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Leo Creedon

ATU Sligo

Leo Creedon is a mathematician with over 30 years’ experience in industry and academia. He has worked as a funded principal investigator on projects funded by the European Commission, Science Foundation Ireland and Enterprise Ireland. His diverse research applies mathematical thinking to understand and solve problems in algebra, health, mathematical biology, medical technology, environmental sciences, and ICT.

He is a mathematics and statistics graduate of University College Cork in Ireland and holds a PhD in mathematics from the University of Alberta in Canada. He is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics in the Faculty of Engineering and Design at Atlantic Technological University Sligo and is currently implementing and developing the Faculty’s research strategy. He is Co-Director of the university’s Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Intelligent Systems for Health and Environment (MISHE). He has served for 12 years on IT Sligo’s Research Committee, and on many other committees including IT Sligo’s Academic Council.

Dr Creedon is the Vice-President of the Irish Mathematical Society and a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He is actively engaged in science, engineering and mathematics promotion activities, including Maths Week, Mathematics Enrichment and Irish Mathematical Olympiad training, as well as delivering public talks on scientific topics. These roles are informed by many years of research and teaching from second level to postdoctoral supervision, as well as organising and delivering public engagement events relating to science, engineering, mathematics, and their history. 

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