About

Dr Edward Curry obtained his doctorate in Computer Science from NUI Galway in 2006. From 2006-2009 he worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI). In 2010 he founded and self-funded a research group at DERI, which he led till 2015. In 2015 he took up a permanent position Lecturer (Above the Bar) position at the School of Computer Science & Informatics, UCD. Currently, he holds a Lectureship at the Data Science Institute at NUI Galway, leads a research unit on Open Distributed Systems, and is a member of the Executive Management Team of the Institute. Edward has made substantial contributions to semantic technologies, incremental data management, event processing middleware, software engineering, as well as distributed systems and information systems. He combines strong theoretical results with high-impact practical applications. Edward is author/co-author of over 180 peer-reviewed scientific publications, which attracted more than 3,800 citations and resulted in an H-index of 33. The excellence and impact of his research were acknowledged by numerous awards including best paper awards and the NUIG President’s Award for Societal Impact in 2017. Since 2010 Edward acquired more than €3M in funding for the establishment and expansion of his research. He led/is leading several large-scale collaborative research projects such as the European Union’s Waternomics project comprising 9 partners from 5 countries. The technology Edward develops with his team fuels many industrial applications, such as energy, water and mobility management at Schneider Electric, Intel, DELL Technologies, and Linate Airport. He is organiser and programme co-chair of renowned conferences and workshops, including CIKM 2020, AICS 2019, ECML 2018, IEEE BigData Congress, and European Big Data Value Forum.  Edward is co-founder and elected Vice President of the Big Data Value Association, an industry-led European big data community, has built consensus on a joint European big data research and innovation agenda and influenced European data innovation policy to deliver on the agenda. He serves as an expert for industry, the European Commission, FWO, FWF, SNSF, and the European Marine Board. He chairs the advisory board of the Big Data for Smart Society Institute (GATE) in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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), Data Science Institute, College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway
Since 2019Executive Management Team, Data Science Institute, NUI Galway
2016 – 2019 Adjunct Lecturer, Wright State University
Since 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