Ciara is a 2nd year PhD student with ML Labs in UCD. Her research area is “using machine learning techniques to support physical exercise, particularly for marathon runners”. So far she has published two conference papers.
Ciara started a YouTube channel in the second semester of her PhD program to improve her public speaking and since then has grown a following of over 5000 subscribers. On the channel “PhD and Productivity”, she talks about being productive during a PhD, working from home, and maintaining work-life balance.
Ciara’s keen interest in productivity, lead to the development of a startup (Instagram @daysier.co) with a fellow PhD student. They placed third in NovaUCD’s student enterprise competition this June and are continuing to develop Daysier, with the aim to provide personalised productivity solutions.