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.