Our Team

Meet the IC4 Team

Patricia is a post-doc researcher at IC4/DCU, and an adjunct professor at Universidade de Pernambuco (UPE). She received a PhD and Master's in Computing Science from the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE). She has working as a researcher at (Research Group of Networking and Telecommunication) GPRT/UFPE focused on Cloud Computing area, with a specific interest in Resource Management, High Availability and Edge, Fog and Cloud Integration.

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Russel is working as a Research Assistant in IC4 at DCU Business School.

He is a Mobile Application Development (Android) expert, Machine Learning and Cloud Computing enthusiastic.

His one of notable contribution “Bank on App” is running successfully for two of reputed Banks (Eastern Bank Limited, Standard Bank Limited) in Bangladesh for their Mobile Banking Service. 

He worked from requirement analysis to the performance testing phase of different projects i.e., whole life cycle of a real life research project and drive the project to carry out the research goals effectively.

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.

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Mark Cummins is Professor of Finance and Head of the Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship Academic Group at the Dublin City University Business School. He holds a PhD in Quantitative Finance, with specialism in the application of integral transforms and the fast Fourier transform (FFT) for derivatives valuation and risk management.

Mark has research interests in an array of areas: computational finance; energy and commodity finance; risk management (model, credit, operational); and financial technology. He has published in leading international finance journals such as: Journal of Financial Markets; Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money; International Review of Financial Analysis; Quantitative Finance; and European Journal of Finance. He has additionally published in highly ranked international field journals such as: Energy Economics; Applied Energy; Energy Policy; Resources Policy; and Land Use Policy. He is co-author of the Wiley Finance title Handbook of Multi-Commodity Markets and Products: Structuring, Trading and Risk Management (with Andrea Roncoroni and Gianluca Fusai).

Mark has previous industry experience working as a Quantitative Analyst within the Global Risk Function for BP Oil International Ltd., based in Canary Wharf, London. As part of the Risk Quantitative Analysis team, his primary responsibilities included derivatives and price curve model validation and development, with a global remit across BP’s oil, gas, power, commodities and emissions activities.

Mark is Associate Editor (Energy Finance and Energy Markets) with Finance Research Letters and is on the Editorial Board of the quarterly publication ARGO: New Frontiers in Practical Risk Management.

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Dr Paul Liston is a Research Fellow in the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce and lead researcher for the Open Banking Research Consortium. His primary field of research is business process analysis with particular emphasis on systems modelling and simulation. Paul has successfully applied these techniques across a broad range of business sectors including manufacturing, supply chain, healthcare, customer support and financial services.

Paul previously held the positions of Global Commodity Manager and Supply Chain Consultant with Dell Computers where he drove efficiency improvements in logistics and spare parts inventory positioning. Prior to this, Paul worked with the Irish Centre for Manufacturing Research on an industry-led collaborative research initiative that examined process improvement challenges in large multinational companies including Analog Devices, Bombardier, Boston Scientific, Seagate, HP, Intel and Pfizer.

Paul has lectured in Discrete Event Simulation at Dublin Institute of Technology, Supply Chain Planning at the University of Limerick, and Lean Principles and Practices at the Institute of Banking.

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Anna Gourinovitch is a postgraduate researcher holding a BA in Advertising (St. Petersburg State University) and an MSc in Digital Marketing (DCU). Anna has over 5 years experience in marketing with Business & Technology (Russia), Havas Media (Belarus) and more recently with the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce (IC4). For the last year, Anna has been coordinating dissemination in the H2020 projects, CloudLightning and RECAP. She is an advisor to a number of companies on digital marketing. She commenced her PhD on a part-time basis in September 2017 in the area of data-driven marketing decision-making.

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Grace Kenny is a Postdoctoral researcher in IC4. Grace received her PhD in Information Systems, M.Sc in Electronic Commerce, and Bachelor of Business Studies from Dublin City University and previously worked as a Postdoctoral researcher at University College Cork. Her research interests include information privacy, technology adoption and diffusion, and health information systems.

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Jack joins IC4 with a background in cyber security that spans 20 years. He has previously acted as a delegate to the European Commission on Electronic/Digital Signing Legislation and the IEEE Secure Storage Working Group and has worked with several key names in the security industry.

As Head of Business Development, Jack will be responsible for managing the development of IC4’s project portfolio and business partners in the Republic of Ireland. This will involve developing IC4’s existing portfolio of research projects, as well as identifying new opportunities for research and potential partners. 

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Joan is an experienced CEO and senior manager with breadth of experience across a range of industry sectors. 

Former CEO for the Irish Internet Association, Joan has extensive experience in working with industry members in addressing the challenges and seizing the opportunities facing scaling and innovating businesses. With this deep knowledge of industry, Joan will lead the strategic development of IC4 as we build on the successes of the past four years and forge new relationships with our industry and academic research partners. 

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Sergej started his career from SAP Dublin IT Infrastructure Support role moving later to Finance and Controlling Business Applications Support position, eventually becoming a senior team member. Later, in 2012, Sergej moved to SAP Research Belfast to complete a one-year internship where he contributed to the Bonfire FP7 project as a Python developer. Further from 2013 to 2016, Sergej was involved in research and development of simulation toolkit for CACTOS FP7 project as PhD candidate being part of the Modelling and Simulation Group, in Dublin City University Business School. Currently, Sergej is working as a Research Assistant in IC4 and finishing up his PhD thesis in the area of Cloud Computing Resource Management. His main research interests are in Cloud Computing, Discrete Event Simulation and Software Engineering.

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Divyaa is researching Cloud Storage Abstraction, Cloud Migration and Interoperability. She received a Master's in Computing from the Dublin Institute of Technology where she tutored during practical classes in Programming before joining the IC4 at DCU Business School as a research assistant.

She always had a strong interest for Cloud Computing and service provider with a specific research interest in Cloud Security. Her work in the Cloud Computing research field enabled Divyaa to develop Cloud application (SaaS) using the MVC model.

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Hany is a research assistant in IC4 at DCU Business School. He holds a BSc (Computer Science) and a Master's in Software Engineering from the Athlone Institute of Technology. His Master's research relates to Cloud analytics and social Big Data analytics.

Hany has many years of experience working for multi-national companies as an Oracle Database Administrator and his current research interests include Cloud migration, Cloud interoperability and Cloud storage

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Valerie is a research assistant in IC4 and a PhD candidate at DCU Business School. She is researching information privacy challenges in Cloud ecosystems. Valerie received a BSc (Information Systems) from Trinity College, Dublin and a Master's in Business Management from the Irish Management Institute/UCC. 

A Chartered Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Valerie also holds postgraduate qualifications in Leadership, Cloud Computing and Executive Coaching. She is an accomplished Information Security Risk Manager, with over 20 years experience at senior level in the financial services sector, and an honorary fellow of the Irish Information Security Forum for over 10 years.

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Saul Gill is currently completing his Masters by Research at the Software Research Institute based in Athlone Institute of Technology, under the supervision of Dr Brian Lee and Dr Yuansong Qiao. His research focuses on the use of data mining and machine learning techniques to aid in the creation of a model-based cleaning system for streaming data. The system is built on Big Data architectures that serve to split the computations involved in cleaning over a cluster of computers. Saul received a BSc (Science) and a postgraduate diploma (Software Engineering) from the National University of Ireland, Galway.

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David Kenny is a Research Assistant at the DCU Business School and project manager for IC4. David is a business requirements analyst and holds a MSc. in E-Commerce and a BA (Hons) in International Business and Japanese from Dublin City University.

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Dr. Pierangelo Rosati is Assistant Professor in Business Analytics at DCU Business School. He previously worked as Post-Doctoral Researcher of the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce (IC4). 

Dr. Rosati holds a PhD in Accounting and Finance from the University of Chieti-Pescara (Italy) and an MSc in Management and Business Administration from the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (Italy). He was appointed Visiting Professor at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP), and visiting Ph.D Student at the Capital Markets Cooperative Research Center (CMCRC) in Sydney (Australia). Dr. Rosati has been working on research projects on FinTech, Blockchain, cloud computing, data analytics, business value of IT, and cyber security. His research has been published in leading academic journals and international conferences.

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Frank Fowley joined IC4 as a researcher, after completing a Masters in Security and Forensics Computing at DCU. Having previously spent over 20 years in the Telecoms and IT industries, he brings a business-oriented viewpoint to the research activities. His main research focus to date has been on cloud interoperability, specifically related to open cloud brokerage systems. His Masters work is related to security protocols for storage clouds and proof-of-ownership methods.

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Dr Brian Lee is the Director of the Software Research Institute and holds a PhD from Trinity College Dublin the application of programmable networking for network management. He has over 20 years experience in fixed and mobile network management and has extensive experience of systems and software design and development for large telecommunications products. He has managed numerous internal and external projects including Celtic Plus projects and has been task and WP leader on both EU and Celtic projects. He was previously director of research for LM Ericsson Ireland with responsibility for overseeing all research activities including external collaborations and relationship management. His research interests include programmable networking for network management (especially wrt to SDN) and distributed data analytics for infrastructure management.

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Prof. John Morrison is the founder and director of the Centre for Unified Computing. He is a co-founder and co-director of the Boole Centre for Research in Informatics and a co-founder and co-director of Grid-Ireland. He is the UCC PI for the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce. Prof. Morrison is a Science Foundation of Ireland Investigator award holder and has published widely in the field of Parallel Distributed and Grid Computing. He has been the guest editor on many journals including the Journal of Super Computing and the Journal of Scientific Computing. He is on the Editorial Board of Multi-Agent and Grid Systems: An International Journal, published by ISO Press, and the International Journal of Computational Intelligence: Theory and Practice (IJCITP). He is a member of the ACM and a senior member of the IEEE. Prof Morrison is a member of the I2Lab Advisory Board in the University of Central Florida.

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Professor Theo Lynn is the Business Innovation Platform Director at Dublin City University and Principal Investigator of the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce. He was director of the Leadership, Innovation and Knowledge Research Centre at DCU from 2009 to 2011 and has been Director of Industry Engagement at DCU Business School since 2010. Dr Lynn holds a PhD, MBS (MIS) and BBLS all from University College Dublin. Dr. Lynn has founded a number of ICT companies incl. Enki Information Systems, Educational Multimedia Group and Atomic Assets, the businesses of which have been acquired by Rochford Brady Group, Intuition and Cambridge University Press respectively. He is currently a Partner in the 30/60 Seed Investment Fund and advises a number of domestic and international companies in digital marketing. Dr. Lynn is an EU Expert Evaluator in ICT and has recently advised the European Parliament STOA Panel on cloud computing and social media. Dr. Lynn has led the completion of over 150 funded research projects since 2007.

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