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Associate Professor Cathal Gurrin is the head of ADAPT at DCU and the Deputy Head of the School of Computing at DCU. Gurrin’s research focuses using deep user profiles to develop assistive technologies using wearable sensors and data analytics. The highly interdisciplinary approach advanced by his group, “lifelogging”, integrates computer science, cognitive science and data-driven healthcare analytics to generate next-generation digital records of the individual. He maintains an extensive international collaboration network and co-organises the QS meetup in Dublin. He is the founder and co-organiser of the Lifelog Search Challenge at ICMR, the NTCIR-Lifelog participation workshop and the ImageCLEF lifelog task. Finally he has been the general chair of many high-ranking computer science conferences and holds position on numerous editorial boards and conference steering committees.