Dr John Healy

Principle Investigator

Dr John Healy is a lecturer in software development with the Department of Computer Science & Applied Physics at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, where he teaches a range of computer science topics, including object-oriented programming, data structures, algorithms and artificial intelligence. He holds a B.Sc., a H.Dip. in Systems Analysis, a M.Sc. and a Ph.D.

His research interests are primarily concerned with the application of programming techniques, fuzzy logic and AI algorithms to the problems of genome assembly and sequence alignment. In addition to publishing and disseminating research in international peer-reviewed journals and conferences, Dr. Healy has designed and developed bioinformatics software, including the FLAK system for whole-genome alignment.

Throughout his academic career, Dr Healy has collaborated with industry partners, either based in the Galway region or in the Innovation Hub at GMIT, on a range of applied projects. These projects have included prototyping and proof-of-concept software development on topics as diverse as data visualisation, mobile and web application development and big data system design and analysis.