Trinity College Dublin, 2011 to present
B.A.I. & M.A.I. Computer Engineering
Septentrio Satellite Navigation, Aon Center for Innovation and Analytics, Revenue (Information & Communications Technology and Logistics Division), Lumafit, ADAPT Centre
Easy going computer nerd with a flare for art and sports
I’m a Computer Science PhD student at the ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology in Trinity College. The ADAPT Centre develops next generation digital technologies which allow you to explore video, text, speech and image data in a natural way across languages and devices. My research is in the field of ‘Personalisation’ – which is helping technologies know who we are as people and enables them to adapt to us and our preferences.
I’ve been at Trinity 6 years now, having completed my Undergraduate and Master degrees in Computer Engineering here, so safe to say I kind of like it – having come from a small town in north west Cork it took a while to adapt! I enjoyed lots of societies and clubs within the University too such as boxing, badminton, VDP and Suas.
I’ve always had a passion for technology – but before choosing Engineering in Trinity I was considering a career in animation, having enjoyed art in school.
Sport has also been a big hobby of mine – I love running and and going to the gym and feel it’s a great way to wind down after a day at the computer. I’ve played hurling, football, soccer, golf and most recently have taken up tag rugby!
My Typical Day
Reading papers, coding, testing, failing, adapting solution, testing.. probably still failing, but learning lots!
What I'd do with the prize money
Create an inspirational animated video ( like the one I mention in the 'read more' section below) - possibly get it run on tv!
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Patient Reflective Creative
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Yes - just not in Dad's class!
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Well I'm listening to the Coronas right now!
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Exploring Turkey, Greece and Hungary with friends
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
That my research would make a positive impact on the world, I start my own successful business and that I have unlimited wishes (obviously!)
Tell us a joke.
Wifi went down during family dinner tonight. One kid started talking and I didn't know who he was.