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At Analytics Engines, we see data differently.

Our expert team delivers creative, agile data solutions that are as unique as the challenges they solve. Supporting organisations across every phase of their data journey, we build intelligence, reduce complexity and optimise performance.

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Dr Aislinn Rice

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A graduate of the Executive Leadership Program at Harvard Business School, Aislinn serves as Managing Director of Analytics Engines. Prior to this, she was an Executive Director for Andor Technology plc from 2004–2013, responsible for a team of 55 people and managing sales operations in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Aislinn is an IoD Chartered Director and also serves as an Ambassador for the NI Hospice. She holds a PhD in Chemistry from Queen’s University Belfast.

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Dr Scott Fischaber

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Scott is co-founder of Analytics Engines and oversees overall operations, consulting projects and a number of customer and European research projects. Scott is responsible for setting the vision, direction and goals of the company and to communicate operational strategy. He obtained a PhD degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Queen's University Belfast in 2007.

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Dr Alastair McKinley

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Alastair is the Chief Technology Officer at Analytics Engines where he is responsible for technology strategy, solution architecture and innovation. Alastair gained his PhD from QUB in 2009 focusing on high-performance computing and algorithms used in telecommunications. He is interested in data modelling and data engineering in PostgreSQL and Python, Cloud Native solution architecture and NLP applications.

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Professor Roger Woods

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Roger is leading a research team in Queen’s University (and still doing it). He looks into research strategy and new technologies at Analytics Engines. Roger is passionate about new applications of data analytics and new high speed computing technologies.

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Paul Barber

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Paul has 15 years’ experience working in communications, broadcast and data analytics, including five years at Ericsson Television. Paul is responsible for the overall strategy of the engineering team and delivery of projects. He manages day-to-day operations of the engineering team, the assignment and tracking of tasks, defining the development process and ensuring compliance.

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Dr Qi Zhang

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Qi has over 15 years’ experience in hardware/software application design and development with a broad background including in senior positions in industry with Alcatel-Lucent and Analytics Engines, and in PhD research with ECIT Institute, Queen's University, Belfast. His main areas of expertise include data analytics on Hadoop framework and high-speed data processing on platform FPGA, ASIC and cloud computing. He is currently working on building stack/platform for big data analytics and implementing new UI /dashboard/ backend technologies for data analytics/visualisation. He likes gardening and driving to nowhere.

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Matthew Russell

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Matthew graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 2014 with a Master’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Since graduating, he has worked at Analytics Engines as a software engineer leading in the delivery of several projects with a focus on data analytics and visualisation. As a result, he has become proficient in several technologies including Python and R for machine learning; SQL for database management; and Angular to develop progressive web applications with a focus on improving UX for data visualisation.

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Daniel Kelly

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Daniel has several years’ professional experience architecting and developing performance-based software for storage arrays and developing multi-platform user-friendly data analytics solutions. This has allowed Daniel to develop an adept understanding of data flow, software performance and user experience in addition to proficient programming skills in Angular, Python, Java, C++ and C. Daniel is currently working on implementing new UI concepts with backend core data analytics. Daniel also plays for Carrick Rangers FC.

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Dr Laura Moore

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Laura is responsible for delivery of technical projects with a focus on high-performance analytical solutions. Prior to joining Analytics Engines, she held roles at SAP, AV Browne/BT and Randox where she applied analytical techniques and algorithms across a range of domains including IT, cloud computing, business intelligence, marketing, bioinformatics and healthcare. She obtained her PhD in Theoretical Physics from Queen's University Belfast in 2001.

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Maureen McCauley

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A graduate in Administrative Management, Maureen has over 20 years’ administrative experience. Prior to Analytics Engines, she worked at both the University of Ulster and later at Queen’s University Belfast at the Undergraduate School Secretary in the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She is her daughter’s athletics coach and regularly travels to competitions across the UK and Europe.

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Conor Dumigan

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With over 10 years’ experience in sales and marketing roles, Conor has a keen interest in the market-driven approach to strategic product development and commercialisation. Through a consultative approach, he works in partnership with clients to clearly define needs and develop innovative solutions to complex problems. Some of his key successes have been in delivering a Smart Transport solution for the Education Authority, a machine learning application for InnovateUK and an illegal dumping solution for Smart Dublin. Conor is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

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Liam Brannigan

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Liam is an experienced data analyst and addresses client challenges through data modelling and visualisation. He received a PhD in ocean physics from the University of Oxford in 2015 and specialises in the application of probabilistic machine learning techniques. He previously worked as a research fellow in Oxford and at the University of Stockholm where he pioneered machine learning methods in the study of the ocean. Since joining Analytics Engines in April 2018 he has led the geospatial analysis of illegal dumping in Dublin.

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Reuben Trotter

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Reuben is currently working towards finishing his degree in Information and Social Computing at University College Dublin. He is proficient in deploying technologies such as Python, JavaScript, and Angular for data processing and generating visualisations. He is an avid traveller and usually tries to visit the lesser explored areas of the world - where he enjoys diving, hiking, and learning about different cultures.

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Jack Crymble

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Jack recently graduated with a First Class Honours in Computer Science from Queen’s University Belfast where his final year project set out to analyse and detect malicious files using machine learning algorithms and innovative analysis techniques. Jack mainly works on front-end development with Angular and open source libraries. He works on multiple projects ranging from analysis and visualisation of public health data through to WiFi connectivity information to understand building utilisation.

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Dylan Gartland

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Dylan is a Software Engineer with several years’ professional experience with Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Opature. He has developed and maintained 3D, Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR) applications. He is proficient in C#, Python, Angular, JavaScript and Java. Dylan is currently responsible for building intuitive front-end applications with back-end data analytics.

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Geoff McGimpsey

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A former journalist and PR consultant, Geoff has almost 20 years' experience in the media and communications industry. He is responsible for planning, implementing and measuring integrated marketing communications strategies for Analytics Engines. He is also lead organiser for Big Data Belfast (www.bigdatabelfast.com) – one of the region's largest tech events which attracted 500+ delegates from over 100+ companies in 2018.

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Garreth Sloan

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Garreth is a trusted Senior Sales professional with over 15 years’ experience in both technical sales and sales management roles at Andor Technology, a leading developer of high-performance light measuring solutions. During this time Garreth had a strong focus on export sales markets across EMEA + India, working with a wide variety of distributor partners and scientific researchers. His approach is friendly and collaborative, working with clients to establish their primary requirements and to develop innovative solutions tailored to match those needs. Garreth is currently responsible for the Business to Business market.

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Edyta Wright

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Edyta has over a decade of experience in the field of Business Consulting, Project, Change and Programme Management. Having worked with a diverse portfolio of clients ranging from government through charity, engineering to transportation and FinTech businesses, Edyta brings a depth of commercial experience and expertise in managing complex changes as well as implementations of intricate projects and programmes. She is a member of the Chartered Body for the Project Profession APM, certified Prince2 as well as Change Management IMA Practitioner. Edyta is responsible for managing delivery of key commercial projects & supporting company operations. She holds a MA degree from Jagellonian University.

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Matthew Gourley

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Matthew has graduated from Queen's University Belfast with a First Class Honours in Actuarial Science at BSc level and a Distinction in Software Development at MSc level. He is proficient in Java, Python and SQL, while also having a strong background in statistics. He has experience in a variety of projects, from retail-based analytics applications to WiFi-based location platforms. Matthew also has experience in applying mathematical models to data to gain valuable insights.

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P.J. Kirk

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Having started a career in hospitality, PJ completed a MSc in Marketing in 2013. Since then he has worked in a marketing role, with a particular focus on digital marketing and content development. In 2015 he received a dimploma in digital marketing from Squared Online, a Google certified digital marketing course. PJ joined the Analytics Engines team in March 2019 as a Digital Marketing Executive.

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The foundation of our strategy is our commitment to hiring and developing the best people. We are excited about what the future holds for our business and are always looking for talented people who want to be part of that. We are always open to receiving applications from the highest quality applicants. If you believe that you have the right aptitude and experience please contact us to discuss opportunities.

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