Staff Profile | VistaMilk
Gregory Sparks
Chairperson
Brian Mac Namee received a PhD in Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin in 2004. After working in industry he joined DIT where he co-founded the Applied Intelligence Researcher Centre. In 2013 Brian was awarded the DIT Fíosraigh Research Excellence Award. In 2015 Brian joined UCD where he is an associate professor in the School of Computer Science, Director of the SFI Centre for Research Training in Machine Learning, and a Funded Investigator at the Insight SFI research Centre. Brian co-authored the textbook “Fundamentals of Machine Learning for Predictive Data Analytics: Algorithms, Worked Examples and Case Studies” published in 2015 with MIT Press and being translated into 4 languages. Brian's research interests are in machine learning, and in particular novelty detection, human-in-the-loop machine learning, and machine learning applications. Brian is a co-lead with John Upton in Teagasc on Spoke 10 (Dairymaster). Brian is co-supervisor PhD students in the following; Spoke 2 pasture management, Spoke 5 animal health (with Teagasc), Spoke 7 dairy processes and Platform 8 deployment with Teagasc. He is also co-supervisor to two postdoctoral researchers in Spoke 5 animal health and Platform 8 deployment with Teagasc.