Researchers at UCD

Cormac Doherty

Research Scientist

School Of Computer Science & Informatics
Comp Science and Informatics
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 716


Cormac Doherty is a researcher in the Center for Cybercrime Investigation in University College Dublin working on cybersafety of critical national infrastructure.  Cormac's other activities include lecturing, high density hard disk DAta REcovery using adaptive spinstand microscopy (DARE), and consultancy.

Prior to accepting his post as a postdoctoral researcher, Cormac worked as a freelance software developer and systems administrator. Cormac received his PhD from University College Dublin in 2009 for his work on "Autonomic Policy-based Replication for Distributed Data Management".  His work stemmed from a collaboration with Ericsson research Ireland that sought to investigate, model, and evaluate grid-based Network Management of future networks. Cormac's doctoral research was performed under the supervision and guidance of Dr. Neil Hurley.  Cormac obtained his B.Sc (Hons) in 2004.




Year 2009 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject: Computer Science
Year 2004 Institution: Univeristy College Dublin
Qualification: B.Sc. (Hons) Subject: Computer Science





Conference Publications

Doherty C. and Hurley N.; (2007) Hierarchical Policy-Based Replication Proceedings of the 26th IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference [Details]
Doherty C. and Hurley N.; (2007) Autonomic Distributed Data Management with Update Accesses Autonomics '07: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Autonomic Computing and Communication Systems [Details]
Doherty, C. and Hurley, N.; (2007) Hierarchical Policy-Based Autonomic Replication Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information Technology and Telecommunication [Details]
Doherty, C. and Hurley, N.; (2006) Policy based autonomic replication for next generation network management systems Proceedings 1st Annual Workshop on Distributed Autonomous Network Management Systems (DANMS) [Details]
Doherty, C. and Hurley, N. and Collins, S. and Brennan, R. and Cox, T.; (2005) Towards Grid-based NMS Data Management in 3G Networks and Beyond Eurescom Summit 2005: Ubiquitous Services and Applications [Details]
Brennan, R. and O'Gorman, G. and Doherty, C. and Hurley, N. and McArdle, C. ; (2006) Autonomic Replication of Management Data: Evaluation of a market-based Approach Proceedings of the 10th IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium, NOMS 2006 [Details]
Doherty, C. and Hurley, N. and Brennan, R.; (2005) Automated Replication Management & Creation Proceedings 1st First Annual IEEE/IFIP International Workshop on Autonomic Grid Networking and Management, AGNM05 [Details]
Hurley, N. and Collins, S. and Doherty, C. and Cox, T.; (2005) Application of Grid Concepts and Technologies to Network Management Systems Proceedings of the 9th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management [Details]
Hurley, N. and Doherty, C. and Brennan, R.; (2005) Modelling Distributed Data Access for a Grid-Based Network Management System Proceedings of the 13th Annual Meeting of the IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication [Details]
Brennan, R. and McArdle, C. and Doherty, C. and Hurley, N. and Olsson, S.; (2005) Modelling Management Information Flows in a 3G RAN Proceedings of the fifth annual Information Technology and Telecommunications Conference, IT&T 2005 [Details]


Research Interests

Computer Forensics & Cybercrime Investigation, Digital forensics, Heterogeneous Distributed Systems, Analytic Modeling, Signal Processing, Software Engineering


Internal Collaborators

Chen-Ching Liu, Professor of Power Systems, School of Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering, Cyber Security of the Power Grid Monitoring and Control System

External Collaborators

Ericsson Research
Mammal Research Group, School of Biology & Environmental Science - developing innovative techniques for ecological studies
Anneli Englund - Whistle repertoires of bottle-nose dolphins