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Professor Gregory O'Hare


Gregory O'Hare

School of Computer Science
01 716 2472
University College Dublin, School of Computer Science, Science Centre - North Belfield Dublin 4


Gregory O'Hare completed his studies at the University of Ulster graduating with a B.Sc, M.Sc and Ph.D. He held the position of Head of the Department of Computer Science at University College Dublin (UCD) 2001-2004. Prior to joining UCD he has been on the Faculty of the University of Central Lancashire (1984-86) and the University of Manchester (1986-1996). He is a Professor within the School of Computer Science & Informatics at UCD. He has published over 475 refereed publications in Journals and International Conferences, 7 books and has won significant grant income (ca '28.00M). O'Hare is an established researcher of international repute. His research interests are in the areas of Distributed Artificial Intelligence and Multi-Agent Systems (MAS), and Mobile & Ubiquitous Computing, Autonomic Systems and Wireless Sensor Networks. He has supervised some 38 Ph.D and 29 M.Scs to completion in his career to date. He referees extensively for Journals, International Conferences and funding agencies including the European Commission, Enterprise Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, the National Science Foundation (US). He serves on the Editorial Review Board of the International Journal of Agent Technologies and Systems (IJATS), International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction (IJMHCI) and the International Journal on Knowledge Based Intelligent Engineering Systems. In 2003 he received the prestigious Cooperative Information Agents (CIA), System Innovation Award for ACCESS: An Agent Architecture for Ubiquitous Service Delivery. O'Hare is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Fellow of the Irish Computer Society a member of the ACM, AAAI and a Chartered Engineer. He is the Chair of the European Research Consortium on Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) Working Group on Sensor Web. He has also held a prestigious Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Principal Investigator Award 2003-2007. He is one of the Principal Investigators and founders of the Science Foundation Ireland funded ('16.4M) Centre for Science and Engineering Technologies (CSET) entitled CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies (2008-2013). In 2008-2009 he secured a Visiting Research Fellowship to the University of Oxford. In 2010 he was awarded a Fulbright Scholar visiting position at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


  • Lecturer II in Computer Science
    University of Central Lancashire., School of Computing1 Jan 1984 - 1 Jan 1986
  • Open University Tutor
    Open University1 Jan 1986 - 1 Jan 1989
  • BTEC Moderator
    BTEC Moderator for Higher National Diplomas in Computer Science1 Jan 1988 - 1 Jan 1990
  • Lecturer A in Computation
    UMIST, Department of Computation1 Jan 1986 - 1 Jan 1992
  • Lecturer B
    UMIST, Department of Computation1 Jan 1992 - 1 Jan 1995
  • Senior Lecturer
    University College Dublin, Computer Science, Ireland1 Jan 2002 - 6 Apr 2009
  • Head of Department of Computer Science
    University College Dublin, Computer Science, Ireland1 Jan 2001 - 1 Sep 2004
  • College Lecturer
    University College Dublin, Department of Computer Science1 Jan 1996 - 1 Jan 2002


  • Programmer
    N.I.C.S.1 Jan 1981 - 1 Jan 1982
  • Head of Hall
    Ronson Hall and Grosvenor Place1 Jan 1990 - 1 Jan 1995
  • Investigator
    Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)1 Jan 2003 - 1 Jan 2007
  • Deputy Director
    Science Foundation Ireland Adaptive Information Cluster1 Jan 2004


  • BSc
    University of Ulster
  • MSc
    University of Ulster
  • PhD
    University of Ulster