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I was Course Director for our one year, full-time M.Sc. in Computer Science (Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing) through to 2016. Details on the course were available here.
Carers Leave (2016/17)
EE2E10 - Engineering Science IV (S2 2015/16)
In June 2017 I was recognised as one of "Ireland’s Champions of EU Research" for exhibiting outstanding leadership through the MSCA ICONN project funded under Horizon 2020 programme.
I am primarily concerned with future concepts for the collection and understanding through to delivery of data in ultra low-power, deeply embedded constrained systems, in emerging and challenging communications scenarios, and in practical, physical deployments of these solutions. This embraces all aspects of these systems - hardware, software and applications, and targets innovative, practical, reliable solutions. We are presently active in the renewables domain, with activity in both wind and wave energy projects, and in the (so-called) Smart Systems space e.g. Smart Cities, Smart Vehicles, Smart Health, etc.
I am also active in the security space - with a particular focus on future security concepts, paradigms and approaches that scale in an Internet of Things context.
Computer Science and Engineering Education:
The fields of computer science and engineering education seek to bridge
the gap between the academic in the classroom and the more formal field of educational research. My early contributions in this field took the form of research-led innovations in teaching practice that emanated from of my research in wireless networking. Thereafter, I moved from the positivist paradigm that forms the bedrock of quantitative scientific research, to a more constructivist view of world where each individual’s experiences, and their interpretation of these experiences, are what give meaning to phenomena. Our recent work aims to formulate theories or hypotheses based on field data. While these approaches can seem very different, they often reinforce each other in education, where quantitative and qualitative data are readily available.They also provide compelling evidence of the tight integration and synthesis of my ongoing research within my teaching and academic practice.
Recent Projects and Proposals
ICONN 2015 (European Industrial DoCtorate on Offshore WiNd and Wave ENergy):H2020 MSCA EID:Coordinator:93.8%. Funded.
TrainNOWW 2015 (A Training Network in Offshore Wind and Wave Energy):H2020 MSCA ETN:Coordinator:86.2%
2014 (Lifelong-learning Engineering Education for the Future):H2020 SEAC:Partner:Unsuccessful
2013/14 (A Training Network in Offshore Wind and Wave Energy):FP7 MC ITN:Coordinator:88.6%
ProWind 2012/13 (Performance, Monitoring and Prognostics for Offshore Wind Energy Farms):FP7 MC ITN:Coordinator:89.4%
2009/13 (Training future mechanical, civil, electronic engineers and computer scientists in SYStem Identification, Condition & Health Monitoring for a New Generation of WIND Turbines):Partner/Research Strand Leader:94%
I have just returned from a period of Carers Leave, and am resuming supervisions
Conferences & Workshops
You might consider submitting to some of the following conferences that I am involved with this year:
ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition 2017
Teaching Philosophy - March 2012 (partially updated in July 2014)
July 2017 - Dissertation Projects.
I'm happy to consider compelling project proposals that involve hardware, networking or wireless technologies. Ideally they will be well aligned with my research interests.
I envisage 2 projects in VLC and security for vehicular platooning; 2 further projects in Underwatering Networking, and 1 in Distributed online control.
Applicants should have very strong programming and theoretical capabilities, and and be interested in working with some hardware and simulation systems. Projects may include the opportunity for collaboration with UCLA.
Please contact me by Email and we can then meet to discuss it further.
2016-17 - On Carers Leave. No Projects