Title: Director of Computer Services (Retired)
Company: National University of Ireland Galway
Location: Oughterard, Galway, Ireland
Michael Patrick Curran, FIMA, Retired Director of Computer Services at the National University of Ireland Galway, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the fields of computers and higher education.
With 45 years of professional experience in his areas of expertise, Mr. Curran is currently retired, having most recently served as director of computer services at the National University of Ireland Galway from 1978 to 2003. Prior to this appointment, he was a senior lecturer at the National University of Ireland Galway from 1968 to 1978, principal lecturer at the Metropolitan University of London from 1967 to 1968, and senior lecturer at the Metropolitan University of London from 1965 to 1967. He commenced his career as a lecturer of mathematics at the Metropolitan University of London from 1960 to 1965 and assistant lecturer at the National University of Ireland Galway from 1958 to 1960.
Alongside his primary endeavors, Mr. Curran was also a member of the governing body at the National University of Ireland Galway from 1973 to 2005 and a consultant for International Computers Ltd. in London from 1960 to 1963. To prepare for his celebrated career, he pursued a formal education, receiving a Bachelor of Science in 1958 and a Master of Science in 1959 from the National University of Ireland Galway.
An accomplished author, Mr. Curran wrote “Topics in Group Theory and Computing” in 1977, which was published by the Academic Press and is still referenced in the present day. He has also served as an editor for numerous other publications. Among his other notable achievements, Mr. Curran was the first person in Ireland to produce a student with a Master of Science in computing in 1972. Mr. Curran also received a fellowship from the Institute of Mathematics and Applications in 1962.
Married to Philomena Marie Canavan since 1962, Mr. Curran is the proud father of five children. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, Gaelic football, hurling, rugby, and soccer. Attributing his success to networking, he was honored with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.
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