Prof Pádraig Cunningham is Professor of Knowledge and Data Engineering in the School of Computer Science at University College Dublin. His current research focus is on the analysis of time-series data and on the use of machine learning techniques in processing high-dimension data. Pádraig has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers in the general area of applied AI, focusing on machine learning and knowledge based systems for decision support in manufacturing, engineering, finance and medicine.
Pádraig completed his PhD on Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the end of the 80s. Within the general area of AI, he has focused on Machine Learning research for the last 25 years. He is passionate about the insights that can be discovered about complex phenomena from analysing the vast amount of data that is available electronically. This potential raises ethical questions about the intrusive analysis of personal data.
However, there are many areas such as manufacturing where these issues do not arise and machine learning and artificial intelligence have the potential to bring enormous benefits. 3D printing is an emerging area that offers the prospect of highly specialised personalised products. Intelligent systems are required to support this very specialised process and machine learning and data analysis has an important role to play in this exciting future.
Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, Multimedia Data Mining, Predictive Modeling, Real-time Data Analytics