Ed graduated 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 California, which 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 teacher for
young children with learning disabilities.
He worked for a number of months as a Resource Teacher in a South Dublin
City primary 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.
Since joining MindGames Ed has become very interested in signal
processing of brain activity. 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