Our Company

Data and Analytics are in our DNA.

We are passionate about data and helping our customers get value from their data. Our teams expertise spans engineering, data science, computer science, genetics and personalised medicine.
Our commercial acumen is unquestionable with industry leading minds from a broad range of backgrounds ranging from startups to multi-nationals.

Analytics Engines enables your organisation to easily and quickly adopt Big Data analytics as a core part of your business and accelerate conversion of your data into valuable business insights.

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Paul Barber

Paul Barber leads customer and funded projects for the company and is responsible for the engineering team's sprints. He has 15 years experience working in communications, broadcast and data analytics. He hails from the sunny climes of Manchester, England, and thinks he is hilarious.

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Qi Zhang

Qi has 10+ years experience in hardware/software application design and development with a broad background including in senior positions in industry with Alcatel-Lucent and Analytics Engines, and in PHD research with ECIT Institute, Queen's University, Belfast. His main areas of expertise include data analytics on Hadoop framework and high-speed data processing on platform FPGA. ASIC. cloud computing.

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Dr Austin Tanney (Head of Life Science and Healthcare)

Austin is responsible for the development and commercialisation of Analytics Engines’ XDP data platform for the life science and healthcare sector working with research organisations, healthcare organisations and the Pharma, Biotech, and Diagnostics industry. Austin received his PhD in Biomedical Science from the University of Ulster in 2001 and has spent the last 15 years working in the commercial sector in a range of companies from start-ups to multi-national corporations. Austin’s key focus has been the field of personalised medicine with particular focus on molecular diagnostics. His career has spanned from basic research and bioinformatics through product development to marketing and commercialisation of cutting edge technologies and services. Prior to joining Analytics Engines, Austin worked in the Almac group in a number of roles. Most recently he was responsible for the global marketing functions of the Drug Development and Diagnostic Development business units. As a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, he has a keen interest in the market driven approach to strategic product development and commercialisation. Austin is the co-inventor and author on a number of genomic technology patents and peer reviewed publications.

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Professor Roger Woods (BSc, PhD, CEng, FIET, SMIEEE)

Roger is the Chief Scientist of Analytics Engines Ltd., and also Research Director of the Electronics and Computer Engineering Cluster at Queen's University, Belfast. His research includes computing acceleration technologies for signal and data processing and edge computing for data analytics. He is on the advisory board to the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Committee on the Design and Implementation of Signal Processing Systems and has been Vice-Chairman of the Engineering Policy Group Northern Ireland since 2012. He has also acted as expert on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to the Northern Ireland Assembly. He has published over 200 research papers and has been general chair of numerous conferences including Field Programmable Logic (FPL2001), Applied Reconfigurable Computing (ARC2009, ARC2011) and the Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers (USA, Nov. 2014) and of course, Big Data Belfast since 2013.

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Matthew Russell

Matthew Russell graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 2014 with a Masters degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.  Since graduating he has worked at Analytics Engines as a software engineer using a variety of technologies including Python, SQL, and Angular2.

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Daniel Kelly

Daniel is a software engineer with over 3 years’ experience, predominantly within performance at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. This has allowed Daniel to develop an adept understanding of data flow and software performance in addition to proficient programming skills in Python, Angular, JavaScript, Java and C++. Daniel is currently working on implementing new UI concepts with backend core data analytics.

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Laura Moore

I am a passionate problem-solver and at Analytics Engines I take responsibility for delivery of technical projects with a focus on high performance analytical solutions running on the Analytics Engines XDP platform. In a recent project with Belfast City Council and LPS, I led the implementation of our Cobalt Rates Revenue Tool, which successfully identified additional revenue and generated a 3x return on investment for our clients on first iteration. Prior to joining Analytics Engines, I held roles at SAP, AV Browne/BT and Randox where I applied analytical techniques and algorithms across a range of domains including IT, cloud computing, business intelligence, marketing, bioinformatics and healthcare. I obtained a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Queen's University Belfast in 2001. 

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Maureen McCauley

I’ve been Office Manager at AE for 3 ½ years, my role is quite diverse and I’m still evolving in it!  I’m involved in all aspects of admin/accounts, plus, event management with our annual Big Data Belfast Conference!  I have over 20 years administrative working at both the University of Ulster and laterally at Queen’s as the Undergraduate School Secretary in the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.   I also worked in the public sector in London for a few years before moving back to NI!  I have administrative professional qualifications and a 2:1 in Administrative Management.   Outside of work I have a hectic schedule as my daughter’s athletics coach, travelling the length and breadth of Ireland/GB and to the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas! :-)

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Conor Dumigan

Conor is a forward-thinking and positive individual. Always willing to discuss creative options and opportunities with clients. Through his consultative sales approach, he focuses on listening and fully understanding his clients' needs, ensuring expectations are always exceeded. Family, mountain biking, squash and golf keep him busy in his spare time and, when he gets the chance, he loves to travel.

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Ben Carter

Ben has over 19 years experience working with data in one way or another, as a consultant and actuarial analyst, moving to business process design and continuous improvement and in the last few years after a Masters Degree in Innovation and Business Development, to innovation and new technologies and working with startups and open innovation. He just wants companies and people to be as efficient and functional as they can be, and believes this is possible through new technologies and a focus on people through Design thinking.

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Aislinn Rice

Dr. Aislinn Rice, Ph.D serves as a Commercial Director and Executive Director at Analytics Engines Ltd. Dr. Rice served as the Director and Head of Function, Executive PLC Board Member, and Head of Research Sales (since February 6, 2012) at Andor Technology plc. She served as a Sales Director of Andor Technology until February 6, 2012. Dr. Rice joined Andor in 2004 and was responsible for all Sales operations in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. She held roles as a Senior Marketing Manager with Agilent technologies and Vice President of Sales and Business Development with Machine Vision technology. Dr. Rice serves as a Non-Executive Director of Qubis Limited. She is currently a Board Member with NI Hospice and Ammado AG. Dr. Rice is an IOD Chartered Director and and was awarded the IOD NI Director of the Year Award (Large Company category) in 2011. She is a Senior Sales and Marketing professional with experience in revenue generation and directing new product investment. She has completed an Executive Leadership Program at Harvard Business School. She has a PhD in Analytical Chemistry from Queen's University Belfast.

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Ben Greene

Dr. Ben Greene received a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Electronic Eng. from Queen’s University Belfast in 2004. He is the CTO of Analytics Engines and leads the product development and research roadmaps for the company. Prior to joining Analytics Engines Ben was the Director of SAP Belfast where he was responsible for a number of global teams developing Business Intelligence and Technology Infrastructure solutions for SAP. Ben developed close relations with both Intel and HP developing the ‘SAP/Intel Collaboratory’, a joint investment by both companies to develop scalable infrastructure for future enterprise applications. As Director, Ben’s teams developed the deployment and scaling components of SAPs HANA Enterprise Cloud service, a direct output from the SAP/Intel Collaboratory. Ben was also responsible for the local team as MD for the Belfast office and the delivery of 12 National and European funded projects (e.g. Harness, BonFIRE, XtreemOS, Reservoir, etc) including the publication of over 70 peer reviewed research publications. He is also on the Engineering Policy Group for Northern Ireland helping to support the wider engineering community and its interactions with governmental policy decisions. Ben has experience at the highest technology level, overseeing development and commercialisation of enterprise software solutions throughout his career. Whilst Research Director for SAP he focused on Technology Infrastructure contributing to the development of the HANA Enterprise Cloud product, as well as continuing to develop a team with solutions in business intelligence software. Previously he operated as a Principal Engineer in EADS Astrium driving R&D into the next generation spacecraft processing platforms, for upcoming missions such as ExoMars Rover, ESA’s flagship robotic Mars mission.

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Scott Fischaber

Scott is the co-founder and Chief Engineer at Analytics Engines, who specialize in designing high performance, low-latency data processing and analytics systems. Scott moved to Belfast after working with Xilinx in Colorado to pursue a PhD in the Programmable Systems Laboratory at the Queen's University Belfast. His research focused on memory architectures for FPGA systems, which has led him to working on a number of projects including image and speech processing, database searching, and low-latency sensor networks.

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Andrew Carson

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Alastair McKinley

Alastair is an Engineering Manager responsible for leading engineering delivery on customer projects, co-coordinating development on the XDP core platform and costumer technical consultation. Alastair gained his PhD from QUB in 2009 focusing on high performance computing and algorithms used in telecommunications. More recently at Analytics Engines he is interested in building new data-centric applications, machine learning implementations and data architecture. Familiar with building software using Python, PostgreSQL, Apache Hadoop ecosystem tools amongst others. Currently host of the Big Data Belfast Meetup group.

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