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Professor Gregory O’Hare

Former Visiting Fellow

Gregory O’Hare

Former Visiting Fellow

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Gregory O’Hare completed his studies at the University of Ulster graduating with a BSc, MSc and PhD. He held the position of Head of the Department of Computer Science at University College Dublin (UCD) 2001-2004. Prior to joining UCD he has been on the Faculty of the University of Central Lancashire (1984-86) and the University of Manchester (1986-1996). He is an Associate Professor within the School of Computer Science & Informatics at UCD. He has published over 295 refereed publications in Journals and International Conferences, seven books and has won significant grant income (ca 28.00M).

O’Hare is an established researcher of international repute. His research interests are in the areas of Distributed Artificial Intelligence and Multi-Agent Systems (MAS), and Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing, Autonomic Systems and Wireless Sensor Networks. He has supervised some 16 PhD and 29 MSc’s to completion in his career to date.

He referees extensively for Journals, International Conferences and funding agencies including the European Commission, Enterprise Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, and the National Science Foundation (US). He serves on the Editorial Review Board of the International Journal of Agent Technologies and Systems (IJATS), International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction (IJMHCI) and the International Journal on Knowledge Based Intelligent Engineering Systems.

In 2003 he received the prestigious Cooperative Information Agents (CIA), System Innovation Award for ACCESS: An Agent Architecture for Ubiquitous Service Delivery. O’Hare is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Fellow of the Irish Computer Society a member of the ACM, AAAI and a Chartered Engineer. He is the Chair of the European Resaerch Consortium on Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) Working Group on Sensor Web. He has also held a prestigious Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Principal Investigator Award 2003-2007. He is one of the Principal Investigators and founders of the Science Foundation Ireland funded (€16.4M) Centre for Science and Engineering Technologies (CSET) entitled CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies (2008-2013).

In 2008-2009 he secured a Visiting Research Fellowship to the University of Oxford Internet Institute (OII). During this fellowship he will explore the implications of ubiquitous sensing on everyday life and will endeavour to explore research synergies between OII and CLARITY.

In 2009-2010 Professor O’Hare will be a Visiting Scholar at MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) having been awarded a prestigous Fubright Scholar Award.

Research Interests

Ubiquitous computing, sensor web, intelligent sensing middleware, multi-agent systems.

Positions at the OII

  • Visiting Fellow, June 2009 - December 2009