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Overview

Research active Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader with extensive industry leadership experience in maritime technology sector. Successfully delivered 15+ international collaborative projects as Principal Investigator, and secured over £2.8 million funding from European Commission, Enterprise Ireland, INFOMAR, and commercial partners. Recipient of 3 national business innovation awards for technology transfer and commercialisation strategy. Authored 27 peer reviewed articles, 2 patents, and supervised 2 PhD projects. Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. Member of the Independent External Experts Panel to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (2019-2024).

Current teaching activities and interests

Academic Programme Leader of BSc (Hons) IT: Software Development, Graduate Apprenticeship.

Module Coordinator for

  • Real-time 3D Graphics
  • Advanced Graphics Programming
  • Introduction to Software Development
  • Work Based Learning 1 

Area of academic expertise - outline

Autonomous Vessels; Remote Sensing; Subsea Technology; Underwater Acoustics; Virtual and Augmented Reality Systems; Modelling & Simulation; Scientific Programming; E-learning & Pedagogical Technology; Geospatial Science; High-Performance Visualisation; Video Game Engines; Point Cloud & Mesh Processing; Artificial Intelligence; Risk Identification and Reduction;

External positions

Managing Director, SonarSim

1 Apr 2010 → …

Research Principal Investigator , University of Limerick

1 Sep 200731 Mar 2010

Research Fellow, University of Limerick

1 Sep 200631 Aug 2007

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Research Output 2003 2019

Bite-sized blended learning for time critical graduate apprenticeship delivery

Matalonga, S. & Riordan, J., 26 Jun 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePresentation

Blended Learning
apprenticeship
graduate
software development
student

Industry-led all-Scotland student competition to enhance software graduate employability

Riordan, J., 26 Jun 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePresentation

69 Downloads (Pure)

Interdisciplinary methodology to extend technology readiness levels in SONAR simulation from laboratory validation to hydrography demonstrator

Riordan, J., Flannery, F., Toal, D., Rossi, M. & Dooly, G., 23 May 2019, In : Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. 7, 5, 23 p., 159.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Demonstrations
Simulators
Acceptance tests
Project management
Innovation

Graduate apprenticeships – reflection on year 1

Riordan, J. & Birch, M., 27 Jun 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePresentation

40 Downloads (Pure)

Real-time underwater StereoFusion

Rossi, M., Trslic, P., Sivcev, S., Riordan, J., Toal, D. & Dooly, G., 14 Nov 2018, In : SENSORS. 18, 11, 17 p., 3936.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Cameras
cameras
Monocular Vision
Robotics
Lakes

Prizes

IBM SmartOcean Innovation Award 2012

James Riordan (Recipient), 2 Jul 2012

Prize: National/international honour

Limerick City Enterprise Board Innovation Award 2012

James Riordan (Recipient) & Francis Flannery (Recipient), 6 Sep 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Seedcorn Business Plan Competition: Regional Winner, New Start Company

James Riordan (Recipient) & Francis Flannery (Recipient), 1 Jun 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Press / Media

SmartBay Newsletter

James Riordan & Francis Flannery

9/09/19

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Marine pioneers making a splash

James Riordan & Francis Flannery

17/07/16

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

New innovators: Netting a livelihood by surveying the seabed

James Riordan

27/07/15

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities