Rob Brennan

Assistant Professor, ADAPT, Dublin City University

Rob is an Assistant Professor in the School of Computing, Dublin City University and Chair of the DCU MA in Data Protection and Privacy Law. As a Funded investigator in the SFI ADAPT Centre, Rob works in the Data Governance research theme. He is coordinator of the H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie project ELITE-S on ICT standards. His main research interests are data protection, data value, data quality, data/AI governance and semantics. He is co-PI on the ADAPT-Ordnance Survey Ireland project publishing Ireland's reference geospatial data as Linked Data on the web. Previously Rob worked in the Knowledge and Data Engineering research group at Trinity College Dublin, the Ericsson Network Management Research Centre and the Teltec-DCU telecommunications research centre where he completed his PhD in 2004. He also has over seven years industrial experience in start-ups and multinational corporations and over 100 published papers and international standards.

Rob is speaking at

Focus Track 2 - Technology, Platforms and Trust
November 4, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


  • Prof. Ray Walshe (Speaker) Asst Professor of Emerging Technology Standardizartion, ADAPT Research Centre at Dublin City University
  • Pat McCarthy (Speaker) VP Strategy and Business Planning, Huawei Ireland Research Center
  • Silvana Muscella (Speaker) CEO, Trust-IT
  • Rob Brennan (Speaker) Assistant Professor, ADAPT, Dublin City University
  • Sonja Zillner (Speaker) Lead Trustworthy AI , Siemens
  • Lindsay Frost (Speaker) Chief Standardisation Eng., NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH
  • Ashok Ganesh (Speaker) Director Market Perspectives & Innovation, CEN-CENELEC


AI standards work is ongoing at ISO and IEEE primarily focusing on standards to improve market efficiency and address ethical concerns. Further policy objectives, like responsible deployment and use of safety specifications in fundamental research are absent and leading AI research organizations that have concerns about such policy objectives are not involved in ongoing standardization efforts. The panel will discuss Standards and the link with international strategies and policies.

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