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Dr Sean McGarraghy


Sean McGarraghy

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
School of Business
01 716 4734
University College Dublin, School of Business, Quinn School of Business Belfield Dublin 4


Seán is Director of the UCD Centre for Business Analytics. He was Director of the UCD Smurfit Graduate School of Business MSc in Business Analytics from 2008 to Sep 2014. He has supervised three PhD students to completion. He has supervised over 80 MSc Business Analytics theses; these MSc projects are carried out in conjunction with industry. Funded research projects: - Horizon 2020 VALUMICS project on Food Value Chains, June 2017 - May 2021. - SFI-funded NCRA EDGE project (research supervision on Workpackage 1). - Steering group for the UCD Thematic PhD on Development, funded by Irish Aid. [Funding for PhD student Herieth Rwezaura.] - SFI-funded Centre for Telecommunications Value Chain Research (CTVR), O&M strand, EUR160,000 p.a., 2005-2010. - IBM ISC Sponsored University Research in Supply Chain Management, EUR587,000 from 2005-2008. International collaborators include Prof Terry Harrison of Penn State University (President of INFORMS 2012) on Service Science and Supply Chain Management; Prof Angel Juan of UOC, Barcelona, on metaheuristics applied to arc routing problems; and Prof Martine Labbé and Bernard Fortz of Université Libre, Bruxelles, on telecommunications network design. Professional Service / Affiliations: - VP for Development and International Relations, Analytics Society of Ireland.Irish Representative, EURO Council (EURO is the Association of European Operational Research Societies) within IFORS, the "International Federation of Operational Research Societies"), 2008 to date. Chair of Organising Committee for EURO 2019 conference held in UCD, Dublin, June 22-16, 2019 (2400 delegates). Editorial Board, European Journal of Operational Research, 2007-2010. Editorial Board, Springer Journal of Metaheuristics. Article reviews for European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR), International Transactions in Operations Research (ITOR) and other journals. Conference paper reviews for Real World Applications stream of Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference - GECCO (2009 to date). Scientific Committee, 20th EurOMA Conference, 2013. Member of INFORMS (INstitute For Operations Research and the Management Sciences) Member of the ACM Special Interest Group on Evolutionary Computation. Other Contributions: Member, Forfás/EGFSN Steering group on "Data Analytics and Big Data in Ireland 2013-2020" during 2013-14.


  • Arts Faculty Fellow
    University College Dublin1 Sep 1998 - 31 Aug 2001
  • College Lecturer, UCD Department of Mathematics
    University College Dublin1 Sep 2001 - 31 Aug 2002
  • College Lecturer, UCD Department of MIS / School of Business
    University College Dublin1 Sep 2002


  • Senior Consultant, Information Technology and Management
    Vision Consulting Ltd.1 Sep 1992 - 1 Sep 1997


  • BE
    University College Dublin
  • Dip MathSc
    University College Dublin
  • MA
    University College Dublin
  • PhD
    University College Dublin


  • French
    Can read, write, speak and understand