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Research Statement

Research

The focus of my research is the application of tools and technologies to lead new disruptive practices and systems for many application areas.  The main application areas I work with are Health & Training and Industry & Automation.  I am particularly interested in how virtual and augmented reality technologies can be used in these areas and how they can change the future practices within such areas. I have over fifteen years’ experience working within the fields of software engineering, sensor fusion and real time software development and I have over ten years’ experience working within the areas of virtual and augmented reality and multi sensorial systems.   

Teaching

My main teaching interests within the School are in the subject areas of Engineering Entrepreneurship and Virtual & Augmented Reality. 

Achievements

During my research career I have been PI and CI on several national and European funded grants.  I am actively engaged with external professional bodies and I am currently a professional registration interviewer for the IET. I have been and continues to act as an expert evaluator, recorder and Vice Chair for various calls in H2020, FP7 and FP6.

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Research Output

  • Smartphone Modulated Colorimetric Reader with Color Subtraction

    Zhao, Y., Choi, S. Y., Lou-Franco, J., Neils, J. L. D., Zhou, H., Cao, C., Campbell, K., Elliott, C. & Rafferty, K., 13 Jan 2020, IEEE Sensors 2019 Conference: Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 4 p. 8956565. (Proceedings of IEEE Sensors; vol. 2019-October).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    124 Downloads (Pure)

    A proof of concept integrated multi-systems approach for large scale tactile feedback in VR

    Brice, D., McRoberts, T. & Rafferty, K., 2019, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Computer Graphics: 6th International Conference, AVR 2019, Proceedings. De Paolis, L. T. & Bourdot, P. (eds.). Springer-Verlag, p. 120-137 18 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 11613 LNCS).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • A Proof of Concept Integrated Multi-Systems Approach for Large Scale Tactile Feedback in VR

    Brice, D. & Rafferty, K., 24 Jun 2019, (Accepted).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • Prizes

    Best Paper Award: 33rd International Manufacturing Conference

    Gibson, Zara (Recipient), Roisin McConnell (Recipient), Michael McGeown (Recipient), Butterfield, Joseph (Recipient), Adelaide Marzano (Recipient), Brian Murphy (Recipient) & Rafferty, Karen (Recipient), 01 Sep 2016

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Best Paper Awarded by Springer

    Daniel Brice (Recipient) & Rafferty, Karen (Recipient), 28 Jun 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Best paper award for Niblock J*, Peng J, McMenemy K, Irwin GW

    James Niblock (Recipient), Jian Peng (Recipient) & Rafferty, Karen (Recipient), 01 Mar 2007

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Best Paper Presented at Digital Enterprise Technology 2016

    Roisin McConnell (Recipient), Butterfield, Joseph (Recipient), Rafferty, Karen (Recipient) & Price, Mark (Recipient), 01 Mar 2016

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Institution of Engineering and Technology Innovation Awards 2011

    Rafferty, Karen (Recipient), 01 Jan 2011

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    IET Faraday Challenge

    Karen Rafferty (Organiser)

    07 May 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    International Conference on Thermoelectrics

    Karen Rafferty (Chair)

    15 May 201719 May 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    EC-Horizon 2020 (External organisation)

    Karen Rafferty (Advisor)

    28 May 201702 Jun 2017

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of public/government advisory/policy group or panel

    Virtual Reality in Health and Social Care Workshop

    Karen Rafferty (Advisor), , Robin Ferguson (Advisor), & Daniel Brice (Advisor)

    28 Apr 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Irish Research Council (External organisation)

    Karen Rafferty (Advisor)

    01 Apr 201701 May 2017

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of public/government advisory/policy group or panel

    Impact

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    Karen Rafferty (Participant)

    Impact: Societial Impact