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I am an Assistant Professor at University College Dublin in the School of Computer Science where I am also a collaborator with the UCD Heterogeneous Computing Laboratory and with CeADAR, the Centre for Applied Data Analytics.

Since 2016 I have been a reviewer for the ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education and the ACM SIGCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE). I am on the 2017 Review Committee for the ACM SIGCSE International Computing Education Research Conference (ICER), and I am looking forward to serving as a Workshop Chair for the 2018 and 2019 ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education.

I am the chief maintainer of the Irish Supercomputer List and have been involved with the International Conference on Pedagogy since 2008. I am the technical editor of AISHE-J, the All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, published by the All-Ireland Society for Higher Education, where I am a member of the Executive Committee. I am also a committee member with the Educational Developers in Ireland Network (EDIN).

I have been researching and lecturing in computer science in Dublin, Ireland for 13 years. In 2011 I completed my PhD in High Performance Heterogeneous Computing with the UCD Heterogeneous Computing Laboratory. I also hold an MSc in Computational Science from the UCD School of Computer Science and the School of Mathematics and Statistics. My undergraduate degrees are a BA (Cum Laude) in Computer Science and a BA (Cum Laude) in Physics from Drew University (NJ, USA), where I also earned a minor degree in Mathematics. I completed a masters-level certificate in Teaching and Learning at Griffith College Dublin in 2012. In 2015 I completed a MA in Higher Education at the Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre at the Dublin Institute of Technology, researching the effects of enhanced compiler syntax error messages on novice programmer behaviour.

Before joining UCD I was the Head of Academics at the College of Computing Technology where I was previously Head of the Computing Faculty. From 2006 to 2012 I lectured at Griffith College.