Prof Michael O'Neill is Full Professor of Business Analytics in the UCD School of Business, and a founding Director of the UCD Natural Computing Research & Applications Group. He is currently Subject Area Head of Management Information Systems in the UCD College of Business, and has previously served in a number of senior leadership roles including Associate Dean - Director of the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Vice-Principal UCD College of Business (Research, Innovation & Impact), and Director of UCD's Institute for interdisciplinary research, the UCD Complex & Adaptive Systems Laboratory (CASL).
One of the inventors of Grammatical Evolution, he is the lead author of the seminal book on this subject, and is independently ranked as one of the all time top 5 researchers in Genetic Programming. In 2019 his team won the HUMIES Gold Award for Human-competitive Artificial Intelligence on Cellular Networks presented at the ACM GECCO 2019 conference in Prague. This follows his team winning the HUMIES Bronze Award for Innovative Truss Design presented at the ACM GECCO 2017 conference in Berlin.