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People - Dr. Des Chambers

+353 91 524411 ext 3111
email: des.chambers@nuigalway.ie
url: http://www.it.nuigalway.ie/~Chambers

Des Chambers is a lecturer at the Department of Information Technology, National University of Ireland, Galway. His main research interests are in the areas of intelligent mobile devices and distributed systems. He holds a Primary Degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Limerick, a Masters Degree in Computer Systems Design from Trinity College Dublin and a Ph.D. in Applied Computing from NUI, Galway.

He is responsible for the development and delivery of courses, for a range of computer related disciplines including Networks and Data Communications, Distributed Systems and Object-Oriented Programming. Prior to taking up employment in the University he worked internationally as a senior engineer in the Computer industry for a number of years. During this time in industry he worked on a range of both hardware and software design projects including the design of a vector processor, development of a mainframe computer system and the development of an advanced knowledge based System Management software product called the System Healthcheck. He has extensive knowledge and experience of technology areas such as Distributed Computing, Network Programming Paradigms and Object Oriented Technologies and he regularly provides consultancy services to leading Computer and IT companies. He is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland.

Research Interests
Current research interests include the VLAB Project at NUI Galway, in particular the development of the communications and messaging services that will be used within this project. Other areas of research activity include the development of remote medical monitoring and diagnostic devices and the use of distributed agent architectures for financial services brokering.

Responsible for Work Package 5 in the VLAB Project. The goal is to develop an enhanced Notification Service with support for events with XML content and event filtering and correlation policies defined in XML. This service will provide the basis for all inter-agent communication on the VLAB project. The service could also potentially be used for any application that requires asynchronous messaging based on a filtered XML content stream.

D. Chambers, G. Lyons and J. Duggan. Stream Enhancements for the CORBA Event Service - Proceedings of the ACM Multimedia (SIGMM) Conference 2001, Ottawa, October 2001

Design of a Virtual Store using Distributed Object Technology - Proceedings of the International Conference on Software Engineering for Parallel and Distributed Systems (PDSE 2000).

Multimedia Enhanced Distributed Object Event Service - Due to appear in IEEE Multimedia during 2002.

Evaluation of Student Attitudes to Learning the Java Language - Proceedings of the Conference on the Principles and Practice of Programming in Java (PPPJ 2002).

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