Dr. Christina MunteanDr. Cristina Muntean
Project Principal Investigator (PI)
School of Computing
Email: Cristina.Muntean@ncirl.ie
Phone: +353 1 4498623

Dr Cristina Muntean is the Principal investigator of the NEWTON project. She has been constantly involved in various research related activities over the past 16 years fostering and promoting research in Ireland and abroad, building academic collaborations with European Universities, leading research projects, and publishing over 80 publications in international peer-reviewed books, journals and conferences. She has been awarded 6 research grants under the European Union (EU), Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and Irish Research Council (IRC) funding schemes that brought almost € 1 million research funding to NCI.

Dr Cristina Muntean has developed research expertise in various domains such as personalised e/m-learning, adaptive, user modelling, multimedia delivery over wired/wireless networks, Internet of Things, energy saving solutions, consumer behaviour and end-user Quality of Experience. She has received 5 research paper awards and has successfully supervised to completion PhD students, MSc by Research and taught MSc students. She was awarded the prestigious NCI President’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Research in 2014 for her excellent research work. 


Dr. Arghir Nicolae MoldovanDr. Arghir Nicolae Moldovan
Postdoctoral Researcher
School of Computing
Email: ArghirNicolae.Moldovan@ncirl.ie
Phone: +353 1 4498209

Dr Arghir Nicolae Moldovan has received the B.Eng. degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania, in 2008, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science, Technology Enhanced Learning from National College of Ireland, in 2011 and 2014 respectively. Prior to joining NCI he worked as Telecommunication Engineer with Alcatel-Lucent Romania.

Since September 2014 he worked as Associate Lecturer with NCI, teaching a range of Computer Science modules. His research interests include technology enhanced learning, mobile learning, adaptation and personalisation, user modelling, quality of experience, multimedia streaming, energy efficient systems, wireless and mobile communications, and data analytics.


Josephine AndrewsMs Josephine Andrews
Research Assistant
School of Computing
Email: Josephine.Andrews@ncirl.ie

Josephine Andrews is a Research Assistant with School of Computing, National College of Ireland. She received her BSc in Honours in Computing in 2016 and currently she is studying her MSc in Digital Media. Her research interests include game development and e-learning.


Academic Collaborators

Mr Michael Bradford
Ms Frances Sheridan
Ms Lisa Murphy
Dr Adriana Chis
Mr Sam Cogan
Dr Dominic Carr
Dr Paul Stynes

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under Grant Agreement no. 688503.