About Me

I’m a professor of computer science at University College Dublin in Ireland. My research interests include recommender systems, artificial intelligence, case-based reasoning, information retrieval and the sensor web. I am a Founding Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics. You can find out more about me research through my publication list and the people I work with. And my current teaching available here.

I have a keen interest in the commercialisation of research. To this end I have co-founded a number of startups – ChangingWorlds Ltd (now a division of Amdocs) and HeyStaks Technologies Ltd – and I also advise and serve on the boards of a number of organisations. Here are a few places where you can find out more about me:

Recently I have been spending a lot of time running and working with data on running and I have started to blog about my research and findings on Running with Data on Medium. I also curate a few different Flipboard magazines:

  • Upstart! – A magazine about startups and starting up in the world of tech.
  • Insight – A magazine about big data and data science.
  • Edges Cases – A magazine about technology, science, and design at the edge of business.

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  1. Dear Mr Smyth,
    I am fascinated in reading your article about Visualizing fractions and cyclic reciprocals.
    Actually I do the same with another method of visualizing printing this in a high quality. There is an exibition of my works in Hamburg right now.
    I am engineer and I have used that Pandemy-time, full 2 years to study numbertheory at home using the mathematical tool Maple. Since October 2022 when that visualization technic comes to me, I focus in my research in periods of reciprocal primes and, like you, analyzing this plots. I like the base pairs wich are mirrored and tuned 90 degrees.
    This is fun and I love numbers 🙂
    So If you like we may exchange our knowledge about periods and cycles.

    Best regards form the north of germany near denmark at the shore of the north sea.


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