Dr. Deirdre Kilbane

Waterford Institute of Technology

Research Director

Dr. Deirdre Kilbane is the Director of Research in Walton Institute for Information and Communication Systems Science in the South East Technological University. Walton Institute focuses on investigating futuristic next-generation technologies, combining cutting edge ICT research and innovation to provide real world commercial applications for the benefit of society.

Deirdre is a Principal Investigator in the SFI Research Centre CONNECT (for Future Networks & Communications. She is leading the ‘IrelandQCI’ project on behalf of CONNECT, to develop a national quantum communication infrastructure funded through the EuroQCI Initiative (DIGITAL Europe Programme and the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications).