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Professor John Murphy


John Murphy

School of Computer Science
01 716 2928
University College Dublin, School of Computer Science, Comp Science and Informatics Belfield Dublin 4


John Murphy is a Professor in Computer Science at University College Dublin. He received a first class honours degree in electronic engineering (B.E.) in 1988 from the National University of Ireland (UCD), an M.Sc. in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1990 and a Ph.D. in electronic engineering from Dublin City University in March 1996. He is an IBM Faculty Fellow, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Fellow and Chartered Engineer with Engineers Ireland, and a Fellow of the Irish Computer Society. For many years he held an academic part-time position at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, and acted as a consultant to the US Department of Justice. Prof. Murphy is an editor was an editor for IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (2012-2017), Telecommunications Systems Journal (2008-2018), as well as serving on the Editorial Board of IEEE Communications Letters (2008-2012) and IET Communications (2006-2010). He was a guest editor for "Automation in Software Performance Engineering" in the Automated Software Engineering Journal (March 2017) and with Prof. Perros for “Optical Burst and Packet Switching” in IET Communications (March 2009). He has published over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles or international conference full papers in performance engineering of networks and distributed systems. He has supervised 24 Ph.D. students to completion and been awarded over 30 competitive research grants (in excess of €9.5 million direct costs).


  • BE
    University College Dublin
  • MSc
    California Institute of Technology
  • PhD
    Dublin City University (DCU) IRL
  • MSc
    California Institute of Technology