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Dr Miguel Nicolau


Miguel Nicolau

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
School of Business
01 716 4741
University College Dublin, School of Business, Quinn School of Business Belfield Dublin 4


Miguel is a Lecturer in Business Analytics, in the UCD School of Business. He received a BSc in Belgium, followed by a BSc, MSc and PhD in the University of Limerick. He then worked as an Expert Engineer in the INRIA Institute in Paris, France. In 2010 he moved back to Ireland, and worked as a Research Fellow and Lecturer in UCD. His teaching experience spans over 15 years, and includes positions at University of Limerick, Fudan University in Shanghai, and UCD.He is a senior member of the NCRA (Natural Computing Research & Applications) group. He has over 60 peer-reviewed publications, being the lead author in the majority of them. He has been actively involved in research since 2002, with a rich international experience in several research and education institutions. He was also general chair of the EuroGP 2014 international conference, publication chair of the EuroGP 2011 international conference, and Graduate Student Workshop organiser of the ACM GECCO 2011 conference. Google Scholar Profile: GP Bibliography Profile:


  • Teaching Assistant
    University of Limerick1 Oct 2002 - 30 Sep 2003
  • Researcher/Programmer
    University of Limerick1 Oct 2003 - 30 Sep 2006
  • Senior Research Associate
    University College Dublin1 Jan 2010 - 30 Nov 2010
  • Research Fellow
    University College Dublin1 Dec 2010 - 31 Jan 2014
  • Lecturer in Computer Science
    University College Dublin1 Feb 2014 - 31 Jan 2015
  • Lecturer in Business Analytics
    University College Dublin, Ireland1 Feb 2015


  • Junior Developer
    LINK Software1 Feb 1999 - 30 Jun 1999
  • Expert Engineer
    INRIA Saclay - Ile-de-France, France1 Oct 2006 - 31 Dec 2009


  • English
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  • French
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  • Portuguese
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  • Russian
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  • Spanish; Castilian
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