Lero professor wins grant worth €2.5m
An Irish-based researcher has been awarded a €2.5 million grant by the European Research Council.
Prof Bashar Nuseibeh of the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre Lero won the ERC advanced grant, which will run over five years, to focus on privacy and security threats relating to new mobile and cloud technology.
The programme will look at adaptive security and privacy, and will be a collaboration between Lero at UL and the Open University in the UK. Prof Nuseibeh, working with Lero since 2009, will lead the research teams looking at developing software systems to protect users from the shifting privacy and security threats from new technology such as smartphones and tablets.
The advanced grants are aimed at allowing top researchers in the region to undertake groundbreaking, high-risk projects. Lero brings together researchers from UL, TCD, UCD, DCU, NUI Galway, and Dundalk IT. It is funded by Science Foundation Ireland, with other Irish and international funding agencies also backing it.