Head of School

Academic Staff

‌Dr. Adrian Clear

Information Technology


Dr. Duggan’s interest is in policy modelling to investigate the feedback interactions between economical and energy policies and the environment. He is lead investigator with the System Dynamics Research Group at NUI Galway, and specialises in the design of computational methods to model complex social systems.

I received an honours B.Sc. degree in Information Technology from NUI Galway in 2006. I received an M.Sc. degree in Applied Computing and Information Technology from NUI Galway in 2010 as part of a collaborative project between NUI Galway and UCD. This work involved developing a One-Sided Classification toolkit and carrying out experimentation on high dimensional spectroscopy data. This work resulted in a single publication which won a best paper award at a national AI conference. I received a Ph.D. from NUI Galway in 2016. My Ph.D. research involved designing and implementing multiple reinforcement learning architectures in Java to automate the control and adaption of non-player characters in a commercial first-person shooter game.

Dr. Melvin’s research interests include Real-Time Systems, Energy Informatics, Internet Multimedia, Time & Timing Systems and Wireless Technologies. He is a member of the Performance Engineering Laboratory research group, a distributed group of researchers, based out of UCD and DCU but with a presence in other Irish institutions including NUI,Galway.

Dr. Takfarinas Saber

Computer Science


Dr Ihsan Ullah

Computer Science

Room No: 432

Tel: +353 (0)91 492827


Administrative Staff

Technical Staff

Mr. Peter O'Kane

Chief Technical Officer

Room: 435

+353 (0)91 492527



Mr. John Hynes

Senior Technical Officer

Room: 420

+353 (0)91 493417



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Senior Technical Officer

Room: 434

+353 (0)91 493912



Lorna Moylan

Learning Technologist

Room: 432

+353 (0)91 4913