Dublin City University is one of the largest universities in Ireland. Its student population is approximately 13,000, including 500 research postgraduates and over 1,800 taught postgraduate students, plus around 3,000 distance education students. DCU is a research-led university which has developed its own research specialists, established internationally recognized centres of excellence that have substantive collaborative links with leading universities and industrial partners. Among the national research centres DCU hosts is the RINCE Research Institute (www.rince.ie). The DCU Performance Engineering Laboratory (PEL@DCU), part of RINCE and one of the DCU major research groups, aims to contribute to the emergence of the next generation technologies in diverse areas such as quality-oriented and energy-aware multimedia processing and delivery, mobile and wireless communications, and performance of e- and m-learning systems. PEL@DCU has performed important collaborative research with academic partners from UK, China and India and with industrial partners such as Ericsson, IBM, Samsung, Microsoft Research and Disney Research.

DCU has a strong track record of collaborating with industry to provide innovative solutions and disruptive technologies. In recent years the university has been responsible for over 100 licence agreements with industry and 20 spin out companies. The flexibility at DCU to quickly build unique multidisciplinary teams and develop specific scientific and technological solutions is valued by industry. In recognition of its entrepreneurial competence DCU has been nominated as a member of the prestigious European university network, the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU). DCU is the only Irish university to be represented in this network of 11 European universities and three associate partners, from Australia, Mexico and Russia, all of whom share a common commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship.




Dr Gabriel-Miro Muntean

Coordinator of NEWTON

Dr. Gabriel-Miro Muntean is Senior Lecturer with School of Electronic Engineering, DCU, Ireland and co-Director of the Performance Engineering Laboratory (PEL) at DCU. Dr. Muntean’s research interests include performance engineering issues of quality-oriented multimedia content delivery, wireless and mobile communications, multimedia processing and analysis and performance aware e- and m-learning. He has authored 2 books and edited 6 others and has published 16 book chapters and over 200 top international journal and conference papers. Dr. Muntean chaired or served as technical program committee member for top international conferences and acts as reviewer for funding agencies from UK, Norway and Canada, and journals such as IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing, IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology, etc. He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Trans. on Broadcasting and an Associate Editor for the IEEE Communications Survey and Tutorials


Dr.Longhao Zou

Post Doctoral Researcher

Dr.Longhao Zou is a Postdoc Researcher of NEWTON Horizon-2020 project in PEL@DCU. He received the B.Eng degree in Telecommunication Engineering with Management from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China in 2011, and Ph.D degree in Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland in 2016, respectively. His research interests include mobile and wireless communications and resource allocation, multimedia adaptive streaming and user quality of experience for 5G. He is also a reviewer for international journals and conferences and a member of the IEEE Young Professionals, IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Computer Society.


Dr. Irina Tal

Post Doctoral Researcher

Dr. Irina Tal is a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Performance Engineering Laboratory (PEL), School of Electronic Engineering, Dublin City University (DCU). She was successfully awarded the PhD from the same institute in April 2016 and the MEng in Software Engineering and BEng in Computer Science from Politehnica University Timisoara, Romania in 2011 and 2009, respectively. She is part-time lecturing in Dublin City University and also has few years of working in the industry. Her research interests lies in the areas of next generation networks, computational intelligence, technology enhanced learning.