Prof. 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. In 2016, he was appointed as a Lecturer at the Data Science Institute at NUI Galway, where he was a member of the Executive Management Team of the Institute. In 2021 he was appointed a Hamilton Professor of Computer Science at the Hamilton Institute at Maynooth University. Currently, he is the Established Professor of Data Science and Director of the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics and the Data Science Institute at NUI Galway. 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 200 peer-reviewed scientific publications, which attracted more than 4,900 citations and resulted in an H-index of 36 (Google Scholar) and an overall Field-Weighted Citation Impact of 3.16 (Scopus). The excellence and impact of his research were acknowledged by numerous awards, including best paper awards, the NUIG President’s Award for Societal Impact in 2017, and invitations to speak at several leading research organisations and venues, including UC Berkeley, Harvard, MIT, Stanford and Dagstuhl. Since 2010 Edward acquired more than €4M in funding to establish and expand his research. He led/is leading several large-scale collaborative research projects such as the European Union’s Waternomics project comprising nine 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. In 2021 he was a member of the founding board of the Adra-Association, which represents the private-side of the AI, Data and Robotics partnership in Horizon Europe.  He serves as an expert for industry, the European Commission, NWO, 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 2022Director, Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway
Since 2022Director, Data Science Institute, NUI Galway
Since 2022Established Professor of Data Science, NUI Galway
Since 2021Founding Board Member, AI, Data and Robotics Association (Adra), Brussels, Belgium
2021Hamilton Professor of Computer Science, Hamilton Institute, Maynooth University
Since 2015 Vice-President, Big Data Value Association (BDVA), Brussels, Belgium.
2016-2021 Lecturer in Informatics (Above the Bar), Data Science Institute, College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway
2019-2021Executive 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