Dr John Barry holds a MEngSc and PhD (UCD) in engineering and a MSc in Biomedical Science. He held several senior R&D roles in industry over a twenty year period working in collaboration with companies in industries including oil and gas, electronic, automotive and aerospace, most recently as a Principle R&D Engineer developing statistical modelling, instrumentation and software for evaluating cardiac prostheses. Within IMaR, he was a senior research fellow and project manager working on data analytics, autonomous systems and engineering simulation systems including digital twins. As manager of the IMaR Technology Gateway, he leads a team of engineers developing technology solutions for large and small enterprises in the areas of sensors and IoT, automation and robotics, RFID, data analytics, software systems and AI. Dr Barry has served as an external examiner for DIT/TUD and on IEI accreditation panels. He has over 50 scientific and patent publications.