Rather than a single supervisor and monthly meetings, TSSG provides each student with a two-man co-supervision team, and a minimum of one meeting every week.
Having a team ensures that there are no blind spots in the supervision, providing students with easily accessible advice in every area from work on particular aspects of the paper, through generic training skills, to assistance with the actual writing of the paper.
TSSG has a strong emphasis on publishing in good conferences and journals. Quantity and quality of publications are paramount; the typical grade line includes a journal publication as well as three Tier 2 or Tier 1 conferences, and several Tier 3 conferences.
MSc in Computing
TSSG, together with Waterford Institute of Technology offers a taught MSc in Computing that specialises in Communications Software.
This MSc specifically addresses the major thematic areas of the ICT sector that are perceived to offer best prospects for growth, particularly in an Irish context. These areas include communications management, service development, security and new developments in ubiquitous and pervasive computing.
Students are carefully trained to become independent researchers, with a quality of work that ensures meeting any European standard. They will know how to identify a research topic and carry it through, as well as get the results published and disseminated. After a PhD is achieved, there is a clean cut with TSSG – students are encouraged to go out and find work with other projects around the world.