This page contains a summary of my research. I am employed as a software engineer with EgoNav Analytics, based in the INSIGHT Centre in University College Dublin in Ireland. I have a few web presences associated with my work/research, including:

Past Biography

Dr. Coyle's previous position was as a research fellow position in Lero—the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre in the University of Limerick (since March 2009). Prior to that he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Computer Science and Informatics in University College Dublin between April 2005 and March 2009. He was conferred with his PhD at Trinity College Dublin in 2005. He also holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from Trinity College (BA, BAI 2001). His research interests include Software Engineering, Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, Context-Aware Systems, Machine Learning, Personalisation technologies, and Electronic Voting. Dr Coyle has published at a number of international journals and conferences including IEEE Computer, the Communications of the ACM, the Knowledge Engineering Review, the journal on Knowledge-Based Systems, the IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom), the ACM Conference on Pervasive Services (ICPS), the International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI), the European Conference on Smart Sensing & Context (EuroSSC), Artificial Intelligence Review, and the International Symposium on Location and Context Awareness (LoCA). Dr Coyle served as general co-chair at the 20th Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science (AICS 2009); served as volunteers chair at Pervasive 2006; and as Publications Co-Chair at Pervasive in 2007. He is a member of the editorial board for the International Journal of Ambient Computing and Intelligence and serves or has served on a number of Internationally peer reviewed symposia and workshops in the area of context-awareness and ubiquitous computing, including the International Symposium on Location and Context Awareness, the International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems, the IEEE International Symposium on Ubiquitous Computing and Intelligence, the International IEEE Workshop on Management of Ubiquitous Communications and Services, the International Workshop on Modelling and Reasoning in Context, and the International Workshop on Ubiquitous Systems Evaluation. He has also served as reviewer for The Knowledge Engineering Review, ACM TAAS, Pervasive and Mobile Computing, as well as many of the premier venues for Ubiquitous Computing, including Ubicomp, PerCom, Pervasive, CHI, IUI, and the Internet of Things conference.

Research Projects

Conference and Workshop Organisation

Program Committee Membership

I am/was a member of the following program committees: I am also a member of the editorial review board of the International Journal of Ambient Computing and Intelligence (IJACI)


A List of my publications, along with bibtex and links to download is here. My current h-index is ≥ 14.

Student Supervision

ODCSSS Students

Since 2007 I have been one of the Project Supervisors on the Online Dublin Computer Science Summer School (ODCSSS). An ODCSSS internship provides a foundation of basic research skills to 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate interns which will aid them in transforming this research experience into a long term plan for final year research or subsequent research career options. There is more information on the OCCSSS website.

Final Year Project Students

In the Computer Science and Informatics in UCD fourth year computer science students are required to undertake a substantial project. The purpose of the project is to introduce the student to a particular field of Computer Science and to give them an opportunity to learn how to undertake a major project, taking it from problem specification through to problem solution. I have supervised the following students' final year projects: * I was Associate Supervisor to these students.