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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Willing to consider PhD projects in all areas aligned with my research interests. Specific topics of interest include: • Deep learning for automated visual inspection • Intelligent systems techniques for improving manufacturing competiveness • Evolving Intelligent Behaviour in Cooperating Robots • Flexible automation and cobotics • Adaptive AR for intelligent maintenance support • Deep learning for time series prediction

1994 …2020

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Personal profile

Particulars

Seán McLoone received his third level education at Queen's University Belfast (QUB), where he was awarded a Master of Engineering Degree with Distinction in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 1992, a PhD in Control Engineering in 1996 and a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching in 2000.  Following appointments as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (1996-1997) and Lecturer at QUB (1998-2002) he joined the Department of Electronic Engineering in NUI Maynooth in 2002, where he served as Senior Lecturer (2005-2012) and Head of Department (2009-2012). He returned to QUB in January 2013 to take up his current post as Professor and Director of the Energy Power and Intelligent Control (EPIC) Research Cluster in the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He is also Director of the Centre for Intelligent Autonomous Manufacturing Systems (i-AMS), an interdisciplinary pioneer research programme established in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences in QUB in 2016.

 

At a professional level, Prof McLoone is a Chartered Engineer, a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Fellow of the IET. He is a Past Chairman of the UK and Republic of Ireland (UKRI) Section of the IEEE.  He is a member of the IFAC Technical Committees on Computational Intelligence in Control (TC3.2), and Modelling, Identification and Signal Processing (TC1.1), a member of IET Academic Accreditation Committee and a past Member of the Accreditation Board of Engineers Ireland.  He is currently an Associate Editor for the Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, and serves on the Editorial Board of Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence. He is also serving as UG External Examiner at Dublin Institute of Technology for their Electrical Programmes (2015-2018).

 

Research Interests

Prof McLoone’s research interests are in the general area of intelligent systems with a particular focus on data based modelling and analysis of dynamical systems. This encompasses techniques ranging from classical system identification, fault diagnosis and statistical process control to modern artificial intelligence and biologically inspired adaptive learning algorithms and optimization techniques. His research has a strong application focus, with many projects undertaken in collaboration with industry in areas such as process monitoring, control and optimization, time series prediction and in-line sensor characterization. Current applications are in advanced manufacturing informatics, energy and sustainability.


Prof. McLoone also has an interest in autonomous robotics and was a founding member of Robo Eireann, an inter-disciplinary team of researchers at NUI Maynooth that compete annually in the NAO robot standard platform league of Robocup.



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Projects

Research Output

A novel vSLAM framework with unsupervised semantic segmentation based on adversarial transfer learning

Jin, S., Chen, L., Sun, R. & McLoone, S., 03 Feb 2020, In : Applied Soft Computing. 90, 17 p., 106153.

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  • DeepVM: A Deep Learning-based Approach with Automatic Feature Extraction for 2D Input Data Virtual Metrology

    Maggipinto, M., Beghi, A., McLoone, S. & Susto, G. A., 16 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Process Control. 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Induced Start Dynamic Sampling for Wafer Metrology Optimization

    Susto, G. A., Maggipinto, M., Zocco, F. & McLoone, S., 31 Jul 2019, In : IEEE Transactions of Automation Science and Engineering. 15 p.

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    Quantification of wind curtailment on a medium-sized power system and mitigation using municipal water pumping load

    Davison-Kernan, R., Liu, X., McLoone, S. & Fox, B., 01 Sep 2019, In : Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 112, p. 499-507

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  • Prizes

    Best Paper Award at 12th International Symposium on web and Wireless GIS, W2GIS 2013

    Seán McLoone (Recipient), 05 Apr 2013

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Best student paper prize at ISSC 2014.

    Seán McLoone (Recipient), 27 Jun 2014

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Visiting Professor, Soochow University

    Seán McLoone (Recipient), Sep 2017

    Prize: Other distinction

    Visiting Professor at Jiangsu University

    Seán McLoone (Recipient), Apr 2019

    Prize: Other distinction

    Activities

    5th IFAC International Conference on Intelligent Control and Automation Sciences

    Seán McLoone (Chair)
    2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    15th International Conference on Informatics in Control

    Seán McLoone (Member of programme committee)
    29 Jul 201831 Jul 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    3rd IFAC Conference on Embedded Systems, Computational Intelligence and Telematics in Control

    Seán McLoone (Participant)
    05 Jun 201808 Jun 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    2nd International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems

    Seán McLoone (Keynote/plenary speaker)
    16 Apr 201817 Apr 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    3rd IFAC Conference on Embedded Systems, Computational Intelligence and Telematics in Control

    Seán McLoone (Member of programme committee)
    2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Thesis

    Design and Multi-physical Fields Analysis of High Speed Permanent Magnet Machines

    Author: Zhang, Y., Sep 2018

    Supervisor: McLoone, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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