Dr. Anthony McIntyre, author, Good Friday: the death of Irish Republicanism (Was it needless death after all? The ambiguous commemoration of the Easter Rising: November 2015)
Derek Molyneux, historian and writer (Was it needless death after all? The ambiguous commemoration of the Easter Rising: November 2015)
Margaret O’Callaghan, historian and political analyst, School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy Queens University of Belfast (Was it needless death after all? The ambiguous commemoration of the Easter Rising: November 2015)
Kevin Rooney, Politics teacher and head of social science, Queen’s School, Bushey; blogger at Fans for Freedom; co-author, Who`s Afraid Of The Easter Rising (Was it needless death after all? The ambiguous commemoration of the Easter Rising: November 2015)
Dr. Kevin Yuill, Author of Assisted Suicide: The Liberal, Humanist Case Against Legalization (The Assisted Dying Debate July 2015)
Kevin Yuill is a historian, author, and has published in The Tablet, Spectator, the Canadian National Post, Arts and Letters, Spiked-online and the New York Times on the subject of assisted suicide. He researches intellectual history of the United States in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries at the University of Sunderland. His interests include social movements of the 1970s, including the right-to-die and gun control movements, the presidencies of Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson, and Franklin Roosevelt, American liberalism, race and immigration, the civil rights movement, and the history of affirmative action. He is also author of Richard Nixon and the Rise of Affirmative Action: The Pursuit of Racial Equality in an Era of Limits (Rowman and Littlefield, 2006).
Dr. Jacky Davis, Chair, Healthcare Professionals for Assisted Dying (The Assisted Dying Debate July 2015)
Dr Jacky Davis is a consultant radiologist specialising in paediatric and breast imaging at Whittington Hospital, where she has worked since 1982. She is a founding member of ‘Keep our NHS Public’ and Co-Chair of the NHS Consultants’ Association. She has sat on the BMA Council since 2006. Jacky lectures around the world on the NHS and is a regular contributor to The Guardian, BMJ and Open Democracy. She is co-author of the books NHS SOS, and the newly-published NHS For Sale: Myths Lies & Deception. The campaign to change the law on assisted dying is close to Jacky’s heart, following her brother, Kevin’s, death after suffering with terminal renal cancer.
Dr. Oisin Boydell, Centre for Applied Data Analytics Research (CeADAR) (Big Data: Big Boon or Big Brother? April 2015)
Dr Oisín Boydell is a senior researcher in big data analytics at the Centre for Applied Data Analytics Research (CeADAR) based at University College Dublin. His interests lie in data mining, machine learning and related techniques for extracting useful information and insights from massive datasets as well as for predicting future events, outcomes and behaviours. Other areas of expertise include continuous analytics which involves analyzing high volume streaming data in near real-time. Oisín has a PhD in Computer Science as well as hands on experience working with big data analytics in the telecoms industry over a number of years.
Dr. Brian MacNamee, School of Computer Science & Informatics, University College Dublin (Big Data: Big Boon or Big Brother? April 2015)
Dr Brian Mac Namee is a lecturer and researcher at the School of Computer Science & Informatics at University College Dublin where he is a principal investigator at Ireland’s Centre for Applied Data Analytics Research (CeADAR). Brian’s research primarily focuses on the development of data analytics techniques for real-world problems, with a particular emphasis on text analytics, novelty detection and interface design. Brian has published extensively on data analytics and machine learning and has a textbook on machine learning for data analytics to be published later in 2015. Brian is also director of education at The Analytics Store, a data analytics consultancy and training company, where he develops bespoke data analytics programs for clients.