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Paddy Walsh

PhD Researcher, Kevin Street






Paddy Walsh is a PhD researcher in the Dublin Energy Lab based in the Kevin Street building at the Dublin Institute of Technology. Paddy graduated with a first class honours degree in Energy Engineering from University College Cork in 2012. 

Paddy's research, under the supervision of Professor Jonathan Blackledge, is in the area of Energy Commodities Trading. The object of Paddy's work is to design an on-line algorithmic energy commodities trading system based on state-of-the art data analysis methods using:

  • The Fractal Market Hypothesis, a model that yields a wealth of new time varying signals or ‘custom indicators’ that provide information of the start and end of a trend and thus a Buy/Sell time stamp.
  • Applications of Artificial Neural Networks to quantify Buy/Sell time stamps that have been trained on energy commodities data and existing indices.
  •  Applications of evolutionary computing methods to provide short time predictions on the behaviour of an index within a trend.

Paddy currently works as a Design Coordinator for ESB International, designing and project managing the installation of electrical and physical infrastructure behind Ireland's transmission and distribution network.