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People - Claire Costello

+353 91 524411 ext 2042
email: Claire.Costello@geminga.it.nuigalway.ie

I attended St. Brigit's Secondary School in my hometown of Tuam, Co. Galway and applied for the degree in Information Technology at NUI, Galway. Having been successful in my application, I spent the next four years from 1997 to 2001 as a student of the IT department at NUI, Galway, where I graduated with a first class honours degree. Subsequently, I applied for a Masters Degree in Applied Computing with the before mentioned department. Upon acceptance, I began my research in October 2001.

Industrial experience in the IT field comprises my placement with aimware Ltd. who are based in Galway. [See www.aimware.com ] I had exposure to the Lotus Notes architecture and LotusScript programming, along with some VBA, XML and XML Schema programming.

Between finishing my exams and starting at the IT Department again, I gained some teaching experience at a pleasant and progressive community school in Dunmore, Co. Galway where I taught Business Studies, general computing and ECDL to adults. [See www.dunmorecs.ie ]

Research Interests
My primary research interests revolve around that of my involvement within the X-ESS project. The fan out from there is very broad with interests diverging into anything web services, graph drawing, XML based applications, well designed user interfaces and practical software engineering. Further a field, is my interest in information retrieval systems and website design.

I am a member of the X-ESS project within the ECRG. The project is officially titled an XML-Based Expert System Shell for Distributed Agent Intelligence. Although this project consists of many areas and phases, the Rule Builder component is my primary responsibility. This is a tool that will enable the graphical creation rules.


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