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Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics

Upper organisation
NUI Galway, UCD, DCU, UCC - Ireland
Research Center

NUI Galway
Dangan IDA Business Park
Co. Galway


Insight is an Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research centre. We support 450 researchers across areas such as the Fundamentals of Data Science, Sensing and Actuation, Scaling Algorithms, Model Building, Multi Modal Analysis, Data Engineering and Governance, Decision Making and Trustworthy AI.

Their research can be applied across four broad areas:

  • Health and Human Performance
  • Enterprise and Services
  • Smart Communities and IoT
  • Sustainability and Operation.

Insight is helping established SMEs to innovate existing service/products with new capabilities and to grow into new markets. This is a fundamental part of our strategy to assist mainly smaller businesses. Insight drives engagements at a senior level with a significant number high-growth SMEs. This has led to multi-year partnerships in both strategic research and applied product innovation.

Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics

Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics

Contact Person
Pat Dempsey
Strategic Projects Director, Insight
is SME contact

At Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics, we undertake high impact research in data analytics that has significant benefits for the individual, industry and society by enabling better decision making. All of our research is informed by our vision; Empowering Citizens. Smarter Societies.

Making good decisions is dependent on having the best and most accurate information at your fingertips. Our research helps to transform data into knowledge.

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Core Scientific Expertise

Applied Mathematics

Artificial Intelligence

Case-based Reasoning

Sensor technology

Constraint Programming

Computer Vision

Data and AI Ethics

Distributed Ledger Technology

Distributed Systems

Human and Societal Factors

Information Retrieval


Linked Data

Machine Learning

Multimedia Analysis

Natural Language Processing

Network Science

Open Data


Privacy and Security

Recommender Systems


Signal Processing


Service for Industry and SMEs