Brendan Jennings received the BEng and PhD degrees from Dublin City University in 1993 and 2001 respectively. He is Head of Graduate Studies for Waterford Institute of Technology where he is also active as a senior researcher within the Emerging Networks Laboratory in the Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG).
He has been with TSSG since 2003, where he became the group’s first Director of Research in 2013. During that time he contributed to a number of national and international research projects, including the FAME strategic research cluster, where he coordinated a number of collaborative projects with the Irish R&D labs of IBM and Cisco.
His research interests include network management, Software Defined Networking, resource management in cloud computing environments, and nanoscale communications. He regularly servces on the organistion committees of leading network and service management conferences and in 2016 is one of the TPC co-chairs for the IEEE/IFIP NOMS 2016 conference.
He has significant industry experience, having held positions with Microsoft, Aldiscon, Openet and EMC2. He has also spent time as a visiting researcher in KTH – Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Brendan is a Funded Investigator within CONNECT, working with industry partners to solve problems relating to resource allocation and orchestration, network virtualization and service management.