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College Photo Name Boland, Francis Morgan
Main Department Electronic & Elect. Engineering
College Title Professor of Engineering Science
E-mail frank.boland@tcd.ie
College Tel +353 1 896 1481
Web http://people.tcd.ie/fboland
 
Biography
My career as an engineer has been predominantly based within the academic sector. I am very committed to and derive much satisfaction from teaching electrical engineering principles to junior students and teaching advanced topics in signal processing and systems theory to senior undergraduate and postgraduate students. My research work is in the mathematics and algorithms of adaptive systems and digital signal processing. This work has resulted in over 70 publications, supervision of 15 PhD and 17 MSc research theses and received over €2m in research funding from EU, national and industry sources. I have maintained strong links with the engineering industry through collaborative research, the delivery of specialist courses and consultancy work and professional associations
 
Representations
Details Date
Visiting Academic Researcher, HM Health & Safety
Member NBST Telecommunications Research Committee
Member Forfas, Foresight Committee on IT
Member of the Electrical Division Board of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland
Member of Executive Committee of the Dublin Zoo
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Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies
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Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland, FIEI, Chartered Engineer, C.Eng. 1990
 
Awards and Honours
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Kelvin Premium, Institution of Electrical Engineers 1977
Fellow of Trinity College Dublin, FTCD 1990
 
Description of Research Interests
Applied probability and adaptive systems, Communications engineering, Control engineering, Multimedia Performance and technology, Signal processing, Acoustics and speech processing/technology.
 
Research Interests
Applied probability COPYRIGHT PROTECTION Communication engineering, technology Communications engineering
Computer vision and robotics Control Engineering Engineering & Physical Acoustics Foundations and methods
Human computer interactions IMAGE PROCESSING Imaging and Computer Vision Modelling, modelling tools, 3D modelling
Multimedia Performance and technology Positioning and Guidance Systems SPREAD SPECTRUM COMMUNICATIONS
STEGANOGRAPHY Signal processing Signal, Video & Audio Processing Sound Engineering
Speech processing/technology Systems Engineering Systems control, Modelling, Neural networks Systems/Control
Telecommunication Engineering Telecommunications Vibration and Accoustic Engineering
 
Research Projects
Project title Audio Signal Processing for Enhanced eLearning
Summary For teleconferencing to be useful in distance learning will require substantial enhancements in the associated audio technology. Audio is the primary component of an effective distance learning environment and is a key differentiator between a video conferencing system and a distance learning system. This project is investigating advanced sound enhancement. DSP solutions will be sought to: (a) The use of microphone arrays for the acoustic scene analysis required to localize the active participant. (b) The synthesis of a soundfield that provides accurate spatial cues at the listeners’ end. These tasks will also consider the operation of active acoustic echo cancellation
Funding Agency Enterprise Ireland
Programme Commercialisation Fund
Type of Project Technical Development
Date from 1 Oct 2003
Date to 30 Sept 2005
Person Months 72


Project title Mathematical Modelling of Solar Heating Systems
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Project title Project 271 ADVICE
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Funding Agency EU ESPRIT
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Project title Project R2008 EUROBRIDGE
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Funding Agency EU RACE
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Project title B1011 ARTLINE
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Funding Agency EU TEN-IBC
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Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
J . B. Foley and F. M. Boland, A Note on the Convergence Analysis of LMS Adaptive Filters with Gaussian Data, 1988, - 1809-1810
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F M Boland and E R Lynch, Analysis of the stroboscopic waveform mode in scanning electron microscopy, JOURNAL OF PHYSICS E-SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS, 20, 1987, p1011 - 1015
DOI  URL
Foley, JB and Boland, F, COMPARISON BETWEEN STEEPEST DESCENT AND LMS ALGORITHMS IN ADAPTIVE FILTERS, IEE PROCEEDINGS-F RADAR AND SIGNAL PROCESSING, 134, 1987, p283 - 289
Normile, JO and Boland F, Adaptive Filtering with Finite Wordlength constraints, IEE PROCEEDINGS-E COMPUTERS AND DIGITAL TECHNIQUES, 130, (2), 1983, p42 - 48
Notes: [No. 2, sections A a I, part E. Mar. 1983, Old Working, Surrey, GB]
BOLAND, FM, GIBLIN, J, NON-LINEAR CONTROL OF NON-MINIMUM-PHASE SYSTEMS, IEE PROCEEDINGS-D CONTROL THEORY AND APPLICATIONS, 129, 1982, p118 - 122
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