Limerick professor to head global technology group

first_imgWhatsApp Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSIFIPLero research centrelimerickProf Mike HincheyThe University of Limerick Email Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Linkedin Previous articleSaved by the 90s’ Hallowe’en PartyNext articleAdams unveils Con Colbert monument in County Limerick John Keogh NewsLimerick professor to head global technology groupBy John Keogh – October 30, 2015 1115 center_img Professor Mike Hinchy, Director Lero. ​Picture: Alan Place/Fusionshooters.A LIMERICK professor has become the first Irish person to be elected president of international ICT organisation IFIP (the International Federation for Information Processing), which has more than 500,000 members.Professor Mike Hinchey, director of Lero – the Irish Software Research Centre headquartered at the University of Limerick – will also retain his role there.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up His election as the 18th President of IFIP was made at its General Assembly in Daejeon, Korea this week.Prof Hinchey will serve as president-elect until the next General Assembly in Costa Rica in September 2016, after which he will take on a three-year term as President.Established under the auspices of UNESCO in 1960, IFIP is the global professional federation of associations for people working in ICT (Information & Communications Technologies) and Sciences.It represents ICT professional associations from more than 50 countries and regions, fostering the distribution of research and knowledge to academics and industry practitioners.Prof Hinchey is also a Professor of Software Engineering at UL, and was previously director of the Software Engineering Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre in Maryland.The Limerick man remains as a consultant to NASA; his work has been implemented in various space projects and will be incorporated in future missions. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twitter Facebooklast_img