Fergal Monaghan

Dr. Fergal Monaghan is a postdoctoral researcher at DERI since January 2009. His research interests are in data mining, machine learning, context-awareness, multimedia annotation, mobile applications and decision-support systems. Dr. Monaghan holds a B.E. inElectronic & Computer Engineering and a Ph.D. from the National University of Ireland, Galway. His Ph.D. concerned context-aware annotation, ontology integration, small-footprint reasoning & dynamic object consolidation, and knowledge discovery & reuse architecture. Fergal is the inventor and architect of the patented Annotation CReatiON for Your Media annotation tool which combines contextual information from the user’s real world and digital spaces to recommend the people, places and events represented in user-generated media and has published his work at several top-quality international venues.