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Personal profile

Overview

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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Research Output

Vision based autonomous docking for work class ROVs

Trslic, P., Rossi, M., Robinson, L., O'Donnel, C., Weir, A., Coleman, J., Riordan, J., Omerdic, E., Dooly, G. & Toal, D., 15 Jan 2020, In : Ocean Engineering. 196, 16 p., 106840.

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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    82 Downloads (Pure)

    Vision-based localization system suited to resident underwater vehicles

    Trslic, P., Weir, A., Riordan, J., Omerdic, E., Toal, D. & Dooly, G., 18 Jan 2020, In : Sensors. 20, 2, 20 p., 529.

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    Bite-sized blended learning for time critical graduate apprenticeship delivery

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

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePresentation

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

    Riordan, J., 26 Jun 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePresentation

    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.

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  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    113 Downloads (Pure)

    Prizes

    IBM SmartOcean Innovation Award 2012

    Riordan, James (Recipient), 2 Jul 2012

    Prize: National/international honour

    Limerick City Enterprise Board Innovation Award 2012

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

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Seedcorn Business Plan Competition: Regional Winner, New Start Company

    Riordan, James (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