University of Limerick, Ireland
Wireless Access Research Centre
The Wireless Access Research Centre (WARC) at the University of Limerick strives to be a world class research centre for Radio Resource Management (RRM) in wireless networks. This is achieved through novel and original research in RRM issues in 3G, cognitive radio, Ultra Wideband (UWB) and advanced wireless networks, both internally and cooperatively with other academic and industrial research groups. The results of the work are promoted through industrial co-operation, publication, seminars and the Wireless Group Web Site.
The Wireless Access Research Centre is divided into three intertwined working groups
- Transmission Technology
- Access Mobility
- Systems, Services and Dynamic Control.
Pursuit of group objectives is co-ordinated by ECE Department Faculty members
- Dr. Sean McGrath
- Dr. Colin Flanagan
and is conducted by this group of full time and part time Researchers.
Dr Sean McGrath
Dr. Sean McGrath, Dept of Electronic and Computer Engineering Sean McGrath received his MSC in Heriot-Watt University in 1986 and his PhD in 1992 from the University of Limerick in the area of indoor wireless data communication systems. He has worked in mobile communication research for the last twelve years. He lectures in Telecommunication systems and digital communication. He is a member of the Committee of the IEEE Communications Chapter and IEEE Committee on Information Theory. He has presented and published a large number of research papers. His research interests include mobile communications, communication theory and applications cognitive radio, ad-hoc networks, ultra wide band systems, and satellite systems.
Dr. Michael Barry, Dept of Electronic and Computer Engineering
Michael Barry received his Ph.D, from the University of Limerick in 2009. He has been a member the Wireless Access Research Centre at the University of Limerick since 2001, working in the areas of Radio Resource Management in Heterogenous Networks, Distributed Mobile Systems and Sensor Networks.
From 1998 - 2001 Michael worked with Broadcom Eireann Reserach Limited in Dublin, Ireland. During 2000 Michel was a visting researcher at the Comet Research Group in the University of Columbia. Upon retuning to Broadcom in November 2000, Michael became group leader of the wireless networks group in Broadcom. Prior to 1998, Michael received his B.Eng and M.Eng from the University of Limerick in 1995 and 1999 respectively.
Dr. Eduardo Cano, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
Eduardo Cano received his Masters degree in Telecommunications in 2002 from the Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona. He was awarded a PhD in 2006 from the University of Limerick in Ireland in the area of Ultra Wideband Impulse Radio systems. Since September 2008, he has been working with the Security Technology Assessment group within the European Commission's Joint Research Centre in Ispra and his main areas of research are interference modeling for wireless networks and signal processing techniques for cognitive radios.
Liaoyuan Zeng (PhD Candidate), Dept of Electronic and Computer Engineering
Liaoyuan Zeng received his M.Eng in Computer and Communications Systems from the University of Limerick. Since October 2006, he has been doing research in Wireless Access Research Centre as a full-time PhD student in the area of Ultra Wideband. His main interest of research is spectral efficiency optimization in Cognitive Multiband-OFDM UWB Radio Systems.