David Azcona
Postdoctoral Researcher - david.azcona@dcu.ie
Fulbright Visiting scholar - david.azcona@asu.edu

Curriculum vitae

Name: David Azcona
Address: Albert College Avenue, Dublin, Ireland
Github: http://github.com/dazcona
LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/davidazcona/


2015 - 2019   
PhD, Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland
Topic: Artificial Intelligence
Advisor: Prof Alan Smeaton
2017 - 2018 Fulbright Visiting Researcher, Arizona State University (ASU), United States
2013 - 2015 MSc in Computing, Major in Data Analytics, Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland
1st class honors (ranked 2nd in my class)
Focus: Machine learning, Data mining
Thesis: Micro-analytics for Student Performance Prediction (published in IJCSSE)
2007 - 2010 BSc in Computer Science, Public University of Navarre (UPNA), Spain
1st class honors (Thesis grade: 10/10)
Thesis: Maintenance System for Wind Farms (developed during internship at Ingeteam)

Work experience

2015 - Present   
Researcher at Insight Centre for Data Analytics, Ireland
Collaborate with researchers, lecturers and industry partners to develop new technologies
2012 - 2015 Software Engineer at IBM Ireland
Monitored, analyzed and reported issues on 200+ servers in 6+ environments daily
Reduced the shutdown time by 90%, which brought stability to production
2012 Software Engineer at IBM Belgium
Migrated sales reports to new analytics platform acquired by IBM
2010 - 2012 Software Developer at Ingeteam, Spain
Developed wind power analytics platforms that were utilized by Vestas, Acciona, and Siemens Gamesa


For the past 5 years I have been a laboratory assistant and tutor at DCU's School of Computing:


2015 - Present DCU Faculty of Engineering Postdoctoral Representative
I represent postdoctoral researchers at the Faculty Committee for Research
2019 - Present DCU Soccer Club Coach, Captain, Secretary & Ambassador
2010 - Present UPNA Student Ambassador
Mentor foreign students to enhance their study abroad experience
2017 - 2018         
Coding Lead Mentor at ASU's Inition Education Solutions
Led a group of student volunteers to teach kids how to code in a fun way at Gililland Middle School (Tempe, Arizona)
2015 - 2017 DCU Faculty of Engineering Postgraduate Research Student Representative
Represented research postgraduate students by raising issues to the faculty
2015 - 2017 DCU Soccer Club Secretary, Active Ambassador and Captain
2015 - 2016 DCU Mentor under DCU’s Mentorship Program
Mentored an electrical engineering undergraduate student who went on to win an academic scholarship
2015 - 2016 DCU International Member of the Buddy Program
2013 - 2014 Project Supervisor at UPNA and Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB) in Ireland
Facilitated a collaboration effort between students from UPNA and ITB to work together on their practicums
2012 UPNA School of Computing Student Representative
Promoted and showcased the university to prospective students and their families
2011 Volunteer at Spanish Red Cross
Transported elderly people between a retirement home and their own homes


Prof Alan Smeaton   
alan.smeaton@dcu.ie Professor of Computing at DCU and Founding Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics
John Rome john.rome@asu.edu Deputy Director of the University Technology Office at ASU
Varad Rajulu varad.rajulu@us.ibm.com Senior Software Engineer at IBM
Jorge Acedo Director at Ingeteam Wind Power & Associate Professor at UPNA


Thank you for your consideration.