Keynotes & Public Lectures

  • The Quantified Self - Self Tracking and the Future of Health Apps”. Invited talk and panel discussion at EU Digital Festival 2016, Brussels, Belgium, 21 June 2016.
  • “Beyond Quantified Self - The Promise of Lifelogging as an Assistive Technology”. Keynote talk at HealthWear2016, Budapest, Hungry, 14th June 2016.
  • “Lifelogging - Personal Data for Human Measurement”. Keynote at MB2016, the 10th International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research, Dublin, Ireland, 26th May 2016.
  • “Lifelogging - Surrogate Memories and Recorded Lives”. Invited talk at Hochschule Luzern‎, Luzern, Switzerland, 15 May 2016.
  • Lifelogging - A Long-term Data Analytics Challenge”. Keynote at the DBTA Workshop, 2015, Lugao, Switzerland, November 2015.
  • Personal Data, beyond Facebook and Instagram”. Invited talk at Irish Distillers, Dublin, Ireland. October 2015.
  • Lifelogging, a new era of Personal Data”. Invited talk at BioHackers Summit 2015, Helsinki, Finland. September 2015
  • “Extreme Personal Data”. Invited Seminar at the University of Tsukuba, Japan. August 2015.
  • “Tracking your Life - Self Quantification & Endless Data”. Invited talk at EnterConf 2015, Belfast, Ireland. June 2015
  • A 15 Million Image Lifelog - Thoughts and Experiences”. Invited speaker at the Quantified Self Global Meetup, San Francisco, CA. June 2015
  • “Lifelogging - Data Challenges”. Invited talk at National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland. May 2015
  • “Lifelogging - Challenges and Opportunities for a New Era of Personal Data”. Invited Seminar at Reykjavik University, Iceland. May 2015.
  • “Lifelogging - The Era of Archived Lifetimes”. Evening Lecture at the Science Gallery, Dublin, Ireland. March 2015.
  • “Lifleogging and the Internet of Me”. Invited Speech at IGQIE 2014, Dublin, Ireland. November 2014
  • Lifelogging - A New Big Data Challenge”. EU Delegation to Japan, Tokyo, Japan. November 2014
  • Play, Pause, Rewind - The Era of Archived Lifetimes”. Invited Speaker at Mayo2040, Mayo, Ireland. November 2014.
  • “Lifelogging - Data Analytics for the Individual”. Keynote talk at VadConext 2014, Lille, France. Octover 2014
  • “Lifelogging, a technical Summary”. Invited talk at the University of Tsukuba, Japan, June 2014
  • “Lifelogging, creating The Personal Digital Assistant”. Invited talk at NII, Tokyo, Japan. June 2014
  • “Gathering and Organising Lifelogs, A new information retrieval challenge”. Invited talk at the University of Kyoto, Japan, May 2014
  • “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.
  • “Personal Life Archives, A Research Challenge”. Keynote at ICMCCA 2012, First International Conference on Multimedia, Communications and Computing Applications, December 2012, Bangalore, India.



Current and Recent Professional Activities Summary
  • ESSIR 2005, Organising committee of (and lecturer at) ESSIR 2005 - 5th European Summer School on Information Retrieval
  • CIVR 2004, Organising Committee - Conference on Image and Video Retrieval



PC Memberships (until 2018)
  • WSDM 2021, PC Member
  • MMM2021, PC Member
  • IAIT 2020, PC Member
  • ACM SIGIR 2020, PC Member(s)
  • AH 2020, PC Member
  • ACM MM 2020, Senior PC
  • ICMR 2020, PC Member
  • IJCAI-PRICAI 2020, PC Member
  • ECIR 2020, Senior PC Member
  • MMM 2020, PC Member
  • SITIS 2019, PC Member
  • EPIC 2019, PC Member
  • ICME 2019, , PC Member
  • ACII 2019, Reviewer
  • ACM MM 2019, Senior PC Member
  • ACM ICMR 2019, PC Member
  • MMM 2019, PC Member
  • ECIR 2019, Senior PC Member
  • ACM ICMR 2019, PC Member
  • DPH 2019, PC Member
  • SITIS 2018, PC Member
  • ACM ICMR 2018, PC Member
  • HUM 2018, PC Member
  • DH 2018 , PC Member
  • PRCM 2018, PC Member
  • ISCW2018, PC Member
  • MMM 2018, PC Member
  • SAC-IAR 2-18, PC Member
  • HUM 2018, PC Member
  • AH 2018, PC MemberDH2018, PC Member
  • ACM SIGIR 2018, PC and SPC Member
  • ECIR 2018, PC Member
  • MMM 2018, PC Member, VBS Co-chair
  • ICME 2018, PC MemberMMHealth 2017, PC Member and co-organiser
  • AH 2017, PC Member
  • DH 2017, PC Member
  • JCDL 2017, PC Member
  • LTA2017, Co-Organiser and PC Member
  • SAC-IAR 2017, PC Member
  • ACM SIGIR 2017, PC Member and Workshops PC Member
  • ECIR2017, PC Member
  • ICMR 2017, PC Member
  • MMM2017 PC Member and co-General Chair
  • AH 2016, PC Member
  • ACM SIGIR 2016, PC Member
  • DH2016, PC member.
  • CVU 2016, PC Member
  • ICME 2016, PC member
  • ACM CHI 2016, PC Member
  • DH 2016, PC Member
  • HealthWare 2016, PC Member
  • ICMR 2016, PC member
  • SAC-IAR 2016 PC Member
  • IRLLD 2016, Chair, PC Member
  • ECIR 2016, Senior PC Member
  • HealthRecSys 2016, PC Member
  • MMM 2016, PC Member, Demos Chair
  • Pervasive Computing 2016, PC Member
  • ACM SIGIR 2015, PC Member
  • AIRS 2015, PC Member
  • DH 2015, PC Member
  • ICMR 2015, PC Member
  • SITIS 2015, PC Member
  • ECIR 2015, PC Member
  • MMM 2015, PC Member
  • PV 2015, PC Member
  • ACM ICMR 2014, PC Member
  • ACM SIGIR 2014, PC Member
  • ECIR 2014, PC Member
  • ESWC 2014, PC Member
  • i-ASC 2014, PC Member
  • MMM 2014, PC Member
  • 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
  • ACM CIKM 2010, Senior PC Member
  • HCI 2010, PC Member
  • APMA 2010, PC Member
  • MMM2010, PC Member
  • WI 2010, PC Member
  • DMIA 2010, PC Member
  • SAC IAR 2010, PC Member
  • MobileHCI 2010, PC Member
  • ICDIM 2009, PC Member
  • ECIR 2009, PC member
  • IHCI 2009, PC Member
  • ACM SIGIR 2009, PC Member
  • RECSYS 2008, PC Member
  • ECIR 2008, PC Member
  • EVIA 2008, PC Member
  • ECIR 2007, PC member
  • SIGIR 2007, PC member
  • CIKM 2007, PC Member
  • AC 2007, Scientific Committee Member
  • ECIR 2006, PC member
  • ICME 2006, PC member
  • ACM MM2005, PC Member
  • ECIR 2005, PC member
  • ESSIR 2005, Scientific Committee member
  • ACM SIGIR 2005, PC Member
  • ACM SAC IAR 2005, PC member
  • CIVR2005, PC member


Editorial Boards, Examinations & Peer Review

  • Information Processing & Management (15-...)
  • 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)





Employment History

Prior to my current position at DCU, I have held the following positions. Associate Professor, Oct 2016 - now Dublin City University Academic Staff Member of the School of Computing, Faculty of Engineering at DCU. Active Researcher leading a team of 7. Lecturer, Sept 2007 - October 2016 Dublin City University Academic Staff Member of the School of Computing, Faculty of Engineering at DCU. Active Researcher leading a team of 9. Senior Postdoctoral Researcher, Oct. 2002 – December 2007 Centre for Digital Video Processing, Dublin City University I primarily focussed on managing information from digital photo and digital video libraries. In addition to research, I also lectured within the School of Computing, see the lecturing section for more details. Adjunct Faculty, Oct. 2007 - 2016 University of Tromsø, Norway I maintain my ongoing collaboration with the University of Tromsø, by means of an adjunct position at the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science. I am actively involved in student supervision and lecturing, with ongoing collaborative research into multimedia retrieval and systems architectures. Senior Postdoctoral Researcher, Sept. 2005 – Jan. 2006 University of Tromsø, Norway Short-term postdoctoral research position developing video search algorithms and working with the WAIF research group. Lecturer, Oct. 2001 - Sept. 2002 Dublin City University I lectured for one year in the School of Computing, DCU. I lectured Organisational Information Systems (OIS) and Multimedia Information Systems (MIS) to undergraduates and Databases to MSc students. Research Assistant, June. 2000 – Sept. 2000 AT&T Research, Florham Park, NJ, USA I spent a summer internship as part of a small IR research group. My duties were to research, develop and test a linkage analysis algorithm and to implement an automatic relevance feedback process for AT&T's TREC-2000 web track submission. Managing Director, Dublin, June 1997 – Oct. 1999 Oberon Digital Media I ran a small software company I set up with a classmate during our degree studies. After graduating, I worked full-time with Oberon Digital Media for one year, before returning to Dublin City University (DCU) to peruse my Ph.D.. My responsibilities included day-to-day company management, staff and client interaction, formal specification authoring & software development.