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Derek has a
B.Sc. from the Computer Science Department of .
He has a
Ph.D. in computational linguistics from the . In Cambridge, he was a member of University of Cambridge Wolfson College, and did his research within the Natural Language Processing Group of the Computer Laboratory.
He conducts research within the field of
He is best known for his work in
Case-Based Reasoning and Recommender Systems.
He moved to Cork to take up his
Senior Lectureship in September 1997. Before that he spent eight years as a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the University of York.
Outside working hours, he can be found in pubs, in music venues, in book shops, walking up mountains, walking down mountains, in swimming pools, on aeroplanes to distant locations, and in transit between the aforementioned.
favourite fish is the haddock.