20/12/2020 – Erika Fonseca wins Intel Postgraduate Bursary Award 2020/2021

Erika Fonseca has been awarded an Intel Postgraduate Bursary award for her research on controlling Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in 5G.




03/11/2020 – SATORI’s team member received the SFI Public Fellowship

Dr Boris Galkin, a research fellow, was seconded to the Houses of the Oireachtas Library & Research Service (L&RS). In his collaborative study, he will explore the social and ethical implications of drones in the state.

A huge congrats from the rest of the SATORI team. Boris is one of only twelve SFI Public Service fellows. The fellowship’s main objective is to enable researchers to disseminate their knowledge and foster innovation within the Public Sector.

29/06/2020 – SATORI’s team members participated in the NDRC Pre-Commercialisation Programme

Dr Jernej Hribar, a research fellow, presented his startup idea, SensePower, at the final showcase of the NDRC Pre-Commercialisation Programme 2020. SensePower developed a solution that improves the energy efficiency of IoT sensor deployments through the use of data analytics and machine learning – an outcome from the SATORI project.

NDRC’s Pre-Commercialisation Programme introduces entrepreneurial tools and techniques for building technology businesses to Irish researchers.

11/06/2020 SATORI at the IEEE ICC 2020

SATORI’s team members heavily influenced this year’s edition of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC). Project’s PIs were part of the organising committee. Luiz A. DaSilva as technical programme chair, and Zhisheng Niu as workshop co-chair. George Iosofidis held a tutorial on Online Learning for Data Caching and Network Service Delivery.

At the symposium, Andre Gomes, a PhD student, presented his paper: “Network Sharing for Reliable Networks: A Data-Driven Study”. While at the Open Workshop on Machine Learning in Communications, Jean-Baptiste Monteil presented his work: “Resource Reservation with Sliced 5G Networks”.

31/03/2020 -SATORI got highlighted twice in Irish media

Dr Boris Galkin wrote an opinion piece for RTE Brainstorm: Meet the coronavirus drones and robots. The technological revolution in robotics and autonomous vehicle sectors is coming to light during the pandemic. From robots helping staff in hospitals with patients and making deliveries in locked cities to drones broadcasting messages to the public, can help save lives. For more, on how can drones help to carry out critical services in our society read hor listen to Brainstorm podcast.

Dr Jernej Hribar talked with the Silicon Republic discussing the future of the Internet of Things. The use of Artificial intelligence in 5G will have a profound impact on the sustainability of future network as will the rise of autonomous vehicles. With gargantuan sensor deployment in the cities, the autonomous vehicles will be able to interact with the environment on an unprecedented level, and researches will have to face different challenges. For more what the future holds you can read: Sustainability, AI and 5G: What does the future hold for IoT? 

25/2/2020 – SATORI’s PhD Student presented her work at the Famelab Ireland

Erika Fonseca, a PhD student, participated in the Dublin heat of Famelab Ireland 2020. In her talk: “How Drones Can Change Society”, she explained manners that drones, AI, and networks can improve the way we communicate
FameLab is a science communication competition that encourages researchers to present their ideas to the general public.


25/10/2019 – SATORI Project Workshop Held in CONNECT

The semi-annual SATORI project workshop was held again on October 24th & 25th, this time in Dublin, Ireland. The workshop included an industry breakfast session, which saw CONNECT industrial partners network with the SATORI research team and learn about the developments happening in the field of AI & Machine Learning as applied to telecommunications. The list of speakers included Prof. Luiz DaSilva and Prof. Ivana Dusparic of Trinity College Dublin, Prof. Yong Li of Tsinghua University, and Edward Emmanuel of the Dublin City Council.

The technical sessions of the workshop included talks on user mobility modelling, network resource request prediction, as well as on the application of AI & ML to autonomous vehicle tasks.


02/09/2019 – CONNECT Machine Learning Summer School

The first CONNECT Machine Learning summer school took place in Trinity College Dublin. Over 80 attendees (including students and researchers from other universities) were treated to talks from members of the academic community and from industry on the latest developments of machine learning and AI in the area of communications. Presenters included Prof. Marco Di Renzo from CentraleSupelec, Dr. Jacob Hoydis of Nokia Bell Labs, Michaela Blott of Xilinx, as well as SATORI’s own Dr. Yong Li.



12/07/2019 – SATORI at SSIE 2019

Andrea Bonfante and Andre Gomes at SSIE 2019

Andre Gomes attended the Summer School of Information Engineering (SSIE) alongside CONNECT’s Andrea Bonfante. The summer school was hosted in Brixen/Bressanone, Italy, and organised by the University of Padova. What a place! What a team! The program mostly addressed the application of Machine Learning to Biomedical, Cyber-security, and Telecommunications. An inspirational week full of ideas and motivation while looking forward to the progress of the SATORI project.

SSIE attendees group picture

10/07/2019 – SATORI to rendezvous at CentraleSupélec

While attending the 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) in Paris, Prof. Sheng Zhou and Prof. Zhiyuan Jiang decided to pay a short visit to Dr Jacek Kibilda at CentraleSupélec, Gif-Sur-Yvette, where he is currently a visiting researcher on the Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) of the COST Action CA15104 IRACON. The visit started with Sheng giving a seminar presentation on “Exploiting the Moving Intelligence: Computation Offloading in Vehicular Networks” to the local telecommunications research group, which was followed by a campus tour and lunch organised by our hosts at CentraleSupélec. Post-lunch there was time for research discussions and planning of future collaboration efforts.

Zhiyuan, Sheng, and Jacek surrounded by our hosts from CentraleSupélec, in front of the Bouygues building at Gif-Sur-Yvette campus – 10/07/2019

It’s great to see the SATORI team developing their collaboration outside of regular project meetings!

27/06/2019 – Short Term Scientific Mission Grant of COST Action IRACON to Dr Jacek Kibilda

Dr Jacek Kibilda, Trinity College Dublin, has been been awarded a Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) grant of the COST Action CA15104 IRACON to work with Prof. Marco Di Renzo of the Laboratory of Signals and Systems at CentraleSupélec/University Paris-Saclay for a month in July. Dr Kibilda will be researching service reliability measures and usage of neural networking for resource allocation problems in shared mobile networks.

20/06/2019 – The SATORI Project Workshop in Beijing

The group photo at the workshop venue, FIT building in Tsinghua – 20/06/2019

The semi-annual SATORI Project workshop is held in Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, from 20/06/2019 to 21/06/2019. The two-day workshop has excellent keynotes from industry and academia, and technical presentations from our project members. Specifically, we have invited Dr. Geng Wu, Dr. Xiangbin Wu from Intel to talk about their view on 6G and autonomous driving, and Prof. Xiaojing Wang from Research Institute of Highway, China Ministry of Transportation, to talk about ITS and autonomous vehicles, and Prof. Yu Cheng from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA, to talk about security in distributed computing.

Our technical presentations cover topics of AI-inspired wireless technologies, including radio characterization and spectrum sensing, situation-aware MAC, CSI prediction, and etc. Students also talk about using stochastic geometry for directional transmissions and drone networks, spatial-temporal prediction for mobile traffics, and computing offloading the vehicular networks. They have demonstrated significant progresses of the SATORI project, and the brain-storming discussion has inspired much more to come!

16/5/2019 – Dr. Boris Galkin Visits Kishoge Community College

Dr. Galkin visited the 5th year engineering class of Kishoge Community College in Lucan, Co. Dublin, where he talked about his experience in TCD and in academia, and discussed the important role drone technology will play for society. Taking questions from students about his experiences, Dr. Galkin emphasised the importance of the STEM fields to society, and the role of secondary school students in the future of Ireland.

22/02/2019 – Dr. Boris Galkin Presents at Famelab

Dr. Galkin spoke in the Dublin heat of Famelab Ireland 2019. In his talk, he highlighted the importance of connecting drones into the mobile phone network, and the research challenges involved in achieving this. FameLab is a science communication competition that encourages researchers to present their ideas to the general public.

19/02/2019 –  The Future of Machine Learning Congress

CONNECT’s Erika Guimarães P. Fonseca and Jernej Hribar presenting at The Future of Machine Learning in Cork about SATORI project and their contributions to the project! MIDAS Ireland Qualcomm University College Cork. hashtagwomenintech hashtagmachinelearning

Jernej Hribar and Erika Fonseca presenting the poster at The Future of Machine Learning – 19/02/2019


28/01/2019 – ML Meetup Dublin receive Trinity College Dublin

What a team! Our contributors to the MLDublin meet-up tonight at Dogpatch Labs describing the applications of hashtagMachineLearning to communications networks. Well done Luiz DaSilva, Ivana Dusparic, Andrei Marinescu and Erika Guimarães P. Fonseca – all from Trinity College Dublin. Acknowledgment to SATORI project and Science Foundation Ireland ENABLE research.

Machine Learning Meetup in Dublin – 28/01/2019