Lucy Hederman, Lecturer
TeachingI have been lecturing in Trinity College's School of Computer Science & Statistics since October 1990.
I currently teach
I am curently supervising PhDs:
Since 2006, I am the course director of the MSc in Health Informatics.
QualificationsBA, BAI, MSc (Rice), PhD.
I studied Computer Engineering at Trinity College Dublin and graduated in 1985. After a year in Paris, I went to Rice University in Texas and completed my Masters degree two years later, though I didn't receive the parchment till the following Summer, 1988. The Masters was called Compile Time Garbage Collection Using Reference Count Analysis. PDF here (80 pages, 5.3Mb).
I received my PhD from TCD in February 1999, supervised first by Dr. Jane Grimson and then by Dr. Padraig Cunningham. The thesis title was Pattern-based Text Analysis for Office Documents.
Current research interests include
I had a small role in the EU FP7 funded TRANSFoRm project, working with colleagues at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, on Workpackage 4, developing services to deliver ontologies and evidence for clinical decision making in general practice.
I was the coordinator of the HEA-funded Medilink programme (2000-2004) which sought to link patient records with clinical knowledge represented in various forms. I specifically worked on its clinical guidelines and protocols component.
I was one of 4 PIs on the multidisciplinary LEARN project on Organisational Learning for Irish Development Aid Organisations.
The title of my PhD thesis, completed in October 1998, was "Pattern-based text analysis for office documents". The idea is that many office text-based tasks could be automated with pattern-based tools if these tools were provided in a convenient framework. I developed a pattern matching tool, other pattern-based text analysis tools and a computational framework for specfiyig information extraction and related tasks.
PublicationsSee details on my TCD portal page.