Cathal Gurrin
Cathal Gurrin
Dublin City University

Technology and app areas:

  • Long Term Data Preservation
  • Internet of Things
  • Open and Big Data
  • Content Analytics and Preservation
  • Digital Health
  • Smart Cities


Cathal Gurrin is an Associate Professor at the School of Computing, at Dublin City University, Ireland and the Chief Scientist of SeekLayer (DCU spin-out company). His research interests are personal analytics and lifelogging. Lifelogging integrates personal sensing, computer science, cognitive science and data-driven healthcare analytics to realize the next-generation of digital records for the individual. He is especially interested in how wearable sensors can be used to infer knowledge about the real-world activities of the individual and how lifelogs can be used to enhance the life experience of the individual. He has a H-index of 33 with over €2.5M in funding secured. He regularly speaks at Quantified Self events and his research been featured internationally on Discovery Channel, BBC, NHK, as well as in the Economist magazine, New York Times, among many others.. He has been the General Chair of ECIR 2011, MMM 2014 and MB2016, MMM 2017 and CBMI 2019, will be the General co-chair of ACM ICMR 2020.


–  Interested to supervise projects in the general domain of personal data analytics for digital health, with application areas in personal health and wellness, as well as performance enhancement in the workplace. 

– Interested to supervise projects in the domain of long-term life experience logging and preservation to archive the life of individuals. 

– Interested to supervise projects in the domain of technology-mediated memory support for dementia-related and productivity applications. 

– Interested to supervise projects in the domain of technology-supported epidemiological students that use wearable sensors to map the activities of an individual in-vivo.