Professor Fionn Murtagh

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Head of Department of Computer Science, 1 May 2005 to 30 September 2007.   Highlights: wrote his Department's RAE submission; and addressed the undergraduate student recruitment crisis. 

Fionn Murtagh's research is in digitial content analytics, computational science, analysis of narrative, and multiresolution morphological modelling.   Authority on clustering, data analysis and data mining. President (2008-2009) of the Classification Society of North America, and of the British Classification Society (2007-2010).

Fionn Murtagh combines Executive, Management and Board level experience in university, scholarly society, Government agency, corporate, and voluntary service domains. Industrial background in the aerospace, digital signal processing and other engineering sectors.   Strong track record in growing and scaling up industrially-relevant university research.  Fionn Murtagh has grown SFI’s (the main Irish research council) research investments in areas that include semantic web, sensor web, telecoms, software engineering.  

He is Editor-in-Chief of the Computer Journal, and is currently a member of the editorial boards of the journals Pattern Recognition, Journal of Classification, Neurocomputing, p-Adic Numbers, Ultrametric Analysis, and Applications, International Journal of Software and Informatics.

Fionn Murtagh is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, MRIA, and of Academia Europaea.  He is a Fellow of the International Association for Pattern Recognition, and of the British Computer Society, FBCS.   He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, FRSA.  He is an elected member of UKCRC, the UK Computing Research Council, the leading representative body for computer science research in the UK, and served on its executive for three years to end 2011.    

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