Institute of Technology, Tralee Lecturer and Board Chairman of RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) in Europe, Dr. Pat Doody, was one of the recipients of this year¿s ID People Awards. The exclusive ceremony which is known as the Oscars of the Auto ID industry was recently held during the 11th ID WORLD International Congress in Frankfurt where Dr. Doody was announced winner of the ID Outstanding Achievement Award. The ID Community Award is presented to an individual who has most generously dedicated time and effort towards supporting the activities of the ID Community over the years.
"This award recognizes Dr. Pat Doody¿s determination and success in creating a federating platform in the development, adoption and usage of RFID to position the European Union as a world leader in RFID excellence," said Sophie B. de la Giroday, President of Wise Media and Host of the Summit.
Dr. Doody is an experienced Researcher and Lecturer in the Computing Department of the School of Business and Humanities at the Institute of Technology, Tralee and co-founder and Director of the Centre for Innovation in Distributed Systems (CIDS), based at the Tom Crean Business Centre, which was founded in partnership with the Forum for Supply Chain Innovation at MIT.
Commenting on the recent award Dr. Oliver Murphy, President, Institute of Technology, Tralee said, “I join the Governing Body, Management and Staff of IT, Tralee in congratulating Pat on this prestigious award. Pat’s research interests include Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Internet of Things (IOT), Data Analytics including Big Data, Reality Mining and the application of artificial intelligence based neural network algorithms. He has led CIDS in the drive towards RFID and IOT adoption by Irish industry which is proportionally low compared with other EU countries and his research areas continue to benefit companies across the region in a number of sectors”.
This year¿s ID Community Award was presented by the winner of the Honorable Mention for the Asset Tracking Forum in 2009, Robert Leibrandt, Former Senior Program Analyst for Traceability and Information Assurance at the Office of United States Secretary of Defense. The ID People awards are presented in recognition of the contribution made by thought leaders, innovators and pioneering adopters who distinguished themselves through their achievements during the past year.