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Dr Anthony Cronin

Dr

Anthony Cronin

Mathematics Support Centre Manager
School of Mathematics and Statistics
01 716 7536
University College Dublin, School of Mathematics and Statistics, Newman Building Belfield Dublin 4

BIO

BA - National University of Ireland, Galway - 1997-2000. H. Dip in Education - National University of Ireland, Galway - 2000-2001. H. Dip. in Mathematical Sciences, UCD - 2003-2004. MSc. Mathematics - UCD - 2004-2005. PhD Mathematics - UCD - 2006-2012. Anthony taught English, Maths and Physics in the Holy Rosary College in Mountbellew, Galway for a year and also taught Maths at Ardscoil Rath Iomhain in Kildare for over a year. He then spent a year teaching English in Berlin working with the language academy Berlitz. He returned to Ireland to do a Higher Diploma in Mathematical Sciences at UCD and subsequently an MSc in Mathematics in the years 2003-05 under the supervision of Dr Rachel Quinlan now at NUI, Galway. In 2006 he embarked upon pursuing a PhD in Mathematics under the supervision of Professor Thomas J Laffey on the topic of Matrix Theory, in particular, the nonnegative inverse eigenvalue problem and associated problems in Linear Algebra. Throughout his time at UCD he has lectured on modules such as, Maths for Business, How to Communicate Mathematics, Graph and Network Theory, Quantitative Methods, Complex Analysis, Data Analysis for Business Decision Makers, Calculus 1 and 2, The Mathematics of Google and Linear Algebra II in both the UCD School of Mathematics and Statistics, and the Smurfit and Quinn Schools of Business. Upon completing my PhD in 2012 I co-founded a startup company Infonalis, a web based solutions platform specialising in music creation and content. As COO I helped the company secure accelerator funds through Enterprise Ireland, the New Frontiers programme and the Innovation Vouchers scheme.In 2013 I spent a semester lecturing on the Science Access programme at NUI, Maynooth, as well spending just over a year working in industry as a Senior Content Analyst and Researcher for the Learning Analytics company CCKF based in Dublin. My current role (from September 2013) is as mathematics lecturer and Manager of the UCD Maths Support Centre, a free drop-in service for any UCD student registered to a Level 0, 1 or 2 module requiring support on any component of their course with which they are experiencing mathematical or statistical issues. For more information on the MSC please check our website at www.ucd.ie/msc My research interests are Matrix Theory (nonnegative matrices and integer matrices) in pure mathematics and supporting mathematics learning via technology and research-informed practice in the area of mathematics education.