Mel Devine is an Ad Astra fellow and an Assistant Professor in the College of Business in UCD. Mel is also a member of UCD's Energy Institute. He holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics and BSc in Mathematical Sciences from the University of Limerick (UL). The title of thesis was “Rolling optimisation, stochastic demand modelling and scenario reduction applied to the UK gas market”.
Prior to joining UCD, Mel was a postdoctoral researcher, firstly in the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science in Industry (MACSI) in UL and, secondly, at the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) in Trinity College Dublin. For both positions, Mel worked on the mathematical and statistical modelling of energy markets. His research interests include game theory optimisation, operations research as well as stochastic and risk based modelling. In addition, Mel has also worked on numerous industrial based collaborative projects.