Head of Faculty and Postgraduate Course Director
Dr. M-Waseem Akhtar BSc MSc PhD
Undergraduate Course Director
Eoin Carroll BSc MSc
M-Waseem Akhtar received his BSc in Civil Engineering and HDip in Computing in Pakistan in 1999. He worked as an engineer in the construction industry in Dubai (UAE) during 1999-2000. In 2001, he obtained an MSc in Computing from HETAC and joined GCD as a lecturer. He was involved in a number of multicultural initiatives in the college. Waseem has been an active broadcaster for the last ten years and presents a weekly bilingual radio show to support multiculturalism. Waseem was awarded a PhD in distributed systems. His areas of interests include grid computing, parallel processing, distributed virtual reality, and computer graphics, and he has published a number of papers in these areas. Waseem is course director for Computing Science postgraduate programmes.
Phone: 00353 (0)1 416 3363
Eoin Carroll graduated from GCD in 2009 with a MSc in Computer Science. He worked as an analyst before joining GCD. At present he lectures in Artificial Intelligence and Games Development. He is involved in game development research in the college and coordinates the college's entries into the Robocode Challenge and the XNA Challenge.
Phone: 00353 (0)1 416 3362
Tony graduated with an MA in Philosophy from UCD in 1977 and a HDipEd from Trinity College in 1979. He subsequently went on to study Mathematics in the DIT and Computer Science at UCD where he obtained an MSc (Qual) in 1986. He worked as a researcher and project manager for Decision Support Systems on a number of Esprit projects. He joined the Faculty of Computing in 1992. Tony is Course Director of the MSc degree in Computing and specialises in formal methods, concurrent programming, real-time systems, and programming languages. In 2000 he published his book "A First Course in Programming with Java".
Phone: 00353 (0)1 415 0429
Faheem received his BSc in Computer Science from University of Dublin (Trinity College) in 1987. At University College Dublin he received his MSc and PhD in 1991 and 2004, respectively, for research in computer communications and networks, and security. Faheem has lectured at a number of institutes and universities. At the European Telecommunications Standards Institute in France, he was a member of work team PT13 that developed the European Telecommunications Standard NET 6 for mobile communication. His areas of interest include protocols, security, performance, and conformance of networks and computer communications, and he has published a number of papers in those areas.
Phone: 00353 (0)1 416 3392
Dr Kevin Casey BSc, MSc, PhD
Kevin has BSc and MSc degrees in Computer Science from University College Dublin. He also has a PhD in Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin. His main research interest is virtual machine optimisation, an area in which he has published several papers. Other research interests include embedded machines, web frameworks, programming languages and security. Kevin has been teaching computer science for over 11 years and is currently the year head for BSc III.
Ruairi graduated from Dundalk Institute of Technology in 2006 with a BA (Hons) in Communications in Creative Multimedia, and received an MSc in Multimedia Systems from Trinity College Dublin in 2007. Ruairi has worked as a web developer and multimedia designer for a number of years before joining the Computing Science faculty in 2007.
Brett Becker BA, BA, MSc
Brett completed a BA in Physics and a BA in Computer Science in the United States in 2003, and received his MSc in Computational Science in 2004 from University College Dublin. He is currently awaiting his PhD (Computer Science) graduation after successfully passing his viva at University College Dublin. His research area is data partitioning algorithms for parallel computing on heterogeneous networks. He specializes in parallel computing, heterogeneous computing, and computational linear algebra. He has been demonstrating/lecturing in computer science for over seven years. His teaching interests include how fundamental concepts of computation, mathematics and information theory impact the education of students in all disciplines. He has published several papers in both computing and teaching theory.
Orla graduated from UCD in 2003 with a BA (Hons) in Sociology and Library and Information Studies. With an interest in education, she has a number of years' experience working in the third level sector, and has been working in the Computing Science faculty since 2004. Orla was recently awarded an MA in Media Studies from DIT in 2007. Her research interests are in the area of sociological theory specialising in media analysis. Orla is also currently lecturing on the M.Sc. in Applied Digital Media programme.
Phone: 00353 (0)1 415 0428