Mr. Canavan is a Research assistant within the IMaR Technology Gateway centre at the ITTralee. Mr. Canavan graduated with a first class honours degree (BEng) in Electronic Systems from the University of Limerick. Mr. Canavan subsequently went on to study Micro Electronic testing techniques graduating with a Masters degree (MEng) by Research and Thesis from the University of Limerick in 2005. Before joining the CIMSS group in early 2012 Mr. Canavan spent several years working in the computer hardware industry. Mr. Canavans main research areas are micro processors and embedded software.