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Barry Smyth

  • PhD
  • DIGITAL Chair of Computer Science
  • University College Dublin
  • 20PublicationsNumber of items in Barry's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 52Followers

Recent publications

  • SimpleFlow: Enhancing Gestural Interaction With Gesture Prediction, Abbreviation And Autocompletion

    • Bennett M
    • McCarthy K
    • Smyth B
  • Towards Human-Computer IR


Professional experience

DIGITAL Chair of Computer Science

University College Dublin

December 2001 - Present



Trinity College Dublin

March 1992 - December 1996(5 years)

BSc (Hons)

University College Dublin

October 1987 - May 1991(4 years)


I’m a Professor in the School of Computer Science and Informatics at University College Dublin. My research interests broadly come under the heading of intelligent information access, basically developing systems and techniques to help people access the right information at the right time in the right way. This means that my research covers areas such as user modeling, information retrieval, recommender systems, case-based reasoning, machine learning and more. I'm also involved in the commercialisation of my research. In 1999 i co-founded ChangingWorlds to bring personalization technology to the mobile sector, and which grew to employ more than 120 people before being acquired by Amdocs Inc in 2008. More recently I am a co-founder of HeyStaks Technologies Ltd., a new startup in the social search space.

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