Friday April 3, 2020

Education: Moving ahead in leaps and binary bounds

From importing Ireland’s first network cards in the 1980s, TCD’s School of Computer Science and Statistics continues to be at the forefront of technological innovation in Ireland

13th March, 2015
‘The Couch Sessions’ - Professor Stephen Barrett pictured with Evan Greally, making music with the Sofasesh at the recent Showcase of MSc Dissertations

As an academic discipline, computer science has its genesis in Ireland in what is now the School of Computer Science and Statistics, at Trinity College Dublin.

Computer science has evolved dramatically since its pioneering days in the late 1980s when Professor Neville Harris reportedly imported the first network cards to Ireland for use by his avant-garde cohort of students.

Among that band of students was Stephen Barrett, today the course director of the MSc in...

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