Dr. Joseph Walsh is the Head of School of STEM and Head of IMaR at the IT, Tralee. Dr. Walsh has a Ph.D in Electronic Engineering from the University of Limerick and an M.Sc (Eng) in Bio‐engineering jointly from Trinity Collage Dublin (TCD), University Collage Dublin (UCD) and the University of Limerick (UL). He has worked on national and international projects in both industry and research institutes and has received over €2.5million in research funding over the past 6 years. His research experience encompasses the field of intelligent mechatronics and sensors in dairy technology, intelligent senor systems, robotics, automation, bio‐instrumentation and microelectronic circuit test technology and is well published in these areas. Dr. Walsh is a corporate member of the Institute of Physics (MinstP), and the Institution of Engineers of Ireland (MIEI). He was been awarded the titles of Chartered Engineer and Chartered Physicist.
Dr. Pat Doody is an experienced Researcher and Lecturer in the School of Science and Computing in the Institute of Technology Tralee (ITT). Pat is the Co-founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Innovation in Distributed Systems (CIDS) at ITT. Pat was also Co-Founder and Co-Leader of the Wireless and Mobility Research Group at the ITT.His research interests include AutoID technologies, wireless technologies, intelligent knowledge discovery, data mining, and application of artificial intelligence based neural network algorithms, quality of voice systems and energy initiatives. In partnership with ALTOBRIDGE Ltd. (www.altobridge .com), a network communications start-up located in the Kerry Technology Park, Pat was the principal investigator for this project to develop an integrated end-to-end RFID tag to back office architecture. Pat obtained his bachelor degree in mathematics from the University of Limerick, Ireland in 1991 and PhD in mathematics focusing on artificial intelligence and neural networks from the University Of Limerick, Ireland.