Sean O Nuallain holds an MSc in Psychology from University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland, and a PhD in Computer Science from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. He has been a Visiting Scholar at both Stanford and UC Berkeley continually (2002-2012), eventually being appointed a faculty member by academic senate in both institutions; and directs the independent non-profit organisation, Nous Research, and the independent college trading as University of Ireland in the US. In 2012, he founded the International Congress of Irish studies, which held its highly successful first conference at UC Berkeley in July, 2012. He was Science and Technology convenor, and member of national council of the Green Party, Ireland, 1997-2003, before resigning in 2003 after an internal coup. From 1997-2003, the Green Party's representation at national level tripled; it is now at pre-1997 levels. He participated in the successful Irish campaign against e-voting, 2004-2006, and with help from Stanford colleague, David Dill, coached the deputy leader of the Irish Labour party before her critical 2004 parliamentary address on the subject. He won the critical Irish tenure case, resulting in disciplinary procedures being rewritten in favour of all university employees (including non-academic, 2003) and was a co-founder of the Musician's Union of Ireland, 2003. After being unfairly dismissed from DCU, winning three separate judgements, he worked the French jazz circuit and the American folk circuit between 2002 and 2005 as a guitarist with his partner Melanie O' Reilly; together they also produced the award-winning radio show "Jazz on the Bay", in which they interviewed - inter alia - David Brubeck, Chick Corea and closet jazz pianist Clint Eastwood. In recent years, Sean O Nuallain has taught both at UC Berkeley and Stanford, and published refereed papers in biology and neuroscience with Walter Freeman and the late Richard Strohman of UC Berkeley. As well as being a single author of papers in these and other subjects, he has had his courses at Stanford endorsed by Patrick Suppes. He is the author of a book on the foundations of cognitive science: The Search for Mind (Ablex, 1995; 2nd edition, Intellect, 2002; 3rd edition, Intellect, 2003), co-editor of Two Sciences of Mind (with Paul Mc Kevitt and Eoghan Mac Aogain; Benjamins, 1997), editor of Spatial Cognition, and co-editor of Language, Vision, and Music (Benjamins, 2002) and Ireland in Crisis (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, forthcoming). His Being Human: The Search for Order (Intellect, 2002) sold out its first print-run immediately and has been published in a second edition (2004). He is also an avid sportsman who has won squash, tennis, rugby, and racquetball championships in Ireland, the US, and Canada.
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