• PresentMay 2014

    Research Scientist

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab & University of Cambridge, Computer Laboratory

  • May 2014Oct 2011

    Research Team Leader

    United Technologies Research Center

  • Sep 2011Feb 2008

    Senior Researcher

    Ericsson Research

  • Feb 2011Oct 2010

    Visiting Scientist

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Media Lab


  • Sept 2015 – June 2016

    Certificate in Applied Biostatistics

    Harvard, Cambridge, USA

  • Jan - June 2015

    Master Course: Biomedical Signal and Image Processing

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

  • Ph.D. Sept 2004 - Feb 2008

    Thesis: Cross-layer optimization of routing protocols in Wireless Sensor Networks.

    Dublin City University, School of Electronic Engineering

  • M.Eng. Sept 2003 – Sept 2004

    Thesis: Location and tracking of mobile users in a wireless system

    Dublin City University, M.Eng. in Telecommunications Engineering with First Class Honours

  • M.Sc. Sept 1999 – Sept 2004

    Thesis: Adaptation and evaluation of IP protocol on the SDH network

    National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), Département Télécommunications

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • 2015
    MGH-MIT Strategic Partnership Grand Challenge 1: Diagnostics, Round 2 (success rate 10%, $275k) Massachusetts General Hospital - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    The MGH-MIT Strategic Partnership aims to bring together approaches from engineering and basic science with clinical medicine, and to foster the rapid translation from bedside to bench and back to bedside.

    MGH is the world’s leading research hospital, and has access to enormous amounts of patient data corresponding to the pathogenesis of diverse diseases, and the clinical outcome of specific interventions. MIT has the ability to invent new devices that can acquire large physiological data sets and harness massive computing power to extract information from this “big data”. Bringing together MGH clinicians with MIT engineers can lead to new devices and algorithms that are expected to transform the ability to diagnose disease states and determine optimal intervention strategies, thus improving the efficiency of overall healthcare delivery. Joint approaches by engineers and clinical scientists toward clinical/translational research are expected and projects that involve the use of clinical data are strongly encouraged.

  • 2012
    Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship (success rate 15%, 250k Euro) European Union
    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MCSA) are a set of major mobility research grants created by the European Union/European Commission to support research in the European Research Area. Established in 1996 as Marie Curie Actions and known since 2014 as Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, the fellowship program aims to foster the career development and further training of researchers at all career stages. These grants promote interdisciplinary research and international collaborations, supporting scientists from not only within Europe but also across the globe. MSCA fellowships are among Europe’s most competitive and prestigious awards, aimed to support the best, most promising scientists.
  • 2014
    Industrial Technologies Awards for Successful Commercialisation of Research Enterprise Ireland
    The Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Fund Programme aims to convert the outputs of state funded research into innovative new products, services and companies. The Programme supports researchers in Higher Education Institutions and Research Performing Organisations to undertake research that has the potential to result in the commercialisation of new innovations by way of licenses to improve the competitiveness of Irish Industry or through the spin out of new start-up ventures.
  • 2006
    Commercialization of University Research Student Project Award DCU Business School and Invent
    The Commercialization of University Research Student Project Award stimulates interest in and involvement with intellectual property development and commercialization to promote public health, safety, and welfare of the community and the economic welfare of the University.  It supports the work of DCU discoverers and inventors and support the surrounding community by encouraging industry investment.

Teaching and Talks

  • Improving mood and depression, University of Cambridge, November 2016
  • Automated mood prediction and diagnosis, MIT Media Lab members event, October 2016
  • Ambulatory physiological measurement, Massachusetts General Hospital, November 2015
  • Smart, smarter, smartest – The increasing interdependence between medical devices and consumer electronics, Accu-Chek Network meeting, Malta, April 2015
  • Wearables and Well-being MIT Media Lab members event, October 2014
  • Tools, Services and Engineering methodologies for Robust, Adaptive, Self-organising and Cooperating Monitoring and Control Systems, Conference Tutorial, IECON 2013
  • Next generation Smart Home, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, October 2013
  • Cellular network services, MSc course, University of Cork, 2011
  • Cellular network services, MSc course, University of Cork, 2010
  • Communications Theory, Teaching Assistant, DCU, 2006
  • Network Programming, Teaching Assistant, DCU, 2005


  • Mar 2016

    Effectively Communicating Research


  • Feb-Mar 2016

    Data Visualization


  • Oct 2015

    Medical Device Development


  • Sep 2015

    ESM Data Analysis Course

    Maastricht University

  • Feb-May 2015

    Kaufman Teaching Certificate Program


  • Jan-Feb 2014

    Python for Scientists and Engineers

    Python Academy

  • Jun 2011

    Advanced Android Programming

    Learning Tree International

  • Oct 2010 - Jan 2011

    Pattern Recognition and Analysis

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Apr 2010

    Java Best Practices

    Learning Tree International

  • Sep 2009

    Developing Java Applications with Spring framework

    Learning Tree International

  • Sep 2008

    Service Oriented Architecture with Java and .NET

    Learning Tree International

  • Aug 2008

    LTE and SAE

    Ericsson Academy

  • Jan - Apr 2007

    E-Commerce and Entrepreneurship

    DCU Business School

  • Dec 2005

    Technology Commercialization

    Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurship

  • Aug – Sep 2005

    Summer School on Wireless Sensor Networks and Smart Objects

    University ETH Zurich