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Dr Brian Mac Namee


Brian Mac Namee

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
School of Computer Science
01 716 2315
University College Dublin, School of Computer Science, Science Centre - East Belfield Dublin 4


Dr. Brian Mac Namee received a BA (mod) and PhD in Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin in 2000 and 2004 respectively. In 2015 Brian joined the UCD School of Computer Science as a lecturer. At UCD Brian is the Centre Director for the SFI Centre for Research Training in Machine Learning ( and a Funded Investigator at the Insight ( and VistaMilk ( SFI research centres. Previously Brian was a founding Principal Investigator at the CeADAR centre ( and a Funded Investigator at the Insight centre . Brian's research focuses on machine learning, predictive analytics, data visualisation, and augmented reality. Brian has published extensively in machine learning, predictive analytics, and information visualisation - a recent highlight is the textbook "Fundamentals of Machine Learning for Predictive Data Analytics: Algorithms, Worked Examples and Case Studies" published with MIT Press in 2015 ( Prior to joining UCD Brian worked in industry as an R & D software engineer for Agilent Technologies, and at the School of Computing at Dublin Institute of Technology as a lecturer where he co-founded the Applied Intelligence Researcher Centre (, and developed DIT's successful MSc in Computing (Data Analytics) programme.


  • R&D Software Engineer
    Agilent Technologies, Dublin, Ireland4 Jan 2004 - 11 Jan 2005
  • Director of Training
    The Analytics Store11 Jan 2009


  • BA (Mod)
    Trinity College Dublin
  • PhD
    Trinity College Dublin