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 interests are predominantly in open distributed systems, particularly in the areas of incremental data management (e.g. dataspaces), approximation and unstructured events types, with a special interest in applications for smart environments and data ecosystems. 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. Edward has worked extensively with industry and government advising on the adoption patterns, practicalities, and benefits of new technologies. 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. In 2010, Edward was a guest speaker at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium to an audience of 600+ CIOs and senior IT executives. Edward is a member of the scientific leadership committee of Insight, and a Lecturer in Informatics at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG).

Research Interests

Distributed Systems (Event-based Systems, Stream Processing, Middleware), Data Management (Dataspaces, Linked Data, Semantics, Data Ecosystems), Smart Environments (Water, Energy, Cities)

Appointments Held

Since 2015 Vice-President, Big Data Value Association (BDVA), Brussels, Belgium.
Since 2016 Lecturer in Informatics (Above the Bar) Insight Research Institute, College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway
Since 2016 Adjunct Lecturer, Wright State University
2017-2019 Chairperson, Advisory Board, GATE Big Data Centre of Excellence, Sofia, Bulgaria
2015 Lecturer (Above the Bar), School of Computer Science & Informatics, University College Dublin
2010-2015 Research Unit Leader – Domain of Green and Sustainable IT, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), Insight, NUI Galway.
2007-2014 Adjunct Lecturer, College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway
2007-2009 Post-Doctoral Researcher, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, NUI Galway