Maurice Mulvenna BSc. (Hons), PgCert, MPhil, PhD, FHEA is Professor of Computer Science at Ulster University. Maurice’s research areas include artificial intelligence; data analytics; mental health and wellbeing data analysis; and assistive technologies. His most recent research focuses on working in partnership with mental health organisations, using artificial intelligence to uncover useful behavioural patterns in anonymised call and event data pertaining to crisis helplines, chatlines and suicidal behaviour in public places.
He has served on 250 program committees and chaired several conferences, including the 32nd British Human-Computer Interaction conference in 2018, 31st European Cognitive Ergonomics Conference in 2019, the 5th IEEE International Conference on Internet of People in 2019 and the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health in 2021-2024.
He has also presented as an invited keynote speaker at international conferences and events in UK, Asia and Europe. Maurice has published over 460 internationally peer-reviewed publications including books, journal papers, conference and workshop papers and book chapters.
He is principal investigator or investigator on more than 130 regional, national and international research projects, bringing funding of over £12M to Ulster University and raising total project funds of over £55M. He also serves as an invited expert reviewer for national and international awards as well as many national and international research funding organisations.
Maurice served for three years on UK Ofcom’s Advisory Committee on Older and Disabled People and currently serves as associate editor for Springer Nature npj Mental Health Research, Informatics for Health and Social Care, Journal of Enabling Technologies, and JMIR Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies. He served as Chair of Cedar Foundation 2016-2022 and was awarded Trustee of the Year, at Chief Officers 3rd Sector (CO3) Leadership Awards. In 2019, he was elected as a Board Member of the European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics and is incoming President-elect for 2024.
Maurice is also a past winner of the European €200,000 IST Grand Prize, has won with colleagues the Best Innovation in Practice Award at the Dementia Care Awards, the Societal Impact Award at the UK National KTP Best of the Best Awards 2020 and recently won Highly Commended for the Mobile App of the Year at the 2021 Digital DNA Awards for the InspireD reminiscence for dementia app. He also won the Inaugural Award for Industry-Academic Collaboration from the Centre for Behaviour Change Conference on Behaviour Change for Health: Digital and Other Innovative Methods, in 2019 with colleagues.