Plenary Speakers

Noel Murphy Quark Engineering Manager, Intel Ireland

Noel Murphy

Noel setup a new Intel engineering team in 2011 to target the emerging market of Internet of Things. This led to the establishment of the Quark processor family for Intel launched in 2013. Noel and his team are now responsible for designing IOT and Wearable solutions for Intel.

Noel graduated in 1988 in Electronic Engineering from University of Cork, Ireland. Noel worked for Digital Equipment Corp from 1988 to 1993 in test and design before joining Parthus design. Since 1993, Noel has led engineering teams developing Silicon and Software solutions for a diverse set of applications in control, telecoms and network processors.Noel joined Intel in 2000 and led engineering teams working on a number of network processors on the IXP4xx and IXP23xx product lines.

Brendan Farley Senior Director of Engineering, Xilinx Inc.

Brendan Farley

Brendan Farley is a Senior Director of Engineering at US multinational technology corporation Xilinx Inc. where he is responsible for Analog Mixed Signal Research and Development. Brendan previously held various R&D management roles at former Philips Research subsidiary, S3 Group, in the area of SOC development and high performance mixed signal IP licensing. He directed HDMI transceiver development in the high technology start-up, Redmere Technology and was Chief Technology Officer at automation company, Cylon Controls.

He is a regular contributor at industry conferences, most recently as a discussion panelist at the DATE 2013 Conference, as a presenter at the 5th Design for 3D Silicon Integration Workshop in Grenoble and as a co-author at ISSCC 2014. Brendan is a member of the Board of Microelectronics Competence Centre Ireland and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronic Engineering from Trinity College Dublin and a Master of Science Degree in Technology Management from NUI Galway.

Olga Korostynska Senior Lecturer, John Moores University

Olga Korostynska

Dr. Olga Korostynska has a BEng (1998) and MSc (2000) in Biomedical Engineering from National Technical University of Ukraine (KPI), PhD (2003) in Electronics and Computer Engineering from the University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland for developing a personal gamma-radiation sensor using thin/thick film technologies; and LLB (2011) from the University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.

Currently she is a Senior Lecturer in Advanced Sensor Technologies at the School of Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK. Before that she was an engineer in the National Telecommunication Institute in Ukraine; then a Postdoctoral Researcher in the University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland, working on a number of projects, including funded by IRCSET, EI and EU FP7. She was a Lecturer in Physics in Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland, before being awarded a EU Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK to develop an electromagnetic wave sensor systems operating at microwave frequencies for real-time water quality monitoring.

She has over 10 years lecturing experience in Ireland and UK at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Dr. Korostynska has co-authored a book, 11 book chapters, 2 UK patents and over 200 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. She is also a member of the editorial board for two journals and a regular reviewer for more than 15 peer-reviewed international journals.

Alex Mason Reader in Smart Technologies, John Moores University

Paul Colgon

Dr Alex Mason is a Reader in Smart Technologies in the Faculty of
Technology and Engineering at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU),
and jointly leads a team of 15 academics, researchers and PhD students in
the development of application focussed sensor technologies, including
those for medical purposes. Since 2008, Dr Mason has published over 150
peer-reviewed articles, including journals, books, book chapters, and is
named inventor on 6 filed patents, 4 of which have relevance to novel
medical sensor techniques. He has been involved in or led over 20
national, European and International level projects while at LJMU, a
considerable number of which involve interfacing with and developing new
technologies for commercial application