Seán McSweeney


Dr. Seán McSweeney is the Head of Department in Computer Science at Munster Technological University – Cork. Seán previously lectured in CyberSecurity and Internet of Things (IoT) and was the department undergraduate final year projects coordinator.

Seán was part of the team who developed the MSc in Cybersecurity, MSc in AI and MSc in Cybersecurity Management and the BSc in Computer Systems. Seán is currently involved in both national and international research projects. Seán is a co-applicant and team member of CYBER-SKILLS, an €8.2M HCI Pillar 3 project and BODAH a €1.57M Interreg project. Seán is a founding member and Principal Investigator of the Ríomh research group at MTU and was part of the MTU team supporting the establishment of CyberIreland.

Seán holds several board positions including IT@Cork and CyberIreland South Chapter. Seán’s research interests include the application of offensive techniques to critical infrastructure and enterprise systems, digital forensics for enterprise systems, acoustic sensing and autonomous systems localization and navigation.

Seán's Presentation Topic

MTU Computer Science 2014-2021: How an Intercultural Teaching Team can Transform an Academic Department

In this talk Dr Seán McSweeney will discuss how the Department of Computer Science has transformed over the past 7 years and how the diverse mix of new and existing academic faculty members was instrumental in driving this change. Seán will chart the journey of change chronologically and discuss some of the challenges encountered in this journey and how these were overcome. As well as covering the broader question of what an intercultural team truly means and it’s importance in multicultural work environments Seán will explore the impact of this change on the core functions of his academic department: teaching, research and engagement.


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