Former TSSG PhD student Dr Annie Ibrahim Rana was conferred with her PhD at a conferral ceremony in Waterford Institute of Technology on October 29th. Annie, came to Waterford in 2009 from Lahore, Pakistan to pursue a PhD with the Telecommunications Software & Systems Group. Her research, which was carried out as part of the FAME Strategic Research Cluster (http://www.fame.ie) addressed the application of semantic web technologies to automate the configuration of devices in the context of a home network. Annie developed novel techniques that allow a network management agent infer the context in which a home user interacts with network devices and automate the identification and application of an appropriate device configuration. Annie’s research was supervised by TSSG’s Dr Brendan Jennings, Dr Steven Davy and Dr Mícheál Ó Foghlú. Since completing her work Annie has left Waterford and is currently a researcher in the Cloud and Services Laboratory in Intel Labs Europe, Leixlip, Co. Kildare. Her friends and colleagues in TSSG wish her every success in her future career.