John Cardiff

Dr John Cardiff

Dr Cardiff is a fulltime lecturer and Head of the Social Media Research Group, based at the Institute of Technology Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland. He has previously held positions in the Department of Computer Science, Trinity College Dublin, and in the University of Queensland, Australia, where he obtained the degree of Ph.D. in 1990. In recent years he has served on numerous occasions as Visiting Professor at the Technical University of Valencia, Spain.

He has extensive experience in social media analysis, semantic web technologies, heterogeneous database research and query processing and optimisation. He collaborates closely with researchers of the National Language Engineering Laboratory at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain, the Knowledge and Data Engineering Group of Trinity College Dublin, and the IBM Dublin Center for Advanced Studies. Within the last 5 years he has supervised or co-supervised theses of several postgraduate students whose investigations included personality based recommender systems, blogosphere analysis, linguistic analysis of blog writings and adaptive hypermedia systems.

Dr Cardiff has served as program committee member for several conferences and has acted as external examiner for numerous theses. In March 2009, he was invited speaker at the Workshop on Advances on Semantic Web and New Technologies (Semweb09), Puebla, Mexico, where he delivered two keynote addresses. 

Between 2001-2007, Dr Cardiff was a director of Universal Applications Ltd, a consultancy specialising in the development and delivery of training courses tailored to the needs of some of the largest companies in Ireland.

Dr Cardiff has a wide breadth of experience of proposal writing, research and management of large European Union funded projects. He has been successful in grants applications under numerous national and international initiatives.

Dr Cardiff’s most recent publications can be accessed here.




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