Jim Duggan is a Senior Lecturer and Vice-Dean for Research in the College of Engineering and Informatics at the National University of Ireland Galway. He received both his Masters and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the National University of Ireland Galway. He has worked as a software engineer in industry, specializing in the design and implementation of decision support systems.
He has extensive experience in teaching and research, and collaborates on interdisciplinary projects that apply simulation and data science methods to enhance decision making. Examples include: modeliing of infectious disease transmission, capacity planning for public health systems, and mHealth applications to support health-changing behaviours. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed papers, and is on the editorial board for the System Dynamics Review.
Research Focus and Applications
- Personal Prof in Computer Science at NUI Galway
- Research Areas: system dynamics, mathematical modelling, data science and public health informatics
- Focus on the design of dynamic simulation models to support policy analysis including modelling infectious disease transmission and health systems sustainability and capacity analysis
- Member of Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group (IEMAG), and WHO Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN)
- €3M in research funding (EI, SFI, EU, Gates Foundation, Health Service Executive)
- 170+ Publications, H-index 29, Over 3,000 citations
- Industry collaborations with Novartis, PepsiCo Ireland, An Post