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.
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.
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.
Luca Pastore obtained both a Bachelor's degree (2016) and a Master's degree (2019) in Computer Science from the University of Calabria (Italy). In January 2019 he began his Ph.D. studies at CONSUS. His areas of interest are Big Data Analysis, Distributed Computing, Supervised Learning and Unsupervised Learning.
Russel is working as a Software Engineer in CONSUS.
He is a Mobile Application Development (Android) expert, Machine Learning and Microservice based Cloud Computing enthusiastic.
Before Joining here, Russel worked with DCU as a Cloud Computing Researcher.
His one of notable contribution “Bank on App” is running successfully for many of reputed Banks (Eastern Bank Limited, Standard Bank Limited) in Bangladesh for their Mobile Banking Service.
He, worked as Lead Researcher on Intelligent Meter Reading and Analytic System, that aimed to develop Smart Meter Reading System which would replace the traditional-manual system, meter tempering and all sorts of manipulation that existed in Rural Electrification Board of Bangladesh, BREB, which is now has a good credibility on the user end and running live at a site of BREB with a pleasant rate of system loss.
Nestor completed his PhD in 2014 in Artificial Intelligence, his research work based on the implementation of Semantic Web Technologies to the Product Lifecycle Management. He has participated in various European H2020 Projects as a Project and Technical Manager. Currently his work focuses on Data Models for Big Data Analysis and Interoperable Intelligent Applications. He currently works as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the School of Computer Science, UCD.
Jiwei received his PhD in computer software and theory from Institute of Software Chinese Academy of Sciences (ISCAS) in 2016. He was responsible for two national Nature Science Found projects when he worked as an assistant researcher at ISCAS during 2016 to 2019.
He is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher in the UCD School of Computer Science. His work focuses on modelling, data analysis and visualisation.
Manisha attended as a student in the Mathematics Department at University College Dublin for 3 years and is now working as a Research Programmer within CONSUS. Her area of work is in systems architecture design.
Harshani Nagahamulla obtained a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science Special) degree and Master of Philosophy degree from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and is now pursuing a PhD in Computer Science. Her areas of interests are Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Image Processing.
Syeda is working as a Research Assistant in the areas of “Data Integration and Harmonisation” and “Data Analytics & Machine Learning”. She received her Master’s degree in Engineering Science from National University of Ireland, Galway. Before joining CONSUS, she worked with INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics, Galway as a Researcher for four years. She has been involved on the EU Project AFEL(Analytics for everyday learning) as a Mobile Application Developer and Data Analyst. Her areas of interest are Data Analytics, Data Visualization, Data Integration, and Semantic Web.
John Byabazaire received his BSc in Computer Science from Gulu University in 2013 and an MSc from Waterford Institute of Technology in 2018.
John is now pursuing a PhD with CONSUS in the area of IoT systems for data collection on farms.
Alongside his current PhD study, John continues to research e-learning for low bandwidth environments, Software Defined Networking, Network Function Virtualization, and Remote Sensing, IoT (Internet of Things) and Fog Analytics.
Dr Arjumand Younus is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow for CONSUS. Previously, Arjumand worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Insight Centre for Data Analytics within UCD. She is particularly passionate about using data science to solve complex research questions and serve society as a whole in the best manner possible. Arjumand is also a Google Anita Borg scholar for Women in Computing (EMEA).
Usama holds a dual Master's degree in Intelligence Systems and Computer Science from Germany and Italy respectively. He has worked as a research analyst on the EU funded project TRIVALENT - Terrorism pReventIon Via rAdicaLisation countEr-NarraTive.
Currently, Usama is pursuing a Ph.D. in the area of Large-Scale Data Mining techniques for crop management.
Rosemary has completed her PhD in Human-Computer Interaction from the University of Aberdeen, UK in 2020. Her research focused on developing personalised persuasive messages by combining the principles of persuasion with argumentation schemes for behaviour change interventions. She works as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the School of Computer Science at University College Dublin. Currently, her research focuses on technology acceptance in eAgriculture. Her website is http://rosemaryjthomas.com.
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.