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Kapal Dev

Dr Kapal Dev is an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science, Munster Technological University (MTU). Previously, he held Postdoctoral positions at MTU and Trinity College Dublin (TCD). Dr Dev has worked as 5G Junior Consultant and Engineer at Altran Italia S.p.A, Milan, Italy on 5G use cases, OCEANS Network as Head of Projects. He was awarded the PhD degree by Politecnico di Milano, Italy in 2019 under the prestigious fellowship of Erasmus Mundus. He holds multiple awards in recognition of his expertise from IEEE, CONNECT Centre and IRC.

Dr Dev has a strong track record in Horizon Europe with over 2 million awarded in funding under Horizon Europe. He is an Academic Collaborator with the ADAPT Centre and Funded Investigator at CONNECT. He is serving as Working Group Member of two COST Actions titled Behavioral Next Generation in Wireless Networks for Cyber Security and Physical layer security for trustworthy and resilient 6G systems. He is a member of P1954: Standard for Self-Organizing Spectrum-Agile Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Communications and is founding chair of IEEE ComSoc special interest group titled as “Industrial Communication Networks” under CSIM technical committee.

He is selected as a member of the Global Young Academy and he was one of only 45 scientists chosen to be part of the prestigious society this year in 2024. He is recently award as IEEE ComSoc EMEA Outstanding Young Researcher 2022 for promising research activities for the benefit of the Society. He received The Tom Brazil Excellence in Research Award 2023 from SFI Funded CONNECT Research centre. He received 2022 Irish Research Council Research Ally Prize for his mentoring/supervison services. He has also received IEEE ComSoc excellent reviewer award from IEEE TNSE journal in 2022.
He holds multiple Editorial roles in IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, NATURE, Scientific Reports, Springer Wireless Networks, IET Quantum Communication, IET Networks, Springer Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences, Area Editor in Elsevier Physical Communication, Technical Committee Member in Elsevier COMCOM, Board member of IEEE Future Directions Newsletter.

Dr Dev has published over 70 plus research papers majorly in top IEEE Transactions, Magazines, and Conferences. He is an expert external evaluator of the most prestigious European Research Council (ERC) starting grant, several MSCA Co-Fund schemes, Elsevier, IET, Springer Book proposals and top scientific journals and conferences. He is a Senior member of the IEEE, and professional member of ACM.

Types of projects he is looking to supervise:

For this call, Dr Kapal Dev is particularly interested in interdisciplinary projects in the area of Industry 5.0, 6G Networks, Data and model Security, Large Language Models (LLMs) targeting SDG goals.

Research Areas:

Blockchain, Wireless-AI, Distributed Federated Learning, Human Centric Industry 5.0, LLMs Security, Generative AI, and misinformation, Reliable AI, Private 5G for Industry 5.0, Explainable AI, Edge Intelligence