Takfarinas is a Lecturer/Assistant Professor at the School of Computer Science, University College Dublin (UCD). He has a strong background in Operations Research, Nature-Inspired Computing and Machine Learning, and their application on Software Engineering and Testing, Cloud Computing, and Communication Network Systems.
Previously, Takfarinas has held the position of Post-doctoral Researcher at the Natural Computing Research & Applications Group located in Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, UCD, under the supervision of Prof. Michael O’Neill. His Post-doctoral position was in close collaboration with Bell Labs, Nokia and aimed at applying Evolutionary Design to optimise Future Networks & Communications such as 5G networks.
Takfarinas obtained his PhD in Computer Science in 2017 from UCD, Ireland. His PhD topic is Multi-objective Optimisation of Large-Scale Data Centres: He applied multi-objective meta-heuristics to satisfy complex requirements of capital allocators. He obtained both his BSc in Computer Science and MSc in Computer Science, track: Optimisation In Operations Research in 2013 from the University of Nantes, France.