Kevin McDonnell successfully defends his PhD

Kevin McDonnell successfully defends his PhD
Apr 06 2023 Posted: 14:42 IST

The School of Computer Science are delighted to congratulate Kevin McDonnell on successfully defending his PhD thesis yesterday afternoon. This was a hybrid viva, with the external examiner attending remotely and everybody else present in person. 

Kevin’s thesis Kevin’s thesis is entitled “Machine Learning for De Novo Peptide Identification”. His research work is highly multidisciplinary in nature, supervised by Dr Enda Howley of the School of Computer Science and Dr Florence Abram of the School of Biological & Chemical Sciences, and the work developed novel deep learning approaches for proteomics.

The external examiner for this thesis was Prof. Bernhard Renard, the Professor and Chair for Data Analytics and Computational Statistics in the Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam, Germany, and the Professor and Dean of Studies in the Department of Digital Engineering, University of Potsdam.

The internal examiner was Dr Enda Barrett, a lecturer here in the School of Computer Science. 


Congratulations, Kevin, and well done also Enda and Florence!