Summary of (@cathal)

Cathal is a lecturer at the School of Computing, at Dublin City University, a visiting researcher at the University of Tromso, the director of the Human Media Archives research group and a Funded Investigator in the INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics. His research interest is personal analytics and lifelogging (a search engine for the self). He also has an interest in information retrieval (IR) and a particular interest in how people access information from mobile devices (MHCIR). He has gathered a digital memory since 2006 (incl. over 12 million sensecam images) and hundreds of millions of other sensor readings. The aim? A detailed digital trace.


Recent Professional Activities Summary (2010 onwards)


PC Memberships (2011 onwards)
  • MMM2014, PC Member, General Chair
  • WI 2013, Senior PC
  • CIKM 2013, PC Member
  • Sensecam 2013, PC Member
  • LLPH 2013, PC Member
  • Applied Computing 2013, PC Member.
  • MMM 2013, PC Member, Proceedings Chair
  • OAIR 2013, PC Member
  • ICMR 2013, PC Member
  • SAC IAR 2013, PC Member
  • ACM SIGIR 2013, PC Member
  • ECIR 2013, PC Member
  • Lifestyle’12, PC Member
  • ACM CIKM 2012, PC Member
  • ACM SIGIR 2012, PC Member
  • ECIR 2012, PC Member
  • iHCI 2012, PC Member
  • CHI 2012, PC Member
  • SAC IAR 2012, PC Member
  • MMM 2012, PC Member
  • AIRS 2011, PC Member
  • WI 2011, PC Member
  • ACM SIGIR 2011, PC Member
  • ACM CIKM 2011, Senior PC
  • MMM 2011, PC Member
  • IAPMA 2011, PC Member
  • FDIA 2011, PC Member
  • ECIR 2011, PC Member, Tutorials Committee
  • STAIR 2011, PC Member
  • SITIS 2011, PC Member
  • SAC IAR 2011, PC Member
  • iHCI 2011, PC Member
  • ACM CIKM 2011, PC Member
  • ICEIS 2011, PC Member


Editorial and Review Boards
  • World Wide Web Journal (13-...)
  • IEEE Transactions on Multimedia Review Panel (11-..)
  • International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction (09-..)
  • MultiMedia Tools and Applications Review Panel (08-..)
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, UK (2011)
  • NWO: Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Expert Reviewer (2010)


Recent Invited Talks & Keynotes (2013 onwards)

  • “Personal Life Archives: Challenges and Opportunities”. Invited talk at USCD, CA, 14 Nov 2013.
  • “Lifelog, an Awareness Engine”. Invited talk at the Ubiquitous Computing group, UCSD, CA, 12 Nov 2013.
  • “Lifelog Semantics from Wearable Computing”, Invited talk at ISTAS 2013, Toronto, Canada, June 2013.
  • “Experiences of a LifeLogger: Tasks and Challenges”, Keynote talk at: Lifelong User Modelling workshop at UMAP 2013, Rome, Italy. 14th June 2013.
  • “Personal Sensing and Lifelogging: Little-big data”, Invited talk at University of Tromso, Tromso, Norway. 10th June 2013.
  • “Seven Years of Lifelogging: Experiences and Solutions”, Invited Speaker at Quantified Self EU 2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 12th May 2013.
  • “Lifelogging: An Information Retrieval Challenge”, Invited talk at RMIT, Melbourne, Australia. 19th April 2013.



Recent Press Coverage (2011 onwards)


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