Dr Hines is currently the Director of Research, Innovation and Impact for the School of Computer Science at UCD. His primary research interests are in applying machine learning for applications in speech, audio and video signal processing. He is a committee member of the Audio Engineering Society (Ireland) and is a senior member of the IEEE. He has represented Ireland on the management committee of Qualinet, an FP7 European COST Action, where he led a task force focused on using machine learning to develop Quality of Experience (QoE) models. He was also a member of the management committee of the H2020 CryptoAction COST research network.Outside of academia, Dr Hines spent a decade working in industry as director of engineering for software development companies in the airline and finance industries.