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Anthony Brabazon

College Principal And Dean Of Business
School of Business
01 716 4705
University College Dublin, School of Business, Quinn School of Business Belfield Dublin 4


Anthony is currently College Principal and Dean of UCD College of Business. Previous positions held in UCD include Associate Dean and Director - Smurfit Graduate School of Business UCD, Vice-Principal of Research and Innovation for the College of Business and Law, Head of Research for the School of Business and Programme Director for the Master of Accounting Degree. Anthony was also academic project director for the design and construction of the undergraduate Quinn School of Business. In addition, he has held a variety of positions in professional bodies and other organisations, including membership of the Ethics Board of CIMA and a member of the CCAB-I (Accounting Standards Consultative Committee - Ireland). His primary research interests concern the development of natural computing theory and the application of natural computing algorithms to real-world problems, including the domain of business and finance. He is co-founder and co-director (with Prof. Michael O'Neill) of the Natural Computing Research and Applications Group at UCD (see Anthony has published in excess of 200 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. He has authored or edited sixteen books including 'Natural Computing Algorithms', 'Biologically Inspired Algorithms for Financial Modelling', 'Foraging Inspired Optimisation Algorithms', 'Foundations in Grammatical Evolution for Dynamic Environments' and 'Natural Computing in Computational Finance' (Volumes I, II, III and IV). As well as sitting on the editorial boards of several journals, Anthony has undertaken multiple external examiner appointments, and is a regular reviewer for a wide range of journals in natural computing, operations research and finance. He is a regular member of programme committees at major conferences in the field of natural computing, including GECCO (Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference), IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, and EuroGP (European Conference on Genetic Programming). He is founder of EvoBAFin, the only dedicated European research workshop on the application of evolutionary algorithms to computational finance and economics. Anthony completed his B Comm and Dip. Prof Accounting studies at UCD before qualifying as a professional accountant with KPMG. Subsequently he undertook postgraduate studies at number of universities including Trinity College Dublin, Heriot-Watt, Kingston and Stanford.


  • BComm
    University College Dublin
  • DPA
    University College Dublin
  • Dip Stat
    Trinity College Dublin
  • MS
    Stanford University CA
  • MBA
    Heriot Watt University Edinburgh UK
  • DBA
    Kingston University London UK
  • ACMA
    Chartered Inst of Mgt Acc.CIMA
  • FCA
    Inst of Chartered Accountants IRL
  • MS
    Stanford University CA