Brendan Tierney


Brendan Tierney is a lecturer in the School of Computer Science and lectures on data science, databases, and Big Data. He has 25+ years of experience working in the areas of data mining, data science, Big Data, and data warehousing. I'm a recognized data science and Big Data expert and has worked on projects in Ireland, the UK, Belgium, Holland, Norway, Spain, Canada, and the U.S. I'm active in the Oracle User Group community, where I'm one of the leaders for the OUG in Ireland and is a Board Director with the UK & Ireland OUG. I'm a regular speaker at conferences around the world. He is an active blogger and also writes articles for OTN, Oracle Scene, IOUG SELECT Journal, ODTUG Technical Journal, and ToadWorld. All of my teaching and modules have a real-world focus rather than a theorical focus, and is based on my experience and on going projects.

Data, Databases, Data and Database Architectures, Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Big Data, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Internet of Things, Solving Real Business problems with data 

Many papers and webinars. Check out my publications page.
Have published the following 4 books:
- Data Science (MIT Press)
- Real World SQL and PL/SQL: Advice from the Experts (McGraw-Hill/Oracle Press)
- Oracle R Enterprise (McGraw-Hill/Oracle Press)
- Predictive Analytics using Oracle Data Miner

This list is always changing with new conferences and the same conferences in multiple years (so this list might be a bit out of date
Oracle Open World (CA - USA) 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Java One (USA) 2016, 2017, 2018
Oracle Code (various locations around the World) 2017, 2018
OUG Italy 2018
BIWA Summit (CA - USA) 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
KScope (USA) 2016
UKOUG TECH : 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
UKOUG APPs Conf (UK) 2014, 2015, 2016
Oracle Ireland Conference : 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
OUG Norway (Oslo) 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017
Harmony OUG 2014, 2015
Claremont Business Analytics event 2015
LA OTN Tour 2014, Panama, Costa Rica & Mexico

Oracle ACE Director
Oracle ACE
Several best speaker awards

Regualar speaker at User Group events around the world
Regular speaker at Oracle Open World
Regular spearker at Java One & Oracle Code events
Board member of UK & Ireland Oracle User Group
Organiser of Oracle User Group in Ireland 2-day annual conference
Board member of Data Management Association (DAMA) Ireland

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  • Teaching Areas

    All my teaching is on our MSc programmes:
    - Data Mining (aka Data Science or intro to ML and the Data Science process)
    - Advanced Databases
    - Programming for Big Data
    - MSc dissertation supervisor