Lero - Irish Software Engineering Research Centre - Limerick

Mike Hinchey-Lero
Prof. Mike Hinchey
Centre Director
Tel: +353 (0)61 213028
Manufacturing and Materials

The Irish Software Research Centre (Lero) brings together leading software teams from universities and institutes of technology in a co-ordinated centre of research excellence with a strong industry focus.

Ireland has a vibrant and successful software sector. Nine of the world’s top 10 multinational technology companies have a significant presence in Ireland. Many companies not classified as software companies utilise software as a key component of the products and services they offer. Competitive advantage accrues to companies who get their products to market sooner and whose products have superior quality in the eyes of their customers. Adopting the best software engineering processes and methodologies relevant to their field of activity can help Irish companies to boost productivity, while process certification can open access to new markets and increase sales. Higher reliability and higher integrity software can reduce the risk of softwaredriven disasters. Lero has raised the level and profile of Irish software research with such effect that it is now one of the best known and highly regarded software research centres in the world.

Research areas:

  • Methods and standards for high integrity software
  • Autonomous and adaptive systems
  • Software performance
  • Adaptive security and privacy

Research performed by:

  • University of Limerick
  • Dublin City University
  • Dundalk Institute of Technology
  • NUI Galway
  • Maynooth University
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • University College Cork
  • University College Dublin