Marinara Marcato is pursuing a PhD degree at Tyndall National Institute, UCC under the supervision of Paul Galvin, Brendan O’Flynn and Conor O’Mahony. She has been working on a research project funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Ireland Wales INTERREG Programme as part of CALIN.
The main objective is assist the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind (IGDB) in further developing their dog training program through the deployment of technology. Accordingly, her research interest lies in the area of Artificial Intelligence, more specifically applying Machine Learning supervised learning techniques to classification problems using time series data.
Prior to joining Tyndall, Marinara earned her B.E. Hons Electrical Engineering degree from Londrina State University. During her undergraduate studies, she undertook research on embedded systems at the Electronic Instrumentation Laboratory, Londrina, Brazil and then continued working in the same area as an intern at Analog Devices, Limerick, Ireland.
These years of experience provided her with extensive knowledge in electronic instrumentation, embedded systems and data acquisition areas. Those skills empowered her to acquire and further develop her data signal processing, data analysis and algorithm development skills which are essential in her current role.
PhD Researcher Tyndall National Institute