This prestigious recognition is a testament to her outstanding contributions in the fields of sciences, and public service. 

Professor Clarke holds the position of Chair Professor of Software Systems in the School of Computer Science and Statistics. She is the founding Director of Future Cities, the Trinity Centre for Smart and Sustainable Cities, and leads the School's Distributed Systems Group. Her journey at Trinity College Dublin includes being elected as a Fellow in 2006. 

Specializing in systems software models, Professor Clarke focuses on ensuring spatio/temporal resilience of software service provisioning in dynamic environments, where both service producers and consumers may be mobile. Her extensive publications in top journals and recent appointment to the editorial board of the Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery underscore her expertise. 

Professor Pat Guiry, President of the Royal Irish Academy, said: ‘These individuals, elected by their peers, have made exceptional contributions in their fields of endeavour. We are delighted to recognise their achievements. As Members of the Academy, they will support the RIA by engaging and leading in activities that strengthen the international recognition of the Academy’s scholarship and serve the public good through their knowledge and insight. Today marks another step forward in our commitment to diversity of our Membership with 15 women elected.’ 

Founded in 1785, the Royal Irish Academy has a rich history of honoring Ireland’s leading contributors to the world of learning. Those elected by their peers, including Professor Clarke, are entitled to use the distinguished designation 'MRIA' after their name. This achievement marks a significant milestone in Professor Siobhán Clarke's career, and we take pride in celebrating her well-deserved success.