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    Research Interests

    Roger is Research Director for the Electronics and Computer Engineering Cluster in the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. His research interests includes computing systems archiectures particularly those involving Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology, innovative telecommunications hardware platforms and acceleration of Big Data analytics.


    Roger's main teaching area is in the implementation of digital systems. He also runs the 3rd year "Engineering Entrepreneurship" module which involves students going through all of the processes of setting up a company to commercialise an engineering product. 


    • Founder and Chief Scientist of Analytics Engines a company which provides the business backbone for data analytics and management with the world’s most flexible, scalable data platform and which won the “ITLG Emerging Technology Award 2013” at the Global Technology Leaders Summit in the US.

    • Leadership role in establishing the EFuturesthe academic community engaged in all aspects of electroncis research in technology/design.

    • Designer of a number of innovative microchips with industry some of which were used in 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.

    • Vice-Chairman of the Engineering Policy Group Northern Ireland since 2012.

    • General chair of the International Conference on Field Programmable Logic (FPL2001), Applied Reconfigurable Computing (ARC2009, ARC2011) and the Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers (USA, Nov. 2014).

    Willingness to take 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

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