Edward Curry
Vice President of the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) | Insight | Lero | NUIG
Ireland | Research

Edward Curry is a research leader at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics (www.insight-centre.org) and a funded investigator at LERO The Irish Software Research Centre (www.lero.ie). His research projects include studies of smart cities, energy intelligence, semantic information management, event-based systems, stream processing and human-in-the-loop. Edward has worked extensively with industry and government advising on the adoption patterns, practicalities, and benefits of new technologies. Edward has published over 130 scientific articles in journals, books, and international conferences. He has presented at numerous events and has given invited talks at Berkeley, Stanford, and MIT. In 2010, Edward was a guest speaker at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium to an audience of 600+ CIOs and senior IT executives. He is Vice President of the Big Data Value Association (www.BDVA.eu) a non-profit industry-led organisation with the objective of increasing the competitiveness of European Companies with data-driven innovation. Edward is a member of the scientific leadership committee of Insight, and a Lecturer in Informatics at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG).

Specialities: Autonomic Computing, Collaborative Data Management, Cyber-Physical Systems, Energy & Water Intelligence, Event-based Systems, Stream Processing, Human-in-the-Loop, Linked Enterprise Data, Semantic Information Management, Sustainable IT, Technology Management, Web of Things, Smart Cities

Vice President and Board Member (2014 - Present)
BDVA - Big Data Value Association
Non Profit, 11-50, Information Technology & Services

The Big Data Value Association (BDVA) is a non–for-profit organisation composed of large and SME industry as well as research organizations working with Big Data. BDVA represents the private side in the Big Data Value Public Private Partnership (BDV PPP), a Joint Venture with the European Commission. The objectives of the BDVA are to boost European Big Data Value research, development and innovation and to strengthening competitiveness and ensure European industrial leadership.

Lecturer in Infomatics (Above the Bar) (2015 - Present)
NUI Galway
Educational, 1001-5000, Higher Education
Funded Investigator (2015 - Present)
Lero Centre
Educational, 51-200, Research

Funded Investigator in the area of Smart Cities and IoT

Funded Investigator and Group Leader (2013 - Present)
Insight Centre for Data Analytics
Public Company, 201-500, Research

Research group leader and Principal Investigator on key National and European research projects (EI, FP7, H2020) in the areas of Big Data, Smart Cities, and IoT. Member of the Insight senior leadership team assisting in the definition of the Institute’s scientific goals and vision. Definition of Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for European Commissions Research Programmes including PPP on Big Data Value.

SKILLS: Definition of Institute-level research vision and goals. Planning long-term funding sustainability of Institute. Strategic positioning within research funding programmes including National and European (i.e. H2020). Member of senior leadership team. Coordination of European-wide research groups. Engaging with European-wide Stakeholders in the definition of Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for European Commissions Research Programmes.