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Coordinator and Principal Investigator of the H2020 project RAPID (Risk Aware Port Inspection Drones), 2020-2023.

Reader in Electronic and Computer Engineering with research focus on extending autonomous intelligent vehicles for land, sea, and air use cases. Director of the Advanced Laboratory for Manufacturing and Autonomous Digital Applications (ALMADA).

Joined UWS in 2017 with extensive industry leadership experience in maritime technology sector. Successfully delivered 15+ international collaborative projects as Principal Investigator, and secured over £8 million funding from European Commission, Enterprise Ireland, INFOMAR, and commercial sponsors. Recipient of 3 national business innovation awards for technology transfer and commercialisation strategy. Authored 30+ peer reviewed articles, including 2 patents. Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. Member of the Independent External Experts Panel to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (2019-2024).

Programme Leader of the BSc (Hons) IT Software Development graduate apprenticeship course, spearheading blended and work based learning approaches to knowledge and skills attainment.

Area of academic expertise - outline

Autonomous Intelligent Vehicles; Sensor Perception; Remote Sensing Techniques; Maritime and Aviation Technology; Underwater Acoustics; Virtual and Mixed Reality Systems; High Performance Modelling & Simulation; Scientific Programming; Geospatial Science; Data Visualisation; Video Game Engines; Fast and Memory Efficient Point Cloud & Mesh Processing; Artificial Intelligence;

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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