Prof. Gary McGuire
School of Mathematical Sciences
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

+353-1-716-2238 (UCD)
+353-1-716-5319 (CSI)

E-mail: Gary McGuire

Congratulation to Faruk Gologlu, Robert Granger, Gary McGuire and Jens Zumbragel, all of the Claude Shannon Institute, who won the Best Paper Award at CRYPTO 2013. The award was given for their paper On the Function Field Sieve and the Impact of Higher Splitting Probabilities.

Congratulations to Alison Sneyd who successfully defended her PhD "Codes over Rings and Applications to Combinatorics" on 26 February, 2013. Her supervisor was Dr Eimear Byrne, the external examiner was Professor Alfred Wassermann from University of Bayreuth, and the internal examiner was Dr Marcus Greferath.

We are pleased to welcome G. David Forney, Jr. (MIT) as our visitor, who gave a talk "Codes on Graphs: Past, Present and Future" on 12 September, 2012 at 4:00 PM in the CASL seminar room.

Congratulations to David Conti, who successfully defended his PhD "An Algebraic Development of Trellis Theory" done under the supervision of Nigel Boston.


This institute is a new and exciting development in Ireland for research in Mathematics of Communications. Funded under the new Science Foundation Ireland Mathematics Initiative, the Claude Shannon Institute’s mission is to support research in broad areas of Mathematics of Communications. The Claude Shannon Institute has been founded with the following aims:

  • Support research in coding theory and cryptography, and all related areas of mathematics including discrete mathematics, algebra, algebraic geometry and number theory.
  • Create a network of mathematicians, engineers, computer scientists and industry partners.
  • Increase inter-institutional collaboration among the university partners National University of Ireland Maynooth, Dublin City University, University College Dublin, and the University College Cork.
  • Provide a coordinated interdisciplinary four year Ph.D. programme as part of a new Fourth Level Ireland, equipping graduates for both academia and industry.
  • Establish mathematics outreach and education programmes.

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