Prof Vinny Cahill holds a Personal Chair in Computer Science at Trinity College Dublin where he serves as Dean of Research. He has responsibility for co-ordinating and overseeing the university’s research, innovation, technology transfer, and entrepreneurship strategies. The Dean is a member of the Executive Officers Group.
Prof Cahill has previously served as Head of the Department of Computer Science, Head of the Discipline of Computer Systems, Director of Research for Computer Science and Statistics, Director of Teaching and Learning (Postgraduate) for Computer Science and Statistics, Head of the Distributed Systems Group, and Course Director for the MSc in Computer Science (Networks and Distributed Systems) and the MSc in Computer Science (Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing). Prof Cahill combines his role with teaching and research in the field of distributed computing systems.
The Dean of Research chairs the Research Committee which is a sub-committee of the University Council. The key function of the Research Committee is to formulate policy on all research-related matters which impact on the strategic objectives of the College. The Research Committee is an Academic Committee of Council and reports directly to Council.