Résumé

Education


2016 – 2019

PhD in Complex Systems Science, University of Sydney

Research supervised by A/Prof. Joseph Lizier and Prof. Mikhail Prokopenko, on the topic of ‘Identifying the synergistic information interactions of distributed computation in complex systems’.

2013 – 2014

MSc in Complexity Science, University of Warwick

Mini-thesis one supervised by Prof. Kristian Lindgren (Chalmers University) and Dr. Bogdan Hnat: ‘An Information-Theoretic Approach to the Decomposition of Entropy in Cellular Automata’.

Mini-thesis two supervised by Prof. Duncan Lockerby and Dr. James Sprittles: ‘Towards a Dynamic Method of Fundamental Solutions for Computational Efficient Micro-Fluid Droplet Simulations’.

2012 – 2013

MSc in Computational Science, University College Dublin

Thesis supervised by Prof. Adrian Ottewill: ‘The Numerical Evaluation of the Eigenvalues and Eigenfunctions of the Spin-Weighted Spheroidal Differential Equation’.

2008 – 2012

BSc (Hons) in Theoretical Physics, University College Dublin

Thesis supervised by Dr. Ted Cox: ‘Chaotic Control Theory Applied to the Chirikov Standard Map’.

Professional Appointments


2019 – present

Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre for Complex Systems, University of Sydney

Together with Joseph Lizier and James Mac Shine, I am using multivariate information theory to study where and when information is synthesised in the brain.

Teaching Experience


2019 – present

Faculty of Engineering & IT, University of Sydney

Lecturer for the class Information Theory and Self-Organisation (Sem.2 19).

2016 – 2019

Faculty of Engineering & IT, University of Sydney

Tuition, online tuition, and grading of masters students for the following classes: Self-Organisation & Criticality (Sem.2 18); Project Process Planning & Control (Sem.2 16, Sem.1 17, Win.17, Sem.2 17, Sum.18, Sem.1 18, Sem.2 18, Sum.19, Sem.1 19); Innovation Project Management (Sem.1 16, Sem.1 17, Sem.1 19); Strategic Delivery of Change (Sem.2 17, Sem.1 18, Sem.2 18); and Project Variance Analysis (Sem.2 16, Sem.2 17).

2013 – 2014

Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick

Small group tuition and grading of second year undergraduate students for the following classes: Vector Analysis, Analysis III, Advanced Linear Algebra, Differentiation, and Groups and Rings.

2012 – 2013

School of Mathematical Sciences, University College Dublin

Tuition and grading of first year undergraduate students for the following classes: Maths for Computer Science II, Algebra for Engineers, Multivariate Calculus, and Applications of Differential Equations.

Non-Academic Appointments


2015 – 2016

Discretionary Trader, Geneva Financial Trading

Live market trading of US and European fixed income, agricultural, energy and equity markets.

Grants and Awards


2019

Entropy Best Paper Award 2019 for "Pointwise Partial Information Decomposition Using the Specificity and Ambiguity Lattices". One of three papers selected from over 950 eligible papers.

2018

Student Travel Grant. Centre for Complex Systems, University of Sydney.

2017

Dean’s Award for Outstanding Tutoring. Faculty of Engineering & IT, University of Sydney.

2017

Top-up Scholarship for PhD studies aligned with Data61’s research. CSIRO’s Data61.

2016

Joint Research Cooperation Scheme for ‘Measuring neural information synthesis and its impairment’, Lizier et al. Universities Australia and German Academic Exchange Service.

2016

Faculty PhD Scholarship. Faculty of Engineering & IT, University of Sydney.

2013

EPSRC ‘EU Fees-Only’ Studentship. Centre for Complexity Science, University of Warwick.