James Clarke, Waterford Institute of Technology - Ireland
James Clarke, M.Sc. Applied Mathematics, B. E. Electrical Engineering, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
“I have long experience in building international cooperation models between the EU and Brazil, and due to my work in the EU programmes, Science Foundation Ireland programme and with our International office, Waterford Institute of Technology was the most selected Irish 3rd level University / Institute of Technology by Brazilian students for a number of years between 2013 and 2015.”
Since joining Waterford Institute of Technology in February, 2005, Mr. James Clarke has been involved in international cooperation (INCO) projects related to security, privacy and trust between the EU and United States, Canada, Brazil, India, South Africa, Australia and Japan as project coordinator of a number of European Framework Program 7 and H2020 projects. Within these projects, he has been involved in setting up clustering of research communities in the EU with their peers to enable mutually beneficial collaboration all areas related to areas related to Future Internet, cloud computing, security, privacy and trust.
Mr. Clarke has been leader of an FP7 CSA project entitled Building International cooperation for Trustworthy ICT (BIC), which included Brazil as a core country for building collaborations. Mr. Clarke has been actively involved in the Brazil research and innovation landscape since 2009 and has built up a substantial reputation in leading EU and Brazil researchers and industries within active working groups and initiatives. Mr. Clarke was involved in both the EUBR2009 and EUBR2014 events as an organiser and participant in working sessions. Mr. Clarke also coordinates WIT mobility activities within the SFI funded Research Brazil Ireland project since March 2013. Prior to joining WIT-TSSG in 2005, Mr. Clarke worked at LAKE Communications from 1997 until 2005 in which he coordinated ICT EU FP6 and FP7 projects.