Emerging Technologies and UAVs' Applications

Lecture / Panel
For NYU Community

Speaker: Eleni Mangina, College of Science in University College Dublin


In this talk we will review emerging trends and technologies such as Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, mobile apps and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. In situ observations from UAVs or other cyber physical sensors can enhance ground level intelligence and aid in the creation of real time models. This talk will include a number of different projects within the School of Computer Science that utilise UAV's technology with main focus on the software development for UAVs and also a short presentation of postgraduate opportunities within the School of Computer Science in University College Dublin.


Assoc. Prof. Eleni Mangina is the Deputy VP International for College of Science in UCD and joined the Faculty members in School of Computer Science in 2002. Prior to this she carried out her PhD work at the University of Strathclyde (UK), Dept. of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, working on Agent-based applications for intelligent data interpretation. Eleni holds an M.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence from the Department of Artificial Intelligence at University of Edinburgh in the UK and an MSc in Agricultural Science from Agricultural University of Athens in Greece. She is an active researcher in the area of Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications in domains like engineering, power industry, bioinformatics, education, agriculture and supply chain management and she has a track record of more than 150 publications in national and international peer reviewed workshops and conferences and international journals , including in IEEE and ACM and a number of book chapters and contributes as a committee member for reviews to many international conferences. Recent research focus includes Robotics, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, Virtual and Augmented Reality applications as well as mobile applications for digital humanitarian applications. Dr Mangina is a member of the drone working group of  European Emergency Number Association (EENA), UAV coordination group of World Food Programme (WFP), and Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Data IG group and has collaborations with Irish Red Cross (IRC) and International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC).