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Professor Richard Reilly

Research Chair of Neural Engineering (School Office - Engineering)


Director - Centre for Bioengineering (Trinity Centre for Bioengineering)
Director - Centre for Bioengineering (School Office - Medicine)

Director - Centre for Bioengineering (Trinity Inst. of Neurosciences (TCIN))
Director - Centre for Bioengineering (Electronic & Elect. Engineering)

Professor of Neural Engineering at Trinity College, a joint position between the School of Medicine and School of Engineering. A Principal Investigator at the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering and at the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience. He was Program Director of Education in Bioengineering at Trinity College (2012-16. His research focuses on the processing of signals that diagnose the human physiological and cognitive state: non-invasive electrophysical biomarkers for cognitive function, patient-oriented neurodiagnostics methods, neural prosthetics and therapeutic neuromodulation devices. He is a member of the Royal Irish Academy and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He is past President of the European Society of Engineering and Medicine, a member of the Board of Tallaght Hospital in Dublin and a member of the Health Products Regulatory Authority of Ireland's Advisory Committee on Medical Device. In 2004, he was awarded a US Fulbright Award for research collaboration into multisensory integration with the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, New York. He is a former Silvanus P. Thompson International Lecturer for the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He has established two companies based on his research activities. Professor Reilly received his BE degree in Electronic Engineering, an MEngSc and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from University College Dublin. He has authored and co-authored over 400 publications in peer reviewed scientific journals and conferences.
  Aging/Gerontology   Assistive Technology (Handicapped)   Asthma   Bioelectric Phenomena   Bioengineering   Biomedical Engineering   Biomedical Research, Multidisciplinary   Brain   Clinical Engineering   Communicative Disorders, Hearing   Communicative Disorders, Speech   Dementia   Dystonia   Elderly Health   Emotional/Mental Health--Geriatric   Instruments/Instrumentation/Devices (Health/M   Medical Devices   Medical Instrumentation   Medical/Diagnostic Imaging   Neurodegenerative Diseases/Disorders   Neuroimaging   Neurological Disorders   Neurophysiology   Neuropsychology   Parkinson's Disease   Physiological Controls and Systems   Prosthetic Device, Hearing   Prosthetic Device, Neural   Prosthetic Device, Speech   Prosthetic Device, Vision   Schizophrenia   Speech Pathology
 Temporal Discrimination Threshold as a mediational endophenotype in adult onset primary torsion dystonia
 Spectral and Temporal Processing in Cochlear Implant Users
 Development of a system to objectively and longitudinally assess adherence to respiratory medications
 Postural Instability as an Endophenotype for early Dysfunction and Decline
 Multisensory Integration: A high-density EEG approach using ecologically valid stimuli

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Associate Editor and Editorial board member of IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine (JTEHM) 2014
Editorial Board member of the IET's Healthcare Technology Letters 2013
Editorial Board of Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, a specialty of Frontiers in Neuroscience 2013
Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, since 1992
Associate Editor IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering 1996 - 2002
Reviewer for Journal Signal Processing
Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Multimedia 2005-2009
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Member of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) 2012
American Academy of Neurology 2015
European Academy of Neurology 2016
President of the European Society of Engineering and Medicine 2010 2014
Fellow of the European Alliance of Medical and Biological Engineering and Science 2015
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
Fellow of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland (RAMI) 2010
Senior Member: Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Member: Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Member: Institution of Engineers of Ireland (EngineersIreland)
Board member of European Society for Engineering and Medicine (ESEM)
Member of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
Member of International Neuromodulation Society and Neuromodulation Society of the United Kingdom and Ireland
Member of the Society of Neuroscience (SFN)
Member of the Irish Institute of Clinical Neuroscience (IICN)
Saskia M. Waechter, Alejandro Lopez Valdes, Cristina Simoes-Franklin, Laura Viani, Richard B. Reilly, Depth matters - Towards finding an objective neurophysiological measure of behavioral amplitude modulation detection based on neural threshold determination, Hearing Research, 2018, p13-22 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Maguire, F.J., Killane, I., Creagh, A.P., Donoghue, O., Kenny, R.A., Reilly, R.B., Baseline Association of Motoric Cognitive Risk Syndrome With Sustained Attention, Memory, and Global Cognition, Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 19, (1), 2018, p53-58 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Taylor TE, Lacalle Muls H, Costello RW, Reilly RB., Estimation of inhalation flow profile using audio-based methods to assess inhaler medication adherence., PloS one, 13, (1), 2018, pe0191330 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Cushen B, Sulaiman I, Greene G, MacHale E, Mokoka M, Reilly RB, Bennett K, van Boven JF, Costello RW., The Clinical Impact of Different Adherence Behaviours in Patients with Severe COPD., American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine, 2018, p1-12-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Taylor TE, Zigel Y, Egan C, Hughes F, Costello RW, Reilly RB., Objective Assessment of Patient Inhaler User Technique Using an Audio-Based Classification Approach., Scientific reports, 8, (1), 2018, p2164 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Kiiski, H. and Jollans, L. and Donnchadha, S.Ã". and Nolan, H. and Lonergan, R. and Kelly, S. and O†Brien, M.C. and Kinsella, K. and Bramham, J. and Burke, T. and Hutchinson, M. and Tubridy, N. and Reilly, R.B. and Whelan, R., Machine Learning EEG to Predict Cognitive Functioning and Processing Speed Over a 2-Year Period in Multiple Sclerosis Patients and Controls, Brain Topography, 2018, 346-363 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Beck, R.B. and McGovern, E.M. and Butler, J.S. and Birsanu, D. and Quinlivan, B. and Beiser, I. and Narasimham, S. and O†Riordan, S. and Hutchinson, M. and Reilly, R.B., Measurement & analysis of the temporal discrimination threshold applied to cervical dystonia, Journal of Visualized Experiments, 2018, (131), 2018, pe56310-, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Sulaiman, I. and Greene, G. and MacHale, E. and Seheult, J. and Mokoka, M. and D†Arcy, S. and Taylor, T. and Murphy, D.M. and Hunt, E. and Lane, S.J. and Diette, G.B. and Mark FitzGerald, J. and Boland, F. and Bhreathnach, A.S. and Cushen, B. and Reilly, R.B. and Doyle, F. and Costello, R.W., A randomised clinical trial of feedback on inhaler adherence and technique in patients with severe uncontrolled asthma, European Respiratory Journal, 51, (1), 2018, p1701126-, Notes: [cited By 1], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Van Boven, J.F.M. and Cushen, B. and Sulaiman, I. and Greene, G. and MacHale, E. and Mokoka, M.C. and Doyle, F. and Reilly, R.B. and Bennett, K. and Costello, R.W., Personalising adherence-enhancing interventions using a smart inhaler in patients with COPD: An exploratory cost-effectiveness analysis, npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, 28, (1), 2018, p24-, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Cushen, B. and Sulaiman, I. and Greene, G. and MacHale, E. and Mokoka, M. and Reilly, R.B. and Bennett, K. and Doyle, F. and Van Boven, J.F.M., The clinical impact of different adherence behaviors in patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 197, (12), 2018, p1630-1633 , Notes: [cited By 1], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI

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Whelan R, Bradley D, Walsh R, Reilly RB, Hutchinson SMolloy F, Hutchinson M , Temporal discrimination thresholds in AOPTD - voxel-based morphometry in unaffected relatives validates a new endophenotype, Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery Psychiatry , ABN joint annual meeting 2009 with the Spanish Society of Neurology, Arena and Convention Centre, Liverpool, 2009, 22-26 June, 80, (11), BMJ, 2009, ppe1 , Notes: [ ], Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED


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IBM Faculty award 2016
Samuel Haughton Silver Medal, Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 2013
Intel Award for Innovation 2007
University College Dublin President's Research Fellowship 2004
Excellence in Neural Engineering Award from the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, US National Science Foundation and US Office of Naval Research 2005
Fulbright Award 2004
S.P. Thompson International Lecturer for the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) 1998-2000
Best Paper and Speaker Award, Bioengineering in Ireland Conference. 1995
Hewlett Packard Award for Design, Dublin 1987
Neural engineering: Advanced, original neural signal processing methods to create novel and leading-edge, patient-oriented neurodiagnostics methods along with neural prosthetics and therapeutic neuromodulation devices. Coupling unique and advanced neural engineering to patient needs from neurological disorders, brain trauma and insult through to understanding pathophysiology cognitive, sensory and motor functions.