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About me

I am VP of Engineering and Chief Architect at Ning, Inc. (previously known as 24HL), a Palo Alto-based start-up working on a new consumer Internet service. I hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science (in the area of self-organizing networks) from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. In early 2003, I co-founded clevercactus, ltd., which worked on multi-platform collaboration software until it closed its doors in late 2004/early 2005. I was previously a teaching assistant at TCD's Computer Science department.

And just in case it wasn't clear...
This is my personal website and blog. The views expressed here are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer.
I graduated from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA where I did research in the Software Engineering Research Group. I worked at Fuego Corp. before going to the US, then after graduation I was a Research Associate in the Personal Systems Group at IBM's TJ Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, and later at Mindstech International in Silicon Valley.

My research interests include large-scale software systems, self-organizing and wireless networks, complexity theory, dynamical systems, and molecular nanotechnology among others.

I frequently write on my weblog, d2r. I enjoy writing fiction (for that see my ongoing experiment on merging narrative and weblogs on Plan B -- a blognovel) and, needless to say, a good Pint and good conversation :-)

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  • From Neurons to Consciousness, Diego Doval, in the Proceedings of the 1996 IEEE International Joint Symposia on Intelligence and Systems (IJSIS).
  • Automatic Clustering of Software Systems using a Genetic Algorithm, Diego Doval, Spiros Mancoridis and Brian Mitchell, in the IEEE Proceedings of the 1999 International Conference on Software Tools and Engineering Practice (STEP'99). IEEE.
  • Software for Nanosystems: Requirements and Possibilities, Diego Doval, 7th Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology.
  • Nom: Resource Location and Discovery for Ad Hoc Mobile Networks, Diego Doval and Donal O'Mahony, in the proceedings of the Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop, Med-hoc-Net 2002.

I am also co-inventor of several patents related to my work at IBM Research and Minds and Technologies, Inc.

Copyright © Diego Doval 2002-2011.
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