Alan McGibney

Alan McGibney
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Dr. Alan McGibney was awarded his PhD in Electronic Engineering in October 2008. His research interests lie in the areas of design and optimisation of wireless communication systems, wireless sensor networks for building automation, indoor localisation and software architectures.

He is CITs technical lead in the EU FP7 SCUBA project focusing on Systematic Engineering for Wireless Building Automation Systems. In national funded programmes he was the technical lead in the SFI funded ITOBO project responsible for the deployment of large scale wireless embedded networks for Optimised Building Operation. He is also responsible for the system architecture definition and integration in the IERC EMWINS project which supports model based fault detection and diagnosis.

His research and interaction with key industry players has resulted in the development of formal design, deployment, management and verification methodologies for wireless embedded systems which have been encapsulated into cloud based tools and services covering the complete lifecycle of wireless sensor networks (known as WiSuite).

He has also been one of the lead developers of the Nimbus NICORE integration and computational platform, which is a scalable, distributed and extensible platform that enables the collection of sensor data from a large number of subsystems; provides computing resources to process those measurements into meaningful quantities and finally make this processed information available to business applications built on top of the platform.

H2020 Interests: I am very interested in research topics relating to the design and management of large scale wireless embedded networks, with special focus on the development of software tools and services to support the design, deployment, management and operation of these systems.

H2020-ICT-01-2014 Smart Cyber-Physical Systems H2020-ICT-30-2015: Internet of Things and Platforms for Connected Smart Objects

PhD Research: A Distributed AI approach for Large Scale WLAN Design   The design and deployment of Wi Fi wireless networks is currently still carried out in an ad-hoc fashion with access point installation based on “rules of thumb”. In order to design flexible in-door wireless communication systems based on WLAN technology, the development of planning software tools for automatic site-specific design of Wi Fi networks are required. These tools need to take various criteria into account such as the optimal number of fixed access points and especially their optimal placing based on accurate radio propagation prediction to satisfy user requirements.

Publications for Alan McGibney

Alan McGibney, Dirk Pesch, Martin Klepal(August 1, 2011)
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