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College Photo Name Reilly, Richard
Main Department School Office - Engineering
College Title Research Chair of Neural Engineering
College Tel +353 1 896 1738
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 is Program Director of Education in Bioengineering at Trinity College. 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 currently the 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 Irelandís 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 346 publications in peer reviewed scientific journals and conferences.
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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 IETís 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 Ė 2002
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Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies
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Member of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) 2012
President of the European Society of Engineering and Medicine 2010 2014
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)
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Awards and Honours
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University College Dublin Presidentís Research Fellowship 2004
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
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
Spanish Fluent Medium Fluent
Description of Research Interests
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.
Research Interests
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
Research Projects
Project title Multisensory Integration: A high-density EEG approach using ecologically valid stimuli
Summary Multisensory Integration: A high-density EEG approach using ecologically valid stimuli
Funding Agency Science Foundation Ireland
Programme RFP
Type of Project Basic science
Date from 01/10/2008
Date to 30/09/2011
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Project title Technology Research for Independent Living
Summary Assessment of Cognitive Function through Analysis of Speech Characteristics
Funding Agency Intel-IDA
Programme TRIL
Type of Project basic and applied science
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Project title Temporal Discrimination Threshold as an endophenotype in adult onset primary Dystonia
Summary Temporal Discrimination Threshold as an endophenotype in adult onset primary Dystonia
Funding Agency Health Research Board and Dystonia Ireland
Type of Project Basic science
Date from 01/12/2008
Date to 01/12/2010
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Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
Sheedy C., Loughlin G., Power A., Reilly R.B., Lalor E., Endogenous Auditory Frequency-Based Attention Modulates Obligatory Sensory Activity in Humans, NeuroReport, 2013
Hutchinson, M., Kimmich O., Molloy, A. Whelan, R., Williams, L., Bradley, D., Balsters, J., Molloy, F., Lynch, T, Healy, D., Walsh, C., O'Riordan, S., Reilly, R,, Temporal discrimination, a cervical dystonia endophenotype penetrance and functional correlates, Brain, 2013
Power AJ, Foxe JJ, Forde EJ, Reilly RB, Lalor EC, At what time is the cocktail party? A late locus of selective attention to natural speech., The European journal of neuroscience, 35, (9), 2012, p1497-503
Hok V, Chah E, Reilly RB, O'Mara SM, Hippocampal dynamics predict interindividual cognitive differences in rats., The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 32, (10), 2012, p3540-51
Nolan H, Whelan R, Reilly R.B, FASTER: Fully Automated Statistical Thresholding for EEG artifact Rejection, Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 192, (1), 2010, p152-162
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Kiiski H., Whelan R., Lonergan R.; Nolan H., Kinsella K., Hutchinson M.; Tubridy N; Reilly R.B., Preliminary Evidence for Correlation Between PASAT Performance and P3a and P3b amplitudes in progressive multiple sclerosis., European Journal of Neuroscience , 2010, p1-8
Notes: [EJoN-10-0246 PMID: 20666835 Article first published online : 28 JUL 2010]
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