Current Staff Members
B.Sc (Hons), M.Sc., M.A.
Phone: 00 353 1 8851089
Hugh is a lecturer in Creative Digital Media and Computing at ITB and is a founder of the Graphics and Gaming Group. His expertise is primarily in the areas of computer graphics and multimedia. Recently he has completed an M.A. in Contemporary Art at NCAD and his research interests include visual computing, aesthetic theory, and the social and cultural impact of graphics technology. He joined ITB in 1999 and prior to this was a member of the Image Synthesis Group at Trinity for two years. At Trinity he carried out research into advanced rendering algorithms. Hugh also spent three years as a lecturer at the Department of Computer Science in UCD. He holds a degree and a Masters in Computer Science from UCD.
Dr Matt Smith
B.A. (Hons), PG Cert (HE), M.Sc, Ph.D., (ILTM)
Position: Senior Lecturer
Phone: 00 353 1 8851098
Matt has over 25 years lecturing and research experience at colleges including ITB, Middlesex University, the University of Winchester, the Open University and Aberdeen University. Matt holds a taught masters in Applied Artificial Intelligence and a doctorate in applied artificial intelligence and interactive music education research. Matt has published in these fields in internationally referred book chapters and conference papers, has chaired international research conference workshops and was lead editor of a collected edition of multimedia research papers. His main research areas are multimedia education systems and the use of IT to support informal learning. Matt has worked in these fields as a research consultant for UK universities and the British Educational and Communications Technology Agency. Matt has also worked in industry as a programmer-analyst, technical author, trainer and database developer. At ITB, Matt has pioneered the use of Unity game authoring as a means of imparting multimedia and programming skills to undergraduate students (updating things from previous use of Macromedia Flash). One of the European projects he has worked on involves Java mobile phone games and computing science education.
Former Staff Members
Stephen is a lecturer in Computing at ITB and has a number of years experience as a senior software engineer with Multimedia companies in Ireland. Stephen has supervised a number of Artificial Intelligence projects at B.Sc. level and M.Sc. level and joined ITB in 1999. Stephen has also presented a number of papers on neural networks and computer vision at ITB’s research conferences. He was joint project leader on the learning techniques project. Stephen’s research interests have moved into security and forensics and he is currently working on a PhD in this area.
Current Postgraduate Students
Kris Szczurowski (2017-present)
BA(Hons) Creative Digital Media
Position: Research Student, Supervisor: Dr Matt Smith
Kris is working towards a PhD investigating ‘presence’ in virtual reality.
Former Postgraduate Students