Dr Diarmuid Ó Briain

PhD MSc BSc(Hons)


Department of Aerospace, Mechanical and Electronic Engineering

e: diarmuid.obriain@itcarlow.ie      t: 059 9175000

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Dr Diarmuid Ó Briain is Chartered Engineer (CEng) with over 30 years industry experience in the Telecommunications, Computer Networking and Information Security sectors. He is a Fellow of both Engineers Ireland (FIEI) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET) as well as a Senior Member of the IEEE (SMIEEE) and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

  • Research Interests
  • Publications
  • Research Supervision
  • Engagement and Collaboration

Research Interests

Dr Ó Briain completed his M.Sc. by research on Measurement and Analysis of Traffic Streams in Residential Broadband Networks in 2011. He was a founding member of the netLabs!UG Research Centre in 2016 at the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT), Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda and he completed his Ph.D. on Enabling models of Internet eXchange Points (IXP) to support spatial planning with a focus on East Africa in 2019. His research interests in Telecommunications include; Software Defined Networks (SDN), Software Defined Radio (SDR), Internet eXchange Points (IXP) and Information Security.


Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Ó Briain, D. (2015). How FTTB pilot scheme helped company evolve into retail provider over new wholesale networks [online]. The Engineers Journal. 16 June 2015. http://www.engineersjournal.ie/2015/06/16/fttb-pilot-project/.

Ó Briain, D. (2014). Protecting the future of ICT - is Ireland being left behind? [online]. 14 October 2014. The Engineers Journal. http://www.engineersjournal.ie/2014/10/14/protecting-future-ict-ireland-left-behind/.

Ó Briain, D. and Grandgeorge M. (2012). Telecommunications and the evolution toward the IMS. The Engineers Journal. July/August 2012.

Conference Proceedings and Papers

Ó Briain, D., Denieffe, D., Kavanagh, Y., Okello, D. (2018). A Proposed Architecture for Distributed Internet eXchange Points in Developing Countries. IST-Africa 2018, 09-11 May 2018, Gaberone, Botswana. IEEE. ISBN: 978-1-5386-7165-8.

Ó Briain, D., Denieffe, D., Kavanagh, Y., Okello, D. (2017). Rebuilding the Internet eXchange Point in Uganda. 28th Irish Signals and Systems Conference, 20/21 June 2017, Killarney, Ireland. IEEE. ISBN: 978-1-5386-2221-6, DOI: 10.1109/ISSC.2017.7983593.

Ó Briain, D., Denieffe, D., Kavanagh, Y., Okello, D. (2017). Elastic Everything - What of the Developing World?. IST-Africa 2017 Conference 31 May - 02 June 2017, Windhoek, Namibia. IEEE. ISBN: 978-1-5386-3837-8, DOI: 10.23919/ISTAFRICA.2017.8102289.

Ó Briain, D., Denieffe, D., Kavanagh, Y., Okello, D. (2016). The move to a software defined future and the implications for Uganda. 15 September 2016. National Conference on Communications (NCC), Mbarara. Uganda Communications Commission (UCC). ISBN: 978-9970-615-01-8.

Dissertation and Thesis

Ó Briain, D. (2010). Measurement and Analysis of Traffic Streams in Residential Broadband Networks. M.Sc. Institute of Technology Carlow.

Ó Briain, D. (2019). Enabling models of Internet eXchange Points to support spatial planning: the case for East Africa. Ph.D. Institute of Technology Carlow.

Research Supervision

  • Gavin Pyke - Does the Irish Naval Service have Resilient Position, Navigation and Time Systems? – Level 9 – Co Supervisor – Ongoing
  • Killian Doyle - Cybersecurity, the insider threat – Level 9 – Co Supervisor – Ongoing
  • Martin Galiwango – Exploring Uganda internet Ecosystem – Level 9 – Co Supervisor – Ongoing
  • Ronald Lukanga and Joseph Odur. Building Virtual Routing using Pyretic between SDN domains. Level 8 – Supervisor – Supervisor – 2017/18
  • Ronald Matovu and Caroline Namuddu. ISP interconnectivity in Uganda. Level 8 – Supervisor – Supervisor – 2017/18
  • Emmanuel Ochom and Ronald Smart. Deployment of Micro-Clouds in a Telecom Network. Level 8 – Supervisor – 2017/18
  • Ambrose Ahurra, Maathe Kenneth Kamurali. (2017). Software Defined Networking. Level 8 – Supervisor – 2016/17
  • Martin Emukuny, Denis Okotel. (2017). SDN-North Bound Interface. Level 8 – Supervisor – 2016/17
  • Ngobi Stim Lugwala, James Makubuya Kirabo. (2017). Enterprise toolchains to enable DevOps. Level 8 – Supervisor – 2016/17
  • Jordan Ongwech. (2017). Using Public Cloud for Systems Research. Level 8 – Supervisor – 2016/17
  • Eunice Patricia Aber, Vivian Mugoda. (2017). Cloud based Handicap sailing system. Level 8 – Supervisor – 2016/17
  • Geoffrey Pao, Kiyimba Jemimah Mirembe. (2016). Design and implementation of a VoIP network for CEDAT. Level 8 – Supervisor – 2015/16
  • Edgar Kanyesigye, Ivan Maanigaruhanga. (2016). IPv6 Migration in Uganda. Level 8 – Supervisor – 2015/16
  • Francis Luberenga, David Tusubira. (2016). Remote online monitoring in low network coverage areas. Level 8 – Supervisor – 2015/16
  • Marion Kyarisiima, Dorcus Asiimwe. (2016). Designing of an Information Security System. Level 8 – Supervisor – 2015/16
  • Maria Katusiime, Pius Ssentongo. (2016). Development of an Information Security Framework for SMEs in Uganda. Level 8 – Supervisor – 2015/16
  • Kennedy Kenega, Eric Okia. (2016). An investigation of mechanisms to deploy voice services over Fixed or Nomadic Broadband for ISPs who don’t offer mobile voice services. Level 8 – Supervisor – 2015/16
  • Alan O'Regan. (2015). An analysis of the current methods of preventing access to child abuse material online. Level 9 – Supervisor – 2014/15
  • Matthew O'Toole. (2015). Can the conflict between cloud computing and data protection be resolved? Bord na Mona a case study. Level 9 – Supervisor – 2014/15
  • Trevor Murphy. (2015). The examination of the usage of computer coding to aid learning in Irish primary schools. Should it be part of our primary educational syllabus?. Level 9 – Supervisor – 2014/15
  • Jayveersinh Bhupatsang Mandora. (2014). The Economics of Virtualization: Moving Business an Application-Based Cost Model. Level 9 – Supervisor – 2013/14
  • Rachit Gaur. (2014). Enhanced Security Architecture for Data stored in datacentre. Level 9 – Supervisor – 2013/14

Engagement and Collaboration

Peer reviewer for the Special Issue of the Africa Research Journal (East Africa focus).