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Barry Smyth

Digital Chair of Computer Science, Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics - University College Dublin

Prof. Barry Smyth holds the Digital Chair of Computer Science in University College Dublin and is a Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics. He is a Fellow of the European Coordinating Committee on Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI) since 2003 and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy since 2011. In 2014 Barry was awarded an Honrary Doctor of Technology (Hons. D.Tech) from Robert Gordon University in the UK. Barry was the Director of the Clarity Centre for Sensor Web Technologies (2008 – 2013) and has previously held the position of Head of School for the School of Computer Science and Informatics in UCD.Barry’s research interests fall within the field Artificial Intelligence and include case-based reasoning, machine learning, recommender systems, user modeling and personalization. Since 1992 he pas published over 400 peer-reviewed papers. Barry’s research has attracted more than 13,000 citations. He has a h-index of 58 and he has received more than 20 best paper awards for his work. Barry is actively involved in the Irish startup scene as an advisor and investor and he serves on the boards of a number of local startups. He is also a member of the Irish Times Trust.

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