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Adjunct Lecturer Profiles

  • Dr Zdravko Bozakov

    Adjunct Lecturer, Dept of Computer Science


    Zdravko Bozakov is a senior research scientist with Dell EMC Research Europe based in the Centre of Excellence in Ireland. His research interests include cloud architectures, SDN and network performance evaluation. He received his PhD from the Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany, in 2015 where he developed architectures and optimisation approaches for SDNs using stochastic network calculus. In addition he worked on active and passive measurement techniques for wired and wireless networks. Prior to that he was a research associate the Technische Universität Darmstadt. He has participated in a number national and EU funded research projects.

    zdravko.bozakov@cit.ie

    Adjunct Lecturer, Dept of Computer Science
  • Donnacha Forde

    Adjunct Lecturer, Dept of Computer Science


    Donnacha Forde is an industry veteran with over 27 years’ experience in software engineering, gained in world-class development environments. The range of industry domains include Cyber-security, Mechanical Engineering, Enterprise Storage Management, Telecoms, Publishing and Banking & Finance. He is a seasoned technical leader whom combines architectural design with hands-on development skills to provide direction, guidance and team management to engineering teams. He enjoys the challenge of engineering at scale and is keenly interested in emerging technological trends. He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and an M.Sc. in Distributed Information System, achieved by research.
    He currently works as a Senior Engineering Manager at McAfee working on advanced R&D to bring new products to market.

    donnacha.forde@cit.ie

    Adjunct Lecturer, Dept of Computer Science
  • Dr Donagh Horgan

    Adjunct Lecturer, Dept of Computer Science


    Donagh is an adjunct lecturer in Data Analytics at Cork Institute of Technology. He has a BE in Microelectronic Engineering and a PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University College Cork and has research expertise in the areas of mathematical modelling, wireless systems and data analytics.
    Donagh currently works for Johnson Controls (formerly Tyco) as part of their Innovation Garage group, where he researches and develops analytic algorithms and software architectures for the Internet of Things. Previously, Donagh worked as part of the data science team on IBM Operation Analytics - Predictive Insights.

    donagh.horgan@cit.ie

    Adjunct Lecturer, Dept of Computer Science
  • Áine Lane

    Adjunct Lecturer, Dept of Computer Science


    Áine has over twenty years enterprise delivery and programme management experience for a variety of clients across financial services, retail and trading. Key accomplishments include delivery of complex, multi-site IT transformation programmes with a range of delivery approaches, technologies and architectures. She is a strong Agile and DevOps evangelist demonstrating excellent leadership, capability building and people development skills across geographies and cultures. Áine has a proven ability to build strong, credible and trusted relationships in difficult working environments. Áine holds a MSc in Applied Mathematics and Computing and multiple advanced professional certifications including SAFe Program Consultant (SPC 4), PMI Project Management Professional (PMP), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Accenture Senior Technical Architect and Accenture Certified Delivery Lead.

    aine.lane@cit.ie

    Adjunct Lecturer, Dept of Computer Science
  • Robert McArdle

    Adjunct Lecturer, Dept of Computer Science


    Robert is the manager of Trend Micro's Forward Looking Threat Research team in Europe, where he is involved in analyzing the latest cybercrime threats, specializing in researching the future threat landscape, Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and coordinating investigations with international law enforcement. Robert is a regular presenter for the press and at security conferences. He also lectures in Malware Analysis and Cybercrime Investigations on MSc modules at Cork IT and University College Dublin (UCD). He worries that his hobby and job are one and the same, and constantly wonders if "normal" people have that problem.

    robert.mcardle@cit.ie

    Adjunct Lecturer, Dept of Computer Science
  • Ann Rockley

    Adjunct Lecturer, Dept of Computer Science


    Ann Rockley, who is known as the “mother” of content strategy and a contributor in the area of content management and strategy is teaching the module Information Strategy on CITs MSc Information Design & Development. Ann is founder and president of The Rockley Group, is fellow of the Society for Technical Communication, helped found the professional organisation The Content Management Professional (CM Pros) and is an active contributor to standardisation efforts in DITA. She has been instrumental in establishing the field in content strategy, content reuse, intelligent content strategies for multichannel delivery, and structured content management best practices.
    Rockley is a frequent contributor to trade and industry publications and a keynote speaker at numerous conferences in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. She introduced the concept of content strategy with her best-selling book, "Managing Enterprise Content: A Unified Content Strategy," now in its second edition. Ann is the creator of the concept of intelligent content and founded the Intelligent Content Conference. Ann has a Master of Information Science from the University of Toronto and is a Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication.

    ann.rockley@cit.ie

    Adjunct Lecturer, Dept of Computer Science
  • Prof Francisco Ortin

    Adjunct Lecturer, Dept of Computer Science


    Francisco is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department of the University of Oviedo. He holds a PhD (2002), MSc (1996) and BSc (1994) in Computer Science. He is the head of the Computational Reflection research group. His main research interests include programming languages and software development. He was awarded the best BSc academic record (1995), and the best PhD thesis in the Computer Science department (2003). He received two research awards from Microsoft Research (2004 and 2006).
    He has been involved in different research projects funded by different companies and national and international public research programs. He obtained the competitive certification to become part of the Spanish Full Professor Corps in the area of Computing Systems and Languages (2014).

    francisco.ortin@cit.ie

    Adjunct Lecturer, Dept of Computer Science
  • John Ryan

    Adjunct Lecturer, Dept of Computer Science


    John is an adjunct lecturer in Cloud Computing for Data Centre Networking. A graduate of Cork Institute of Technology, he holds a BSc in Software Development & Computer Networking (2006) and an MSc in Cloud Computing (2013).
    John works as a Senior Systems Engineer with VMware, heading up the Technical Pre-sales team in their EMEA HQ in Cork. In this role John helps customers and channel partners across EMEA to get the most out of VMware’s solution portfolio, helping to transform their IT environments. John also leads the VMware Pre-sales Engineer Graduate Program in EMEA. Prior to this, John worked in the telecoms sector architecting and implementing large scale network management and automation solutions around the world.

    john.ryan@cit.ie

    Adjunct Lecturer, Dept of Computer Science
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