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Research Staff Member - Artificial Intelligence
Research Strategist - Cognitive Internet of Things
IBM Research, Zurich, Switzerland
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Professional Associations:  Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)

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At IBM Research - Zurich I am managing IBM Research's world-wide Cognitive Internet of Things strategy that focusses on five areas:  Cognitive for IoT Solutions, Privacy & Security, Blockchain, Edge Computing, and Platform.  My research work aims at exploiting and advancing Artificial Intelligence methods for fault identification, reduced energy use, and increased occupant comfort in buildings, and at utilising semantic technologies for various IoT application.

Prior to moving to Zurich I worked as a Research Strategist at IBM’s TJ Watson Research Center, New York, USA where I evaluated, recommended, and shaped topics and recommendations that define IBM’s strategic directions.  Initially I joined IBM as a Researcher in Dublin, Ireland where I led the Cognitive Buildings research work.

Before joining IBM I was a researcher at the Cork Constraint Computation Centre where I was working on an intelligent decision support system that assists facility managers in operating buildings efficiently.

My PhD I received from the Australian National University where I worked on the automated fault diagnosis of large-scale discrete-event systems like telecommunication or power supply networks.