from UCD in 1998 with a degree in Electronic Engineering. It was in his
final year that he first became interested in Digital Signal Processing.
In August 1998 he
began a Master's degree specializing in DSP in the University of Southern
he completed in 1999.
After several months travelling he returned to Ireland and began work
as a DSP Development
Engineer with Massana Design Ltd. in Dublin. Ed has a very strong interest
in education and in
early 2002 took some time away from engineering to work as a special needs
young children with learning disabilities.
He worked for a number of months as a Resource Teacher in a South Dublin
school. The following academic year he was employed as a full time teacher
for a Mild General
Learning Disabilities class in a North Dublin City primary school and
joined MLE on a part time
basis in an effort to use his signal processing expertise and desire to
help disadvantaged children
to contribute to the work of the MindGames group.
MindGames, Ed has become very interested in signal processing of brain
Currently he is working on developing a better understanding of the attentional
systems in the
human brain and also the development of Brain-Computer Interfaces, both
as a novel way to play
computer games, but more importantly as a communications medium for paralyzed
people. He is
currently enrolled as a PhD student in the National University of Ireland,
Dublin (UCD) under
Dr. Richard Reilly.
Ed also has
a very strong interest in sport and is an avid basketball player.