Fionn  Murtagh Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Fionn Murtagh

Professor of Data Science
Goldsmiths, University of London, and University of Derby

President 2008-2009, Classification Society (formerly Classification Society of North America) President, 2007-2010, British Classification Society Fellow, International Association for Pattern Recognition Editor-in-Chief of The Computer Journal (British Comp. Soc., OUP) Editor of Series “Computer Science and Data Analysis”, CRC Press Member, Royal Irish Academy Member, Academia Europaea Fellow, British Computer Society Member, Council, International Association for Statistical Comp


2007-2012: Director, ICT, Energy, Science Foundation Ireland, Dublin, Ireland.
2004- : Full Professor, Computer Science, Royal Holloway, University of London.
Department Chair, 2005-2007.
1999-2004: Full Professor, Computer Science, Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
1996-1999: Full Professor, Computing Science, University of Ulster, Magee College, Derry, Northern Ireland.
1984-1996: Senior Scientist, Hubble Space Telescope Group (ST-ECF), Astrophysics Division, Space Science Department, European Space Agency. Based at European Southern Observatory, Garching/Munich, Germany.
1990-2007: Professeur Associé Sciences et Techniques, Observatoire Astronomique, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg 1, France.
1984: Visiting Scientist, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy.
1980-1984: Lecturer, Computer Science, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
1976-1978: Statistician-Programmer, Educational Research Centre, St Patrick's College, Dublin, Ireland.


    Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches, Astronomy (contributions to pattern recognition and data analysis methods), Université Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg I), France, 1993.
    BA, BAI, Engineering Science and Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, 1976.
    MSc, Computer Science (by research, information retrieval), Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, 1979.
    DEA, Mathematical Statistics, Université P&M Curie (Paris 6), Paris, France, 1979.
    PhD, Mathematical Statistics (clustering and discrimination analysis of hydrogeological data), Université P&M Curie (Paris 6), Paris, France, 1981. In conjunction with Computing Department, Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM), Orléans, France.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Big Data, Data Analytics

    Computational science including innovative use of models and paradigms from digital humanities and quantitative social sciences.

    High performance search and discovery - linear and constant computational time algorithms.



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Tracking and Visualizing Emotion

Published: Sep 13, 2012

Correspondence Analysis is used to visualize the emotion-laden dialog in a central scene of the movie Casablanca.