About Me

Daragh Byrne is a Research Scientist in the Visible Process Lab at the School of Design, Carnegie Mellon University, where he explores the design of experiential media system through process-oriented methods.

Both at CMU and in his previous role as an Assistant Research Professor at Arizona State University’s School of Arts, Media and Engineering, he manages the NSF Funded XSEAD project which seeks to support interdisciplinary collaboration by bridging arts and design perspectives with science and engineering to foster innovation and advance outcomes. He defended his PhD at Dublin City University in August 2011, holds a M.Res. degree in Design and Evaluation of Advanced interactive Systems from Lancaster University and a BSc. in Computer Applications from DCU. During his research career, he has published over 40 scientific papers and has been deeply engaged with the lifelogging community to explore the capture and representation of personal experience through digital means. His doctoral work represents a first of its kind exploration where long-term multimodal lifelog collections were established to explore the creation of personal digital stories. This research interest continues with a current focus on experience capture, participatory documentation, and community curation.


PhD in Multimedia Systems, focus on Digital Storytelling and Experience Capture
Dissertation: Semi-Automatic (Auto)Biographies within Lifelog Collections
Committee: Gareth Jones (advisor); Frank Nack (University of Amsterdam), Monica Ward (DCU)

M.Res (Distinction) in Design and Evaluation of Advanced Interactive Systems
Dissertation: Visualisations for Face-to-Face Collaboration System
Committee: Prof. Tom Ormerod, Prof. Alan Dix

B.Sc. (First Class Honours) in Computer Applications


Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Position funded by the NSF Grant No. 1141631: XSEAD
Research Scientist, School of Design (with Aisling Kelliher & Thanassis Rikakis)

School of Arts, Media & Engineering, Arizona State University, USA
Position funded by the NSF Grant No. 1141631: XSEAD
Assistant Research Professor

Technology Research for Independent Living (TRIL), University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Interaction Designer

Irish Progressive Services International (IPSI) Ltd., Dublin, Ireland
Web Developer and Lead Graphic Designer