I joined the IDC in September 2000, after studying for my undergraduate degree in the university and I'm currently researching my PhD thesis which is concentrating on HCI design issues when using concurrent or simultaneous everyday sounds (Auditory Icons) in computer interfaces. This is a bit of a jump from my previous research (Masters) on "Investigation of multiple visualisation techniques and dynamic queries in conjunction with direct sonification to support the browsing of audio resources". I've worked on several different projects ranging from SOb to MMS to MetaMusic as well as assisting in design and technical roles on SHAPE. My last project was MetaMusic and my work involved the development of Neural Networks for the generation of genre specific non copyright music with a ethnomusicology inspired genre specific rule based validation of the music generated of the music created by the Neural Networks. The end result was a product, Abaltat Muse. My current role is usability manager for the IMS Arcs project (see the project website for more details) which involved the development of new scenarios and services for next generation communication networks, this is an Enterprise Ireland Industry Led Research project. My principal research interests are Auditory Displays and Human Computer Interaction, which means that I design cool technology with a user oriented perspective, this includes how they use it and the consequences of it for how they live and work. There is a page on my research and also on my publications. As well as being involved in too many internal activities, I am also involved in too many external ones. I've developed a reputation for editing proceedings and edited or part edited the DAFx-01, NIME-02, ICAD-03 and ICAD-05 conference proceedings. I've also served as an assistant for the ICSE conference in 2000 and the DAFx-01 conferences which were hosted by the University of Limerick. I was also one of the primary organisers for the "2005 ICAD conference" which was held in University of Limerick. On the more interesting day to day stuff you can find my opinions and links to sites or articles I've found useful on my blog.
(Selected list of publications.)