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Dr. Martin Burke

Associate Professor (Electronic & Elect. Engineering)

Martin J Burke obtained the Higher Diploma in Telecommunications and Electronics with distinction from the Dublin Institute of Technology in 1975 and graduated from the Institute of Radio and Electronic Engineers in the Council of Engineering Institute in 1978. After a brief period in industry he took up postgraduate research in biomedical engineering and was awarded the MSc and PhD degrees by Trinity College Dublin in 1983 and 1991 respectively. He joined the academic staff of the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering in Trinity College in 1987. He is currently an Associate Professor in this department and has served two terms as Head of Department. His research interests lie in biomedical instrumentation and applications. His current work includes development of a dry-electrode electrocardiogram (ECG) recording system for ambulatory diagnostic purposes as well as precision characterisation and simulation of the ECG signal. He has published in a range of international journals and conference proceedings.
     Applied Electronics   Biomedical Engineering   Biomedical Instrumentation and Applications,   Biopotential Amplifiers   Electronic circuit design   Electronic Engineering, circuit design   Medical Electronics   Medical Instrumentation   Non-Invasive Clinical Measurements   Sensing Devices and Transducers   Transducer Interfacing
 Dry-Electrode ECG Amplifier and Detector
 ECG Dry-Electrode Vest
 Electrocardiogram(ECG) Characterisation and Synthesis
 Analogue ECG Filtering
 Electronic Sphygmomanometer

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Trinity College Representative in Europractice Programme 1999-2012
Engineering Faculty Representative on College Council 1996-98
Departmental Representative on Engineering Faculty Executive Committee 1992-94, 96-98
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Medium Medium Medium
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Institution of Engineering & Technology, MIET 1978 present
Chartered Engineer,C.Eng., Council of Engineering Institutions 2006 present
Burke, M. J., Kofler, K., Optimisation of the Low-Frequency Response of a Multi-stage, 20th Int. Conf. on Circuits Systems Comms. & Comput., Corfu, Greece, 14th - 17th July, Matec Web of Conf., 2016, ppr. No. 153 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Burke, M. J., Molloy, C., Fossan, H., An Improved Very Low-Power Electrode Contact Impedance Monitor, 20th Int. Conf. on Circuits Systems Comms. & Comput., Corfu, Greece, 14th - 17th July, edited by Matec Web of Conf. , 2016, ppr. No. 154 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
M. J. Burke & K. Kofler, Low-Frequency Response of a Multi-Stage Dry-Electrode , WSEAS Trans Biology & Biomedicine, Vol. 13, 2016, pp124 - 133, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
M. J. Burke, C. Molloy & H. Fossan, Low-Power Measurement of Contact Impedance , WSEAS Trans. Electronics , Vol. 7, 2016, pp65 - 78, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
M. J. Burke, C. Molloy, H. Fossan, Contact Monitoring of Un-gelled Stainless-Steel, NAUN international Journal of Biology and Biomedical Engineerinng, 10, 2016, p30 - 39, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
'High-Impedance Electrode Contact Monitoring' in, editor(s)Mladenov V. , Recent Advances in Circuits, Athens, WSEAS, 2015, pp31 - 36, [M. J. Burke, C. Molloy, H. Fossan], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
M. J. Burke, C. Molloy, H. Fossan, High-Impedance Electrode Contact Monitoring, Proc. 19th Int. Conf. Circuits, Zakynthos, Greece, July 16th - 20th, 2015, ppr-02 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Hermann, S.,Thomas, P., Reilly, R. B., Burke, M., Measuring Tissue Compression: A Circuit for Sensing and Signal Conditioning, Int. Conf. Appl. Electron. Pervading Ind., Environ. & Soc., Rome, 14-15th May, 2015, ppr-17 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
M. J. Burke, G. P. Shorten, Use of Dynamic Time Warping for Accurate ECG Signal Timing Characterisation, J. Medical Engineering & Technology, 38, 2014, p179-187 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Characterisation of ECG Profile Timing using Dynamic Time Warping in, editor(s)V. Mladenov, T. Tashev, Z. Kolka, V. Pulkov, A. Bekjarski, V. Christofilakis. , Recent Advances in Telecommunications and Circuit Design, Athens, WSEAS, 2013, pp20-34. , [M. J. Burke, G. P. Shorten], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED

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A. Quinn, M. Burke, B. Foley, ''New Signal Processing Techniques for use in Medicine'', The Irish Scientist Year Book, 7, 1999, p150. , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Sheridan, J., Burke, M. J. et. al., ''Accuracy of the Spacelabs Automatic Indirect Ambulatory Blood Pressure Recorder: A Comparison with the Remler M2000'', Abstracts of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Research Day, 1987, pp32. , Poster, PUBLISHED
M. J. Burke, et. al., ''A System for the Ambulatory Measurement of Blood Pressure, Abstracts of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Research Day, 1984, pp25. , Poster, PUBLISHED


Biomedical Instrumentation and Applications, Medical Electronics, Non-Invasive Clinical Measurements, Biopotential Amplifiers, Transducer Interfacing, Clinical Signal Characterisation and Synthesis.