Linda Doyle is Professor of Engineering & The Arts in Trinity College Dublin. Prior to taking on the role of Dean of Research at Trinity College Dublin, she was the Director of the CONNECT SFI Research Centre, a national research centre focused on future networks and communications.
Her keynote speech at LIBER 2019 is entitled ‘Research for Society – the new world of public engagement, citizen science, community and civic action’. Linda describes the talk as follows:
“The talk will begin by looking at why research matters to society. It will look at the invisible (often times digital) forces shaping our daily lives to show how important it is that these are firstly understood and secondly driven in the direction that is best for our world. To look at these forces topics such as Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, new forms of currency among others will feature. The talk will go on to look the role of the citizen in developing this understanding and interrogating the physical and digital world around us. It will explore how co-creation of research can be facilitated through creative arts practices as well as more traditional research methodologies and understand new forms of civic action that might take place. It will finish by looking at how the library of today and the library of the future sits within this space.”
More about Linda Doyle
Her expertise is in the fields of wireless communications, cognitive radio, reconfigurable networks, spectrum management and creative arts practices. Prof. Doyle has a reputation as an advocate for change in spectrum management practices and has played a role in spectrum policy at the national and international level. Currently she is a member of the National Broadband Steering Committee in Ireland, and is a member of the Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board in the UK. Linda was one of the founders of the Orthogonal Methods Group, a research platform that works in critical and creative tension with technology with the purpose of generating knowledges, insights and alternative research orientations across disciplines that are sometimes perceived to be mutually exclusive. She is a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin. She is the Chair of the Douglas Hyde Gallery.