Fioann Murtagh - Short CV#

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Born on 26 August 1954 in Dublin, Ireland.

Degrees, Current Position, Awards
  • BA (Mathematics), BAI (Engineering Science), Dublin University, Trinity College (1976).
  • MSc (Computer Science, by Research), Dublin University, Trinity (1979), with a thesis on "Bibliographic Information Retrieval".
  • DEA (Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies, Mathematical Statistics), Université Marie et Pierre Curie, Paris 6 (1979). PhD (Mathematical Statistics), Université Marie et Pierre Curie, Paris 6 (1981), in conjunction with BRGM, Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières, Orléans, with a thesis on "Clustering and Discrimination of Hydrogeological Basins".
  • Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (Astronomy), Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg 1 (1993), with a thesis on "Contributions of Pattern Recognition and Data Analysis Methods to Astronomy".
  • Director and Head of Information, Communications and Emergent Technologies Directorate, Science Foundation Ireland (since November 2007). Responsibility for approximately half of 1.4 billion committed research support funding in ICT, Mathematics, Research Frontiers (all science and engineering), and recently Renewable Energies. The Directorate has 11 PhD-level Programme Officers and 4 administrators.
  • Professor in the University of London (since October 2004), in the Department of Computer Science, Royal Holloway, University of London. Head of the Department of Computer Science, RHUL (July 2005 to September 2007). The Department includes 10 Professors, 5 Readers or Senior Lecturers, 6 Lecturers, 6 Research Staff and 7 Support and Administrative Staff. RAE 5 in 2001. RAE 2008, Guardian average ranking Computer Science and Informatics, RHUL 2.80. 18th in UK in CS, based on 4*, 3*.

Languages (fluent): English, French, German, Irish. (Reading Italian.)

Honours and Awards:

Elected Member of the Royal Irish Academy (MRIA, 2003). Fellow, International Association for Pattern Recognition (2008). Fellow, British Computer Society (FBCS). Elected Member, UK Computing Research Council (UKCRC). Elected to Executive, UKCRC (2008). Fellow, Royal Society of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA). Elected Member, International Statistical Institute (ISI). Fellow, Royal Statistical Society (RSS). In the past Fioann Murtagh was awarded an Institute of Physics Medal for First Place in Ireland in Leaving Certificate Physics, 1973, and he was awarded a Bourse du Gouvernement Français in 1978-1981.
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