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The Informed Brain in a Digital World Podcast Tutorials
Cathal Gurrin

The Trajectory, Value, and Risk of Extreme Life Logging
Cathal Gurrin
SFI Stokes Lecturer School of Computing
University of Ireland, Dublin City


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Cathal Gurrin is the SFI Stokes lecturer at the School of Computing at Dublin City University, Ireland and a visiting researcher at the University of Tromso, Norway. Cathal is the director of the Human Media Archives research group at Dublin City University as well as being a collaborating investigator in the CLARITY Centre for Sensor Web Technologies. His research interests are centered on Information Access to Personal Life Archives, Multimodal HCIR and Information Retrieval in general. He has been an active lifelogger since mid-2006 and has amassed one of the world’s largest archives of personal sensor data, including ten million sensecam images and billions of other sensor readings. He is actively developing search and organization technologies for Personal Life Archives and has spoken extensively on the topic in the last few years. He is the author of more than 90 academic publications, general chair of international conferences in the area of Information Retrieval and is currently seeking commercial opportunities to exploit his research into LifeLogging.