Posted: 31/10/19

The world’s largest computer society has recognised Dr Gavin Doherty, Funded Investigator at the ADAPT Centre and Associate Professor in Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College Dublin, for his Outstanding Scientific Contributions to Computing.

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) recognised Dr Doherty along with 5 other European research for Outstanding Scientific Contributions to Computing as part of AMC’s 2019 Distinguished Member awards.

All 2019 inductees were selected by their peers for a range of accomplishments that have contributed to technologies that underpin how we live, work and play.

“Each year it is our honor to select a new class of Distinguished Members,” explains ACM President Cherri M. Pancake. “Our overarching goal is to build a community wherein computing professionals can grow professionally and, in turn, contribute to the field and the broader society. We are delighted to recognise these individuals for their contributions to computing, and we hope that the careers of the 2019 ACM Distinguished Members will continue to prosper through their participation with ACM.”

The 2019 ACM Distinguished Members work at leading universities, corporations and research institutions around the world, and hail from Canada, China, Germany, Ireland, Qatar, Singapore, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States. These innovators have made contributions in a wide range of technical areas including artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, computer engineering, computer science education, cybersecurity, graphics, and networking.

Dr Doherty’s research is in the area of Human Computer Interaction, with a main research interest in the design of healthcare technology, and particularly mental health. As Principal Investigator, he led a project to develop the SilverCloud platform to deliver a range of engaging and effective clinician-supported mental health interventions. The SilverCloud platform has been used to deliver evidence-based mental and behavioural health interventions to over 300,000 patients in hundreds of health services worldwide.

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