I am Professor of Control Engineering and Decision Science at UCD, continue to act as a consultant to IBM Research, and have also consulted elsewhere.
I graduated (from UCD) with a B.E. degree in EE in 1990, and a Ph.D. degree in 1996. Since then, I have worked in academia and industry, and I continue to split my time between both.
In industry, I have been employed by both Daimler-Benz Research and IBM Research (where I led the Control/Optimization activities at IBM Research Ireland in the area of Smart Cities).
Highlights of my academic activities include my time as a Professor at the Hamilton Institute (I was a cofounder of the Hamilton); spending time as a Visiting Professor at TU Berlin in 2011-12; and a very formative period working with Professor Narendra at Yale University.
My research interests include: Smart Mobility and Smart Cities; Control Theory and Dynamics; Hybrid Dynamical Systems; Networking; Linear Algebra; Collaborative Consumption.
I am the Irish member of the European Union Control Association (EUCA) assembly.