Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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Computer Science

Europe and Eurasia


Award Details
Grant Activity

The scholar will be assigned lecturing hours as per their field of expertise and as per the needs of LYIT at the given time. Courses are subject to change over time. Areas currently covered by Letterkenny Institute of Technology include:

  • M.Sc. in Big Data Analytics; B.Sc. in Digital Healthcare; M.Sc. in Digital Healthcare; M.Sc. in Digital Healthcare by Research
    • Topics: Data Analytics; Business Intelligence; Machine Learning
  • M.Sc. in Cloud Computing Technologies; B.Sc. in Cloud and Green Technologies
    • Topics: Enterprise & Data Center Networking; Storage Technologies; Data Center Industrial Automation
  • MSc in Computing in DevOps (LY_KDVOP_M) ; MSc in Computing and Cloud Technologies ; B.Sc in Applied Computing
    • Topics: DevOps Software Engineering, Project Management, Scripting the Deployment Pipeline; Virtual Server Administration
  • MSc in Computing in Cybersecurity (LY_KSSCT_M) ; MSc in Computing and Cybersecurity Research (LY_KCYBR_M); BSc. In Computer Security and Digital Forensics
  • The visiting lecturer will be assigned, depending on the term selected, a lecturing module which may include lecturing, practical classes and tutorials where appropriate. It is anticipated that dissertation supervision hours will be allocated under the institute’s normal allocation procedures. Modes of delivery may include e-learning on selected modules.
  • The visiting lecturer will given the opportunity to attend approved faculty training.
  • The visiting lecturer will be requested to participate in curriculum development and attend meetings as necessary to the normal work of the department. 
  • The opportunity offered is for a three month position at this time. In order to maximize the value to the visiting scholar it is anticipated that s/he will be allocated dissertation supervision hours to enable involvement in research opportunities as they arise. Whilst this is dependent on the skillset of the applicant there is a broad range of disciplines within our department which should result in a suitable match.
  • The Institute runs conferences and other events during the year which may provide additional opportunities to the visiting scholar.
  • The contact lecturer, Ruth Lennon, will assist the visiting scholar to provide guest speaker in another third level institute or university (UCD, DKIT, DIT) and in obtaining guest speaker slots at OWASP, Microsoft or DevOps meet-ups as relevant, if desired.
  • The visiting scholar will be invited to join the program committee or review panel for an ACM conference.
In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities‎.
Grant Length
3 months
Grant Dates

September 1, 2020

  • Institution name: Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT)
  • Academic Calendar of Institution: Whilst the Academic Calendar normally falls from Sept-May, some modules including dissertation supervision can also run June to August in addition to the normal academic calendar. Thus the opportunity arises for a visiting scholar to attend during the summer 2021
  • Website
Flex Option
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all disciplines
Computer Science
Areas of Interest

While this award is open to any project in the disciplines listed above, there is interest in scholars who are in these particular specialty areas.

This application which is for a three month term. As much as is possible it is hoped to offer dissertation supervision for student(s) where work is completed in a full time, 3 month term. This will aid the visiting supervisor in carrying out research. This is dependent on the student numbers, etc. at the time of visit. General Topic areas of particular interest include:

  • Machine Learning
  • Data Analytics
  • DevSecOps
  • Cyber Security
  • Cloud Computing
  • Storage Technologies

The selected scholar will be provided access to office space and a laptop or PC as desired. 

Application Deadline
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Candidate Profile
Academics, all levels including early career
Program Staff
Aferdita Krasniqi
Outreach and Recruitment Officer

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