Dr. Patrick O'Shea is an Irish-American scientist and academic leader. He was educated at University College Cork, Ireland, and the University of Maryland. He is currently Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland, and has previously served as:
- President of University College Cork
- Vice President for Research at the University of Maryland
- Chair of the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering
- Director of the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics at the University of Maryland
- Faculty member at Duke University
- Project Leader at the University of California Los Alamos National Laboratory.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Physical Society, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Irish Academy of Engineering, and a Distinguished Scholar-Teacher of the University of Maryland.