I am interested in developing and optimizing computational solutions to biological problems; specifically the effects that multi-core computation will have on biological computational codes, and how to ensure that serial codes are upgraded to take advantage of the newly developed multiple-core computational architecture. During my PhD I developed a new method to calculate the emission of incoherent synchrotron radiation in high magnetic fields, contributing to the understanding of physics in extreme environments. I also updated a computational code used for this method. Currently I am maintaining and upgrading the computational capacity of the AlphaGenes group. My work involves making the AlphaSuite more accessible to other researchers, both in the UK and abroad, via designing and developing a graphical user interface for the AlphaSim simulation software.

Employment History

2016 – Present: Software Engineer

The Roslin Institute, UK.

2010 – 2016: Teaching Assistant

National University of Ireland, Galway.


2010 – 2015: PhD in Astrophysics

National University of Ireland, Galway.
Thesis: Synchrotron Radiation from isolated Neutron Stars.

2006 – 2010 B. Sc. in Physics and Applied Mathematics

National University of Ireland, Galway.

Diarmaid DeBurca