I am Professor of Control Engineering and Decision Science at University College Dublin (UCD). I have also acted as a consultant to IBM Research.
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 and Optimisation Group 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 co-founder 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; a member of the IEEE Control Systems Society Technical Group on Smart Cities; a member of the IFAC Technical Committees for Automotive Control; and a member of the IFAC Technical Committee for Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems.
I am also a co-author of the recently published books:
a. AIMD Dynamics and Distributed Resource Allocation (SIAM 2016);
b. Electric and Plug-in Vehicle Networks: Optimisation and Control (CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, 2017);
c. Analytics for the Sharing Economy: Mathematics, Engineering and Business perspectives (Springer, 2019), Editor (book forthcoming).