Alison O'Shea

Class of 2014-2015, Naughton Fellowship recipient

University College Cork, 2014
Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Since completing the program I have been working in the area of biomedical research. I am currently completing my PhD, where I am using deep learning techniques to perform signal processing and pattern matching on physiological signals, which were collected from infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. During the ESTEEM master's program I was first exposed to the area of machine learning and data mining, I was lucky to be one of the first working in the field of big data science in my research centre. I would not have been able to take this role without the skills acquired during the master's. During ESTEEM I also gained insights into how medical devices and algorithms are developed, and the processes they must go through post the research phase, this allows me to look at the medical research landscape with more perspective on how my work could be commercialised.