Barry Smyth

DIGITAL Chair of Computer Science at University College Dublin

Barry Smyth (BSc, PhD, Hon. DTech (RGU), MRIA) is a scientist and entrepreneur.

He holds the DIGITAL Chair of Computer Science at University College Dublin. He is a member of the Royal Irish Academy and a Founding Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics. Barry’s research interests cover a broad range of topics in the area of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and recommender systems and he has published more than 400 scientific articles in leading journals and conferences.

Barry is also an entrepreneur. He co-founded ChangingWorlds (acquired by Amdocs in 2008) and HeyStaks, and currently serves as a board member or advisor for a number of companies.