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Welcome to PEL@DCU

The Performance Engineering Laboratory (PEL) at DCU aims at developing performance-based solutions for next generation information and communication technology (ICT) systems.

The research carried out in this lab combines engineering research in the areas of Mobile and Wireless Communications Quality-aware Multimedia Delivery Adaptive E-learning and Energy-aware Networking. These all reflect the synergy between electronics, informatics and software engineering in the development of ICT in the 21st century.

Researchers from different cultural backgrounds, including: Ireland, Korea, Germany, Romania, France, India, Vietnam, China, Bangladesh and Bosnia and Herzegovina, are working together and sharing their valuable expertise with each other and industry partners. PEL at DCU has various collaborations with major companies in IT industry. The alumnus of this lab spread in different countries over the world.

PEL is mainly located within Dublin City University (DCU) and University College Dublin (UCD). There are PEL members in NUI Galway, Athlone IT, Carlow IT, NCI Dublin, and Letterkenny IT.

Research Interests

  • Mobile and Wireless Communications
    WiFi(IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n), WiMax(IEEE 802.16/a/e), UWB, Bluetooth, Wireless USB technologies, Mobility issues: discovery, selection, handover, etc., Vehicular Wireless Networks
  • Quality-aware Multimedia Delivery
    Quality-oriented adaptive video delivery, Prioritisation of services, Power-level awareness, Device-based and network-oriented adaptation,
  • Adaptive E-learning
    User personalisation, Network performance-based content adjustment, Device-related adaptation, Cost-efficient selection of distributed content
  • Energy-aware Networking
    Power-aware networked multimedia delivery, Energy and performance monitoring and evaluation, Device battery performance improvement strategies, Time and location-based balancing of energy consumption.

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Past funders