Marggie’s background includes a B.Sc. in Experimental Physics (UCD, 1988) and a research M.Sc on using neural networks to ‘learn’ hand-eye co-ordination (Trinity College, Dublin, 1993).
She has worked inter alia for the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority on the Joint European Torus nuclear fusion project, as a programmer with Irish Life Assurance, as a research assistant on human-computer interaction (Trinity), as a lecturer teaching computer programming and systems analysis and developing an AI based corporate failure prediction tool (the then Dept. Of Accountancy and Finance, NUI Galway), on the classification and monitoring of breast cancer (as a volunteer in Electrical and Electronic engineering, NUI Galway), and on an inner ear project using semantic web technologies (the Health Care and Life Sciences unit of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway).
Her current interests are dielectric metrology and electrical impedance tomography.