns on 28 May 2021
NCI’s Technology Transfer Project Showcase is an opportunity for final-year computing students to present the projects they have worked on throughout their last year of college to industry professionals, recruiters, and academics. It’s an important event for students seeking graduate employment, and a chance to celebrate the culmination of four years of hard work.
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Career Focus: A Day In The Life of A TQS Engineer

Posted by Sarah O'Neill, TQS on 30 April 2021
A viewpoint from one of the many promising career paths in the field of Data Science by Sarah O'Neill, Senior Consultant at TQS Firstly, a little about me... My name is Sarah and I have worked with TQS Integration for the last 3 years. I am fortunate enough to work with a team of brilliant people - our team is called ‘Pod Almighty’.
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How To Get Your Head Around Fintech

Posted by Teresa Murray on 23 April 2021
In one way, Fintech is the easiest of the newer computing buzzwords to explain, as it is simply a portmanteau that combines FINance with TECHnology to make a new word: Fintech. The word first began to be used in the early 1990s, as an abbreviation for Citi’s initiative: Financial Services Technology Consortium, though the move towards understanding the possible impact Technology could have on Finance began as early as the 1980s.
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How To Get Your Head Around Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

Posted by Teresa Murray on 01 April 2021
A lot of us have some idea of Artificial Intelligence (AI) - or at least think we do - if only from the movies. At its most sophisticated, we might think of the replicants in Blade Runner (with a bit of bioengineering thrown in), while considering Ex Machina or Chappie as more likely to become Science Fact within our lifetimes. However, often robots, even humanoid ones, don’t have Artificial Intelligence, they cannot read their surroundings and respond to them, but only perform a single pre-programmed task. These machines help us *do* things more quickly or carry out repetitive physical processes; AI helps us *think* more quickly, sorting through vast amounts of information.
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How To Get Your Head Around Blockchain

Posted by Teresa Murray on 15 March 2021
A quick search at time of writing this blog post displayed 240 Blockchain roles currently recruiting in Ireland through LinkedIn alone. Even if you are not currently job-searching, you will have come across the word in news reports and articles about everything from Brexit to cybersecurity to cryptocurrency. This is your speedy guide to understanding what people are talking about when they mention ‘Blockchain’.
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Can Data Analytics Play an Important Role in HR at TikTok?

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 05 February 2021
Human resource management, data analytics, economics and TikTok… John Geraghty, HR Business Partner at TikTok, explains how these areas come together in his current role. Drawing from his undergraduate degree, his interest in data and economics has kept him grounded and ensured that he has always based his decisions on facts and tangible metrics. Studying the MA in Human Resource Management at NCI was a real lightbulb moment for John; he was certain that this was the field he wanted to pursue a career in. Starting off in recruitment, he soon moved into HR roles in technology companies where he developed an understanding of the impact of employee insights on business success. This sparked a desire to develop analytical skills to make decisions that would drive business growth, leading him to study the Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics at NCI.
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How Molly Combined Marketing and Data Analytics at RTÉ

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 06 January 2021
Molly interviewing Tommy Tiernan about his chat show, image taken pre-covid. Photo credit: Bren murphy Rubbing shoulders with the stars isn't something you imagine doing as a data analyst. However, NCI data analytics graduate, Molly O'Dwyer, has found a way to combine her creative marketing side with her analytical strengths in her role as a Social Media and Data Lead at RTÉ where she works on shows such as The Late Late Toy Show and The Tommy Tiernan Show. While 1.5 million viewers tuned in to watch the record-breaking Late Late Toy Show in November, Molly was hard at work sharing special moments from the show with online audiences and uncovering insights from online engagements and behaviour.
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Studying Data Analytics at NCI: Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 14 December 2020
Data analysis is an area of great opportunity and there is increasing demand for people with these skills in the jobs market, both here in Ireland and internationally.
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