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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 (Electronic & Elect. Engineering)
Director - Centre for Bioengineering (School Office - Medicine)

Director - Centre for Bioengineering (Trinity Inst. of Neurosciences (TCIN))

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 Biomedical Engineering 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 a Board member of the Health Products Regulatory Authority and Chair of the HPRA's Advisory Committee on Medical Device. He is Editor in Chief of the IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine. 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. He has authored and co-authored over 500 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and conferences papers.
  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   Speech Pathology
 Investigating Multimodal Neuroimaging for probing brain networks in Cervical Dystonia
 The Electrophysiology of Natural Speech Processing
 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

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Editor in Chief, IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine (JTEHM) November
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) 2008
Fellow: Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) 2020
Member: Institution of Engineers of Ireland (EngineersIreland)
Board member of European Society for Engineering and Medicine (ESEM) 2008 2018
Member of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) 2010
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) 2010
Kosgallana PC, Viani Walsh D, Simões-Franklin C, Thapa J, Walshe P, Glynn F, Reilly RB, Viani L., New approach in programming sequentially implanted children: Towards balanced dynamic ranges (DR)., Cochlear implants international, 23, (4), 2022, p203-213 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Siew Mei Yap and Laura Davenport and Clodagh Cogley and Fiona Craddock and Alex Kennedy and Maria Gaughan and Hugh Kearney and Niall Tubridy and Cé, Word finding, prosody and social cognition in multiple sclerosis, Journal of Neuropsychology, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Newman L, O'Connor JD, Nolan H, Reilly RB, Kenny RA., Age and sex related differences in orthostatic cerebral oxygenation: Findings from 2764 older adults in the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)., Experimental gerontology, 167, 2022, p111903 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
De Looze C, Dehsarvi A, Suleyman N, Crosby L, Hernández B, Coen RF, Lawlor BA, Reilly RB., Structural Correlates of Overt Sentence Reading in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Mild-to-Moderate Alzheimer's Disease., Current Alzheimer research, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Simonyan K, Ehrlich SK, Andersen R, Brumberg J, Guenther F, Hallett M, Howard MA, Millán JDR, Reilly RB, Schultz T, Valeriani D., Brain-Computer Interfaces for Treatment of Focal Dystonia., Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society, 37, (9), 2022, p1798-1802 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Herings PMR, Dyer AH, Kennelly SP, Reid S, Killane I, McKenna L, Bourke NM, Woods CP, O'Neill D, Gibney J, Reilly RB, Gait Characteristics and Cognitive Function in Middle-Aged Adults with and without Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Data from ENBIND, Sensors, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Fiona Wilson, Cliodhna McHugh, Caroline MacManus, Aaron Baggish, Christopher Tanayan, Satyajit Reddy, Meagan M. Wasfy, Richard B. Reilly, Diagnostic Accuracy of a Portable ECG Device in Rowing Athletes, Diagnostics, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Fleming, N., Taylor, C., Etzelmueller, M., Gill, C., O'Keeffe, C., Mahony, N., Reilly, R. , Selectivity of Upper Limb Posterior Root Muscle Reflexes Via Cervicothoracic Spinal Cord Stimulation, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Glasgow, UK, July, 2022, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Gill, C., O'Keeffe, C., Etzelmueller, M., Taylor, C., Hablani, S., Fleming, N., Reilly, R., Effect of Initial Knee angle and Arm Facilitation of biomechanics of the Sit-to-Stand movement., IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Glasgow, UK, July, 2022, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED
Nathaniel J Zuk, Jeremy W Murphy, Richard B Reilly, Edmund C Lalor, Envelope reconstruction of speech and music highlights unique tracking of speech at low frequencies, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED

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Myles McLaughlin, Alejandro Lopez Valdes, Richard Reilly, Fan-Gang Zeng, 'Single channel cochlear implant artifact attenuation in late auditory evoked potentials', United States Patent and Trademark Office, US20160008598, 2014, 30 January 2024, THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA THE PROVOST, FELLOWS AND SCHOLARS OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN, Patent, GRANTED
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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Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland 2022
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.