Yogesh Bansal obtained a honors Master's of Engineering degree in Information Technology from Panjab University in 2011 and also Master's of Science Degree in Data Analytics from Dublin City University in 2018 and is now pursuing a PhD in Computer Science. His areas of interest are Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning and Big Data.
Kalianee Boodoo has a Master Degree in Digital Forensics and Data Analytics. Her PhD explores the idea of modelling user preferences from an agronomist perspective. She was an employee of ESB, working in the Data Science team and the GDPR project and also worked in NCI as a part-time lecturer in cybersecurity.
Dr Ciaran Brennan is a Post-Doctoral Researcher working on CONSUS Work Package 6 under the supervision of Professor Fiona Doohan and Professor James Burke. His work focuses on the isolation, identification and functional characterisation of microbial endophytes from wild wheat relatives.
Vsevolod Caka obtained his bachelor degree in UCD School of Computer Science in 2017. In September of the same year, he began his Ph.D. studies at CONSUS. His thesis is based on the application of distributed clustering techniques to agricultural data.
Eoghan Curran is doing a PhD in crop protection under Dr. Julio Isidro Sánchez in the School of Agriculture and Food Science here in UCD. Before this he obtained a BA in Plant Sciences in Trinity College Dublin followed by a MSc in Plant Biology and Biotechnology in UCD.
Przemek Dolowy received his MSc. in Environmental Sciences from Warsaw University (2003) and is pursuing a PhD on the effect of tillage and field traffic on soil and yields. He is permanently based at HAU, UK; the field experiment is located in Cambridgeshire.
Gary Gillespie received his PhD in Biosystems and Food Engineering from University College Dublin in 2015 before completing a research assistant position in Crop Science as part of the CropQuest project.
He is currently working as a Post Doc.on areas relating to efficiency of field operations and machine learning techniques.
Mary completed her PhD in 2016 following 15 years previously in the IT sector. Her research examined reducing greenhouse gas emissions from nitrogen fertiliser in grassland soil. She currently works as a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Agriculture and Food Science, UCD.
Daniel Ganszky received his primary degree from the University of Gothenburg in Biological Sciences and is currently pursuing a PhD in Health and Agricultural Sciences investigating the effects of micronutrient limitations to nitrogen use efficiency in Triticum aestivum.
Erin Goh received primary degree from University Science of Malaysia in the area of Urban Planning with GIS and pursuing a PhD in Biosystem and Food Engineering, researching on remote sensing for crop properties to monitor and predict crop yield.
David Hobson received his primary degree from University College Dublin in Animal and crop production and is currently pursuing a PhD in WP4 "Crop establishment". His research focuses on the effects of crop cultivation systems and field trafficking on root architecture and soil structure.
Dr. Chamil Kulatunga previously conducted research on distributed data analytics in smart dairy farming at the Waterford Institute of Technology in collaboration with TEAGASC. Currently he develops a scalable data warehouse and applies probabilistic graphical models with federated learning for data-driven crop production.
Hung Ngo received his Master degree from University of Science, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City in Computer Science and is currently pursuing a PhD in Data Mining on very large, complex crop data sets.
Dr. Vuong M. Ngo holds a PhD in Computer Science from HCMUT in Vietnam. He worked as Postdoctoral Researcher on Faculty of Computer Science, Free University of Bozen/Bolzano, Italy in 2014. He is working to integrate data, build a data warehouse, and implement technologies around data mining and learning machines to extract knowledge for Precision Agriculture.
Eoin O'Neill obtained his primary degree in UCD in Computer Science. His research includes investigating how to implement different services in a micro-service based architecture as well as looking at linked data solutions to allow multi agent systems to operate autonomously.
Paola received her MSc degrees from the University of Pisa in Plants and Microbials Biotechnologies and is currently pursuing a PhD in diversity of Z. tritici and F. graminearum populations from field sites air-spore traps and identification of potential elicitors
Dr Anna Tiley is a Post-Doctoral Researcher based in the Molecular Plant Pathology lab, led by Dr Angela Feechan, at University College Dublin. She holds a degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Oxford, and was awarded her PhD in Molecular Plant Pathology from the University of Bristol in 2017.
Anna's research focuses on the fungal pathogen Zymoseptoria tritici, which causes the worst disease of wheat in Europe (Septoria Tritici Blotch).
Dr Rebecca Whetton holds a PhD from Cranfield University, Her previous work was in optical (proximal and remote) and SAR monitoring of cereal crops and soil properties. Her current focus is Nitrogen use efficiency and underpinning the Nitrogen loss mechanisms.
Hilary McDonald in the Operations & Programme Manager and oversees the day to day management of the CONSUS Research Programme. Hilary has a background in Software Engineering and Technical Management with over 20 years working in industry in companies such as Apple and Microsoft.
Peter Daly is the Industry Liaison & Commercialisation Manager.
He has a background in business development and mergers and acquisitions in corporates and formerly co-founded and ran three startup companies in the biotech and software sectors, one of which listed on AIM.