I joined the School of Computer Science in UCD as Assistant Professor in October 2016. Previously, I was a Research Fellow in Prof David Henshall's epilepsy research group in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, working to identify biomarkers of epilepsy and neonatal seizures. This work was funded by an SFI Advance Award in collaboration with the SFI Research Centre INFANT. Through my research to date, I have created a distinct niche in the biomarker field tackling important challenges including how to combine cutting-edge computational and biomedical techniques to efficiently integrate multiple data types into a single biomarker. Prior to RCSI, I worked as a Senior Postdoctoral Researcher on an SFI funded TIDA under Dr Aidan Meade, DIT, on cancer biomarker discovery. In August 2013 I completed a four-year postdoctoral research fellowship in clinical bioinformatics with Prof Denis Shields, School of Medicine and Medical Science, UCD, where I developed web servers for short linear motif and peptide property prediction (bioware.ucd.ie). The software I developed has been utilised in collaborations with industry, including the Enterprise Ireland-funded industry-academia partnership with the Irish food industry, Food for Health Ireland (FHI), and through data analysis work carried out for a US-based cosmetics company. I completed my PhD in Protein Structure Prediction using Bidirectional Recurrent Neural Networks (BRNN) under the supervision of Dr Gianluca Pollastri in the School of Computer Science, UCD.
- BScTrinity College Dublin
- PhDUniversity College Dublin
- Prof Cert University Teaching & LearningUniversity College Dublin