Michael Madden joined the Department of Information Technology,
NUI Galway, as a College Lecturer in September 2000. He graduated
with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from UCG in 1991,
and subsequently worked for four years as a Ph.D. research
assistant in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, UCG
(1991-1995), during which time he spent 6 months as visiting
scholar at the University of California, Berkeley (1993),
in the Berkeley Expert Systems Technology lab. Within his
Ph.D. work, he discovered a new Machine Learning algorithm
for deriving rules from examples, and applied it to monitoring
machinery to detect incipient (“soft”) faults in real-time.
He worked in professional Research & Development for 5 years
(1995-2000) in MCS International, an internationally trading
Irish software company with its headquarters in Galway and
subsidiary offices in Aberdeen, Oslo and Houston. He began
in MCS as a software engineer and was appointed Research &
Development Manager in January 1999. In MCS, he gained wide
experience of managing commercial software R&D projects, including
Flexcom-3D Version 5, MCS's industry-leading product for design
of slender subsea structures.
Over the past 10 years, Michael
has participated in 7 EU funded R&D projects, including initiating
and co-ordinating the EU Innovation Project MOSCOT (1997-2000),
which had participants in 7 organisations across Europe and
a budget of €1.2 million over 2.5 years. His main areas of
research are Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
He is currently supervising postgraduate research into applying
machine learning to transport logistics (the V-LAB project),
medical diagnosis, and financial analysis.
Intelligence (A.I.) Theory
Applications of Machine Learning to Classification, Data Mining
New Algorithms for Classification and Data Mining
A.I. embedded in Software Applications
in V-LAB project.