Martin Crane
Martin Crane
Dublin City University

Technology and app areas:

  • Regulations and Compliance
  • Machine Learning
  • IoT
  • Interoperability


Martin Crane secured B.A., B.A.I. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dublin, Trinity College in 1989 and a PhD in Computer Science from TCD’s Computer Science Department in 1993. His research includes Mathematical & Computational Modelling & Simulation on High Performance Computing Systems to deliver novel time series models in the Financial & Bioinformatics domains. He has co-authored some 75 peer-reviewed academic articles, journal and book contributions and has presented his work at international conferences.

Prior to and since joining DCU he has helped secure ~€1.0 million in competitive research funding from National & International Funding Bodies. In 2012 he was Work-Package Leader on the IT Future of Medicine (ITFoM) proposal which (among five other proposals) was shortlisted for €1Bn in funding under the FET Flagships scheme. He was a founding member of LERO, the SFI-funded Irish Software Research Centre in 2005. From 2002-2006 (with Prof. Heather Ruskin) he co-proposed and co-lead the Biocomputing strand which funded to €500,000 from the €304M Cycle 3 of HEA PRTLI-funded National Institute for Cellular Biotechnology (NICB). Before being appointed lecturer at DCU in 1999, he worked for Hitachi Dublin Laboratory (HDL), where he engaged in cutting edge High Performance Computing (HPC) research and developing software to run on the Hitachi SR2201 supercomputer for the development of Hitachi’s next generation power stations. At Hitachi, he also proposed and was PI on a €250,000 EU Fourth Framework Project which led the way in the mathematical modelling and simulation of in-vitro Drug Dissolution. After being awarded his doctorate he was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the University of Strathclyde’s Mechanical Engineering department working on simulating fracture in composite materials for BAE Systems in Farnborough.

During his 20 years of research at Hitachi and DCU he has been PI on 11 externally funded projects worth a total of €1.5M. He supervised 12 PhDs and 2 research masters to completion, with 4 primary supervised PhDs in progress. He also inducted and mentored 3 of these as PD into his team, two of whom became independent researchers and securing their own research funding. He has supervised 20 research focused Taught Masters dissertations.