Last Updated:04 October, 2016
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. CStat. (FRSS), CPhys. FInstP.
Professor in Computing; Director Scientific Computing & Complex Systems Modelling Centre, DCU - University Designated Research Centre; former Co-Director Centre for Teaching Computing, DCU
Principal research interests; computational models of spatiotemporal processes in physical, biological and related systems; statistical modelling applications in the natural and medical sciences.
Professional Bodies: Fellowships/Memberships /Qualifications
(FRSS) CStat. (Fellow Royal Statistical Society, Chartered Statistician)
FInstP. CPhys. (Fellow Inst. of Physics, Chartered Physicist); Fellowship panel member.
Member ARMS (Association of Researchers in Medicine and Science)
Former Member IRCSET (Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology) 2001 to 2006.
Member RIA (Royal Irish Academy) Life Sciences Committee.
Former Chair ICHEC Science Council (Irish High End Computing - National Centre)
Steering group member, Science, Development and Technology Innovation 2000/2001 - university strategic theme. Current and past member of several university/external affiliate committees.
Programmes chaired to date include: undergraduate programme in Applied Mathematical Sciences, taught M.Sc. programme in Computer Application for Education, from its inception, (1996) to (2000).
Extensive curriculum development and course development experience - to Masters level.
Dissertation Examiner/ Supervisor to M.Sc. Computer Applications and M.Sc. Computer Applications for Education programmes.
Dissertation Coordinator for taught M.Sc. Computer Applications for Education over several years.
Coordinator Research Methodology Workshops and Seminars. Former CA Research Coordinator.
Brief course range information - including Lecturing/Supervision to years 1 to 4/ years 3 and 4 on undergraduate programmes and to taught Masters level - see Teaching
Examples have included biostatistical design/analysis for major pharmacological clients, advisor on multivariate techniques in non-destructive testing of timber, systems reliability, and modelling and simulation of physical and related systems, with applications to industrial/financial processes.
Reviewer for papers and Proceedings of VECPAR, (Vector and Parallel Processing), since 1996
Referee for papers to World AIDS Congress, (1998), (2000) and (2002)
Referee for IASTED (International Association of Science and Technology for Development) Applied Simulation and Modelling conference, (2000)
Statistical assessor for Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine (1989) and subsequently.
Proceedings Editor of Scientific Computing in Europe (1996), DCU pilot conference.
Editor of working papers/conf. papers for Integrating Information and Communications Technology into the Curriculum (1998)
Co-organiser, (1995 and 1996) for Annual Conference on Teaching Computing, organised by Centre for Teaching Computing, DCU.
Principal Organiser (1996) Scientific Computing in Europe, pilot conference - organised in conjunction with CTC, DCU. Proceedings editor for conference.
Scientific Committee Member, Session Chair, adjudicator on Student Paper Award panel since 1996, VECPAR (Vector and Parallel Processing in Science and Engineering)- bi-annual conference, Portugal.
Scientific Committee member/Referee World AIDS Congress 1998, 2000, 2002 and IASTED 2000
Research Visits etc:
In the last few years, these have included visits to Perth, W. Australia, (1995) on Fellowship, U.S.(1996), Portugal, Aveiro and Porto Universities, (1997), (1998) and (2000), Lyon, France (1998), Germany (1996), (1999), UK (2000) to collaborate on joint projects, give invited talks, contribute to conferences etc. Projected visits - Univ. South. Miss. U.S. Dec. (2001) - collaborative work on bio-systems modelling.
(pre 1996) funding secured from e.g. NBST, EOLAS, from The AIDS Fund, The Soc. of Actuaries and Eastern Health Board, (with Maths. colleagues), from Fellowships/visitors grants Simon Fraser Univ., British Columbia, Canada, Edith Cowan Univ., Perth, Australia, from JNICT, through Porto University, Portugal. Recently, International Collaboration Travel funding has been secured from Forbairt (1997), from Research Committee, DCU for both Special Research Activity and postgraduate funding, (most recently 2000 - for froth modelling work), for talks/Workshops (1998), (1999) as above in France, Germany. Recent awards also include an Albert College Fellowship (1999), an Enterprise Ireland Basic Research Grant (1999), CA and DCU student internship funding (2000 and 2001) and auxiliary postgraduate support EI (2001). Currently, involved in major interdisciplinary bid (2001/2002).
Post-Graduate Supervision(in last 10 years)- see Research
Publications List (sectioned and abbreviated)
Pubs. over a period of years in a number of international journals, - see Research