I am a Lecturer at the UCD School of Computer Science and Informatics and a researcher at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics. I received my Ph.D. from Trinity College Dublin in 2006, for work in the area of unsupervised text mining. After working as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Machine Learning Group in UCD, I joined the SFI-funded Clique Research Cluster as a Research Fellow in May 2009 and worked in the UCD CASL institute. In July 2013, I joined the Insight Centre, where my current research mainly focuses on scalable machine learning, social network analysis, and the application of text mining in areas such as social media analytics and the digital humanities. In addition to my work at UCD, I am also an Adjunct Lecturer at the NUIG College of Engineering & Informatics.
Currently I am working in conjunction with the UCD Humanities Institute on the “Nation, Genre and Gender” project, funded by the Irish Research Council. This project aims to undertake a comparative social network analysis of character networks and narrative structures in Irish and English fiction from 1800-1922.