Professor Joseph Walsh is Head of the School of STEM and Head of Intelligent Mechatronics and RFID (IMaR) Research Centre at the Institute of Technology, Tralee (ITT), Co Kerry, Ireland. He 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 College Dublin (UCD) and the University of Limerick (UL). Professor Walsh’s research experience encompasses the field of intelligent mechatronics and sensors, dairy technology, robotics and automation, autonomous systems, bio‐instrumentation and STEM education and is well published in these areas. He has over 20 years research and development experience in both industry and academia and has (co-)authored over 100 scientific articles and has received circa. 10 million in research funding over the past 5 years. Professor Walsh was elected Fellow of the Institute of Physics (FinstP) and is a corporate member of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland (MIEI). He was been awarded the titles of Chartered Engineer and Chartered Physicist. He currently leads a number of Lero targeted projects with Dairymaster, Bons Secours Hospital Group, Liebherr and Kostal.
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.