I am a passionate developer of statistical techniques to address real life problems. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Limerick, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences, with a major in Statistics. I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Limerick where my research focuses on developing an innovative statistical solution to analyse flow cytometry data, a medical diagnostics tool used in the diagnosis and monitoring of leukaemia. During my time as a Ph.D. candidate I have also worked and published in the area of sports science with a focus on fair play in elite athletics, while additionally I am the Chief Data Scientist for a start-up in the insurance fraud sector.
Previously I have experience with Accenture Analytics, providing statistical consultancy both within Accenture and to multinational companies, and with Allied Irish Banks.
PhD in Statistics, 2018
University of Limerick
B.Sc. in Mathematical Sciences, 2014
University of Limerick
Leaving Certificate, 2010
The award for Student of the Year at the inaugral DatSci awards was sponsored by Deutsche Bank. The judges searched for a top student in data science working on interesting projects, who could demonstrate leadership, inventiveness, creativity and commercial acumen.
In June 2016 I was awarded Best Talk at the Research Students Conference in Probability and Statistics with my talk titled “A Markov Randoms Field Approach to the Gating of Flow Cytometry data”. As such I was invited to speak at the Royal Statistical Society’s Annual Conference in Manchester in Septmeber 2016.
I secured a scholarship from the Irish Research Council to complete my PhD in the area of statsitical analysis of flow cytometry data. The funding covers fees, travel expenses and stripend for four years.
Awarded the Gold Medal from the University of Limerick on my graduation for top performing student across the graduating year. I finished with a QCA of 3.95 out of a possible 4.0, topping a graduting year of 2634 students.
Awarded the Silver Medal from the University of Limerick on my graduation for my performance on my Co-Op placement in Accenture Analytics. An award is issued to one student from each of the four faculties, I was award the Science and Engineering Silver Medal.
The Royal Irish Academy award the top nine mathematics third-level students annually with an award in honour of George Hamilton. In 2013, I was selected as the University of Limerick recipient of the award.
An application which questions your perception of certainity statements, collates the data, and shows all user input.
A simple application which shows the win probabilities of two opposing premiership sides (updates will be completed before 2017⁄2018 season commences)
Modelling the response times of elite athletics across changes in the rules governing the false-start.
PhD project on developing a statistical toolbox for the gating of flow cytometry data.
A project using quantile regression approaches to generate non-overlapping reference ranges for Thyroid function during pregnancy.
16 May 2017, Conference of Applied Statistics in Ireland
19 April 2017, Research Students Conference in Probability and Statistics
29 March 2017, Webinar Series for the Statistics in Sport Section of the Royal Statistical Society
08 December 2016, Reading RSS Local Group Sports Session
18 October 2016, SIM Talk
08 September 2016, Royal Statistical Society 2016 International Conference
15 June 2016, Research Students Conference in Probability and Statistics
27 May 2016, Irish Workshop on Mathematics Learning and Support Centres
25 May 2016, Pint of Science
13 October 2015, SIM Talk
I am or have been a teaching assistant for the following courses at the University of Limerick:
I have also provided additional support tutoring to students of the following modules at the University of Limerick: