WOMEN IN STEMM
Professor Tara Moore
Tara is Director of the Biomedical Research Institute and is also Group Leader of Vision Science Research in the School of Biomedical Science at the University of Ulster. She is also an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Division of Molecular Medicine at the University of Dundee.
Tara’s research is focused on the ocular surface and delivering personalised gene-based therapies (gene editing and gene silencing technologies) for potentially blinding conditions. To date Tara has secured over £2M in research funding and published over 100 research papers in international peer reviewed journals, a number of books and presented at 100+ conferences worldwide
Tara was awarded a Distinguished Teaching Fellowship from Ulster University and the Higher Education Academy (HEA) UK National Teaching Fellowship and Rising Star award. She also received Ulster’s Distinguished Research Fellowship. She is Winner of the 2014 WISE (Women into Science & Engineering) Hero Award for her role in STEM subject teaching and research and won the Women in Business Northern Ireland Award for Advancing Diversity in the Workplace.
She plays a leading role in advancing the Athena SWAN charter at Ulster, as an Athena SWAN Champion for the School of Biomedical Sciences and along with colleagues developed FAME, a female mentoring scheme within Ulster University, member of the 30 percent club Women in Media group, a mentor for the New York Academy of Sciences’ 1000girls1000futures initiative and a female role model for the 2015 WISE campaign
Professor Tiziana Margaria
Tiziana is Chair of Software Engineering and Head of Department at the Dept. of Computer Science and Information Systems.
She is also a Principal Investigator of Lero, The Irish Software Research Center, where she heads the Committee on International Relations Development.
In Lero, she heads research projects on Scientific Workflow and model-driven HW/SW Cybersecurity.
She received a Laurea in Electrical Engineering and a PhD degree in Computer and Systems Engineering from the Politecnico di Torino, Italy.
She is (co-) author of over 100 refereed papers in international journals and conferences (h-index 33, i-10 index 109, over 3900 citations), and she served on more than 100 Program Committees, over 20 times as chair.
She is member of the ACM, IEEE, GI, FME, EAPLS, and EASST, and Fellow of SDPS, the Society for the Design and Process Science and Vicepresident of the European Association of Software Science and Technology (EASST)
In 2017 she will co-chair TACAS, the International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems, that she co-founded 21 years ago, and SOFSEM 2017, that will take place for the first time in Western Europe, bringing it to Limerick.
Dr. Lisa O'Donoghue
Lisa is a Ph.D. Scientist who has received the Young Entrepreneur of Year Award (2010), Molex-Kriebel Award for Innovation in Global Business and Technology (2010) and the JCI Outstanding Young Person of the Year Award in Science and Technology in Ireland (June 2011). Lisa holds a first class honours degree in Materials Science and Technology and a Metallurgy Doctorate in High Temperature Technology in Aero Gas Turbines Engine applications.
Lisa holds the post of Senior Research Fellow with the department of Design and Manufacturing Technology (UL); Innovation Excellence Strategist with Northern Co-location Centre of the Raw Materials KIC headquarters in Lulea, Sweden and Coordinator of BRAVO an European Innovation Partnership on Bauxite Residue.
She is also the Founder and Director of Votechnik, an Award winning University spin out company focused on Automation of recycling processes.
Lisa’s company was featured in an RTE Science Squad Episode which was selected for a European award for best programme in the women in science category
To reserve a place please email Maureen.Keogh@ul.ie
Please note places are limited.