Dr Aidan Mooney

Computer Science

Lecturer

Eolas Building
1st
112
(01) 708 3354

Biography

Aidan Mooney completed his PhD in the Computer Science department of Maynooth University in 2005. The PhD was entitled "The Generation and Detection of Chaos Based Watermarks". In 2006 he became a lecturer in the department. 

He is the first year coordinator and departmental nominee on the Science Faculty Teaching and Learning committee. He has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses within the department. He is the MAP academic adviser for the department. 

His research interests lie in the areas of Computer Science Education, Eye-tracking, Access learning and Image Processing.

Research Interests

My current research interests are in computer science education, eye tracking technologies, accessibility, digital watermarking, chaos theory, mobile application development and image processing. I am a member of the Computer Science Education Research Group . I have also an interest in the development of plug-in's for Moodle to aid in teaching and learning from both the student and the teacher point of view.

Books

  Year Publication
2013 Generation and Detection of Chaotic Watermarks.
Dr Aidan Mooney (2013) Generation and Detection of Chaotic Watermarks. : VDM Verlag. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2012 'Chaos Based Digital Watermarking'
Dr Aidan Mooney and J. Wang (2012) 'Chaos Based Digital Watermarking' In: Watermarking. InTEch Publishing: InTEch Publishing. [Details]
2009 'Chaos Based digital watermarking'
Mooney, Aidan (2009) 'Chaos Based digital watermarking' In: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. [Details]
2009 'Digital watermarking'
Mooney A. (2009) 'Digital watermarking' In: Handbook of Research on Secure Multimedia Distribution. [DOI] [Details]
2009 'Chaos Based Digital Watermarking'
Mooney, A (2009) 'Chaos Based Digital Watermarking' In: INTELLIGENT COMPUTING BASED ON CHAOS. NEW YORK: SPRINGER. [Details]
2009 'Chaos based digital watermarking'
Mooney, Aidan (2009) 'Chaos based digital watermarking' In: Intelligent Computing Based on Chaos. Series: Studies in Computational Intelligence, Vol. 184. Springer. [Details]
2009 'Digital Watermarking'
Mooney, Aidan (2009) 'Digital Watermarking' In: Handbook of Research on Secure Multimedia Distribution. IGP Publishing. [Details]
2008 'Representations of Environmental Data in Web-Based GIS'
Winstanley, A.C. and P. Mooney (2008) 'Representations of Environmental Data in Web-Based GIS' In: Representing, Modeling and Visualizing the Natural Environment: Innovations in GIS 13. CRC Press. [IR Link] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2016 'Using an innovative assessment approach on a real-world group based software project'
Bergin, Susan and Mooney, Aidan (2016) 'Using an innovative assessment approach on a real-world group based software project'. arXiv preprint arXiv:1609.07899, [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'Using Machine Learning Techniques to Predict Introductory Programming Performance'
Bergin, S. Mooney A., Ghent J., and Quille K (2015) 'Using Machine Learning Techniques to Predict Introductory Programming Performance'. International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering (IJCSSE), 4 (12):323-328 [Details]
2015 'PreSS#, A Web-Based Educational System to Predict Programming Performance'
Keith Quille, Susan Bergin and Dr Aidan Mooney (2015) 'PreSS#, A Web-Based Educational System to Predict Programming Performance'. To be added, 4 :178-189 [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'ICEP Conference Abstracts'
ICEP, ICEP (2014) 'ICEP Conference Abstracts'. AISHE-J: The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 6 (2) [Details]
2009 'Performance analysis of chaotic and white watermarks in the presence of common watermark attacks'
Mooney, Aidan; Keating, J. G.;Heffernan, D. M. (2009) 'Performance analysis of chaotic and white watermarks in the presence of common watermark attacks'. Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, 42 :560-570 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'A detailed study of the generation of optically detectable watermarks using the logistic map'
Mooney, A;Keating, JG;Heffernan, DM (2006) 'A detailed study of the generation of optically detectable watermarks using the logistic map'. Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, 30 :1088-1097 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2004 'An overview of the integration of problem based learning into an existing computer science programming module'
O'Kelly, Jackie and Mooney, Aidan and Bergin, Susan and Gaughran, Peter and Ghent, John (2004) 'An overview of the integration of problem based learning into an existing computer science programming module'. Pleasure by Learning, [IR Link] [Details]
2004 'Noisy optical detection of chaos-based watermarks'
Mooney, Aidan and Keating, John G (2004) 'Noisy optical detection of chaos-based watermarks'. Proceedings SPIE, photonics north, 5579 :341-350 [IR Link] [Details]
2004 'Initial findings on the impact of an alternative approach to Problem Based Learning in Conputer Science'
O'Kelly, Jackie and Bergin, Susan and Dunne, S and Gaughran, Peter and Ghent, John and Mooney, Aidan (2004) 'Initial findings on the impact of an alternative approach to Problem Based Learning in Conputer Science'. Pleasure by Learning, [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'An analysis of alternative approaches for the distribution of lecture notes with the aid of a Virtual Learning Environment to promote class engagement'
Dr Aidan Mooney and Dr Susan Bergin (2014) 'An analysis of alternative approaches for the distribution of lecture notes with the aid of a Virtual Learning Environment to promote class engagement'. All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (AISHE-J), 6 [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'A Comparative Study of Chaotic and White Noise Signals in Digital Watermarking'
Mooney, A., Keating, J.G. and Pitas, I. (2008) 'A Comparative Study of Chaotic and White Noise Signals in Digital Watermarking'. CHAOS SOLITONS & FRACTALS, 35 :913-921 [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'A Detailed Study of the Generation of Optically Detectable Watermarks using the Logistic Map'
Mooney, A., Keating J.G. and Heffernan, D.M. (2006) 'A Detailed Study of the Generation of Optically Detectable Watermarks using the Logistic Map'. CHAOS SOLITONS & FRACTALS, 30 :1088-1097 [IR Link] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2015 'Using Machine Learning Techniques to Predict Introductory Programming Performance'
Bergin S., Ghent J. and Mooney A. (2015) 'Using Machine Learning Techniques to Predict Introductory Programming Performance' International Journal of Computer Science and Software Engineering, 4 (12) :323-328. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2017 Incorporating the Virtual Programming Lab into a First Year Computer Science Module
Mooney, A., Bergin, S., & Hegarty Kelly, E. (2017) Incorporating the Virtual Programming Lab into a First Year Computer Science Module Technology-Enabled Feedback Approaches for First-Year: Y1Feedback Case Studies in Practice [Details]
2016 An innovative approach to improve assessment of group based projects
Susan Bergin and Aidan Mooney (2016) An innovative approach to improve assessment of group based projects . In: ACM eds. Proceedings of the 16th ACM Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research , pp.12-20 [Details]
2016 An Innovative Approach to Improve Assessment of Group Based Projects
Bergin, Susan and Mooney, Aidan (2016) An Innovative Approach to Improve Assessment of Group Based Projects Proceedings of the 16th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research New York, NY, USA, , pp.12-20 [Details]
2016 An innovative approach to improve assessment of group based projects
Susan Bergin and Aidan Mooney (2016) An innovative approach to improve assessment of group based projects Koli Calling [Details]
2016 A neurofeedback system to promote learner engagement
James Lockwood, Susan Bergin and Aidan Mooney (2016) A neurofeedback system to promote learner engagement Psychology of Programming Interest Group Cambridge, England, [Details]
2015 Using focused attention to improve programming comprehension for novice programmers
Hegarty-Kelly, E. Mooney, A. and S Bergin (2015) Using focused attention to improve programming comprehension for novice programmers 3rd International Workshop on Eye Movements in Programming [Details]
2015 Examining the role of cognitive load in learning to program
Nolan K., Mooney A., and Bergin S. (2015) Examining the role of cognitive load in learning to program 3rd International Workshop on Eye Movements in Programming Finland, [IR Link] [Details]
2015 Using focused attention to improve programming comprehension for novice programmers
Hegarty_Kelly E, Bergin S. and Dr. Aidan Mooney (2015) Using focused attention to improve programming comprehension for novice programmers Third International Workshop on Eye Movements in Programming [Details]
2015 Examining the role of cognitive load when learning to program
Nolan K, Mooney A and Bergin S (2015) Examining the role of cognitive load when learning to program Third International Workshop on Eye Movements in Programming [IR Link] [Details]
2014 Can a Computationally Creative System Create Itself? Creative Artefacts and Creative Processes?
Dr Aidan Mooney, Dr D. P. O'Donoghue, Dr J. Power, S. OBriain, F. Dong, D. Hurley, Y. Abgaz, Dr C. Markham (2014) Can a Computationally Creative System Create Itself? Creative Artefacts and Creative Processes? International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC) [IR Link] [Details]
2005 Generation and detection of watermarks derived from chaotic functions
Mooney A.;Keating J. (2005) Generation and detection of watermarks derived from chaotic functions Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering , pp.58-69 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2005 Generation and detection of watermarks derived from chaotic functions
Mooney, A;Keating, JG (2005) Generation and detection of watermarks derived from chaotic functions Opto-Ireland 2005: Imaging and Vision , pp.58-69 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2005 Generation and detection of watermarks derived from chaotic functions
Mooney, Aidan and Keating, John G (2005) Generation and detection of watermarks derived from chaotic functions OPTO-Ireland , pp.58-69 [IR Link] [Details]
2004 The impact of the theoretical properties of the Logistic Function on the generation of optically detectable watermarks
Mooney, A;Keating, JG (2004) The impact of the theoretical properties of the Logistic Function on the generation of optically detectable watermarks TECHNOLOGIES FOR OPTICAL COUNTERMEASURES , pp.120-129 [DOI] [Details]
2004 The impact of the theoretical properties of the logistic function on the generation of optically detectable watermarks
Mooney, Aidan and Keating, John G (2004) The impact of the theoretical properties of the logistic function on the generation of optically detectable watermarks European Symposium on Optics and Photonics for Defence and Security , pp.120-129 [IR Link] [Details]
2004 The impact of the theoretical properties of the Logistic Function on the generation of optically detectable watermarks
Mooney A.;Keating J. (2004) The impact of the theoretical properties of the Logistic Function on the generation of optically detectable watermarks Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering , pp.120-129 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2004 Noisy optical detection of chaos-based watermarks
Mooney, A;Keating, JG (2004) Noisy optical detection of chaos-based watermarks PHOTONICS NORTH: APPLICATIONS OF PHOTONIC TECHNOLOGY, PTS 1 AND 2 , pp.341-350 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2004 Noisy optical detection of chaos-based watermarks
Mooney A.;Keating J. (2004) Noisy optical detection of chaos-based watermarks Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering , pp.341-350 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2003 Optical and digital technique for watermark detection
Mooney, Aidan and Keating, John G (2003) Optical and digital technique for watermark detection Optical Science and Technology, SPIE's 48th Annual Meeting , pp.97-105 [IR Link] [Details]
2003 Optical and Digital Technique for Watermark Detection
Mooney A.;Keating J. (2003) Optical and Digital Technique for Watermark Detection Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering , pp.97-105 [IR Link] [Details]
2003 Optical and digital technique for watermark detection
Mooney, A;Keating, JG (2003) Optical and digital technique for watermark detection OPTICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS , pp.97-105 [IR Link] [Details]
2014 An Anti-Plagiarism Add-on for Web-CAT
Dr Aidan Mooney, L. T. Subba and H. Maher (2014) An Anti-Plagiarism Add-on for Web-CAT International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy (ICEP) [IR Link] [Details]
2014 PACT: An Initiative to Introduce Computational Thinking in to second level education
Dr Aidan Mooney, J. Duffin, T. Naughton, R. Monahan, J. Power and P. Maguire (2014) PACT: An Initiative to Introduce Computational Thinking in to second level education International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy (ICEP) [IR Link] [Details]
2013 Student Work Placement: Friend or Foe? A study of the perceptions of university students on industrial work placement
Sian OBrian, Aidan Mooney, Susan Bergin, Martina Bourgoin, Paula Murray and Qingyang Zhao (2013) Student Work Placement: Friend or Foe? A study of the perceptions of university students on industrial work placement ICEP 2013 [IR Link] [Details]
2013 A study on alternative strategies for sharing lecture notes using a VLE to promote in-class participation
Aidan Mooney and Susan Bergin (2013) A study on alternative strategies for sharing lecture notes using a VLE to promote in-class participation ICEP 2013 [IR Link] [Details]
2011 nExaminer: A Semi-automated Computer Programming Assignment Assessment Framework for Moodle
Z. Cheng, Dr Aidan Mooney and Dr. Rosemary Monahan (2011) nExaminer: A Semi-automated Computer Programming Assignment Assessment Framework for Moodle Proceedings of ICEP 2011 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 Data Quality Issues in Environmental Research Data Management
Winstanley, A. C., Mooney, P., McDonagh, C., and O’Hare, G. (2005) Data Quality Issues in Environmental Research Data Management Proceedings of GIS Research UK, University of Glasgow, 2005 , pp.104-109 [Details]
2005 Generation and Detection of Watermarks Derived from Chaotic Function
Aidan Mooney and John G. Keating (2005) Generation and Detection of Watermarks Derived from Chaotic Function Proceedings of Opto-Ireland, SPIE Vol. 5823, Dublin, Ireland, 2005 , pp.58-69 [IR Link] [Details]
2004 Noisy Optical Detection of Chaos-Based Watermarks
Aidan Mooney and John G. Keating (2004) Noisy Optical Detection of Chaos-Based Watermarks Photonics North, Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 5579, Ottawa, Canada, 2004 , pp.341-350 [IR Link] [Details]
2004 An Overview of the Integration of Problem Based Learning into an exiting Computer Science Programming Module
Jackie O'Kelly, J, Aidan Mooney, Susan Bergin, Stephanie Dunne, Peter Gaughran, and John Ghent (2004) An Overview of the Integration of Problem Based Learning into an exiting Computer Science Programming Module Pleasure by Learning, Cancun, Mexico, 2004 [IR Link] [Details]
2004 The impact of the theoretical properties of the Logistic Function on the generation of optically detectable watermarks
Aidan Mooney and John G. Keating (2004) The impact of the theoretical properties of the Logistic Function on the generation of optically detectable watermarks Proceedings of SPIE, Technology for Optical Countermeasures, Optics/Phonics in Security and Defence, Vol.5615, London, 2004 , pp.120-129 [IR Link] [Details]
2004 Initial findings on the impact of an alternative approach to Problem Based Learning in Computer Science
Jackie O'Kelly, J, Aidan Mooney, Susan Bergin, Stephanie Dunne, Peter Gaughran, and John Ghent (2004) Initial findings on the impact of an alternative approach to Problem Based Learning in Computer Science Pleasure by Learning, Cancun, Mexico, 2004 [IR Link] [Details]
2004 Noisy Optical Detection of Chaos-Based Watermarks
Aidan Mooney and John G. Keating (2004) Noisy Optical Detection of Chaos-Based Watermarks Photonics North, SPIE , pp.341-350 [IR Link] [Details]
2003 Optical and Digital Technique for Watermark Detection
Aidan Mooney and John G. Keating (2003) Optical and Digital Technique for Watermark Detection The International Symposium on Optical Science and Technology, 5202 [IR Link] [Details]

Article

  Year Publication
2009 Chaos based digital watermarking.
Mooney A. (2009) Chaos based digital watermarking. Article [DOI] [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
2009 Introducing more student interaction and discussion based lectures by circulating the notes to the students in advance of the lectures.
Aidan Mooney (2009) Introducing more student interaction and discussion based lectures by circulating the notes to the students in advance of the lectures. Thesis [Details]
2006 The Generation and Detection of Chaos-Based Watermarks.
Dr Aidan Mooney (2006) The Generation and Detection of Chaos-Based Watermarks. Thesis [Details]

Technical Publication

  Year Publication
2016 Using an innovative assessment approach on a real-world group based software projec.
Susan Bergin and Aidan Mooney (2016) Using an innovative assessment approach on a real-world group based software projec. Cornell University: Technical Publication [IR Link] [Details]

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Science Faculty Teaching and Learning Department Representative 2013 / 2017
1916 Commemoration Committee Member 2015 / 2016

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2000 National University of Ireland Maynooth Computer Science and Experimental Physics
2006 National University of Ireland Maynooth Computer Science
2009 National University of Ireland Maynooth Postgraduate Diploma in Third Level Teaching & Learning Teaching and Learning

Reviews

  Journal Role
Elsevier, Information Services Referee
Eurasip Journal On Image And Video Processing Referee