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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

There are PhD opportunities open in creation of innovative embedded systems:

- New Edge Computing Solutions for Machine Learning
- Physical Layer Security Approaches for Internet-of-Things
- Advanced Data Analysis for Manufacturing Applications

1988 …2023

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Research Interests

Roger is a member of the AI Research Theme. His research interests includes:

  • Novel computing systems including multi-precision computing, edge computing solutions, Field Programmable Gate Arrays
  • Big Data analytics particulalrly focused at manufacturing.
  • Innovative telecommunications hardware platforms incorporating edge AI technology for advanced secuirty and IoT applications.


Teaching areas include:

  • Digitals systems design including module ELE3038 and relevant final year/MSc projects.
  • ELE3044 Engineering Entrepreneurship module which puts students through their paces in establishing a company to commercialise an engineering product. 


  • Co-founder and Chief Scientist of Analytics Engines Ltd., a company providing data analytics solutions which reduces complexity, optimises performance and builds intelligence

  • Leadership role in establishing and running the EFutures academic network engaged in all aspects of electroncis research in technology/design

  • Principal Investigator for the Kelvin-2 Tier-4 High Performance Computing centre involving Queen's University Belfast and Ulster University
  • Member of the EPSRC's Strategic Advisory Team on ICT

  • Designer of a number of innovative microchips with industry for data processing, commercial standards conversion technology.

  • Advisory board member to the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Committee on the Design and Implementation of Signal Processing Systems

  • Expert on STEM to the Northern Ireland Assembly

  • Chair of the Engineering Policy Group Northern Ireland

  • General chair of the 2018 International International Symposium on Applied Reconfigurable Computing and the 2014 Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


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