Mr MERVYN O LUING
PhD in Data Science & Analytics Student I am a part-time PhD student in Data Science & Analytics , based in Insight (UCC), Ireland. My area of interest is optimising survey design by targeting the optimal allocation within a specified variance using machine learning techniques such genetic algorithms. I was one of the early career researchers selected to attend the 7th plenary in Tokyo. I was privileged, honoured and grateful for that opportunity and now I would like to give something back to the RDA by working with the Technical Advisory Board. As an early career researcher I would like to broaden my experience especially with the high level range of social/education, technical and policy related knowledge that being on the TAB would develop. My relevant experience to date includes being secretary to my local Toastmasters club, being on a UNECE task force on the value of official statistics – so I have some idea of after hours work and conference calls. Also I am on a partnership committee and a union committee in my job. These involve meetings and tasks that are additional to my current workloads.